Sagar, 04 Dec 2010Whats the best time to get new n8 mate? with all new firm ware updates... And batch no?? Shall... moreYou can wait till february, but that's rather pointless since the N8 is already pretty stable. I've only had two restarts in the last five days, and one was due to software update, another one when I opened 23 apps at once! So if you don't have budget constraints, go for the N8 now!
Sagar, 04 Dec 2010Whats the best time to get new n8 mate? with all new firm ware updates... And batch no?? Shall... moreThe second batch is already on sale in most countries and many (if not all) users are very pleased with it. The restarting and hanging prob are now almost virtually gone and so are other know problems. The next software update is expected to arrive on the 15th of december.
Bottom line, now is a good time to get the n8, but make sure is the second batch or later. If your gonna wait till feb 2011, you might as well go with the N9
snonre, 04 Dec 2010Agreed. But there is always the super handy USB OTG feature where i can plug in my flexible, r... moreWhats the best time to get new n8 mate? with all new firm ware updates... And batch no?? Shall i wait till February 2011?
Anonymous, 04 Dec 2010I tried friends n8 for some time but the screen is small for texting... Also heard that there ... moreAgreed. But there is always the super handy USB OTG feature where i can plug in my flexible, rubber keyboard to ease my typing experience. And yes, the price of symbian phone's will drop when meego is released.
[deleted post]Not sure whether your being sarcastic but i'll have a go anyway
Oh you mean fake multitasking a.k.a task switching. Folders? Wow, that's so 'revolutionary'!!! airplay? we already have wifi uPnP and bluetooth with A2DP for that. And we dont need to give it a fancy name :). Fine my iphone. There are plenty of geo location software for symbian OS that does pretty much the same thing.
snonre, 04 Dec 2010Not sure mate, the n8 can satisfy the music and camera part, but the n9 has a full qwerty keyb... moreI tried friends n8 for some time but the screen is small for texting... Also heard that there will be drastic price drop in all Symbian 3 phones as meego is released...
plzzz tell me why n8`s loudspeaker becomes active by itself during a call?
guys, is nokia n8, that is running on Symbian^3 OS and having ovi store, does it have games like those in ipod,iphone,android OS phones?
Anonymous, 04 Dec 2010Hey guys help me out , should i buy Nokia n8 now or wait for n9. I use mobile just for texting... moreNot sure mate, the n8 can satisfy the music and camera part, but the n9 has a full qwerty keyboard which can beat the n8 on-screen qwerty keyboard any day in the messaging sector.
Choice is your's, really
Hey guys help me out , should i buy Nokia n8 now or wait for n9. I use mobile just for texting , music , camera. (only interested in Nokia phones)
Anonymous, 04 Dec 2010You're damn right! The N8 doesn't need Snapdragon or 512 MB of ram. The OS is so old that it d... moreIs not about how old the OS is, is about how efficient the OS is.
BTW, is already gonna be 2011 and people are still using windows XP.
i am looking for a smartphone with navigation and nice camera. is ovi maps good? or some other phones installed with good camera navigation system are better?
Sails, 03 Dec 2010The main point is it isn't few faulty components or something that affects few devices, Samsun... moreIf the gps was faulty from the beginning, you should have returned the the phone either for a full refund (if you not happy with the phone that is and want some other phone instead of this one again). The gps works fine on mine and a couple of other guys N8's i tried works fine too. I know it's a hassle but your phonerg gps is definitely faulty. I get a lock in a matter of seconds in offline mode and indoors too! No issues whatsoever but mind you i am advising you what you should have done as i have done the same. My first one worked perfectly. When i tested every aspect of the phone, it all just worked perfectly. The only aspect left was left to test the gps and this was on the 6th day. I took it back on the 7th day as the gps although working fine even in offline mode and indoors, began freezing and causing the phone to shutdown. I got a new one in less than a week and no hassles with returning the phone. In fact i was urged by the sp to do so. Use the replacemeot unit for like a day and found that one to be faulty but this time with just the phone itself. This time the phone was just shutting down on every occasion and eventually it reached a point were the phone didnt want to come on even though it was charged. Everything still worked but it just shutdown in the middle of something and only would come on after a few hours. I took it back the next day. Mind you i was very disappointed. I couldnt believe my luck and considering that i convinced friend to get one and he getr the good phone with no issues. I was considering some other mobile but i loved this phone. The sp took my phone and played with it and was trully amazed with it and told me that i have to try one more time. This time he'd talk to nokia. He did and i received my new phone within 2 days. My friend also also brought me back to sanity stating that after using this phone i'd never be happy with any other. He was dead right. I got the phone and behold. It is fabulous. No freezing, hanging, lagging etc whatsoever. Everything just works. Something felt different in this unit though from the other 2. It just works better from the time i put it on. Hints and tips, nokia sms's and just over-all smoothness is just better from start. I am glad i had not gone with some other phone. I to tell you the truth, after my friends talk and my sp remarks and support, i would have changed it again until i got a good unit. The last thing i want to say that nokia seem to know now about which batch is the faulty units from. My sp was confident when he handed the phone to me that this one is THE ONE. The batch number is also very close my friends. Probably from the same production day. Lastly, if anyone excepts the flaws of their mobile, then you have to live with it. Gps is not something that can always be fixed with an update. Like in your link, after knowing that the feature doesnt work, that is when you'd really miss the feature, not when you never knew about it in the 1st place. I wanted a phone that worked perfectly out of the box and i got one. Maybe 3rd time lucky but hey, thats just my bad luck. Using this unit now for 3 weeks now! Not 1 issue! Nothing! Not even 1 hint of freezing or me having to restart it. Just a piece of advice guys, test your phone properly for the 7 days. Test every feature. You not happy with the smallest feature not working, return it. I am a heavy user too so i play around with this phone alot. Anyone has any questions, feel free to ask me.
Awesome phone, i never loose any contacts and calendars easily sync my outlook 2007 with Ovi suite and more like photos, music and video. Camera's and video are great. Multi tasking also great while waiting to download program i can switch to another program to run. Browsing files with Files Manager no problem.
i love my n8 in black :), soooo cool, symbian 3 is probably the only symbian software that responds but i think it should have came with the iphone 3gs, then the apple fans would have had some competition from nokia, but now they don't cause ios4 is better than s^3, all the rest are like sleepy, i wud love to see more apps on it. almost as good as iphone, but sometimes doesnt respond :( you have to admit apple's touch, but still nice AMOLED touch