This phone is a lot worse then 6230i. It is too costly and even if someone buys it. It doesnt look anything extraordinary. No good feature worth mentioning. Nokia is sucking blood out for such crap phone.
This is a good looking phone. I just got one. The price is completely worth it. 2 megapixel is a big improvement for the 8800 series.
Most beautiful phone since nokia 8800. No more words... its a beauty. Only the price does matter!
We are selling Nokia 8800d Siroccoa for the last 2 weeks. For prices etc check http://www.soundtech.com.cy and I can assure you that it is a significant improvement versus older Nokia 8800. New batteries and no software problems (i.e. w/restarts etc). The Luxury package comes with a lot of goodies; BH-801 new Bluetooth you can save $100. Also it comes with 2 batteries and extra Desktop charger. This mobile is a beaty and you can not consider it as a technological toy. It feels good in the hands and of course it is a prestige mobile. And, of course I forgot to mention that it is a 2MPixel mobile so no need for Camera. The only thing that one needs it is the HF-35W Bluetooth Car kit (very small) and you are set to go anywhere!!
Come'on guys,please stop fighting,all we need here is user's opinion about the phone and i mean from someone who actually owning the phone not just read what gsmarena said then making some unvaluable commences(we can read it too,do not need your help for it).To Adam and Gibiilo,I'm an Aussie too and have been waitng for the Sirocco to release so I can try it but no one in here got them(Vodafone/Optus/Telstra/All phones/C2/B/etc...not even a dummy),about the information that Allphone shop has it,I'm really doubt it coz I've been searching everywhere for it...never found one and about the rrp for the silver 8800 is still Aud1245.00 in all stores(outright price),I don't know how you can buy 1 for less than $800.00(unless you go to Ebay.com.au auctions and taking the risk).The only Sirocco available to buy for all Auusie are from some of the shops which have connection with HK's suppliers(mostly on Ebay.au and you can get them for around Aud 1450.00 plus shipping cost).
Enough said,so people please stop making all the stupid commemces if you don't know or too sure about what you're saying,it makes people whose really keen to know how good the phone is....confused.I think it's time for gsmarena cleaning up their backyard so this forum is more enjoyable and we're able to know what we're going to get next.
hello i think this phone is very beautiful than 8800 silver and its camera is also very good i like this mobile
and i think to buy this mobile
8800 sells in australia from $730 - $1100 sirocco is out at allphones for $1400.
I work in the industry and this is what we sell
Compare it to a 6230i - $490
Compare it to a 6230 - $300
Compare it to a 6233 - $549
Compare it to a W800i - $600
Compare it to a D600 - $580
Compare it to a W810 - $779
Compare it to a V3 - $200 - $299
Compare it to a V3i - $350 - $580
Compare it to a V3x - $350 - $599
Compare it to a K750i - $259 - $400
Compare it to a D500 - $288
Compare it to a Z530 - $388
think some coments here are mostly right.. a phone like this to produce takes about 150 EU..there are some extra cost like advertising and for designin' the first 8800.. they probably did the sirocco because they allready had an previous model and thats makes theyr mork a little simplier than make it from scrach..and like moto raz they lower the price because they wanted a motorola in every poket.. and they did it.. and win big money ..that's just a strategy to make money and earn a name in phone industry..nokia adopt a nother techniq..every owner of one 8800 or a sirocco too feal special..and not dissapointin' them lowerin' the price.also...this will give assurance to nokia owners that when they pay 1000$ they won't see the phone after 1-2 months at half price
To everyone who decided to pay me out!!!!!
Especially the knob who thinks he is a freak just after my comment.
Firstly the 8800 has not been released in Australia yet so I dont know specifics on this model but I can only go by what GSMarena is telling me!
Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 208 x 208 pixels
- SCRATCH-RESTISTANT GLASS
- Downloadable wallpapers, screensavers
Check it out for yourself! Scratch restistant glass. Sorry I am not into what makes up the glass. I bet you fornicate over this phone ey?
In terms of prices.... are you forgetting to convert to whatever currency you use? The K610i we sell for $350 Australian dollars.
YES I SAID WE SELL!!!
I DO work in the industry! If you are gonna pay out on Aussies and our market, and you doubt what I say, why dont you leave your commune (you hippy) get on an aeroplane and come down to "the most livable city in the world" and see me at my mobile phone shop. Then, just for making the effort to come down here... I will smack ya head in!!!
You are a dead set smart A#s.
You did not prove me wrong in any way!
I still stand by my word!
You are all entitled to your opion and so am I! Get over it! This is a forum. No one needs to cry!
BY the way.... Richard Buchanan you rock!!!
Before anyone buys the 8800 Sirocco i would say take a look at the Silver one and look at the back as the back is White and does not look at all good. The black one is good looking and a nice phone. :)
Today I have “played” with 8800Sirocco for about 40 minutes and I have following opinion about it:
- Yes it is better equipped / camera, memory/ in comparison with the original 8800
- Yes the keyboard is a bit easier to use in comparison with the original 8800
- Yes the battery is slightly bigger, but I don’t thing this will affect the battery life that much
- I don’t like the design; this is personal issue but…I truly believe that the original 8800 looks better
- Build quality is the most critical point to me, honestly to me the Sirocco is not the same as the original 8800, to me it is clear that used materials are not the same.
- The metal parts are completely polished and look extremely dirty in few minutes’ usage only
Conclusion – perfect marketing product of Nokia, they create a real story based on 8800 and now they simply came out with the same product, but lower production costs. In order to add some additional value they have included Bluetooth, letter case, but believe me, this things cost nothing if you have order thousand pieces of them to the Chinese suppliers…
By the way the regular retail price in Bulgaria is 1100 Euro.
Based on my conclusion I went directly into the shop that have offered to me 8800 Special Addition for less than 600 Euro and I took it immediately. By the way the sound / ringtones and build in handsfree / of the Special Edition is a bit louder than the original 8800. Both are with firmware V 4.10 RM-13
Regards to all 8800 users
"Please,can anybody tell me why this Mobile is so costly?"
because nokia's marketshare is built on a foundation of cheap phones flourishing throughout the world. they balance this with highly profitable handsets such as 8800SE where insecure people with expendable cash pay $1,299.00 for a phone that probably costs nokia $150 to construct.
the 8800 was created as a status symbol as nokia in the minds of many look like the "cheap candybar" company. just what the razr was for motorola. difference is that motorola drops price with rise in demand while nokia keeps 8800 inflated so these same insecure rich people can feel like they own something special.
of course it's not just for insecure rich people but also lower class folk who want to look like an insecure rich person when talking on it.
can anyone tell me about difference in thinckness between 8800 and 8800siroco. its thicker than 8800 as spec says. does it mean alot when u hold it?
tho a beautiful phone....the original silver nokia 8800 still has its class n is in a league of its own.
Hi Adam the new nokia 8800 sirocco has a new
Battery which is not compatible with the old one the sales package includes the following ,
Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition phone
2 x Nokia Battery BP-6X 240hrs stand by
Nokia Compact Charger AC-3
Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-801
Nokia Headset HS-15
Nokia Desk Stand DT-16
Nokia Carrying Pouch CP-104
Suede cleaning cloth