to gsmarena.com editor: nice set of pictures.
it looks like nokia/vertu had to choose whether to release new phone under nokia or vertu, and they chose nokia.
the phone seems to be standard by functions, eye-turning by design -one way or they other- and wallet-chocking by price for those wallets who can't aford it.
it seems a good replacement of 8890. like to see it closer but not before six months when it comes out in the US :( yet some people are already selling it before it is mass produced... what a beautiful world we live in :)
I like the look of it, nice & stylish & looks smaller to alot of "sliding phones".
It looks stylish, has a metal case, which although will dent up if dropped is stronger than a plastic one.
One thing that puts me off is the price but then this isn't designed for youngsters (although I am 21)& the 8000 series has always been a luxury series.
Like somebody said in an earleier post if you want decent pictures by a digital camera & as long as it has some sort of hands free option then I can't see a problem
BTW:-If you don't like Nokia, stop posting comments that keep bashing them & adding comments at the end such as "...Sony ericsson are better anyway." If you have a genuine comment fair enough but stop posting the same old bilge about how one bran dis better than the other
Dont you think it is toooo heavy at 134g 1/8 of a kilo!!!. looks like old 8810. will get scrached easily like that.
nokia 8800 it's a very poor phone, for all of you i suggest motorola v3 . bye
Yet another useless phone from Nokia.
The bottom it's too roundy, and curvy. The top resembles greatly to 6021, 6030 and most of 6XXX series.
The fetures are really low: is there a memmory card?
the camera is bad enough.
the only great thing about it is the scratch free glass covering the screen.
is it worth paying so much just for that?
didn't think so either
Here here to the person below! Anyone who thinks this phone is ugly has no taste in my opinion.
I like the classic looking phones. I am disgusted by the plastic looking phones that seem to be dominating the market at the moment. Its about time some more phones like this were released.
I can perfectly understand why this phone is expensive. Why would Nokia want a 16 year old buying this phone - and likewise, why would a 16 year old want to buy the phone? Nokia knows only too well that people who like this kind of phone will be willing to pay the money for it, so why charge less?
Nokia has to launch different kinds of phones to cater to the different segmentations of the consumer market. Different market in different regions require specific phones for specific situations/environments/circumstances. While it may look normal to some, at least, it is a good start for parents to get their young kids to use a simple mobile phone. As they grow up, they can progress to better phones with cameras or 3G capabilities. When they've found their identity at an older age, they might want to use Nokia fashion phones or business phones.
Every phone that Nokia churns out serves a different demographic profile. So while most of you may be quick to shoot down this model, you're just making a mockery of your education and intellectual capabilities. Put some thought into why some stuff are designed that way and yet still well-received by a percentage in the market, cause they need it. If its clear that there'll be no take-up for this model, it won't be launched in the first place.
Great looking phone. Worth waiting for as a replacement for 8910i. More look like 8810. Reckon would be expensive but lack of some feature like >1MP and RSMMC. But this is a boutique phone targeting at high end customer who just want the look but don't even know what is symbian. This would be a hot model for at least 1/2 to 1 year. But would likeit to have more memory and >1MP.
Who the hell cares if it doesn't have that good a camera?? Its a phone for gods sake! Im sick of all these phones with heaps of features but they suck at the basic function of being a phone! Get a digitial camera if you want to take photos!
And as for this phone being big like someone said - it isn't big at all! Its the same size as most bar Nokias which is smaller than a good majority of other brand phones, esp flip phones.
I can't wait till this phone comes out. I was kicking myself for not getting a 8910i but I'm definitely going to get this one!
Im so glad Nokia is continuing to bring out stylish phones like this one. Makes a change from all the teeny bopper plastic crap that is around at the moment!
i think this phone looks good,but i wouldn't buy one,for more than one reasons;aniway let's be onest,the 8XXX fashoin/luxury series were always very expensive,so would 8800 be any diferent?the camera is indeed bad,but then again were taling about a luxury phone,not an IMAGING phone(if u want good pictures buy an Nokia 6630),there some interesting functions..so one on top of the other for a luxury phone Nokia 8800 get's my vote
Sean - it just appears in some pictures that - but if look closely, its the screen that has been slided up.
Just some questions and comments...
Firstly, is it just me, or does some of the pictures show the LCD portion slide up, and others show the traditional (8890) style, keypad cover slide down. I'm confused.
2. why would you have such a nice looking phone with a high price tag.. and a crappy camera? It's not that it's that useful anyway, it's the principle of it. 0.5mp?? i seriously hope that's a typo... if it isn't, hmmmmm....
3. why no expansion slots? Such as the Razr... ya buy it, and the newer one comes out 5 months later with everything u complain about not having.
4. I'm still wondering the what warrants such a high price tag??
Please i would like to have one or rather buy one, let me know how i would go about it (ie the cost price and how am i going to remitt the money.
i think its nice, i have had all the previous models in this range, i own a MDA compact at the moment,i also have sharp 902 which makes no sense to buy this but you know as well as i do this phone will dominate the market for some time, like its ancestors, so would you get one, i would i like to have the best there is, so i my view YES its nice,YES it looks great,YES its the better version or the latest version of the 8810,8910,8910i, so can some one tell me the price.
we can talk about the price by email
I heard that the phone would be on sale on ebay soon. so keep a close look. if i get the exact date i will post it out here.