Got it from an N8 owner’s review. This is For interested Nokia N8 buyers, including myself:
“Now some misleading media propaganda:
1. N8 has only 680 MHz processor: Believe me Symbian is by born very efficient. If u ever own a Mac and try to run a Windows 7 in a virtual machine then u know how slow it is. Processor doesn't define speed. I started with a 233MHz pentium processor with 32MB RAM which ran Windows 98 extremely fast with all Office applications, a bunch of productivity apps and a host of games. To give a recent example look at Windows Vista, which runs very slow on the same computer compared to Windows 7 or Mac OS X!
2. N8 has only 256MB RAM: Again u don't need that much RAM. The Symbian^3 has "Writable data paging" which works like virtual memory. And don't forget, Symbian is built from ground up to be battery, memory and processor efficient. No other OS (including Android) claims that feat.”
I WAS UNDECIDED BUT AFTER READING REVIEWS, MAJORITY ARE POSITIVE, I HAVE MADE MY MIND UP TO GET ONE ONCE WE GET BACK TO US LATER THIS MONTH FROM DEPLOYMENT.
guys help me out plz.. I recently installed spb shell on my N8.. I changed the default black background.. But i want to get it back.. Plz tell me how to do it.. Second thing i want to know is how to close the spb shell.. Thanks in advance....
naveen , 01 Nov 2010hey friends i'm naveen .. i want to buy a new phone i can keep upto 20,000 so please sujest me... moren8 will be more than 20k for a few more months...it is selling pretty well in my home town(Shimla)..the C7 has also become available...it gives you more hardaware keys but compromises on the camera(not to worry about from what i have read in a few reviews)...but the gogd news for you is that there was atleast 1 retailer who was selling the C7 for 20k...only silver colour was available though...other retailers were asking 21k for it...so i would suggest you go for C7 if the limit on your budget can not be crossed..i bought an n8 for my brother as it loked just stellar in blue...
Note: you should try to bargain for C7 to get it for 20k if it is being sold for more. It usually costs the retailers around 12k. So dont feel bad about it.
Tip : Dont buy it
you will coast yourself a lot of money for a camera not a phone
buy HTC or BlackBerry
2X zoom is not enough with 12mp camera
Kash 4X hota..................!!!!
Otherwise too much good phone..
[deleted post]nice try "nokia lover", or can I say "bitching lover"!
The Nokia N8 smartphone, which began shipping Sept. 30, is the latest victim of a teardown by iFixit. The repair site's team went to work with its Torx screwdriver to offer a look inside Nokia's new flagship smartphone. In all, the iFixit team gave the N8 high marks. They were impressed with several design decisions, including Nokia's "creative" placement of the device's antennas (you may recall, creative antenna placement got Apple into trouble with the iPhone 4) and its EMI (electromagnetic interference) shields, which protect the phone's chips from interference. The N8's 12-megapixel camera, which Nokia paired with the type of flash normally found in a full-size camera, also impressed. Shipping unattached to a carrier, and so without the obligation of a service contract, the N8—which runs the new Symbian 3 OS—is priced at approximately $500. "Betting the farm on the success of the N8," iFixit reported on its site, "Nokia has packed this phone full of awesome features." (All photos are courtesy of iFixit.com.)
If neone thinking of buying this phone , i will say go straight and buy one , own one . It is a nice phone :D
The phone is super smooth even if i try to browse the web while hearing my fav tracks, the ear buds qualty is osome . I love its touch senstivity , quite comparable to iphone standrad .
amazing phone , i finally got mine and its reaaly a bomb. specially the cam and its build quality , feel expensive , yesssssssssssssss
this phone is the best symbian phone even better than samsung omnia hd. but i think it cnt defeat its rivals like iphone 4,sgs and dhd with a mere camera
ash, 01 Nov 2010hi, i'm wondering which phone is better and worth to buy? 1)N8 2)N900 3)X10overall best amongs all the symbian devices....
hey friends i'm naveen .. i want to buy a new phone i can keep upto 20,000 so please sujest me a phone it must be a nokia one ... plzz waitin for ur reply..
hi, i'm wondering which phone is better and worth to buy?
Sujith, 01 Nov 2010All specification of N8 is amazing. But Sar rate of N8 mobile is High. Its the radiation absor... moreN8 bad for the health? I don't think so, read this N8 environmental declaration & specs as from being SAR compliant:
Additionally, Nokia has voluntarily restricted the use of many other harmful substances, and calls attention to substances such as skin sensitizers and substances that might cause harm to the environment or to the user during the lifecycle of the phone.
Some details of such substances for this product are listed below:
The surface of this device does not contain nickel in the platings. The surface of this device contains stainless steel.
This product does not contain Brominated or Chlorinated compounds or Antimony trioxide as specified in Nokia Substance List requirement and definition.
Polyvinylchloride (PVC) is not used in this product or its packaging.
The supplied battery complies with the EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC and does not contain cadmium, lead, or mercury in concentrations higher than those defined in the directive.
The supplied charger meets Energy Star version 2.0 specifications for external power supplies.
This product fully complies with all relevant global regulations, for example:
The EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
“Management Methods on the Prevention and Control of Pollution caused by Electronic Information Products” commonly known as “China RoHS”
European REACH Regulation 1907/2006/EC
The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
MATERIALS AND SUBSTANCES:
Free of PVC, free of brominated & chlorinated compounds and free of antimony trioxide as defined in Nokia Substance List, bio-based materials in inner parts of the product.
Made of renewable, 100 % recyclable
Sujith, 01 Nov 2010All specification of N8 is amazing. But Sar rate of N8 mobile is High. Its the radiation absor... moreNokia N8 (Type RM-596)
CERTIFICATION INFORMATION (SAR)
THIS MOBILE DEVICE MEETS GUIDELINES FOR EXPOSURE TO RADIO WAVES.
Your mobile device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves recommended by international guidelines. These guidelines were developed by the independent scientific organization ICNIRP and include safety margins designed to assure the protection of all persons, regardless of age and health.
The exposure guidelines for mobile devices employ a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the ICNIRP guidelines is 2.0 watts/kilogram (W/kg) averaged over ten grams of tissue. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. The actual SAR level of an operating device can be below the maximum value because the device is designed to use only the power required to reach the network. That amount changes depending on a number of factors such as how close you are to a network base station. The highest SAR value under the ICNIRP guidelines for use of the device at the ear is 1.02 W/kg.
Use of device accessories and enhancements may result in different SAR values. SAR values may vary depending on national reporting and testing requirements and the network band. Additional SAR information may be provided under product information at www.nokia.com.
USA & Canada
(FCC ID: PDNRM-596) Your mobile device is also designed to meet the requirements for exposure to radio waves established by the Federal Communications Commission (USA) and Industry Canada. These requirements set a SAR limit of 1.6 W/kg averaged over one gram of tissue. The highest SAR value reported under this standard during product certification for use at the ear is 1.12 W/kg and when properly worn on the body is 0.85 W/kg. Information about this device model can be found at https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/cf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm by searching the equipment authorization system using FCC ID: PDNRM-596.
guys i've got 3-4 issues particularly for the SILVER color N8, ppl r complaining dat the silver color is wearing off aftr a couple of weeks usage, ne1 out der encounterin wid the same problm...??