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?
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.
the reason why this phone is expensive is for exclusivity. if you want to be different, then buy this phone. now if you want to show of, then that's another story. i don't like having the same things as everyone else - this not only applies to my phones, but my bags and shoes as well. i wanted a motorazor initially but everyone has it already. i personally love the nokia 8800's design and look of the phone, that's why i'm getting it. it matters that my phone has bluetooth too and this has it so it's even better. this phone reminds me of my old phone which was my favorite but got stolen - the nokia 8810. it's from the same 8 series.
anyway, to those nokia 8800 bashers out there, please bear in mind that the 8 series of nokia is dedicated to design more than features. so if your priority is the latter, then you'll have to settle for a cheaper and less nicer-looking phone. it all boils down to what you really want. by the way, the price of this phone will remain unchanged for the next few years, that's how it will retain is exclusivity - which is what the manufacturers always wanted.
Hi, Since 1985. Compare the present. Honestly, ask yrself is it worth to throw yr $ to Nokia?
Jealously? Of course, not jealous. I'm smart enough to study the features & look at its build before coming to conclusion whether to buy or not. Of course, I m not dumb enough to buy. (Maybe to those who dunoo much about phone and the market now, they will buy). As a consumer, why give in to vendor and pay them when they cannot guarantee something attractive, justificable, new, good. (I not saying nokia is no good. They are good too.)
Also, making a phone with such features is cheap unless u are saying that they are going into something new in technology which can be justified for its high cost. Look at 8800, series 40 phone, software etc...
Mobile phones are actually extermely cheap to buy nowadays, in the past 15 -20 years; those hugh, cheaply made plastic mobile phones with almost no features cost us an average of around US$4,000 each ... for which price you can buy a Vertu today. Bare in mind that in those past years, there was so much inflation! So how could anyone say that this 8800 is an expensive phone? As a matter of fact; if we look to the past, the price for this 8800 is very cheap only ... we can even say that the Vertu is reasonably priced.
Working for Vodafone, I would have to admit that this phone is definitely over-priced. Although nugo, that was well put, I still have to disagree. Based on the poor features of this phone, the quality would have to be phenomenally better than say, a Nokia 6680. Well it isn't. The 6680, although plastic, has just as much thought and care in it. When you boil it down you're paying twice as much for the metal casing. Throw your money away if you must, but it seems a little 'up' yourself if you ask me =)
"The 8800 Club"
Word has gotten around the medical community that I'm a big advocate of the 8800. Upon my return to the office I got an "inviation" for lunch to the "8800 club" with four other Docs.
At fist I thought it was a joke - but now I think it's a good idea. Like-minded gadget freaks getting together, networking. Besides phone talk, income investment ideas and stock market tips can be exchanged. What better way to spend some free time - shrimp salads and the Nokia 8800?
It's interesting to note the ortho guys are the greatest number of 8800 owners!
I love the phone but am very dissapointed with the battery, it is not lasting a day...has anyone had this problem and what did they do about it?
its an amazing phone.. ive had it for2 weeks and its amazing...but not for gaget freakss
its the chavest fone iv seen, all you need to come with it is, a burberry cap, tracksuit bottoms, nike shocks and a gold chain, oh and also to make it actually worth the money the chavs r payin 4 it
this fone is not worth the plastic its made of, its over priced and has no features, and i work for a mobile fone company, 2nd largest in the world, the best thing about this fone is that it can be returned within 14 days
My opinion. Buying this phone blinding without justification is considered dumb. It is not a matter of who's rich or who can afford it, it matter of how u judge or assess an item for its price. Buying something to show that u can afford it instead of it usability is a dumb thing to do.
I love the simplicity and the weight of this phone. It holds as a class of its own and i very much appreciate its simple yet bold style. As for the functions? hmmmm... a mobile is a mobile.... dun need any gimicks. All i need it is to answer my calls and sent sms's. Dun need any mp3 or 2 mp camera in my mobile. Great looking phone. ;)
Nokia 8800 one of the hottest phones on the market.i dont care what it cant do or what it has. i work in a phone shop, customers who like the 8800 have a sense of style and class and love this phones customers who bagg this phone out are just jealous/poor because they cant afford it get thats why they complain about it full stop.i will be getting mine shortly once i get it, i will be pulling it all apart and going to gold palte the phone in 18crt. ORSM!
Seriously, this phone does not look nice in photo or real handset in my opinion. It's most attractive portion is its high overpriced so that u can show off to people. But in fact, people may be hiding behind laughing at u for buying such a phone without features.
This phone is the gayest peice of s**t i have ever bought, for the money you spend it is gay as and has a very few features. I cant even see the picture quality in it. It is th worst 1k i have ever spent. DO NOT BUY ONE! THEY ARE THE WORST! Girls just buy it because it is the shape of a dildo. expensive alternative. hmmm.
I love the look of this handset but for the price it's very limited on features. I could spend half the amount and get something with features 100 times better.
the nokia 8800 is the best fone on the market realiable 2 year warranty which fone comes with that,best of all nokia fones and is known as the 8 series that stands for class if u have the money which some people do why wouldnt u buy it?
8800 in red! Wow!!!
I've spent the last two days on a quick business trip to New York.
At dinner I overheard the distinctive ring of my phone. I looked over at a nearby table and couldn't believe my eyes -a ruby red 8800!!!
I had to talk to the couple. I introduced myself and learned that the female owner of the Nokia had Swarovski crystals attached to the casing.
It looked very rich, very unique. I would never ask a stranger what the artwork cost but I suspect it was less then $1,000.00. A bargin considering the store in Beverly Hills wants minmum of $17,500 for a diamond encrusted case, I thought this was a very creative (and cost effective) option.
Have any of the readers of this site customized their 8800? If so, I'm sure everyone would like to hear your experience.
nokia 8800...a big hit everywhere? comment eveywhere, good and bad. many people do not realise that the features of 88xx series phones are always simple. the main concern for those series of phones are the design and material. many people are giving comment about the camera, the features, without considering the design and material. other phones that have much and far way more features that nokia 8800 are made of plastic, but the features are superb, i admit it.
so...it seems like many feedback that were talking about this phone is just stupid to purchase, i think you guys just being jelous for not owning one.
i've had the phone for a month now, and it's silly that people (generally those who don't actually own the phone) are still moaning about it.
people who get upset by the 0.5MP camera should realise that all cameras in mobile phones are simply outclassed by almost every actual digital camera. they use different imaging chips, have different lense technology etc and can never produce pictures of that great a quality. if there is anything else which people don't like about it, it's not necessarily things which the phone has but are of bad quality; instead it seems to be things which the phone doesn't have.
all i can say is that 2 or 3 years down the line, this phone will still be very much sought after and going for a few hundred dollars/pounds. i can't say the same for any of these megapixel phones. i can imagine you being able to pick up a 6230i off ebay for under £100 in 18 months time.