its has in built GPS... it connects to network when it doesnt have the map in the ovi..otehr wise it works perfectly fine..as it is in built gps so takes time to connect with the satellites..else it has agps..which means it show location using gprs and cell ids. so..dont worry..it takes a little time to get the gps working..
First of all I would like to say that I'm an N8 owner. I had this phone for about a couple of weeks and had no problems with my phone. I would like to thank Nokia for a great job they do on the phones that they develop. Ok, alot of people are not happy with their phones. Not enough RAM, battery has a short life span, OS is S.O.S. , slow processors. Bottom line is look how slim and nice this telephone is. You only can fit so much into this phone and also you want an affordable price tag? For the price, beauty, built, and specs., this phone is perfect! Sorry if you're having problems but it'll be taken care in the next firmware. Thanks again Nokia and keep up the good work.
i bought n8 last week phone is so good and impressive look but there are some issues
1. ovi store runs auto on home net work i used setting on always ask but when i use web it shows option but not shows on ovi store why?
2.accuweather app i install from ovi store it not works on my n8 then i re install result was same
3.still on ovi store has nothing new for nokia n8 all apps are mostley old
4.nokia should do must work for n8 if they want to listen the voice of there customers
can anyone tell me that is xenon flash of n8 remains open/works while video is recording in night?
kiran, 19 Nov 2010N8 is rough and tough but at the moment N8 has some power problems going on if you can maintai... moreiPhone is a toy. Its great for people who don't actually need a smartphone and feel lost with complex interface.
The list of downsides for power users is pretty much endless...
-transferring files to/from phone is a pain, needs iTunes & cable
-terrible notification system
-joke of a multitasking
-no customization options
-even setting mp3 as ringtone is a pain
-no file manager
-mail program keeps all the folders open all the time (irritates me every time)
-no 3rd party apps outside appstore (want to deploy your own business app for company phones, well..)
-bad speaker volume (missed calls etc.)
and so on...
I would only consider WebOS, Android, Symbian and MeeGo/Maemo as real smartphones.
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2010And most of people use windows, right? :) If you aggregate all the memory cards, pen drives, mobile phones etc... which all use fat32 then compare to the amount of people who use Windows, you'll find Windows falls behind in terms of the amount of users of fat32. Or am I just being pedantic?
Jenny, 19 Nov 2010Does the N8 come standard with a memory card? I am undecided on which phone is better Nokia N8... moreN8 is rough and tough but at the moment N8 has some power problems going on if you can maintain a phone without dropping it you can go for iphone4 it's one of the best smart phones in the market :)
Ok heres the thing! I currently have a Sony Ericsson C905 Cyber-shot and need to upgrade, The N8 caugth my attension with it's 12 megapixel camera and xenom flash lite..wow. After going thru all the negative comments I wonder if this is a good idea. Can someone please give me advise.
the n8 is a good phone but software problems they took so long to release this phone and they still havent got it right
Nokia n8 have software and hardware problem believe i have one submitted it to Nokia care they told me that the usb port isn't responding and some other software problem they told me that it will take 10 day to replace and today is day no 3if u think i am lying than u can check my imie in any Nokia care 352684041888806
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2010"which allows you to connect a USB memory stick or pen-drive or indeed an external hard d... moreWho uses Fat32? Well every camera, phone, picture frame etc. out there. Linux computers usually use something else, but Fat32 is used when they need compatibility.
Only thing that actually uses NTFS is Windows, since it is Microsoft proprietary format, but keep on trolling...
wait for the samsung wave II. then you will regret the N8. eheheheh!!!!
deep space bar, 19 Nov 2010it was a small amount of phones i've had mine for a few weeks now and i have no problemsPersonally haven't gotten seen any of the problems listed here on my own or friends phones. Possible that some other areas got the faulty batches, but N8 is awesome phone.
Every single phone has its problems, but so far N8 seems to have lot less than on average.
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2010My goodness, the n8 is plagued with so many issues. The worst one ever of all among all phone... moreit was a small amount of phones i've had mine for a few weeks now and i have no problems
Today, my N8 kept charging after unplugging it. I tried to reset it but the power button wouldn't work. This has A LOT of problems guys. I'm glad I'm returning it this weekend. I still don't know what to get, but I'm sure anything will do better.
My goodness, the n8 is plagued with so many issues. The worst one ever of all among all phones is, it won't even turn on. How can nokia mess up on something very, very basic. Why is nokia selling dead phones? That would only mean that nokia just releases phones without even checking if they work at all. How disappointing. Nokia will be dead just like their dead phones :)
Ray Hipkiss, 19 Nov 2010 The N8 doesn't come with a memory card. But it does have 16GB of mass memory built in. There ... more"which allows you to connect a USB memory stick or pen-drive or indeed an external hard drive if you want."
if they are Fat32, i have no idea who use that fat32 anymore? If you bought extra storage usually you fill them like movies and all kind of big files so you have to change them to NTFS which support over 4 giga files.
If you go to your friend place and thinking to copying something and he's storage is NTFS you have nice problem there :)
I think this fat32 vs NTFS is not known for many people, thats why people reporting not workind extra storages with N8. Its very bad it doesnt support ntfs too, but i think its not possible right? like N8 cant support over 2 gig video files, so you have to cut hd movies to get them work, not very useful either.