Indeed. Cnet and techradar reviews are all but good/professional/unbiased.
For those people that have just only read the reviews only on sites that have put down the N8, then take a look at this site on the net, themobileblog. Just google it. There are some really good videos and differen aspects of the phone, from video clarity to even connecting your phone to a TV and using a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to connect it with the phone while still being connected to the TV. It was amaizing!! Especially when he opened he browser and started browsing the net on the TV. The the other stuff that people are also asking about, such as an outdated app store is also reviewed. N8 features the new version of the store. Take a look. I have viewed the so called wonderfull other os app stores. This is right up there with the best. Easy to use and user friendly too. Video and picture quality was tops on this phones video review too. No laggyness and the reviews answer most of our questions.
You guys have to check this site out if you want honest opinions, not one sided ones and comparisons to others os's. This phone is unique in its own right.
injoy, 02 Oct 2010it is not really up to the CPU, but merely depends on OS. i would say if Nokia switches its OS... moreNo thanks. Android is decent, but it still has many baby problems. It will be a long time till Ill take an android phone. Currently Im finding Symbian just about perfect for myself, and im writing this from my N8 ;)
scotty, 01 Oct 2010it dosent say if this phone has a 1ghz cpu in it, like the samsung wave and galaxity, if i kno... moreit is not really up to the CPU, but merely depends on OS. i would say if Nokia switches its OS to android, it would be number one in market. infact i was thinking n97 hardware + android = good mixture
I'm one of those people that knows a good product review when I see one...
From what I read in the past hour you can trow cnet, techradar, engadget(just to name a few) in the bin. I'm waiting for mobile-review and gsmarena for a more objective opinion...
The hype is living up to its nature(for now)! :) N8 will dominate the market! (ps-have you seen that digital zoom during the video sample over at AAS? NICE!)
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2010can some one please tell me can the nokia n8 record at night using the led flash and is it bri... moreThis video was taken on the N8 at night time. It looks GREAT!!
hitec, 02 Oct 2010I just wonder what all these CNN, BBC.. icons are all about, and can you wipe them out the scr... moreCNN, BBC icon gives you on the fly over the air updates automatically on news around the world live from your widget. You dont need to open an app just to read BBC or CNN if you're interested. Unlike other phones like Android or iPhones.
hitec, 02 Oct 2010I just wonder what all these CNN, BBC.. icons are all about, and can you wipe them out the scr... moreNot forgetting if you're into fitness like me I use the Ascendo Fitness by symbian. Its simple but does its job for me which run everyday and swim alternate days.
hitec, 02 Oct 2010I just wonder what all these CNN, BBC.. icons are all about, and can you wipe them out the scr... moreYes you can choose to have it on or wipe it off. Its your choice. But it's there if you need it. as for the stopwatch, calender and so on its there. If there's something you need that's not there you can download it. Don't worry all the areas are covered. What more can you expect from Nokia the world biggest mobile maker and Symbian the world most popular Operating System and still is leading by more than 40% .
They give the best support unlike Samsung, LG, Sonyericsson and iPhone. They are always updating over the air so that you have the latest software and improvements. I came from Samsung and SE and will will continue to stick with Nokia as I like their support.
Anybody knows if the 3G will work.. I live in the USA and have ATT as the provider and have 3G service which is 850 the frequency. And if I travel to the Philippines and put a prepaid sim card will the 3G work there since they operate on a different frequency I think like 2100 UTMS... anybody know.......
I just wonder what all these CNN, BBC.. icons are all about, and can you wipe them out the screen whenever you don't need them?! My major concern is wheteher Nokia N8 has the samsunglike organizer(tasks, convertor, calendar, stopwatch, timer..), which I'm so used to because of frequent abroad travel and working out?! Thanx!
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2010Grrr... can only get the Nokia Silicone Cover CC-1005 for Nokia N8 - in stores in USA. Bummer... morehave a look on ebay there in loads of different covers available for the nokia n8
what ever ANON!
ur just jealous!
awhile ago it just 5,689,312 hits then now
5,724,249 hits wow!
ill update later!
To all that say that The Home screen is slightly laggy because it uses live/Active widgets eg. BBC, CNN, Email, Social networking and many more unlike the Android and iPhone which uses mainly just icons which are really just shortcuts. So in this aspect I think Nokia is miles ahead. Not to mention why do you want to open the battery compartment as the SIM and Memory card slots are exterior. Therefore the slight lag as its trying to retrieve info. Just my two cents.