A new skype for symbian 3, like on nokia n8 ,will be out before xmas,
this is official words from skype forum
I have done a complete 180 degree turn on my opinion of Nokia and the N8. Before I got it I was a 100% Nokia fan so excited to get the their new flagship phone. Now I've got (had) it I can't agree with you more! What a waste of good hardware! Excellent camera, FM transmitter, Fantastic build quality and good battery but that all means nothing when your phone crashes and runs slow. This was such a let down for me and I'm embarrassed to be so narrow minded to have been so loyal to Nokia. I have been missing out on 'modern' phones and UI's.
I have sent my N8 back (just waiting for nokia to confirm receipt of it) and I can't wait to get a HTC desire -which is alot older than the N8 but way ahead in performance.
I know people will disagree with me but they are probably die hard nokia fans who only know the world of nokia like I used to. I used to be exactly the same and was even defending this phone on this same forum (check the history!)
My N8 froze up on me everyday and many other owners have the same problem, some web pages took forever to load or just didn't load, it missed emails when syncing with gmail!! and above all the UI looks so dull.
I am not bashing or trolling I am simply being honest. Those people not sure whether to get this phone just youtube it Nokia vs (any other top end phone) and see for yourself.
I blame wheez for me getting this phone! He made it sound amazing but now he's gone quiet after getting his -I wonder why....
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010wow, you really come from a commercial background. Why the hatred? Why urge N8 users to look e... moreThere is no hatred from me...? quite the opposite in fact, I'm trying to help people by sharing my experience (and opinions which is what this page is for) -as I wish someone had to me before I waited for so long and then got the N8.
I regret it so much as I am now back with my N95 8gb while I wait to get a different phone due to having to send the N8 back
To everyone out there I had the N8 for a little over a week and decided to return it, I live in US. The phone is too buggy; it just freezes from time to time with literally no application opened. What people talk to much about is the ARM 11 680 MHz processor which does not suffice. But the real problem is the 256MB RAM, which is way too little for a device like this. I was replaying a video taken with it’s own camera and it wouldn’t load, it was giving me warning “ the memory is full close some applications” and no other application was opened. I’ve been a Nokia fan for over 10 years but believe me, lately this company does not know how to keep up with the competition. SHAME NOKIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
watch how nokia n8 is powerfull phone !!!!!!!!!!!
Again, for you N8 users, who did not get swayed by the propaganda that were put up even before it came out, you are one heck of an intelligent group to prove them otherwise. Praises to you.
Dwane, 26 Oct 2010Thank you for your advise but the only thing I put on the phone was my contacts! look at the b... morewow, you really come from a commercial background. Why the hatred? Why urge N8 users to look elsewhere if you are sensible enough to consider others' opinions. Leave us be. Do not force your opinion from some experience that honestly I think is concocted). Sorry for your "bad" experience. I leave it for these bright NOKIA people to judge. The way you insist yourself is mind boggling, at least to me. Good luck again, my friend...
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010Hi Dwane... I saw your videos and m sorry that your Nokia N8 is not living up to your expectat... moreThank you for your advise but the only thing I put on the phone was my contacts! look at the background pic in the video -its just one that was pre-loaded on the phone.
After experiencing these faults I realised that Nokia was still same old Nokia with their usual glitches. I know because all my other phones are Nokia. I just thought Symbian 3 would rectify this but when it didn't I was forced to look elsewhere, and wow were my eyes opened!!
This is why I urge future N8 owners to research the N8 against other smart phones before making the decision to get one, as the good hardware won't make up for the poor user experience.
Dwane, 25 Oct 2010Did you really check the history? No you obviously didn't as I have clearly being supporting ... moreHi Dwane... I saw your videos and m sorry that your Nokia N8 is not living up to your expectations What i suggest just show it to the Nokia Care and get your phone software reloaded I know its a new phone and even Nokia Care guys may not provide you a latest updated software but getting it reloaded will help i believe, Nxtthing to look is that t hope you are leaving enough space empty on the onboard memory...
Dwane, 26 Oct 2010I take it you could not find even ONE video showing a positive review of it against another sm... moreYikes, why am I entertainng you? lol. I have the N8 in my hands, and this IS my proof. Can't wait for the updates. And hope you'll have yours too - like in Dwane ver. 2.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010You realize your convoluted dreams? Even this website (gsmarena) was surprised just before the... moreI take it you could not find even ONE video showing a positive review of it against another smart phone?! Not even ONE?? in the whole of youtube? could all those people be wrong? again I urge you to wake up!!
We are talking about a phone so why the insults about me being twisted etc? you really are pathetic. Just facts please and sensible comments please
I owned and owning the HTC Desire, BB 9800, iPhone and had experience with most other phones such as Samsung Galaxy S and Wave. I had to buy the Nokia N8 since i bought Nokia for over 15 years and had to stop buying about two years ago due to many problems. Anyhow, I think N8 is great phone compare with other Nokia phones in past but it is not as good a my other 3 phone. The quality of phone, Camera are great. But problem is the Old and outdated OS by Nokia. Even gsmarena admit this i their review. Why Nokia no start with new generation of OS and give up on Symb.?
Dwane, 26 Oct 2010Yes I've already agreed its got a good battery. So yes for a phone it serves its purpose very... moreYou realize your convoluted dreams? Even this website (gsmarena) was surprised just before the N8 came out because lots of websites gave negative comments on it. But lo and behold, people (ast least the bright ones) still ordered them and all proved these sites wrong. Later, gsmarena did s piece wondering why these sites gave all these negative comments even if they did not get the prototypes. Turned out, these sites were sponsored by either Samsung or Apple. Please put something worthy to believe here, my friend. You are one TWISTED individual. I mean it. And please enough with your youtube shenanigans.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010Well sorry. I am like the Energizer battery. I keep going, and going, and going...
Wow! I thi... moreYes I've already agreed its got a good battery. So yes for a phone it serves its purpose very well.
For a smart phone though it is behind others such as HTC, Samsung, and even Apple (even though I would never get an iphone)
check youtube (I won't insert the link so you can't say I got a biased one)
N8 vs htc desire
N8 vs Samsung Galaxy S
N8 vs (insert any 2010 smart phone)
If you get one where the N8 performs better than any of these phones then please post it and I'll shut up
I ask you to do it and be honest with yourself
Dwane, 26 Oct 2010Yeah we already read that a few posts down (yawn)Well sorry. I am like the Energizer battery. I keep going, and going, and going...
Wow! I think that's the N8 too! It keeps going!!!
I lost my train of thought cos of this schmuck.
Ever have that feeling, especially at the airport, that you're playing with your cellphone (as most of us do) but in the back of your mind you worry that it might run out of power and so you'll miss an important phone call? Well, not for the N8! Play away, listen to music, watch video and you still have juice left for that important phone call. No worries. Because I hate fighting for that plug at the airport against laptop/Android/iPhone users with big screens. The N8 can do what theirs can do, and much more. And I don't have to worry about power. Boy, I feel so empowered. And BTW, netbooks are more practical nowadays than 17" laptops, if anyone have noticed lately. More power to you N8 owners! :-) ... Just saying...
I have come from a n5800 & find this a breeze to use esp now its capacitive .I find that the 16gb memory may be slow as per usual .sound is better than 5800 & gud speaker .I keep missing the pop ups in symbian3 you get a little drop down icon on top left corner..To be honest after 3 days with it its not to different to symbian1 but very high spec,lots to try out yet but battery is very strong,on 2nd charge since sat morning.
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2010Sorry, Didn't understand what the below statement meant ..
"offcom uk are also starting ... moreI think it was in reply to an earlier post about google getting in trouble for patent infringement,about one page back.Yes offcom uk are investigating how much info google have on UK residents,i am surprised FBI dont investigate.They have allsorts of data on people & shud be illegal,also he/she was having a go at android.
i have n86 & using tweets 60 & used to it but is it available on N8,if anyone knows,thanx.Should have n8 next week as contract due up.cool stuff;-))
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2010Dwane, checking your history you've been a N8 hater all the way, ever since. So, why do you ke... moreDid you really check the history? No you obviously didn't as I have clearly being supporting this phone for months whilst waiting for it to be released.
@Dani, I've aleady waited long enough!!! while their are already better phones available now
Nokia lovers (and I include myself in this sweeping statement) remind me of people hanging on cd's -yes cd's work fine but mp3 is so much easier, newer and BETTER
Wake up people!! This phone is just good hardware and such a waste of it.
To prove I'm not lying look at my video's of my N8 experience.
Yes I am 'crying' as I was so excited for this phone for months -spending every night reading and posting on this forum to be let down so coldly with this seemingly unfinished phone.