Why do people complain about the $1000 price tag of this phone when they are not even buying it. These people should go to the Vertu forum and compain there about the $50,000 price tag and the lack of features. These forums are for both positive and negative comments about phones, they are not there for people to complain and whine... if you do not understand this product or any other product it means it is not meant for you... so go to a different page and stop ruining this phones ratings....
you think having lots of tools in your mobile will prove you are a genius...LOL man get a life. I've seen British Gas, SEMIENS electric meter reader carring 9500/9300/E61 BUT I rarely seen any company directors carring these hand sets coz they just dial number and do rest on their computers. I think if you have UNNECCERY tools you can see where you standing
For the love of me, I'd never buy this phone. But thats me. I feel a phone is personality. With no external card and no add-on software, what use is this? Its like being a fat (heavy), rich guy with no brains, no personality. No thanks. I'll hold my 6680 a week longer while I wait for my N80!
well i'm getting my 8800 sirocco today and i'm really looking forward to it. i have a samsung d900 at the moment which is a really nice phone as well but my problem is i get bored of phones very quickly especially functions after a week i just don't bother with them and end up just using my phone for making calls and texting.
So i have chosen the 8800 sirocco because of
the feel and style of it. its like a nice expensive watch it costs alot doesnt do that much but it sure does look good.
Ok, so I already posted my first opinion on this site on the 9th of september after I had owned it for a day. 2 weeks later and my opinion hasn't changed. It is a beautiful phone that draws comments from people wherever I go but that isn't why I bought it. I bought it because it fulfills all of the criteria that I have in a phone and looks amazing as well. For me a phone is a phone. I want to be able to call and text and if there is a camera there it is an added bonus but it will never replace my own digital cam. The nokia 8800se is better than the original because it has a much better battery life, i know because 2 of my friends have owned the original for about 6 months. After that, I like the redesign although it is a shame they didn't keep the gradient on the front of the phone. Otherwise a marked improvement and I will keep this phone for a good long time. People who complain about the weight of the phone i don't think really understand. These nokia phones could've been made to weigh very little but there is something in the weight that gives it a feeling of quality. It is the difference between a fake watch and a real watch. It is in the feel. As far as the materials are concerned, the 8800se has used the metal as it gives a 'high-quality' feel to the phone. After all, this phone is a luxury model and if it doesn't look and feel good, then it hasn't achieved it's status.
Finally if you don't like it because it doesn't have the multitude of features that some phones have, the simple answer is don't buy this phone, but if you like a phone to just be a phone then this is the perfect phone for you... until the Vertu constellation comes out but then you will know how much an expensive phone costs. I'll get back with a comment on the new vertu next week after a special viewing that I have been invited to and will see if it is worth the hype.
There is absolutely nothing exciting in 8800 other than its great construction,look and
feel. Being it in the exclusive catagory it's uncomparable to any brands, That true and agreed.
I've noticed that somehow you are pi$$ed with Samsung and keep bashing, given any chance in any forum. Forget about any other samsung model, but If you are saying E900 is "UGLY", then I MUST say you have a weird sense of taste.
Samsung phones are known to have poor battery life. But this is probably the only "exclusive" Nokia model that beats samsung in battery life. Lol. Oh! sorry I forgot this is "exclusive" phone and anything else can be compromised. True.
I really like this phone because of its elegance and simplicity. Problem is it cannot be used in Japan, only when I go business trip or holidays outside Japan. I wish there would be a 3G version of this one.
www.gsmarena.com used to be a place where people could chat freely about phones, ask questions and use as a guide to seek advice. But now its turned into a bitching forum which is a complete waste of time. If you have nothing productive to say about this phone, then why not go elsewhere to play your silly little games.
Battery life.. Whats it like on the new updated 8800 Sirocco?
Software… Any bugs as of yet?
Cheers in advanced.
nice phone,nothing special though.battery life is 3 days so far.we'll see:)
To 2006-09-19 13:06 PPTL ,
Hard to believe you ever own any Nokia 8800 model at all!!!!!!!!!
You mentioned Samsung E900, which is so damn ugly(like all other Samsung)! NO 8800 owner will ever need compare their phone with another phone.......because it's the best; just like the VERTU, which is also made by Nokia! Samsung is not on the same level, not even close! If you prefer your ugly Samsung, move on to the Samsung page.................................
hey man whats up with nokia? r the really serious about releasing and selling us their same no change junky old phone (to us their loyal fans) there is hardly any change only the name SIROCCO which sounds like a pornstar or strip dancer or gigolo from duece bigalow movies cmon nokia give us a break JESUS!
This is the same crap as 8800 nothing new only new color, you know u can get this phone w/ goldcover real gold.
Please be more creative than this, go out and ask others what is her/his dream phone.
the ratings everyone has given this phone are appalling, it should atleast be rated higher than the standard 8800.
Tolga, keep it up man and help me in raising the Voting Results for this flagship fone
i`m the owner of this phone and realy like it.everywhere that i go i can show off with it.is true that this nokia can`t do a lot of things that cand do other phones with much little price.It`s an attractive phone that i`ve ever seen.i don`t have any problems till i bought it.anyway i use it and don`t think to change it by that time.
Well if you install iTunes on your computer and blame that it doesn't supported with all available formats to play videos then it your fault not iTunes coz Apple knows to watch videos you'll use MS Windos Media Player or etc. and they only designed the iTunes to copy audio/video files to iPod so make sure what you are complaining here and mind one thing nothing is perfect and nothing is made to fullfil individuals needs...you don't like then don't buy this but plz stop repeating the same thing...we are here to give opinions not to let down the NOKIA or ppl who already own this beauty and in some cases for those who are planing to buy it