Salam i wanna buy N8 or C7 ,i know N8 is better but i wanna normal size mobile which i can use most of times so should i buy N8 or C7??? because c7 size is smaller than N8??
walkman, 01 Aug 2013i bought N8 and was dissapointed, it freezes, it lags sometym 8 takes a minute to open a fold... moreSo, you are talking about samsung, right? For shore., cause you are not describing my n8. My n8 has pretty dam good camera and works flowesly. The screen is superb ane the colors. Oh the colors!!!
Stupid me, 31 Jul 2013Carol & MdN I forgot this. What if I transferred all my contacts to the Sim card and re... moreSo, as mnd said. If you backup on sim you will loose any aditional info. Pictures,birthdays, notes. And if you have two numbers for one contact then you will be getting two cotacts with almost the same name on your SIM, each containing one of your numbers. So i highly recomand not to backup on a sim. Now, if you really are restrained using the suite to backup and dont need messages and notes or calendar. You can use your mem card. You can also use it to copy the rest of the files you need. To backup your contacts just enter the contacts section select them all then hit options. There should be an option like:copy to. In Belle it is called: copy contact card. But as far as i remember in anna is named diferently. Anyways. Hit to copy to other mem. Will popup the mass mem. And mem. Card. Be shore you select the mem.card. The next pupup just hit yes and continiue. Remove mem card before factory reset. Othewise you will loose everything.
i bought N8 and was dissapointed, it freezes, it lags sometym 8 takes a minute to open a folder, bad dark screen it says 220 ppi but looks like 120 ppi, screen has unbalanced tint color most of all camera is crap 12 mp looks like 5 mp.
it cant even match the speed of my galaxy y.
walkman, 31 Jul 2013what i mean was slow os (symbian) it lags. and crappy camera n82 is betterSymbian remains is mature, user friendly, and unbeatable multi tasking. What happen is that Nokia has failed to give Symbian with power supports throughout Symbian's life(CPU, GPU, RAM, and battery). These things are crystal clear.
Please take a close look at how big is the CPU, GPU, RAM, and battery that Nokia gave to L920, 925, 928, and 1020. Android even takes much crazier power requirements.
Conclussion: Symbian is the best.
walkman, 31 Jul 2013what i mean was slow os (symbian) it lags. and crappy camera n82 is betterYou just don't know how to use it. Same as your keyboard.
Stupid me, 31 Jul 2013Carol & MdN I forgot this. What if I transferred all my contacts to the Sim card and re... moreYou don't have to remove the SIM card, actually I'd keep it in. Just see that the PIN request is off. You can do a backup any way you want, transfer your music to the PC or to a memory card, or via USB on-the-go to a memory stick, who cares! :-) If you do it via Nokia Suite you simply go back to the backup function and click "restore" and find your backup - well, you know where it is now. :-) I have photos with some of my contacts as well as birthdays and other stuff, all of that gets backed up, but if you do it on a SIM it only keeps names and numbers.
Carol & MdN
I forgot this. What if I transferred all my contacts to the Sim card and removed it? Is it necessary to have the Sim card in to do the upgrade? And what about putting all my songs and pictures etc on a Micro card and then removing that too? Is that possible? Hm! Just looking for the easiest way to "backup".
Stupid me, 31 Jul 2013Try 4G :-) :-)what i mean was slow os (symbian) it lags. and crappy camera n82 is better
AnonD-131418, 31 Jul 2013how to use wechat on nokia n8??to active we must install phone number or ID like ipod??...In the spirit of those who have helped me, you'll find your answer here:
MdN, 31 Jul 2013They can be safely unlocked, but in the old days you just connected the phone to a PC via some... moreI told you you're a riot!:-) I bet the numbers jumped to 13 because all the electronic nerds out there who havn't yet upgraded to Belle are BUSY reading up to take the plunge too! For the next few days I'll be busy so I'll have to try it over the weekend because I don't want to start & drop. I've got to CONCENTRATE and that is hard for me!!! Too many interruptions today too.
For my local sat weather map, I use Wunderground. I don't even bother with forecast anymore as I can see the map itself at my own time. See here:
When I open Opera Mini, 2 sites come up under "My Sites" (because I use it so often). The first one leads to the second (by tapping on the little map) which goes straight to the Interactive Weather Map. That's the one I use. The map on Opera is a little smaller than if I used Google but the speed of Opera compensates for the size. If there is a faster way to access a sat map, I don't know about it.
The weather app that comes with the phone doesn't work and after finding this way, I don't need to install an app which will just use up memory on the phone unnecessarily. Maybe if you fiddle around you might be able to zero in on your particular area. I have a phobia about heavy rain (and we are in the rainy season) because I got marooned because of flooding 4 times and could not get home. Today is beautiful though.
I'll take Carol's advice. To be safe, I'll open a file on my PC and move everything that can move into that file because I have not yet collected much junk in the phone yet. That will be as good as stripping it of personal items. One step at a time!
Stupid me, 31 Jul 2013You're a riot! A dummy model? Sounds neat. :-) Geez! If I was enterprising I could have taken ... moreThey can be safely unlocked, but in the old days you just connected the phone to a PC via some software and clicked "unlock" whereas today each phone has an unique code which has to be bought "under the table" from the operator, or you pay the operator the full price for the unlocking. Some phones are sold unlocked, I think my operator sold Lumias like that.
What satellite weather map are you using? I'd be interested in that. I'm just checking the forecast on yr.no which is very accurate but I wouldn't mind seeing exactly how far those clouds are from me and my dog. :-)
As Carol said, the torch app just makes the display glow at full force, vLight is good, as well as the free "Flash" app by Matthias Bay. But it's enough for me. Not as blinding as the LED on my other Nokia X2-00 but it does the job.
As for locking, I use the free "QuickLock" app from the Store. Just put the icon on the home screen and you're good to go. But hey, update the phone to Belle first. :-) I see the daily interest jumped from 11% to 13% so I'm guessing thousands of people are checking to see if you've made it. :-D
how to use wechat on nokia n8??to active we must install phone number or ID like ipod??...
Stupid me, 31 Jul 2013You're a riot! A dummy model? Sounds neat. :-) Geez! If I was enterprising I could have taken ... moreYou cannot open a backup file, it is compresed into a nokia format. Also, the backup shuld not take long. Don't backup your settings or apps, just contacts and messages. While you are doing a backup, you will have the option to select what you want to backup. So unselect music, photos, apps, settings and so on. You can save your files from mass memory by plugging your device in your pc and copy them just like you would do with a memory stick. If you already have a backup only of what i've said, also, if you don't hqve any new contacts or messages you would like to have, just rename that one (if it is only one, if are more, be careful which one you rename:)) from the folder mdn just said, if not, do another with what i've said and delete the old one. Is very important not to restore old settings and apps in belle. Belle has a mind of it's on and this is a great update. It is like going from windows xp to windows 7. It's kind of the same, but things don't mach. Also, even upgrading from anna to belle was not posible via OTA (over the air), only with Nokia Suite, cause there are to many things that will change. That pretty much sais that you should treat belle as a new system and not as an upgrade. As for tourch? Xenon flash will never have a tourch. Lighting that flash to much will destroy it. Xenon flash has a life span, so you will want to treat it good. Anyway, there is no app that will force it to turn on. There is one good app, the best you can find in store, that will light your screen to the maximum and will keep it that way until you pres the screen again to turn of. Vlight it is called and you can find it for free, no adds, no interent is requierd...
MdN, 31 Jul 2013It should be in My Documents - Nokia Suite - Backups, that's where mine are stored. But it doe... moreYou're a riot! A dummy model? Sounds neat. :-) Geez! If I was enterprising I could have taken a loan and bought some 808's and sold them on Amazon! Of course, I would have had to get them unlocked first! :-) But tell me - can these smart phones be safely unlocked? Or are you stuck with the service provider forever if you don't want to damage your phone?
You're right. The backups are in Documents. I can't open it though.
The Opera Mini is real handy. I can check my favorite sat weather map real quickly now to see if it will rain without having to use a computer. THAT is important to me. I also use it to check my emails for now, until I set up the phone's email. I'll look for a torch app for sure to replace the one on my ancient 1108 which I have kept solely for that feature. That locking the phone by tapping an icon, is that an app or something? I tried it and it just opened up the icon.
Stupid me, 31 Jul 2013I will have to revisit Nokia Suite and do over the backup and rename them as Carol said. I'll ... moreIt should be in My Documents - Nokia Suite - Backups, that's where mine are stored. But it doesn't hurt re-doing it. ;-) Well it depends, the 808 had one update too, it had Belle and now it has Belle fp2 so if you got one with the earlier version you'd still have to make an update. That phone is still around $550 here so I can only dream about it. Well, I have a shop window dummy model of the PureView so I at least know what it feels like to hold it, haha. I see people have some problems with it, and a few things are a bit better on the N8 but still I want it some day.
Oh well, I don't think it's too "pro" if you get a few apps to make stuff work easier and faster. For example I lock my N8 by tapping on an icon, unlock it by a two-finger swipe, also I got an app that turns the camera on when I press the camera key (when the phone is locked), I have some fun camera apps, a torch, games, gadgety stuff, trying different browsers etc. Mostly stuff that makes it more efficient. Oh, and Belle Extra Buttons, best app ever (you get two extra buttons at the bottom to a total of five, you can assign anything to them via long or short press), blah, blah. But you need Belle for it, obviously, but we'll get there soon enough. :-) And my geekiest app must be the one that synchronizes the clock to an atomic clock via the internet. :-D
Carol's method is a bit longer than just hitting "gimme my update" but safer, you'll get more free space and freshly installed software without possible bugs and the apps you probably won't need (Like, Office Suite is cool but a bit slow, there's a better alternative). It's not too hard, just read it and blindly follow what Nokia Suite tells you. And good luck. ;-)
MdN, 30 Jul 2013Okay I haven't done this myself as Belle was already there, but I think the phone manager is c... moreI will have to revisit Nokia Suite and do over the backup and rename them as Carol said. I'll probably have to delete the first back-up of everything which had taken quite a while to complete. I don't even know where it went so I'll have to look for it (unless it shows up only when the phone is connected to the PC).
I will really have to proceed slowly on this one to make sure I get it right. Such a pity I could not have just bought the Pure View 808 you spoke of, instead. It would have had everything installed. But $155US is a whole $1000.00 here! It would not have made sense either since I won't use most of the things on it. That's for you pros. With or without Belle, I just love this phone - and now my sis is sorry she was not adventurous enough to get one too, now that she sees I'm coming along with it, thanks to you folks.
Carol, 30 Jul 2013Ok, from the beginning. I already told you, you really have to stop worry. All you can do is t... moreWow! Thanks ever so much for giving me the step-by-step process which I am sure took up quite a bit of your time. I am indeed grateful. I am sure it is helpful to others too! There are going to be people carefully reading this I am sure, because not everybody is an electronic pro!
I will get a hard copy printed because I can't rely on my memory once everything shuts down. I also need to read through the procedure a few times because the whole thing is like Greek to me.
Now! Do you see why I'm afraid to tackle this on my own! I have read enough comments all over the net about people complaining of various things not working (including the camera) after the updating and wanting to go backwards. I am sure they were clueless people like me, who were just merrily tapping or clicking away without knowing what they were doing. My policy - when in doubt, find out!!!!!
We are so fortunate to have people like you and MdN who are always so willing to share your knowledge and help us geeks.