this is a superb phone...as soon as i got it i played with it all night and it never left my side.even now i wont let anyone touch it. i love its slide action, it slips in and out of its pocket to great effect. if a phone could be a women this would be it, id marry it!
I read in a magazine that this was supposed to be a smartphone, is that true? I don't see Symbinan OS specified.
there's a lot of uninformed people here. first off, this is the same size as the 8890... how could anyone say it was too big? yes, it's heavy, especially compared to the v3 i guess, but that's becuase it using thick metal and glass. the camera is really good. it maybe not be megapixel, but the contrast of the images is great. i'm tired of manufactureres touting megapixles - why do i want more pixels that are filled with weak contrast and noise?
it makes a nice noticalbe one of a kind sound when you close it to... nice metallic ring. if you want to be noticed, this phone will get you noticed. also, the top sliding is a much nicer action then the older pull the cover down of the legacy premium phones.
of course it has voice dialing and a backlit keymat. what phone doesn't? why does that even need to be listed as a feature.
it would be nice if more people who have actually used this phone posted, and those who just imagine it don't.
I have owned previous 8xxx series phones, 8850, 8910 and currently own 8910i. Have been waiting to see new model. Seems strange that the 8910i is made from Titanium and the 8800 is made of steel...? also first offline sim free prices are around the £700 UK pounds mark. Little steep i think. 8910i was around £500 when it first came out.
tune is back and he is black. but this phone isn't coz it is silver but it really should be black NOKIA 8800. thats what this phone is called ok. i luv this phone but don't buy it coz it's not out yet and you'll buy a fake one anyway. like a toy or something.
I think this phone should be black. the 8890,8910i phones were great from NOkia, albiet the 8910i should have been tri/quadra band. Who really cares about using silly ring tone jingles, taking shotty quality pics, or using your phone as an mp3 player anyways? I think this phone is good, but it could have been better. I'm waiting for nokia to re-release something for mature adults who want style, ..a phone with secret agent styling that nokia was good at a few years ago.
I wish Nokia will get their act together. I was hoping this one will b like the 8890 BUT in color. 8890 was a wonderful tool and great looking, really classy; this one? to BIG, I can do without the camera THE QUALITY PICTURES R NOT THERE ANYWAY.
NOKIA PUT A COLOR SCREEN TO THE 8890!!!
Yes indeed i agree, i tried the s700i camera and v800 camera, the flip camera is clearly better
Flip Phones have better Cameras???!!! Each phone has its own camera - QCIF, VGA, SVGA, AND megapixel and the V3 HAS VGA and 8800 HAS SVGA (slightly better). Stupid Comment
i went on ebay and asked the seller for pics of the fone in the box, they declined.
A dodgey seller. Beware of 8800 sellers on eBay
i like the stracth proof glass and it is so class. i want to get one !!!!!
The Razr V3 is in a much higher class than the 8800. The V3 uses AIRCRAFT GRADE Aluminium and COPPER ALLOY chemically etched flat keypad. The 8800 just uses standard stainless steel from the 8850, 6170 - nothing special there then. Also the V3's camera is superior because all flip phones have superior cameras than that of their counterparts. The V3 weighs lighter, is SMALLER and SO RAZOR THIN and FLAT that you wouldnt even know it was in your pocket. The V3 is so superior in design, the 8800 looks like an ice-cream scoop at the bottom. The V3 is a Premium class phone with a high end image and supermodel looks. V3 gets my vote but at the end of the day its everyones choice what they want to go for.
Well im not being naive. I was curious as to whether the people saying they were selling the phones on ebay actually had access to them. It would be naive of me to buy the phone from ebay before finding out if they actually had it. I was just responding to peoples posts at to whether the people on ebay were telling the truth or not, and i do not think they are
dan the man:
in e first place...u shouldnt hv been sooo naive to even email them. dun be so gullible. u only hv urself to blame. now u noe such ppl are jus hoax.
Ive been trying to get hold of a someone selling this phone. Sounds like the people on ebay who i emailed were talking through their arses. None of them could actually send me a picture when i asked them to. They just went on about its features. Its not worth the risk. I will just wait for the official release. Very sexy phone
Someone said not to compare tihs phone with the V3...
("No one should compare this 8800 with the V3. This phone is in a totally much higher "CLASS"!!")
I agree with him but not for the reason he gave...
I agree bcoz the nokia has only 3hrs talktime (7hrs for V3) and it weighs 134g (95g for V3)...
Hope Nokia used a high "CLASS" stainless steel for the cover otherwise it may rust... ;p
this phone i think is very nice with the stainless steel and the scratch resistance glass, i think that you should give it a try. Oh by the way, a guy at the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org is selling them cheap. Thats where i think im gonna get mine. At least think so. THAT WAS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT
I'm a big fan of the 8850, 8910i and as i've owned all these phones i can't wait for the 8800 to be released in the uk. It's a real prestige phone, worth every penny and if its as good as my old 8910i i'll be purchasing one as soon as its in store. It's a phone which gets people attention and everyone is going to want one. As with the older models they will be in much demand.