yes... yes... good job 'reader'!!! i support wat you say.. i hate those who say that ppl who bash this phone are ppl who cannot pay for the phone.. just to remind.. Those of us who can afford to buy a phone, even for the cheapest one are ppl who can afford for the most expensive phone. It will be better if we say those who do not want to buy expensive phone are those who do not want to spent so much on mobile phone and wise.
My wife surprised me and is having her purse-and-shoe man make me a calf-skin leather ankle holster for my 8800. Because I wear greens in the hospital, she thought this would be most convenient. I really like the idea of it!
Also, for jogging I am now thinking of having a shoulder holster fabricated at the same time (one compartment for the Nokia, one for the spare battery, and the third for my iPod). If anyone has done the same, what kind of material did you use? And did you use contrasting stitching for your embroidered initials?
Comparing the 8xxx series at the time it comes out, 8850 is the best so far. This 8800 is not appealing seriously to me... Is it because of Nokia that a lot of dumbers out there are willing to pay money for this overpriced phone? ... Let's say if we remove the word "Nokia" from the phone and labeled it as "Sky", do you think anyone would buy? ... My point is that dumbers out there just pay because it is Nokia.
But, I'm as a consumer, do not pay bindly. I would judge for the phone justification. I as a consumer demand not only quality but price justification. You may laugh at me that I must be poor, you may. But at the end of the day, I am smart enough to buy what I pay for.
First of all i like to say that i think that a dildo is somewhat different in shape than the Nokia 8800.
But hopefully not everybody calls mobile phones like this
I (as a salesconsultant) have sold this phone to about 5 people now (the phone isn't very long on the dutch market). And my observations are, that the people that are interested in this phone aren't interested in the phone's so-called camera or MP3 player. but only in its "exlusiveness" and its looks.
And there is nothing wrong with that...
if people are willing to spend a lot of money on their mobile phone it is their right. and if those people are happy with the phone its all good.
i've read a lot of opinions about this phone on this site and i think that a lot of opinions aren't backed up with arguments but they are just saying that the phone is good and others say its a bad phone
in the end its your own choice if you want to buy / use this phone.
thank you for reading and a pleasant day
Look is very personal! The look of this phone is not bad at all.....at least the size is good. I personally prefer sliding phone!
The screen of this phone is very bright & clear.
The voice quality & the loud speaker is great.
The feel of the phone is nice.
The platfrom is old (series 40).
The keys are difficult to use (too small & hence always press the wrong key.....even Nokia sales complain).
Battery life extremely shoet.
The worst thing is that every single one of these 8800 hang...in one way or another!!!
Nokia official agent in Hong Kong agree there is a software problem (wonder why there is no new software from Nokia to upgrade this 8800 to make it more stable!!!)
Hi guys...nice to see another new nokia phone, but as i see its features...it look fine... but the worst mistake that it doesnt have card slot...i hate it.
maybe you dont get the phone market. To you maybe the N90/91 looks better has betta features but I believe many people out there like the Nokia 8800 for its looksnot features.
N90/91 has its features but not its looks (you have to admit its big and not sleek to put in a shirts pocket). People that buy that phone will for sure go only for features.
I'll put it simple, its easy to find a phone with a lot of features due to technology improvimg every day but its hard to find a phone that looks good and is rare in some kind of way.
The 8800 is expensive but overall it depends on the person. Its either feature or looks the choice is the consumer.
People that say how crap this phone is, is the kind of people I say that goes for features. The people that praise this phone even though its expensive is the person that likes to be original.
Hope I didnt offend you.
You keep saying that it is an exclusive phone because Nokia keeps the price at such a high level. What is it that is so exclusive about the 8800? Your telling me that the exclusive thing with the phone is the PRICE nothing else, and that is why people should buy it ???? People should buy a phone because of the high price??? Do you see the stupidity in your argument??? How many bottles of tequila have you been drinking :o)
I can`t realy see anything that would make it as exclusive as you want it to be (No high price theories thank you), even the design is not as good as N90/91. To think Nokia will keep the price of the 8800 at this level for a long time is plain silly. Everything comes down to demand and supply. When people stop buying the 8800 because other phones can do the job better and have better design N90/91, they will cut the price on the 8800. To think otherwise is to live in a dream. Nokia is a company which will not give up profit because they want to keep a phone "exclusive". Honestly I must say that it is much more exclusive to own a N90/91, the price is the same as the 8800.
Everyone who has money to buy N90/91 could just as well have bought the 8800, and believe me there are many of us. The price of the 8800 is not realy so high, everyone who works can afford it. People do not chose to but N90/91 because they are less exclusive but because they look better and are better. The 8800 is in a dificult situation because it is not good enough or exclusive enough to compete with N90/91 yet the price is the same. The 8800 will slowly go into the darkness.
Since everyone is asking the same questions here here are the very simple answers which everyone should already know.
First the price of this phone serves one purpose and one purpose only,keeps the phone exclusive.No one cares if it has a good camera or a ringtone library or whatever else.The fact that its steel and not titanum is also not relevant.Nokia can make the phone out of cheap plastic or cardboard and still sell it for 2000USD. At the end of the day what matters is its very expensive and not everyone can have it.It is that simple. For those of you who are trying to find justification for the price,give up there simply isnt. Dont compare it with with the features of a 200USD phone either because one costs 200USD and the other 1,000USD. Its aimed at a market who would like to not have the same phone as the rest of the world.Some might find this concept stupid or silly but at the end of the day those who can afford it will buy it and those who cant will keep on putting it down.
this phone is very bad
i would not recomeend anybody to buy this piece of expensive cr*p
i bought this cell a week back
it is a bit heavy
i got scratches on the 2nd day
nokia should be sued 4 publishin wrong information
my PA dropped the phone on the ground and and the bottom part of the phone just came out
when she went to pick it up she received a bad shock
the worst part is that nokia claims that it is made up of high tech ceramics
but my brand new phone is already in 2 pieces
I laugh at the people that say this phone has no features and say it is overprice.
In features wise, I could say it is very similar to the SE K700i which was once praise as one of the best phones out in the market. It does it job and people are happy with that. So in my opinion in features its just right for people that dont go for features but more for looks.
But everyone is saying why is it so expensive. Look at the mobile, and compare it with phones like the se k750i or the nokia 6230i. are you guys telling me this phone doesnt kill it in looks. people purchase this phone for originality because they know if they walk down the street the possibilty of seeing another user of the 8800 is a million to 1.
So to wrap up for features go else where. For looks with a reasonable amount of features and also you get the originality that you want. then buy this phone.
@ Panda Z.
That is not a good example at all.
Ask yourself this:
Why drive a mercedes S600 when you can drive a Mercedes S600 "new edition" with more featues and better performance at the same price.
This is a nice phone, but some features needs to be worked out. Many people are saying why pay so much for a phone when you can buy a phone with the same features or even better for a lower cost. I ask why do people buy a Mercedes when they can drive a Honda when they both have four wheels and gets you to point a to point b. My answer is because you can!!!
an 8800 club??? that's interesting. i could compare it to the falcon GT clubs around the place where we meet up and talk cars. ty, you must really love these nokias and i say good for you!!! i own a 6630 and i'll swear by them until the day it dies. i suppose everyone has their preferences.
It`s not that the 8800 is bad because it is not. It is a very good phone, hell it is amazing (because of its size and features). The problem is that there are phones that can do everything the 8800 can do... and BETTER. Most of us just don`t understand why the price is so high compared to its performance (don`t bring me this design S***T). I`m a N90 user so i`m on your team... I just don`t see the reason for the high price. I bought the N90 this week and payed the same amopunt as I would have for the 8800 but chose the N90 because it could do just the same as 8800...just better.
As I said in my earlier post "I would have bought the 8800 if I were a business man in a suit" but I`m not. Seriously I can`t see Nokia keeping the current price of the 8800 for more than ... lets say 4 months. But honestly everyone knows that the price of a phone will decrease after 3 - 4 months, even the 8800 as it will be outdated. If Nokia does not adjust the price of the 8800 the stores will not sell them as people will not buy them (As newer phones with better technology and performance will appear) and thus will not order more from Nokia. That is why the price will decrease.
i just ordered this phone and can't wait for it to arrive. i don't get why most people seem to dislike this phone so much (as evidenced in their posts). the features are exactly what you would expect and need in a MOBILE PHONE. if you're looking for great picture and camera quality, then get a DIGITAL CAMERA (as it is it's even a bonus that this has a camera). if you want great sound/music quality, get an MP3 PLAYER. the important thing is that you can send and receive text, make and receive calls, plus other additions like what this phone offers.
u know cs? you are just exactly the type of customer that nokia are hoping for.
This 8800 hang all the time !
I am already on my 3rd brand new 8800 in less than 2 months time !!!
The 1st one hang the first day I use it & it frequently turn itself OFF & then ON again !
The 2nd one hang whenever I use the "alert for" function !
This 3rd one also hang when I try using the camera (also turn itself off & then on again !
The worst thing is that the "ALERT FOR" function do not work on all 3 of them !
(Can someone try their 8800 "alert for function" & give some advise?)
I believe this phone have Bugs !
I decided to buy a new phone this week and after much searching and reading I bought the Nokia N90. To be honest I find the design, features and performance of the N90 to be far superior than the 8800. I have always good eye towards Nokia phones and ì`m the kind of person who only shops my phones at Nokia and my clothes at Dolce & Gabbana, Ferre or Boss so I can say that I am in the class this phone was targeted at.
My main problems with the 8800 are as follows.
1) although the design is realy nice it is in one way to conservative for my taste. If wearing a suit would be my style then I would have considered it, but as my style is a little different it does not appeal to me. the design has a "old business man in suit" feeling to it, which I do not like. The N90 has more of a leisure, relaxed rich boy feeling to it that like to experiment and play.
2) In the field of feature and performance it is not bad but I can`t see anything special with it that the N90 can`t do much better and since the price is the same...well.
My opinion is that the design of the N90 and N91 are both better than the 8800. Combined with better features and performance and the same price I just can`t understand what people see in the 8800.
Just my thoughts
I don't understand why people spent million of dollars to buy a painting of Picasso. Its a piece of cloth with some painting. And thats why my friends don't understand why I bought a Nokia 8800. I like this phone because its design and the solid feeling. The features are just fit what I need. Im happy even just looking at it. Best value, lots of features, smart or not, who care?