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.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2010N8 is far better than the Milestone 2! MIlestone weighs 169 gram. D*mn heavy! N8 only weigh... moreThis is not enough strong points to proved that 'N8 is better than the Milestone 2'.
singh, 04 Sep 2010I,m just yery exiciting 2 see this????????????Do you need second opinion? Are you telling your feeling or what...?
Meego has adobe flash 10.1,firefox browser ! N900 can run meego with 600mhz then N8 can too (unofficially)
I really like the UI so far. Reminds me of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.1 which I really like, except that we have 4 shortcuts in that toolbar at the bottom of the homescreen now, completely customizable as well I’m assuming.
As far as the “X’s” go, I’m glad they’re sized like that. After using Android for a week, I’m all for finger friendly UI elements like that. Symbian could learn from Android and start making things like pop-up menus with bigger lines to make it easier to press the different options.
off topic: meego customization: http://meego.com/developers/ui-design-guidelines/handset/customizing-visual-appearance
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N8 is far better than the Milestone 2!
MIlestone weighs 169 gram. D*mn heavy! N8 only weighs 135 grams.
MOTOBLUR is really annoying. Nothing compared to Sense.
GPRS and EDGE Class 10 (worst than the milestone 1 with class 12 which means slower) while N8 has class 33 on both.
bluetooth 2.1 outdated while N8 has bt v.3.0
Still no FM radio how poor!
Divx, xvid is still a NO-GO for milestone 2
Still no secondary camera. how d*mb!
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2010iPhone also doesn't need a: 12mp AF Carl Zeiss camera w/ Xenon Flash FM Transmitter HSDPA... moreu froget to tell the iphone 4 guy that n8 is REAL GORILLA glass dont brake as iphone 4 and the N8 back ia idonized aluminum anti-scratch !
iphone4guy, 04 Sep 2010Nice, but the iphone doesn't need stereo or an FM radio
*Posted from my iPhone 4, holding i... moreiPhone also doesn't need a:
12mp AF Carl Zeiss camera w/ Xenon Flash
OTG Usb hosting
Free Voice Turn by Turn Navigation
Need I say more...
*smashing my iphone and pre-ordering my nokia n8*