I purchased it because of the nice looks, small size, and naturally due to the high price I assumed it to be better than the other Nokias. Unfortunately, It is not half as good as the 6600 that i use now. I have been a Nokia user and did not want to change becase of contact data transfer and because I am used to the commands. Once I purchsed the Samsung DHC 500 it was not user frindly as the Nokia, so gave it up. the 8800 is not user frindly like the 6600, the battery life is very poor (the phone heats up when you talk for 5 minute), the speaker is very weak, impossible to hear on the road even with the speaker on. Functions are not user friendly, more like the Samsung rather than the Nokias i am used to. Totally dissapointed. I continue to use the 6600 and will sell the 8800 even at half price.
Hey Coffee, I honestly don't use the Vibrate feature of the phone, and haven't on any of my past phones as it tends to annoy me after a while, but I gave it a bit of a test, it's strong, but doesn't feel like the back is gonna fall off.
HUGE ad for the 8801 in today's daily Variety (a Hollywood trade magazine).
My understanding is that it will retail for 795.00.
Hopefully the phone will stay exclusive for a few more months. When it shows up with the teen set at the Gelleria it's time to move on to the next "hot" phone. This is why my wife keeps tellng to get a Virtu and be done with it!
Yup, i just install the software and its not working coz i dont have any bluetooth device attached to my computer, guess that i have to buy one. And anyway, does anybody experience the same problem with the phone's vibration? what about urs Kaz? mine is really2 bad, thx..
Glad you got your new Toy :P, The software is pretty much if you need to synchronise your pc with phone for appts etc (Borin Business Stuff),But I only need it for calling sms'n etc etc, so I didn't bother installing software,but I guess it's upto you at the end of the day what you decide to do with it.
Lemme know how you go with it :)
I just receive my phone and really excited with it! Just like you said, the battery life is not that bad. And uh, do you have any problem with the vibration? Mine is like so strong, makes the back cover sound loose. Its annoyed me so much, do you experience that as well? One more thing Kaz, do i have to install the software? And whats that for? Thx for the help, appreciate it a lot..
all the things in previous post re: talktimes etc were done today. (Not over 5-6days)
I'm gonna be completly honest, since I bought the 8800 last week, the software is still sealed in the box, I just charged it and installed my sim card, I REALLY CANNOT complain about my phone's performance, i.e spent over 20mins talkin, well over 1.5hrs using bluetooth to install different themes, pix etc, playing the car game, and listening to a couple of tunes, and the battery is still showing 7 bars.
Has anyone else NOT installed the supplied software, and doesn't seem to have major probs with their 8800?
thanks for that ut nothing is workig.its nt that i'm a novice in mobile. i have been using nokia's since 5110 was launched but i guess w they hae started making craps. i tried everything, drained the battery, changed, turned off and harged but nothing is happenig good. B4 8800 i had 9500 it also had many problems in the software and they had to change it. Even My friends fone is givig him trouble. Nokia has gone crap man.
Its not a problem with your handset its a problem with them all, we know have to advice the customer of this fault and that is why you won't find it in a t-mobile shop cos they don't sell crap.
I had this phone before..used almost for a month...the function of this was solid and same goes to the game... i love the car racing game..entertainent with the slow motion music...but theprice for this mobile is very expensive...once broken the charges will out of ur hand
Sorry i've no idea re: price of 8800 in Italy,best thing is to maybe type "buy nokia 8800 in Italy" in yahoo/google....etc. Are you looking just for the phone itself? or are you looking to buy the phone with a contract (monthly phone bill) ??
If you are only getting 15mins talktime before your battery dies, I seriously suggest you take the phone back to the shop and get them to check it, or have you tried using the second battery to see how much talktime you get from that battery, as you may have a prob with the battery, or you could have a prob with the connectors, so it wouldn't be holding the charge (i.e drains almost immediatly) Whichever the possiblity, it sounds like you have a serious fault on your phone... so Take it back and ask for a new one, as it's under guarantee.
I got 8800 a month b4 for AUD 1450. its not worth more then $ 300 for the feature. the only good thing is looks but u have to keep it cleaning whenever u touch it. and the worst thing is its battery. manufacturer says it's standby is 200 hrs but it hardly goes 36 hrs after one full recharge with original batteries and with only 15 mins of talk time in 36 hrs.
Ty, you are the most annoying person on this thread. Everybody is sick of hearing how you've bought the latest gadget or car or whatever. No one cares. All you ever do is brag about what your latest purchase is. And the only reason you buy expensive phones according to you is to look important or to feel exclusive. You judge phones on how they make people feel about you, and use them as conversation starters with 'attractive nurses'. If you need a phone to define yourself, then you are missing something way bigger. When you have to have the latest 'in' thing, you are desperately seeking approval from people who you want to be. You didn't buy the 8800 because of the phone, you bought it because you wanted to show off your wealth and 'social status'. I have no problem with you being rich, i do find it annoying that you have to constantly and smugly remind the forum that you are. I work in retail mobile phone store, own a Nokia 6610i and drive a second hand Mitsubishi Magna. I have a long term girlfriend who i love more than anything. And to us, money means something and has value, we don't shower each other with gifts, we keep it as something special. I have an abundance of friends as, unlike you, i don't discriminate against other classes. I'm sure you'd die a little bit inside if your daughter came home with a blue collared worker. I am happy with my status and don't feel the need to have the latest phone, car or other fad to be accepted in the world. I am accepted for who i am, not who i try to be.
In the phone industry we have a term for people like you, fish. All we do is put out the bait and reel you in.
And i look forward to seeing your daugher becoming the next Paris Hilton, only with less money. Never mind Ty, keep 'striving' to provide her with everything she needs so that she never learns the value of work or money.