Christian, 17 Sep 2010I really loved Nokia in the past and really am wishing to love this phone. The specs are great... moreHave you actually tried the Symbian^3 or you just guessing due to earlier Symbians?
I can't figure really anything I'd wanna change in Symbian^3, it's by far the best Symbian till now and by a big jump.
I would not take Android or iOS instead, myself. I don't really like Maemo either on the N900.
Announced date: 27 April 2010
Pre order date: 14 September 2010
Release date: xx ------ber 2010 (may vary for each countries)
I really loved Nokia in the past and really am wishing to love this phone. The specs are great and having a camera of such magnitude would be a blessing but the OS just doesn't live up to today's competition. I wish this phone would have been bundled with the MeeGo OS. Symbian is not the future of Nokia and they have stated that MeeGo will be the choose for top smart phones. Buying a symbian phone will only hurt consumers when no one is willing to create top quality apps for it. Until Nokia gets it right I guess I'll be staying with my iPhone 4. I am not an Apple fanboy (this is my first iphone) but Nokia should have gone with MeeGo on N8.
non-anonymous, 17 Sep 2010to anyone got the phone earlier by pre-order this 23rd, please share ur opinion about this pho... moreThey said shipping stats on the last week (around 30th sept) of september, so very unlikely for people to get it on 23rd by preordering..
to anyone got the phone earlier by pre-order this 23rd, please share ur opinion about this phone,, about the speed, battery life, resolution, camera, video, and others...THANK YOU..
friday, 17 Sep 2010I think its something to do with that very old ARM11 model processor.
I watched hero of spa... moreThat's well possible. But it's still not necessarily about ARM 11 being bad. It could be that the games have not been optimized for ARM 11, but possibly for that ARM Cortex 8 or whatever it is.
I've seen the same thing on games I've beta tested. Specswise as good components, be it gfx card or CPU, run the game very differently, just cos it was optimized better for the other. All Points Bulletin-game for example ran shitloads better with systems that had nVidia than systems that had ATI.
anonymous VIII, 17 Sep 2010Does any one know whether the keyboard is shown in both portrait and landscape modes? Some to... moreUgh, now I just realized I wrote wrong in my earlier comment, mixed up portrait and landscape mode.
N8 at does not have qwerty on portraid mode by default. I'm not sure if u can turn it on somehow, but at least its off then by default. Probably when Swype comes, this can be resolved at least.
Wheez, 17 Sep 2010It shouldn't be about the lack of capability to run those games. I can't say for certain, but ... moreI think its something to do with that very old ARM11 model processor.
I watched hero of sparta game performance with N8, iphone 3g, 3gs and 4 and noticed iphone 3g performance is very similar than N8, its not smooth at all.
Then i watched those phones specs and learned that 3g is only iphone which uses that old ARM11 too.
anyone know about its battery life? can it last standby 2-3 days or more?
Does any one know whether the keyboard is shown in both portrait and landscape modes? Some touchscreen telephones do not display the keyboard in portrait mode.
anonymous VIII, 17 Sep 2010One of the items included in the N* package is the battery. What I do not know is if it is al... moreIt's preinstalled for that exact reason. They arn't normal screws either (although they can be opened with a "normal" screwdriver of a certain size), but since they are special screws with no special screwdriver, it's certainly preinstalled.
One of the items included in the N* package is the battery. What I do not know is if it is already installed or the owner has to install it. If the owner has to install it, then there cannot be a loss of warranty for removing it. If it comes pre-installed, then I can see and issue if the owner removes it.
guest, 17 Sep 2010"First, why would you need to remove the battery yourself? Well, I don't know anyone who ... moreThere are idiots cheering for each phone, goes for Nokia and iPhones :D
As long as the phone has a capability of doing a full power cut off from the power button (like in computers and laptops), it's fine. Most are complaining about the nonremovable battery cos they did that when the phone crashed. Earlier Nokias havnt had that full power cut off function cos of the removable battery.
Capacitive screens have their pros and cons. They are extremely sensitive in ideal conditions, thus very nice, but not usable with ie. gloves on or with normal stylus (the capacitive stylus at least for N8 has quite a big tip, so not as precise as a normal stylus, usually).
Pinch to zoom, well, it's a nice thing, having more features is never a bad thing. I probably wouldn't have minded as long as it would've been implemented some other way. Like the "volume" hardware buttons could be pretty nicely used for zooming in and out. I'm quite split around pinch to zoom myself, it's handy, but somehow I don't really like it. Maybe it's just me, but the gesture is somewhat "hard" or unnatural to do.
Wheez, 17 Sep 2010First, why would you need to remove the battery yourself? Well, I don't know anyone who carrie... more"First, why would you need to remove the battery yourself? Well, I don't know anyone who carried a backup battery with a phone that had a removable battery but I guess those exist"
I'v been wondering that same thing for one year now, always nokia fans has been pick on iphone users about that. And now when nokia do the same it's ok and they are saying exactly the same things what iphone users have sayed to nokiafans.
surprise, surprise! Nokiafans are such a "Coat-turners"
its the same with pinch zoom and capasitive screen, first its useless and no-one needs it, and now finally nokia has it too and it is very nice and good thing.
friday, 17 Sep 2010"By the looks of things I think game developers are already working on some quality games... moreIt shouldn't be about the lack of capability to run those games. I can't say for certain, but I'd claim that they might not take advantage of the dedicated GPU (since any other device those games are ran on do not have one, so the support might not be there automatically)
SidewindeR, 17 Sep 2010Hey everyone... did you all check out tyhe Augmented reality app on the N8? It's so cool and w... more"By the looks of things I think game developers are already working on some quality games for the S^3 platform."
Too bad N8 cant run them smoothly, check out this
i was very disappoinment when i saw those, very bad performance. I really thought it can run games like iphone, but it didnt, i think i'm changing to buy iphone instead N8
Can i practice tipping with swype it is better than physical kryboard
First, why would you need to remove the battery yourself? Well, I don't know anyone who carried a backup battery with a phone that had a removable battery but I guess those exist.
Nokia does not confirm the N8 being late. Why would the deny it if those sites were right? Remember when the Eldar guy said 26th of August as release date (Nokia never said that), people thought it was for real, this has a same kind of source. Some random indian guy said it will be delayed. Nokia denies, so I don't believe it either.
Nokia philippines must be pulling numbers out of their ass then, as they have never stated those dates you are saying on anywhere else. Don't blame Nokia if your local retailers make shit up.
So far they havn't failed a single official release date they have given, mainly cos the last week of sept/1st august is the first and only official date given along with Q3 2010. Neither of those have been failed to fulfil yet.
I'm not sure what did that one guy mean with "full keyboard" in portraid mode, but the N8 surely has a good QWERTY in portraid mode.
The reason iPhone does not have real multitasking is cos it freezes most applications. Music player is among the few that actually continues to run on the background. Given, many things that you would multitask don't have to actively run in the background, but you might need some things really to run on the background and not just be frozen.
The lack of video light is shame, though, but it's understandable with those optics and everything that you can't just fit in everything there. It's still a world of tradeoffs.
Never mind the 5000000 hits ! Look at the almost 100000 votes :-) And the cell has not even been released ! This surely must be the most awaited cell ever ! ! !
where is videolight?
100% battery not removable... need screw driver to remove it. they lose warranty w/o permission of nokia service center.
nokia n8 delayed again when it released. nokia phillippines first date announced last week of august. untill now no n8 sell. and 2nd date of announced is sep 15. but say sorry for delayed there some problem to nokia device and company need to fixed first before start selling. maybe november or december n8 start selling here in the phillippines.