bob,you are perfectly right!!! i have an ideea:let's send a letter to nokia,signed by gsmarena users,in order to make again 8850 ,limited edition. i don't know how,but it's not impossible!!!
nokia,i bet 1 million euro: if you bring back 8850 and 8810,they will sell like new,even now,in the era of great n95 and 8800 arte. too many people miss this models. they will sale again and again,no doubt better than in 1998-1999. just try with a limited number of this old beauties at a price around 250 euro
LEGENDARY phone... I brought the 8210 but upgraded to this shortly afterwards... have used the N80, Sirocco and Luna since but none come even close. The blue backlight, matte finish and keypad are unbeatable, all in a TINY package.
Shame technology eventually caught up with it, but its still the perfect combo of elegance and class.
Anyone looking for an 8850, you can get them here at www.foneco.uk.
I just got mine from here to today (along with an 8910i) and it brings back good memories of when I got my first one years back. Still a great phone, one of Nokias icons!
no dout one of the best phones i ever used..
its a classic nokia should consider makeing advance models of this design...
This is probably the best phone I've ever owned. Small, discreet, stylish, quick, easy to text with, especially with the tactile keys, the slider to hold it with and the Nokia T9 implementation for punctuation and extras. The cool blue light from the phone never bothered me in the car and never dazzled me at night and the display was always readable in daylight without having to light up the screen as we do now with modern colour screens.
This was phone was a masterpiece, genious. Everything was optimum.
Nokia are strong on marketing image and I always felt the 8850 said the right things about it's owner. As for the 8800, it just...hasn't got it. 8850 said 'smart'. 8800 talks more about itself, something like...'lead-lined gold-plated tea pot with 3 handles, buy me if you think you're rich enough'.
I own a Nokia 8850.. and its still going strong!
Ok it gets warm against your ear and after 10 text messages its full.
Ok and yeah its 8 years old... Someone still offered me 150 quid for this timeless classic!!!
I've searched for this 8850 2yrs to find it in good shape and finally I bought it... This is not a mobile phone, this is LEGEND. There are no mobile phones, there is just 8850
this is phone is the godfather off all phones what classic love it !!
wow great fone i can't explain my feelings about this fone... i really love nokia.8850... i need again supply in pakistan plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
What a classic phone. Just bought another, a new gold one. Looks brilliant.
You cant improve on this design.
Yes you can get Mp3,Mp4, bluetooth with all singing and dancing phones loaded with latest techno features, but for the over 40/s man, why?
It sends txt messages.
It oozes class.
Its still the best looking phone around, and creates more visual interest than any other phone i have ever owned.
My teenage son now wants one, and his friends are also interested.
They are still available but becoming more rare.
Perhaps its now fasionable to go retro.
Its a Cool Phone with a capital Coo.
I THINK I WILL IMPORT ANOTHER INCASE THEY BECOME TO RARE.
i traded my motorola c261 for this phone. i am tired of mobile phones that look like toys. the plasticy feature sucks big time. nokia 8850 is the simplest elegant phone in the world which comes really handy. really great.