My thought process…
1) Hey! There’s a WebTV icon taking up valuable screen space. I bet there’s something really amazing in there….
2) I… uh… oh… What? A single icon? No cool stuff for me? Why not just take me into Ovi rather than pushing another icon? Oh well… at least I’ve already installed Ovi. I can just click on the Ovi icon and go straight to the Ovi marketplace I already downloaded. Right?
3) Kill. Me. Now. Despite having already installed Ovi - this piece of stainless steel encrusted excrement has taken me to the web and wants me to download it again? Ah… no… it says I should download it again. But it automatically opens the Ovi store. I hope this is worth it.
4) This is literally the most depressing thing I’ve seen. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Erotic Bollywood. I bet people from / in India are well chuffed to see India Today on there. What else is there? Hmmm… a 1 star rated “Gazzetta”. Something called “E!” which is apparently a utility. Or I can pay 4GBP for a cartoon.
No. I simply don’t believe that this is what I am being offered. I refuse to believe that Nokia are this cack-handed. I’ve obviously got a defective unit with a defective Ovi store. That is litterally the only explanation that makes sense. Who in their right mind at Nokia would have approved this? An icon that leads to another icon that leads to a web page that leads to a store with only 5 items in it?
Are Nokia playing a practical joke on me? IT’S NOT FUNNY GUYS!
Why we Finns are buying more iPhones than ever!
I can understand your frustration fully. Ive used Nokia since day one and worked with this business since 1988. Since that Ive had Sony, Ericsson, Sharp, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and iPhone mobiles and more or less Nokia has always been the best. However, for some reason few years ago, Nokia models started to have strange problems and bad quality issues. The phones got more complicated to use, errors occurred and silly software designs finally did the thing and I changed to iPhone. I had N95 as one of my latest models and it wasnt working for a single day during my sim locked contract as it should.
Before anybody says that iPhone is not a phone, I say it myself. It sure isnt working as good as Nokia, but on the other hand, its doing its job in general 10x better than Nokia does. For the first time I can really use google on my phone, browse the internet without waiting for minutes to get connected or use the navigation now and not after some 10 minutes Nokia has finally connected to GPS. What is the point of having all these gadgets if they are not usable or working as they should.
Nokia made one big mistake. Symbian. Ive seen how it started with Psion Ltd. and oh my god guys… those English doing any software is a nightmare.
Of the thousands of UI defects in the N8 - the lack on portrait QWERTY keyboard is one of the biggies.
No more! The is a vertical keyboard! Well done Nokia.
Hmmm? Wait? What! It wasn’t Nokia wot done it. It was that crafty fox Janole.
So, a lone developer can beat Nokia / Symbian at producing a usable UI for the N8.
PS - I’ve thrown my N8 in the bin. I tried to return it - but they don’t accept phones which have been thrown repeatedly against a brick wall in frustration.
[deleted post]if current processor is good, 1ghz will be better isn't? esp for slow symbian OS, it needs higher processor
[deleted post]n8 use same processor as 5230!! epic failure
This phone is boring, only great on hardware but very bad on software & nokia ovi store. Who need a hdmi port on mobile phone? The UI very laggy & not smooth at all since compare to iphone 4. Gaming with 3D chip? Iphone more interesting with accelerometer+three axis gyrometer...
Mark, 07 Nov 2010The Nokia N8 is literally years ahead of the competition as a convergence device smartphone. I... moreWatch why Nokia N8 is literally years ahead of the competition
mac5, 07 Nov 2010Dude... Nokia took 1 & a half year more to launch n8 as compared to se satio the 12mpx co... moreThe Nokia N8 is literally years ahead of the competition as a convergence device smartphone. It does not have the best browser (yet) but it is in a class of its own.
Gitty, 07 Nov 2010Yeah I use it but only .mp4 videos looks great on N8 !i cannot download video from tubezen. Why?
brynn, 07 Nov 2010Typical borderline know it all who knows nothing..The n8 is faster than omnia hd by 80mhz but ... moreCould you please tell me what is difference bettween bluetooth 2.0 and 3.0 , as i did not find any difference in the bluetooth option of n8 and 5800 ? Does it sends or recieves faster ?
n8 has good camera. Its autofocus feature is excellent its xenon can also be used in pitch black condition, but one may find problem while using automatic flash option as it some times spoils the image, hd video recoding is quite awesome with very good quality playback on big screens, but n8 lacks video light feature. Touch screen is very sensitive just light brush would do, one excellent feature is there is that the touch screen only responds to one's skin so you will not have any problem keeping it in you pocket without locking the screen. One more good thing about n8 is it can run symbian 5 aplication with ease.
YApps,softwares,themes cant b send through bluetooth.But according to my trick u can send (for newcomers who dont know)
1. Select the app that u want to send like ex- (asphalt.Sisx) at the end it is written sisx then rename it instead of sisx write jpg or mp3 or 3gp
ex -(asphalt.Mp3) then send to ur frnd mobile
2.After receiving in ur frnds phone then rename dat file ex- asphalt.Mp3 make it original extention ex-asphalt.Sisx then save.This is easiest method no need of pc
[deleted post]get lost. we have all seen these videos already. you are not first to post them here. anyways n8 is going to get a large number of updates which will make it several times faster. don't forget it is currently running on it's first firmware version.
I have also bought nokia n8. It has good gaming quality i have downloaded NFS shift (81mb) hd from ovi store. Games are shutter free even if you run few other aplication on background. But ovi store sucks, you can only get only few (real) games for free unlike android market. Even ovi music store cannot search all songs. Ovi store is full of useless aplication. Good hd games like Asphalt 5 (144mb), Avatar (120mb) etc are also available but not free.
I luv this phone.is already in kenya? Where do i get it? Must go 4 it.
I luv this phone.is already in kenya? Where do i get it? Must go 4 it.
[deleted post]Typical borderline know it all who knows nothing..The n8 is faster than omnia hd by 80mhz but that is fast at full blast 600Mhz.The big thing is the n8 powerfull graphics hardware & that combination is much better than 1GHz cpu alone plus its better on the battery.
If you search for most powrfull gaming laptop for 800GBP it brings up alienware laptop m11 (i think )which has an 1.3Ghz proccessor,SO,on that basis its rubbish then????No it has 2 special dedicated graphics chip to do blisteringly fast gaming.
So to sum for the last time for thickos who do not use search option at bottom of gsmarenas page to find an answer to a question that may have already been answered.
Mobile A HAS 1.2ghZ PROCESSOR with integrated just so 2d graphics chip.
Mobile b has 600Mhz proccessor with 3d dedicated hardware chip plus integrated 2d/3d chip.
Mobile b would win on gaming,video smoothness etc if the programmer made use of the graphics chip.
Now why would i need 1.2 GHz for except for flattening the battery??,,well people will say for gaming but thats so untrue,the nokia n82 3d graphics chip helped supply the 30fps tv out output so again its a combination of the 2 not raw proccessing power.So gaming is better with graphics chip than just proccessing power!!!!
The nokia n96 achieved fantastic video playback and codec support due to a video decoder chip and had 14hrs music playback due to a dedicated audio chip..If the n96 used one of its 220 Mhz proccessors it would shorten the battery life and produce not very smooth video playback and reduced codec support.
So take you massive proccessor speeds and get yourself a basic computer science course and learn real life computing.
Last thing to help, A proccessor has fsb,apu,level 1 and 2 caches,timers,2d chips maybe 3d chips,just to name a few its a complex chip. It is not just a brain.Proccessor speeds can only be compared by using the same family of chips and its speed is NOT determined by GHz its DMIPS which used to be WMIPS that counts its calculations.
The graphics chip in general is used for crunching thru polygon after polygon at its basic level and can massively boost a proccessor speed than raw GHz alone.
I should just give up with people who SHOULD NOT be using smarfones and STILL reckon mobile fone shops should give a warning when selling smartfones to the general joe public PERIOD.
nokia needs to update this symbain 3 great phones but very bad os what is taken nokia so long and the phone lags also i have one and my friends have also but it is slow compared to other os out there symbain 3 is still in the stone age i am a nokia fan and nokia needs to make more better apps look at the apple store like nokia is not learning at all
Awesome phone.A must buy for all