a blog from marv3l, taken from nokia support discussions europe website. READ THIS PLEASE...
Re: My Nokia N8 is dead,can't turn on and can't charging
20-Dec-2010 07:30 PM
The reason why Nokia is not telling people the real reason of failure is because all the N8 devices across the world were manufactured using the same techniques and same assembly line. and that means every N8 manufactured so far (or at least till mid november) is vulnerable to the issue.
Nokia said the reason is "the way we assembled the engines" and "this issue is not limited to a particular region". he also said that Nokia can not tell the exact number of phones that have been affected. That means the issue is global. and all the N8s has the potential to go dead any day. Some are going dead now, the till now working phones may also go dead in near future.
If media comes to know this officially from Nokia, there will be a huge shame on Nokia in the world media and there will be lawsuits from thousands of customers and that amount of bad publicity will affect the future device sells. thats why Nokia is not telling anyone the truth.
If you see the official Nokia statement about the issue, you will see that the video is not continuous. it's edited and many part has been cut out. I bet the information which Nicholas said on those sections revealed more details about the issue but Nokia trimmed those out.
IF N8 IS A SUCCESS, NOKIA BOSS WILL NOT SPEAK ABOUT ITS FAILURE.. WOULD YOU RISK YOUR MONEY TO BUY THIS PHONE?
Wootan, 19 Dec 2010Jus got my n8 great phone and so far no problems.. Pure value for money. My question is the ca... moreset 12MP, set color tone-vivid, sharpness-hard, timer-10second, try it you got superb brilliant photos ,
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2010um gonna tell something guys... there is less than 1000-5000 pieces of N8 broken in the hole w... moreI wouldnt be surprised. The N8 is the greatest. I albosutely LOVE it. My wife wonders how after a month I am still excited. By the way, where did you get your statistics. Have no doubt but have to know source before I quote.
i bought dis phn 2 months back..but...its blown away...its dead...jst dnt knw wt happens 2 it after every 2 weeks...dats d only prb which i cnt solve..!!
Hennie, 21 Dec 2010Well, I have had my N8 for 2 days now, and am very happy with it, except for one BIG complaint... moreWait, you are happy with the phone and will ditch nokia for such a small complaint. In this case just uninstall ovisuite. Redownload it entirely and then reinstall thereby circumventing nokia's update server.
hey i dont know exactly abt numbers but i red this at one site , given by seller in finland
The Nokia N8 has now been available for about three weeks. I’ve personally sold large quantities, and without specific number I can say that it has been selling many times the numbers that its competitors have here in Finland. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Samsung Wave, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, have all lost in numbers to the Nokia N8.
and at one site i red that till 2nd half of december about 2.5 million sold and with this they are sure that in dcember about 9-12 million n8 gonna sold.
till date i heard issues of n8 dying freezing and still much n8 are sold.
I think when firmware update we will get when this issues will get solved. i dont knw what will happen to iphone, HTC, and samsung.
no doubt that handsets like iphone ,galaxy S, HTC desire, xperia x10 are good. BUt N8 offers almost all there features
with extra cool functions like HDMI out, FM trans, USB on the go.
Hence N8 actually beat them all. with price much less than then. It is big deal sarji.
Well, I have had my N8 for 2 days now, and am very happy with it, except for one BIG complaint about Nokia in general (not the phone...).
The Nokia update server does not work!!!
I have been trying for 3 days now to update the Ovi suite (had it installed for my previous phone, the N96) and it is VERY SLOW, and then crashes before the software update is complete! Have been trying many times during the past 3 days, and have NOT been able to update yet. Doing a Google search, it became apparent that this is a general problem with their update server, which has been on-going for some YEARS now...
I phoned Nokia support in my country, and they were totally clueless and unprofessional, and could not help me either.
So, looks like after some 10 Nokia phones over the years, this will be my last.
It's sad that a company has grown to a stage where they do not consider customer support as important...
i'm using this phn about 4days now, and i had no problem with it even when i'm browsing with opera, downloding from ovi store, playing games, listening music and so on all together!! and also i had 5 movies in it...it works so smooth and fast, camera is aawwesomme...i love my monster n8 :D
mimi, 21 Dec 2010yup... my friends also said the same thing.. actually im going to buy n8 but now out of stock.... moreCould you please provide a solid source ie not some guy on a forum on where it states that Nokia are recalling (as you confirmed to member sweetsweet) all N8s and that 70% of them so far have been returned due to defects.
I'm sure potential buyers would want to know all information about this phone and that plucking random numbers from the air and providing false rumours would not be helping them in the slightest.
I've checked your one stat and rumour online and there are ZERO reports on either so I'm assuming you'd also struggle to provide us with a solid source.
try to be wise,guys! We won't won anything by throwing a bad argumen about a product. Its getting 'HOT' in here, i'm out. Bye
usually i you are using your phone for the first time, you might need to do some hard rests for the the first day or so, it's maybe because the software and hardware are starting to work for the first time, if it is fine now, you should be ok:D:D
when i bought my phone the file manager and other files would not open and i had happen to hard reset it, and its now ok. the question is, is this unit a faulty one or not?
um gonna tell something guys... there is less than 1000-5000 pieces of N8 broken in the hole world right know, while the non official numbers of the numbers of N8 sold( calculated by the number of N8 sold in each big store in each country) are 5000000, estimated real number of 7500000 already and with 3000000 shipping in the upcomming 2 weeks.
and by the way, there is about 2500000 people who dumped iphone 4 for N8, and an equivalent number who dumped samsung. about 500000 dumped HTc.
so please guys, if you don't own it or you are not planning to, plz plz plz don't talk about it.. it is awsome, just give it a try before hanging around talking about it...
N8 lovers cheer up!!!!
N8 is really had a problem,i've read it in indonesia's news website(detik.com)
some of nokia N8 get off by itself without any fault of the users. And the nokia has admit that it has battery n software problem when it was at the productioning n they also says not all of the N8 like that,just a few of it. U can go to the nokia center and change it with a new ones but... If only it was still in warranty periods. Dont too worry about it, everything in ths world always had a weaknesses. Its still a great phone, the besstt cameraphone so far,a litlle sadly is the 3 of its brother(c6-01,c7 n e7) had a fixedfocus camera. A major fault from nokia. Only nokia that had a big megapixel with no autofocus. Hope them fix it later. A smaller megapxl with AF is much much much better than big ones with FXD FOCUS.
mimi, 21 Dec 2010yup... my friends also said the same thing.. actually im going to buy n8 but now out of stock.... moreCan u plz provide the link from where u have got this statistics that 70% units are faulty??????? i searched the entire net after ur post could not find such a stat... i believe those who dont own an n8 bash it... minority of the units are faulty and nokia is replacing them under warranty... this forum is not for misleading people.. y dont u leave this forum you outcastes(n8 haters)
This phone very powerful. You may not worry if you dont have pc around you. You can download anything on the web and no limit size of file.
sweetsweet, 21 Dec 2010i heared my friends said n8 got a lot complain about mother board problem ! now nokia start re... moreyup... my friends also said the same thing.. actually im going to buy n8 but now out of stock.. then my friends tell me that 70% of n8 have been return back bcos mother board problem..