hayato, 04 Sep 2010Thanks to those who replied. And as i mentioned previously, i'm asking for the document editor... moreOh, sorry for misunderstanding, can't really answer the question you really asked, though.
As far as I know, Nokia at least will not support upgrading the OS later on to Symbian^4 or anything else, but it might be doable anyways (I know people have installed Androids on their Symbian devices etc).
Can't really answer the 3D acceleration for gaming, as it doesn't really appeal to me in the first place. For me the biggest thing about the dedicated GPU is that it takes alot of the strain away from CPU, allowing for a lesser CPU and just generally speaking smoother media.
Thanks to those who replied. And as i mentioned previously, i'm asking for the document editor, not the video editor. Is it completely free?
About the accelorometer, what i'm trying to say is that the background of the home screen looks like theres a liquid inside that moves depending to which angle you tilt your phone(sorry for the word 'rotate', i think maybe that's the cause of misunderstanding). It is only available on the orange and blue theme for the n8 variant of the corresponding colour. I really think it's cool. But what i really meant to ask is if it's just a live wallpaper or a new feature added to the new symbian ^3 themes, live home screen, i guess? However, it's really good that a new point about holding the phone upside down is created, and well, explained and cleared.
Another question, is symbian ^3 upgradable to symbian ^4 or any future version of the symbian OS?
GPU claims to handle 3d graphics. And on a 3d game played on n8, a diagonal of almost straight angle would look a real diagonal, not a staircase. Am i right? I think it's so cool! I watched a video of wave playing asphalt 4? Or 5? But aside from it's vibrant colours, nothing really changed. Diagonals and curves still look like stairs. I hope gaming on n8 will bring a better experience.
Getting more and more excited each day XD. But still i'll wait for a gsmarena's review and real user opinions before i decide to spend my cash on this phone. XP
varun, 04 Sep 2010not good according to its totally paisa wasool except camera.no
cindy, 04 Sep 2010what happen to N8, nokia N8 first released in singapore this week, and other countries start r... moreHi Cindy, how do you know this phone will release Singapore this week? Any confirmed news?
it has not been released to any countries yet
only the prototype we have seenin singapore
Wheez, 03 Sep 201015 years? It's lacking another 15 years!
Nokia's first somewhat "modern" mobile p... morethanks for that...its exactly my point Nokia knows what they are doing with phones....they take there time and get it right...apple release phones too soon and they are plagued with problems.
I asked nokia dealer of India (m.p) and he said that it well be avalible from october only :(
what happen to N8, nokia N8 first released in singapore this week, and other countries start releasing is by january2010... is too long.. what the hell nokia doing this...
nmg, 04 Sep 2010I like the N8, but i do think its to little to late. Apple, Adroid and RIM are stealing the... morefrom what u say nmg i feel that nokia is better than everything else as it is providing all the facilities available with its different competitors in one device as apple has applications but lacks on camera etc. android has satnav but lacks on other fronts similarly RIM has pushmail but lacks on applications etc. so what nokia is doing is its already strong on other fronts and now accpeting changes or innovations made by other competitors too and to say its not innovative is completely wrong there r several examples showing nokias thurst for doing smthng new take it USB-OTG or to say the new meego platform being launched with intel.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2010i notice that many people are confused by the good thiongs of ovi maps
in short, ovi map... moreIt will have all swype and multi touch including pinch to zoom.
I don't think Swype will be included or whether it will be ready by the time the phone comes out, but it's coming.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2010if i remember it correctly satnav for android aint free since you need data unlike ovi maps wh... morei notice that many people are confused by the good thiongs of ovi maps
in short, ovi maps can work offline in almost every countries, you just need to connect it to pc to download maps data.
If you download map data right on yourphone using phone data plan , it may cost money. If you agps to lock your location faster, i may cost as well
ovi maps can make satnav device obsolete, it is free for lifetime free maps data
n8 camera rival point and shoot camera
if only it can support wii remote controllerand psp controller!
Wish for swype and multitouch on keyboard and pinch to zoom to come to nokia n8
Commenting on some of the stuff that was posted overnight:
N8 will most likely not be the last N-series device with Symbian, that was said by the Nokia lead, what they did say that it will be the last N-series with S^3, but Symbian4 is in the works and it's very likely (according to them) for it to make an appearance on an N-series device.
The accelerometer is a very basic function of this (and just about every other modern smartphone). On N8 though, the screen will not turn if you hold the device upside down (as in Nokia would be a horizontal mirroring) or it wont also turn sideways if the home button is pointing to the left. So the phone is in portrait mode when it's held "normally" with the home button pointing down and it can be turned into horizontal mode by turning the phone horizontally (so that the home button points right). Has nothing to do with themes or live wallpapers really, it's just a very basic function.
I'd supposed the USB OTG works with other devices than storage too, but the problem will probably be drivers, I'm sure there are ways to juggle them in, but it might end up problematic.
As for iOS, Android, RIMs (or just about any phone taking Nokias market), I can agree that it has taken abit long. Then again, no one would complain if this phone was announced month ago, instead of like april. Look at the hits of this phone here in GSM arena. It has more hits than the God damn iPhone 4 or just about any other high end smartphone of the day, so there's certainly a huge amount of interest in this phone and remember that the people who change their phones within few months just cos something new is out is a pretty marginal group, so yes, those phone manufacturers that was mentioned might take the phone geek/freak markets :D Not to mention that the N8 isn't all that phonegeek/freak'ish phone, since for example it lacks the monster specs that appeal to said geeks :D
nmg, 04 Sep 2010I like the N8, but i do think its to little to late. Apple, Adroid and RIM are stealing the... moreif i remember it correctly satnav for android aint free since you need data unlike ovi maps which ONLY needs the maps preinstalled. this was one of the main points of ovi maps. do correct me if im wrong
[deleted post]as much as i hate iphone, pls dont use that argument bcoz its really stupid. its just a rating based on random people, have of them dont even know what they're talking about......
I like the N8, but i do think its to little to late.
Apple, Adroid and RIM are stealing the smartphone market and nokia just dont create the same excitment around there products as them. Apple have proven its not all about hardware, Apps as well as good marketing play the most important part. Nokia have there place in the market but that is in no way the smartphone market. RIM has the best PUSH networking in the world so nokia start offering PUSH email, Apple have the best App store in the world so Nokia release OVI and Android started offering free satnav so nokia started free mapping. Nokia are not insperational and have not created a new good concept or idea for years. It is sad to see but thing change and nokia have had there day at the top just like others will exceed Apple, Adroid and RIM in the future.