AnonD-129768, 05 Sep 2013Hie Carol and MDN day before yesterday I heard that Microsoft purchased Nokia
Very Much dis... moreHi Awez,
Yes, it was a sad day... sad week for everyone who has/had a Nokia. I was a little interested in Lumia because it was still Nokia, but not any more. Now MS will be making ALL decisions and Nokia people will have to listen or find another job. They say MS will have to cut some costs and I'm afraid a lot of the Nokia people will have to go. I would still buy an S40 phone, though, they still have the Nokia spirit and S40 is now almost as good as old S60v3 - except multitasking. But my X2-00 has some small features that my E51 doesn't. Of course, my N8 has all the features all my old phones had together, and then more. I was just looking at the new Xiaomi, it looks a little like a Lumia with Symbian inside. But it's still Android under the lovely theme.
It does feel like a part of my life ended. Of course, they killed Symbian even before, but I bought the N8 anyway. I would still buy it again today. I bought my first mobile phone in 2000, and started following, reading about them, buying magazines (they no longer exist), talking about them (I have a relative who repairs phones for a living) and I had Ericsson, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and a Siemens (I didn't like it). And a Samsung D900i which has some horrible mistakes in the software but people still bought it like crazy. With my old flip Motorolas it was like I can do all I need, the same with Nokia, and SE feature phones were OK too. But all of those brands are gone now. Or they aren't what they were before. So, when Ericsson had gone, when Motorola was sold, I was sad but OK, we still have Nokia, they are still there... Then, no more Symbian. And now there is no more Nokia. The last from the good "old school" is gone. It's over.
I wish I knew how to create apps or games but OK, I have enough for my needs. More than 100 apps, and some people with other phones buy a phone because it's "the best" and only use it for calls. Also I care about how my phone looks so I learned how to edit Symbian and S40 themes, change icons, fix bugs, I uploaded some of them on Zedge and now I have 750000 downloads. In maybe 18 months. For a "dead" platform.
Thank you for the kind words too, I bookmarked this page and when I'm online I sometimes check if anyone needs help. Everyone who sticks with Symbian in 2013 and further deserves respect and help. Respect because they didn't buy a "singing and dancing" spy phone hyped by the media and they know what they want, and help because everyone knows something. Carol is the man here, I have very little experience with some of the things he replies to, but I can jump in if it's something I know. My phone has some scratches too, but it's not a problem. I bought it like that. I usually had cheaper phones but I had some extra money, saved some more, here and there, and decided to buy a better phone to make myself happy. So I was looking at the ads, and realized I can buy a 5 megapixel phone... then prices started falling and I saved some more... Wow, I can buy an 8 megapixel phone. Then one day I realized... WOW, I could buy a NOKIA N8 if I wanted to! And I did. :-) I followed the N8 story since it was announced, read the reviews, downloaded the sample photos, read the interviews with Damian Dinning, then the reviews... it was a dream phone until the 808 came. Then I had two dream phones. And one of them I could afford. I still remember the first time I saw it live, I just forgot about all the other shiny phones in the shop thinking "oh, wow, I saw the N8, but, the price, nooo..." then I tried some Androids and iPhones. When I put them down I don't miss them. But after I tried one N8 for 5 minutes I couldn't forget it.
OK, enough for now. I feel like I wrote too much, but hey, tomorrow will be 6 months after I bought my N8. And it feels like it was yesterday. :-)
p.s. Today I was reading how Nokia and Microsoft negotiated. At one moment there was a scream from the room when Steve Ballmer fell and knocked his head on the table, hahaha.
Hie Carol and MDN day before yesterday I heard that Microsoft purchased Nokia
Very Much disappointed How can Nokia do this
Well I cant think What would Happen next I was planning to Go for Nokia Lumia 920 or 925 But since Nokia is no more suddenly I started feeling that I should not go For Windows phone
Well truely speaking feels like life just ended...
Cant even think what would I'll do without Nokia....
Well My first Phone was Nokia N81 My elder Brother Gave me that phone Well I was so much in love with it
Than I threw I used it till core used it till its core and that beauty died came to Nokia 1110 and Nokia 1661 Did lot of Texting on It Now got a Nokia 7210 Super Nova Liked Its design but as was a Java Phone So did felt In love So much like N81.
Well I threw it away and broked it cause of My anger and today my mom is using It with lots of Problems
After that bought Nokia 5233 A beauty a Phone I was completely In Love with A guy at the retail store was forcing me to go for Samsung BADA OS phones But I went for 5233 cause I had tasted Symbian S60V3 in N81
And wanted to Go for S60V5 In 5233 used it so nicely
Saved from scratches and took a great care got addicted to use Whats app on that phone But that phone ended up getting stolen from my house That was a great grief and Pain for me...
Well Purchased Nokia 6120c Yet another great Master Piece from Nokia the net browsing was awesome and was quite good phone my friends used be like shocked that how can I use whats app on such a tiny phone where as they used Android And Ios
Well when i lost nokia 5233 I started looking for Other Nokia Phone found Nokia X7 as a Stylish phone
Did not had Enough money to afford a X7 so ended up purchasing Nokia C6 that was great phone too the design was awesome People use to stare me when I used that phone to chat on whats app and the camera and its Flash was awesome well that phone ended up by getting dead by itself when I was looking for Phones like X7 I got a glimse On nokia N8 And I was Like Wow This is monster With a 12 MP camera HDMI Port USB on the GO countless Features made my mind someday I will get this N8...
Started Saving for It and finally bought Nokia N8
Amazed By its Camera and they feeling when someone hold it The body was quite awesome And touch was mind blowing USB on th Go made by cousins Go crazy still I use FM transmitter to play some trance Muzik
Still never got a day when I was bored with this phone
The only thing is with My n8 is that it got some scratches and Battery drains quite early Well My fault for Battery will replace it soon
Else everything is all good with this fone
Camera Quality still amazing better than S4 and Xperia Z too
Nokia Maps are awesome Nokia Drive is tooooo gooood
I am in love so much with this device feels like I cant imagine my life without this thing......
Well Now nokia has ditched Symbian and killed Himself
Dont Know how will my N8 survive and other phones out there too
Sometimes I think to start creating my own Symbian apps and games
Well I know this Idea will nevr work but hope someday Symbian will rise up again
For rest of the symbian users Please take care of your phones Specially for Nokia N8 it is one of the collecter's edition phone
Well Please advice Carol And MDN and yes We all will continue N8 SAGA forever and yes I really loved those long conversations of Stupid Me with CArOl ANd MDN Cause that Taught me alot ...
Well We will continue to keep on exploring N8 And I am planning to get another N8 In silver cause The one I am using is dark grey one......
Symbian Belle Rocks..........
Nokia N8 Awesome Device Ever
We all will surely meet in Heaven when we all will be dead.... with our N8s
Thank you all....
AnonD-172944, 05 Sep 2013what is the price difference between both? am about purchasing N8 online for 348 dollars but ... moreIn my country S4 unlocked is around 1000 dollars (the same for HTC One or Xperia Z) and N8 in good condition 200 dollars. 348 dollars is OK if the phone is new, for that much I could only get an old S2.
MdN, 05 Sep 2013S4 costs 5 times more than N8.what is the price difference between both?
am about purchasing N8 online for 348 dollars but whats the current price for S4?
rsi, 05 Sep 2013step up your game and buy a sumsung galaxy s.4. otherwise u might regret if u buy a nokia N8 now.S4 costs 5 times more than N8.
AnonD-172944, 05 Sep 2013Can Nokia N8 play High definition games with 3D Graphics? Can it play asphalt 6: adrenaline ... moreYes, I have Asphalt 6 and some other HD games on my N8, but there aren't too many.
AnonD-172944, 05 Sep 2013Can Nokia N8 play High definition games with 3D Graphics? Can it play asphalt 6: adrenaline ... morestep up your game and buy a sumsung galaxy s.4. otherwise u might regret if u buy a nokia N8 now.
Can Nokia N8 play High definition games with 3D Graphics?
Can it play asphalt 6: adrenaline HD just like samsung galaxy android phone plays it. its urgent so i can know if am going to purchase the phone or not
Tausif, 04 Sep 2013best camera in a phone ever. my focus works great. best low light images what type os you use.i used symbian anna.my autofocus not work for video.
best camera in a phone ever. my focus works great. best low light images
nani, 03 Sep 2013Dear Friends, I want buy N8 . Opinion me for this handset. any problem on this set. what is ba... moreThere are no problems when you learn how to use it (just like any other phone). The battery is like any other smartphone, 1 day heavy use or 2-3 days normal use... As for games, you can go to Nokia Store on your PC, select N8 as your phone and see what is available. The games you named don't exist for Symbian but a lot of other games do. Skype is supported, and a lot of other apps, but some are missing. It depends on your needs. If you have other questions, you're welcome to ask.
Stupid me, 03 Sep 2013MdN
OK, seems I’ve been using only the on-screen shutter all along. Did not know there was a ... more:-) Well the shutter button is still useful, there's an app called QuickCam that makes it possible to start the camera even when the phone is locked. 2 seconds and ready to shoot. Also it has a half-press to focus and full press to snap, so you can focus on something, reframe and take a photo with the focus on something that's not in the middle of the picture. Try that some time. ;-)
Argh, stupid iLivid. No idea what it is, but I've seen it enough times. Try looking for Harald Meyer CameraPro 3.4.6 or 3.4.5 on Google, but be careful NOT to get the 808/PureView version, that one won't work on N8 any more (there used to be one version for all). Just install it and start learning how to use it slowly, I had it for a few weeks before I started seriously using it. I can help you with the set up etc.
Hey people. Apparently nokia sold it's soul to microsoft officialy today. (so Elop ended up doing what all people suspected beaides me, cause i was convinced it is not true).So for me, this will probably be my last Nokia device. Unfortunatly there are to few options, there will be a very hard day when my n8 needs to retire. Keep Symbian alive. Right now i wish an 808 so i can have a few years more with real Nokia and real system. Nokia just destroyed it self. Really sad.
NokiaMokia, 03 Sep 2013RIP nokia, nokia did this great phone 3 years ago and now nokia is gone. I cant understand how... moreYes, so many bad decisions and bad timing, and the competition didn't wait. N8 is a great phone, but by the time they released it and fixed the bugs (with Anna) Apple already had FOUR iPhones and Android phones had dual core. I don't know what will happen now. Some people were buying Lumias just because they trusted the Nokia name behind them, even with all the flaws in the OS, but I don't think people will rush to buy a Microsoft Lumia. I wonder what happens with Symbian and the promised support until 2016 now. But there's still a lot of support online, and with Nokia quality they should work for at least a few more years. After that... I don't know where to go. At least today I can't think clearly about this.
Dear Friends, I want buy N8 . Opinion me for this handset. any problem on this set. what is battery life good or poor.
and what about apps
does it supports skype and all games like templerun,subway surface etc...
thanks in advance
RIP nokia, nokia did this great phone 3 years ago and now nokia is gone. I cant understand how stupid people are there in nokia, unbelievable
OK, seems I’ve been using only the on-screen shutter all along. Did not know there was a shutter button too (had a little confusion of the brain over this shutter business). I would imagine that button is at the lower rt. side of the phone called "camera key" according to a user guide I just found. OK. So I won't be using the shutter button because that is too hard to press. I'll end up shaking more if I use it. I failed to download Camera Pro. I kept seeing iLivid and nothing happened thereafter. I wonder why I ended up with 7 iLivid things on my PC. Anyway, I deleted them all because I’m not sure they should be there at all. I tried downloading the app straight onto the phone through Opera Mini too, but it seems I am not doing something right. I give up! I’ll try again tomorrow if I have any energy left.
martin132014, 19 Sep 2011u got to be kidding me..all ur comment are contradiction to the truth..symbian is the one will... moreI know it's too late but I cannot let your ignorant remark go unscathed.
You just got a dirty pc. And your android has got the biggest malware of all. It's called the National Security Agency of the USgov't.