JYOTI BHATIYA, 27 Aug 2010waste of time money totally waste . then y r u wasting ur time here.. go live to ur leisure
Wheez, 27 Aug 2010Hmh, here in finland we have the online store, but we have also many tech stores already takin... moreWheez, I have but none of the stores seems to know anything about the N8. There are even cell phone stores that have never heard of it...
The ones that do know the N8 say preordering is not possible :(
JYOTI BHATIYA, 27 Aug 2010waste of time money totally waste . I guess you like the Iphone 4?
De Arm 11 processor in the N8 is under-clocked to 680Mhz, because it can run 1Ghz+
It delivers extreme low power and a range of performance from 350 MHz in small area designs up to 1 GHz in speed optimized designs in 45 and 65 nm.
800MHz to 1 GHz+ in 65 nm at under 2 mm2
1 to 4 cores in an SMP cluster with ARM11 MPCore™
But Symbian is a light OS so 680 Mhz should be enough otherwise maybe overclock it, but then it will result in battery power loss.
takchuk, 26 Aug 2010why it dos not have a WIFI for N8. Any reason?????????????????????? Please explain?http://www.nokia.co.uk/find-products/all-phones/nokia-n8/specifications
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n (N!!!)
Matt, 27 Aug 2010Has anyone got an idea how I will be able to preorder from Belgium? Since Nokia doesn't have t... moreHmh, here in finland we have the online store, but we have also many tech stores already taking pre-orders too. Naturally those will probably get it few days later or something, but shouldn't be too much later.
Have you tried checking local tech retailers?
Has anyone got an idea how I will be able to preorder from Belgium? Since Nokia doesn't have the online store here...
I just wanna get one as soon as it is out but I'm afraid that's not going to work since I cannot pre-order. And I highly doubt it that I will be able to go to a Nokia store (France, UK or Netherlands then) and simply buy one... Even if it was possible, I can't seem to find any Nokia store locations online. The nokia website only shows the retailer stores :s...???
It's indeed absurd how the dominating voice about Nokia in the Internet and media is the one that blames Nokia of constant failure... because it doesn't drop all other efforts and concentrate *only* on competing top Android models, and of course, the magical iPhone.
These commentators forget the fact that Nokia is primarily a global player, and that global markets are primarily below the midrange smartphone segment. If the company would depart from those markets, *that* would make them lose buouancy *really* quick.
This is one of the devices that are both targeted towards market where volumes are much larger than in higher-end smartphones and per-device profits are not as thin as in dumber segments. Combine global market realities with correct combination of device price, functionality (good battery life is one of the most important) and framework support (which means increasingly Qt in the case of Nokia), it's a good future-proofing company strategy. This model, if any, is not an iPhone or Android "killer", but guess what? Most of the global phone market couldn't care less.
To counter my optimism, I fear effects of Android on smartphone marketshare of Nokia if it doesn't get finally get Qt and stuff on the market big time. Then again, Android is actually bigger contender to iPhone than midrange volume Nokia phones, in my opinion.
Nokia symbian still come with one the highest start up packages for example free built-in offline navigation. Yes, you might have that very catchy iOS transition or that very fancy looking homescreen on Android but when you need for example GPS nav anywhere, Nokia has it right out of the box.
Does it have security lock phone code when we have locked its touchscreen?
I really need it ..
Somebody please answer me :)
And as an aside...
"Those who are accustomed to Symbian and know this OS will find the model attractive."
Yeah... that would be over 40% of the smartphone buying public. So basically Nokia maintain share with their mid range and then use MeeGo and higher end Symbian handsets to start chomping into the iPhone's and Android's premium market share.
Total win. Simples.
No. Nokia does dominate a lot of markets(like China for example), even though iPhone/Android is available there. It is just that Nokia competes on a lot more tiers, while iPhone and Android variants restrict themselves to to the top tier only. That's because Nokia is smart.
According to this ZDNet article, ***Morgan noted that lower-priced smartphone models are also growing fast in regions previously resistant to expensive, high-end smartphones.
He pointed to Nokia's example--the Finnish phonemaker has in the past few years struggled to compete with high-end offerings from competitors, but had an "explosive" fourth quarter last year with its lower-cost C- and X-model smartphones, which helped grow its smartphone shipments by 25 percent.
"Nokia has a history of success in lower-cost feature phone markets. But until recently, [its] smartphone line-up was exclusively high-end," said Morgan.***
As you can see, Nokia is adapting. Nokia's smartphones , like iPhone and Androids, use to compete on the high-end (N-series) tier only. But realising that Symbian, while being a solid OS, was not catering to the new high end market, has decided to replace it with MeeGo.
But that doesn't mean Symbian has totally irrelevant. Nokia, thankfully realises that there do exist people, who would like smartphone, but can't shell €600+ for the top-of-the-range models (remember, even if they wanted to, not all countries have carrier subsidies for them to avail). Enter the C and X series. Going from €100+, they are trying to tap this market, and as stated above, they seem to succeeding immensely.
The device above is a C-series device. Comparing it with an iPhone is foolish, that's like comparing it with the Nokia 1100. The flagship device will be N9 (Which has the MeeGo that Chris is moaning about :D). Now that, is an apt comparison on whether it will be a "Market-leader" or not.
Just my $0.02. Carry on!
thats not really true , both android and iphones are readily available in countries where nokia phones outsell them by large numbers
also that review is by Eldar, who is anything but a nokia fan , and loves talking about lack of flashiness in interface but talks little about functionality,build and call quality ,battery life , etc.
One of the reason why Nokia sells more in my part of the world is because these devices are not telecom subsidized and Nokia is most of the time affordable. The iPhone 4 in one of the retail store is US$ 2133 (converted) and he said he has already sold 5 of them
haha, thanks for the link, i didn't know that. but I think nokia is right, i mean if you possess something, which you shouldn't and you damage the company's image through your blog, you have to pay for it. i mean apple wanted to have their iphone 4 back and they were really pissed off, although gizmodo didn't say a word about the antenna problem. well maybe apple would have rather been happy about that, but that's not the issue here. i just think any company would react like nokia. (there are comments on that link, which say that the guy works as a consultant to samsung. who knows if that's right.)
Releasing a product with almost illegaly bad software (like N97 had lots of trouble with it's hardware software combination) is probably gonna lose more customers than delaying a product ever.
They said they won't release it until they are happy with the software, which they probably decided after N97.