The N8s camera is not as good as my old Nokia N82 in close up images ,i have tested both together an the camera on the N8 needs a software up date to take better pictures at close up items,the cameras o.k taking long photos an flash o.k,so hope Nokia do give us a up date soon to improve the camera more
i work in a shop and just got one as soon as they came into stock ater playing with reps prototype and thought it was nice after having it for a day its been freezing , wont down load music starit from web sites , the turn sensor keeps turning its self off and while in 3g network i try to vid call and says cant do vid call out side 3g network.
prince078, 01 Nov 2010guys help me out plz.. I recently installed spb shell on my N8.. I changed the default black b... moreto close SPB shell, from the main SPB screne, press launcher(bottom left corner)
now press "settings"
now press the icon at teh bottom right
now that ur out, go to the phone settings, themes,general.. there you can change ur themes,
okay attention please :D
N8 has 256rams, with virtual memory
i tried to demonstrate how practical it is
i opened the new opera beta, symbian based
and opened 8 diff mobile sites, all are relatively complex
then i closed the tabs, and opened 13 tabs of engadgent, which is the heaviest of em
from this point on, i havent closed anything, so the opera remained running, with all tabs open...
i started opening other apps(have in mind, im using SPB shell..
list of apps opened
7-opera mini with 13 HEAVY tabs opened
8-angry birds, (heavy)
12-Web browser(1 tab, meduim)
14-Opera mobile(1 tab, meduim)
i decided to kill it, and opened needforspeed, yes the memory error poped now :D, i mean, if it didnt, i wouldnt know wat to say in this post :D
at this point, need for speed closed, and opera mini closed too.. both without my permission .. but the rest of apps and games were still running
phone BARELY slowed down, even with all those apps up :)
link for screenies :
haters/trolls i dare u to rant back... please try... now /shoo..
[deleted post]duh !
i have nokia n8 and i want to sell it because i'll buy blackberry
nokia is a camera not a phone
prince078, 01 Nov 2010guys help me out plz.. I recently installed spb shell on my N8.. I changed the default black b... moreAs i remember s60v5 apps work on the n8 so here goes, i hope it works for you. Download 2 apps that being Y-tasks from ovi and the other being M.Gaurd from Netqin. Use the M.Gaurd to set the spb to stop as an auto start-up app. Use the Y-task to force close the spb shell when you need to. For the background theme go to settings and change the background. It normally comes with a few pre-loaded so from there you can select the original one you had. Hope that helps. Some guys stated s60v5 apps dont work too well on the n8. Try it and if they lag or hang then un-install them. Worth a try?
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