Adam, you quote :-
"In Australia it retails between $350 - $400 AUD! The Sirocco is not even out yet but I am hearing rumors of something around the $1300 US and $1000 Euro!!! How can you justify that for a scratch restistant glass and stainless steel cover???
I work in the industry! We sell Nokia and SE! I have no problem with Nokia."
My feedback :-
First of all, the prices you quote for the SE 610 & the rumor Nokia 8800 Sirocco is 20 % to 30 % over world market price. Maybe it is easy to rip off Australian!
Secondly, you quote that you work in the industry, I doubt what you said.......because Nokia 8800 Sirocco does not use scratch resistant glass as you said, instead, they use sapphire crystal(the original 8800 use scratch resistance glass).....exactly what they use in the Vertu phones.
me personally i didnt buy this phone so i would think people would think i was rich not at all,i bought it cuz i like the look and feel of the phone.
Yeah you are right it is expensive and it doesnt perform very well function wise, my d900 performs alot better in every aspect but it doesnt look or feel as nice.
i,m really happy with this phone yeah it does have it flaws i admit and there is no vast improvement over the original.
this phone is for people who just want to use there phone to make calls and text thats all i need it for. I've got my ipod video and my digital camera to do the rest
To the comment 3 before this one..............
I wasn't comparing this phone to a ferarri.... I was saying that this phone is NOT like a ferarri because it only has the looks. It does not perform!!!
More proof that this phone is way overpriced...........
Do yourself a favour and compare the Sony Ericsson K610 and the 8800 Sirocco!!!!
You may be surprised! Mostly the same features but the SE has even more!!!
Both 2MP, Both have bluetooth, same screen res, USB, but the K610 has 3G, upgradable memory, triple the battery life......
How much is this SE phone???
In Australia it retails between $350 - $400 AUD! The Sirocco is not even out yet but I am hearing rumors of something around the $1300 US and $1000 Euro!!! How can you justify that for a scratch restistant glass and stainless steel cover???
I work in the industry! We sell Nokia and SE! I have no problem with Nokia. I just cant stand people ranting about this phone and how "this is a rich persons phone!" like rich people rule the world. This is not a rich persons phone! It is for people who want to seem rich to others! So while you are all walking around 'looking rich' and all, I will be walking around with that extral thousand in my back pocket spending it on something worthwhile!!!!!
I would like to ask you if the battery of the newer 8800 fits the old 8800 ?
phone made for rich ppl...if you have money..it deserves to satisfy yourself with this phone :D and to delight....
If you want the phone only for the look and drawing other people attention and just make+receive call and ofcourse don't mind paying Usd1300.00 then this Sirocco is for you but if you want to pay a lot less for a real phone which does eveything which people are asking ang expecting then go somewhere else.Dont know why someone compared this with car like Fer coz Fer has everything from look to perfomances but this Sirocco only has the look but got no performances at all,it doesn't even make you feel comfortable while texting.I think it's time for Nokia's studio drawing something different and exciting not just using a same phone,changing it a little bit and give it a fancy name(less than 6 months=black 8800+gold 8800+Aston matin+Sirocco+etc,may be another month we'll see something like CK'8800 in Pink).
i've had this phone for a month and sold it..i've got the n93..and this phone realy takes peoples eyes..somebody post here and compare it with a ferrari..i prefer a ferrari onestly..but a fer. is just a supreme car.. is not even stilish is a sport car.. with real aptitudes..i stilish car is a bentley for example..so my opinion is that at this price the manufacturers could done a real stilish design with some gold..real gold case..white..yelow..etc..and Vertu is another storye ..because that realy is a stilish phone..and 8800si for what for a stainless cover...and a 2mpx cam..if they realy wanted a simple yet stilish phone.. they throw the camera .mp3.and put a irda a bluetooth a 16 mil dislplay a realy stilish covers a lot of memory and in a little package..that's my opinion for an simple yet stilish phone..
Hey Rob, good news for you and the likes of guys like you. Nokia just introduced the new 6288. Quickly go read the spec, 325 Euro's only. Hopefully that will keep u busy and take your attention away from this lovely 800 Sirocco. Go, go .
Upgraded to this Sirocco from my Silver 8800 for 2 weeks now and this is what I think:Better battery life(not a lot)+better camera(to be honest,Samsung camera is better)+more memory(that's be enough for me)+different look housing(some people telling me that it looks a bit wier or asking if I've dropped my phone),really,how you feel about the look of the phone is depend on what sort of mood you're in,good thing about it's drawing a lot of people attention.That's enough about the good side of the phone,now time for my bad expierences:turned itself off twice since had it(same as my old silver 8800)+keep cleaning the housing every hour+no Usb connector port(Nokia should include this important feature on this upgraded model)+the keypad is practical the same as the old 8800(find it hard to text for someone who has big fingers)+a bit over price.
All over all,if you look for something special,look and feel good and only using it to make and receive call(not for texing though)and don't mind paying high price tag than this's the phone for you but again if you're looking for phone with all nowaday gagets and pay a lot less then don't buy this phone(in this case,Samsung is the best candidate,I still keep my D900 for music/camera/etc...it really gives me what i'm missing from the 8800 Sircco).This's only my opinion about this handset,hope it's helped./.
Dont Get Me Wrong, this phone looks wicked, but the only main feature is the 2megapixel camera,wat else does this phone do?!! absouloutley Nothing
I've had the black for a week the battery life is 3 days if i phone for 15 min every day play games for 10 min and send few text.
I was unlucky and the phone turned out to be faulty sometimes they can't hear me talking so i am getting a replacement soon.
hope that helps!
Personally I am upgrading from the Nokia 8800 to the new Sirocco on monday , Battery life on the old one was not to bad despite what you will here You do need to keep spare battery with you just in case , Looking forward to the new one with an all new battery , I normally chnage my handset every 6mths , The nokia 8800 is the best phone I have had in recent years after using all the 89 series Nokias, their definatly a massive improvment , If your just looking for a Basic phone to make and rec calls its Ideal , authough if your a very hevy user using around 1000 mins a month you may stuggle with bat life
Are we still on this ' not many features , not this , does not have that etc...Hey jugheads, there is life out there you know. There are people who need phones just for making and receiving calls, and want a little style at that. So can all you protesters and whiners and give me more features jugheads go away please. Each time I read a comment from one of you I can only say one word>>>>> JEALOUS.
It's a over rated phones has not got many features and over priced.
its cool but a bit expensive..........can somebuddy tell me about its camera and battery......thanks in advance
someone is right,this side is for people posting their opinions about this phone,postinh opinions doesn't mean we have only tell the good side of the good but the negative side of it as well,doesn't matter if we are going to buy it or not,there's nothing can stop us to post our though about it,we know that there's nothing perfect but there's nothing wrong with pointing out the negative side of the good and hope for the better,it's too bad that someone don't want to face the truth and admit that they've made mistake and getting angry boz other people just said what they don't want to hear,it's not the matter of live or die,we all learn by mistake,last thing I'd like to say is we don't mind pay a lot for the phone but asleast we've got to get what we wanted and the money we spent is wisely.