You must ve crazy to purchase this handset. I owrk in the mobile phone industry and let me tell you that in my opinion this phone is a complete waste of money! If you want a phone that looks good then go for this one but if you want a phone with a few more extras then go for the 6230/6230i or Sony Ericsson W800/K750i. They are far superior handsets!! The camera on the 8800 is standard VGA, it hasn't got expandable memory and the internal mem' is only 64mb. Now some may say all they want a phone to do is make & receive call and texts. To that fair enough! But this phone has a off-line price tag of £599.99. Now take into account the price and the features it has it just ain't worth it. I've used one and was not at all impressed! Lou it!
just have to press the navigation key to the right when you are making a connected call.
i think it is a cracking phone but could someone please tell me how to turn up the volume for the ear peice. thats the one thing bout the phone thats drving me mad.
i just want to say i have been trying to obtain this phone for 4 weeks now in the uk no one and i mean no one has this phone ... i have tried o2, vodaphone, orange, phones 4u, carphone warehouse, the link etc etc....
now i ask my self why is this .... only to be told by nokia they are not making enough to meet demand !!!
i am looking for a slim metal phone that makes and receives call nothing more any ideas ?
i own a p910 and a s700i and an hp ipaq so it seems this phone will be ideal...
has anyone got any info when this phone will be available in the uk now ...?
no one seems to know not even nokia !!!
help please !!
I finally received my 8800 in South Africa. I waited forever and I still beleive this is the most amazing phone. This phone is incredibly loud when ringing. I don't know who could say it rings to soft. I have had it for a few days. I think the wait and price was worth it. The 1 day battery is not a concern. As long as it can get me through a day i'm happy. Nokia isn't the only manufacturer with low battery life. All the new features are the problem but 1 day is ok. Its almost a 6230i with a fancy design.. I think the 6230I is also a brilliant phone. I hope Nokia keep up the great designs on the 88xx series as I have had all of them and i've never been dissapointed.
you know what, all of you that are gigving the 8800 a bad wrap are a bunch of dreamers. I have this phone and have not issues whatsoever. so all you tightwad tossers dont comment on something you dont even have or can afford!
yes m8, think of your house phone. if the caller id is not turned on do you get the name and number of people calling on your id screen??? same with mobiles. i sell phones and have had customers come to me with the same problem and i rang the provider and got it turned on for them and then the phone was working fine (and it was not just nokias it was samsungs and sony ericssons and motorolas that this has happened to). so to say that this is a bug with the 8800 is total crap. it could be the phone but all i said was to try and contact the service provider and make sure that the caller id is turned on in your account before throwing away what might be a perfectly working phone. it might be different in other countries than from where i'm from, but at least try it. all it will take is 5 mins of your time (maybe).
If caller ID is not set up in the mobile account, then the Name nor the Number of the caller will be displayed!!!
The different problems encountered by 8800 user is the software bug. . . .no excuse for Nokia with such a simple phone!!!
m8 you might want to call your service provider, as they might not have caller id set up on your mobile account. this could be another cause of that problem. if they say that it is active, then yes it's your phone. hope this helps. :)
just bought 2 .. cheap as chips!!! hahahaha
i am considerably richer than you!!!!! get this phone - stand around = cool (instantly) i tried so hard before but now i am cool !!! get this phone if you need a cool boost man
I've been waiting to get my hands on one of these in South Africa for months now (despite all the bad comments on this site!), but none of the local phone shops sem to know when it will be released here. When I call Nokia's agents they simply respond by saying that they are still waiting for network approval before launching the 8800 - think that may have anything to do with the quality problems experienced elsewhere? Does anyone know anything about a South African launch date for this fantastic looking phone?
Definately a bug.......but then all 8800 have bugs!!!
I've just baught the 8800 and it doesn't seem to display the name of the caller when i receive an incoming call, even though the number is in my contacts list. It just displays the number. Does anyone know whther this is a bug or whether this happens on all 8800's?
i believe this phone exists simply for the rich to show off their wealth.who dont need to consider whether this is worth the money or not.even the N90 is less expensive.maybe one of the reasons why 8800 dont have expandable memory and megapixel camera is because those owners probably have other phones which have these features, or they already hav mp3 players and digital cameras so they dont need them on the 8800 at all.
yes.. a phone for calls.. but need the quality as a phone as well: reception, battery life---> this phone sux (i mean in terms of this, which is one of the basic function of a phone). i already suggest you by any mean not to buy this phone (unless you get it for free or less than AUD 300
Don't need a camera. Got one. Don't need a music player. Got one. Everything else I need that a simple phone!!! I need a phone for phone calls!!! and this is the one & only
Honestly speaking, this 8800 is pretty rubbish!!!
I finally decided to give up my 5th one & I swear I will never buy another 8800 ... the reason for me keep on buying 8800 was because I hope I would be lucky enough to find one without some kind of problem(they all have). The only Pro about this phone is the look & the loud speaker, nothing else!!!
Good luck to you people who like the look & is planning to buy one.