My comments on the keypad layout.
The NAVI Wheel(tm) is a GEM! like it and kudos to the decision to include it no matter what other people say. Coz i believe designs if it makes things simpler and better its should be all to use and not for profits. Same goes to touch screens.
The browsers shortcuts is good too.
The numeric keypad makes my thumb goes numb and for people with soft fingers and text a lot it'll sort of harden ur thumbs like a guitar player fingers would. (which i reckon the design team has)
The Clear (C)button at bottom right is not very good. It slows u down when correcting massage typos.
The answer (green) and end (red) button is a bit tricky to use and while on that, the menu button position takes a little time to get use to/ u have to get use to.
While on active call my thumb kept on touching the camera button. Same goes to the camera lens, with my pointing finger.
The camera shortcut button. I feel that i have to press and hold too long of a time to activate the camera. I know its to safe-guard against accidental pressing but i wish i can dictate the time of pressing. Makes me feel that its unresponsive which it is not.
Oh well.. Just to share with you folks. Any other who would like to share their oppinion?
surprise surprise, nokia chirp up with yet another dodgy n series phone, how many of these cheap trashy phones r nokia gonna throw at us(this being the worse n series of the lot!) go back to the days when u kept things simple, you know the days when u were the best around, sadly now, you've been over taken!!!
The speakers are poor.. As i've posted here: http://www.migsmobile.net/2008/05/31/nokia-n78-the-sound-of/
its like the sound of an old radio when playing a song...
However, the user interface is great. no hang ups.. its fast and smooth to use.
Its wi-fi capable so you can surf the web and yes, make VOIP calls using your favorite mobile phone VOIP application.
I'm reviewing the N78 so if you have questions in mind please place them here or visit MigsMobile.net
Very poor phone. its bogus. pl. pl. Dont buy it .sold it after 1 day use.believe me i swear this is true. Speakers has low volume then 95. The main thing is that fea. Pack 2 is very buggy. when you try to go back to any app. it exits and returned to standby screen. if you any questions feel free to ask me
RMQ, 09 Jun 2008Can the Wifi be used to surf the net or is it just for voip calls?yes wifi is for surfing web
Can the Wifi be used to surf the net or is it just for voip calls?
is the n78 louder than the n81 only people that have had these phones apply and no se lovers that bash the nokia fans
Special, 08 Jun 2008thank you, i tried finding the option for the idle time, and i guess what you said was right, ... moreyes.. that light on the navi wheel is termed as "breathe" by nokia. i think they were trying to let us know that the phone is still breathing (not switched off?) or something?? anyways.. there is an option in settings for the breath option also were you could turn it off and on.
Any word on Vodacom are getting N78? Im planning to upgrade to this BEAUTY of a Multimedia Computer next month, hopefully it wont be branded.
anjath, 06 Jun 2008congrats special! nice to see ur enjoying it.
about that question. i think the new n78 is n... morethank you, i tried finding the option for the idle time, and i guess what you said was right, that's why in the center of the navi wheel the light lights up when you get a message or a call instead of showing it to you on the screen like the previous nokia phones..
im really having fun using the phone, and im not finding any problem with the phone.. to all the people who are saying the buttons are bad, i've been messaging now for 2 days, and its very easy and i havent even typed a wrong key until now which shows that typing with the buttons are easy.
The only thing is that the back cover moves abit and that sometimes bother's me, but the phone itself is excellent!
It looks %&*(*&^%^&*&^ messed
Design were on Drugs when they designed this N78
what were they thinking ?
and the keypad? W880 style..
ram, 06 Jun 2008n78 camera 3mp 550$ also n82 5mp 430$ why?My brother cuz its new and has some new features which other 3 megapixel phones dont have.First read and then comment
Quick, 06 Jun 2008I wanted to know from those who have used the n78 if the loudspeaker is the same as the n73no the sound is not as loud as n73..but is loud enuf..!
I just wanted to know bout the handsfree quality compared to sonyerricson's
i really linke the soniz. is n78 az good az that.am talking bout hands free sound quality.
the shape and convenience apparently is not as good as sony's [img]http://qsmile.com/qsimages/162.gif[/img]
viperkid, 06 Jun 2008based on ur needs and plans, i think N78 would be ur best choice. coz it has the best camera w... morethat was outstanding viper.. good review and opinion.. ill tell you another good site for you just like smape.
again just like smape there are two versions russian and the translated english version. check it out.
Ramesh, 06 Jun 2008Folks,
I bought this phone a few days ago and returned it yesterday. I reverted back to my N8... moreRamesh, the first shipment of nokia phones "ALWAYS" contains defects.. And these defects are changed with firmware updates...
As for the battery cover and the speaker, after a while of manufacturing, they improve, so you should wait for a good n78 to come out...
N82 had same problems in first shipments as well.
ram, 06 Jun 2008n78 camera 3mp 550$ also n82 5mp 430$ why?i m agree with u not that big difference between n78 and n82 the only which i sawis, n78 is slim and light that weight and the os is Symbian OS, S60 rel. 3.2, the only big difference is n78 have HSDPA 2100 / 900 and HSDPA 850 / 1900 - US version (which is out in the market)http://sntradersonline.com/phone_details.php?product_id=snp883
just like a chinese n82