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.
lekim, 27 Aug 2010Wow! i got my N8 yesterday....and i'm so satisfied with all the cool features it has...this is... moreNice choice dude... Dialing a number with rotary dials in the back of spica and satio was really a pain..
andy burgin, 27 Aug 2010Loads of people will have been looking for a alternative mobile to buy instead of waiting for ... moreon contrary, count how many people who wanted to buy NON Nokia phone but willingly to wait for N8
Wow! i got my N8 yesterday....and i'm so satisfied with all the cool features it has...this is the best phone compared to my old phone which is Satio and Galaxy spica... this phone has everything you need in a phone...it has bluetooth!!!amazing!!!...and did you know that it also have the digital ALARM CLOCK!!!oh men!!!it always wake me up early in the midnight!!! PLs. buy this phone...it's so cool...not to mention it's torch light!!!
Loads of people will have been looking for a alternative mobile to buy instead of waiting for the N8,but Nokia do not seem to realise they are losing buyers who are getting feed up waiting as they think people will keep loyal to them,if Nokia could tell the official release date then it would make people more Happier an be Prepared to Purchase or Order the N8,an hope at the London Event on September 14th-15th we do get some news from Nokia or loads of Questions will be Targeted at them an might not like the Hasseling they get,but its there own Fault
LEONARD!!!!:), 26 Aug 2010uhmm....i have a question....when did this n8 release here in the philippines??? someone pls a... moreyes nokia realy slow when release this n8....heart release in malaysia in april...but till now still not in market.....why nokia
Does anyone have a confirmed release date for Sydney ?
I spoke to a Vodafone Customer Service person yesterday and they said that we should be able to start ordering at the end of the month - but i havent seen any official annoucement anywhere.
Does anyone have some reliable info ?
AMANITA, 26 Aug 2010What alternative ? Wherez the phone having 12mp xenon+16gb inbuild+vivid colourz+gorilla glass... moreDont be mad seeing those specifications after all for smooth performance features need powerfull CPU&OS.
THINK FROM BRAIN, NOT FROM HEART. :)
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2010Samsung has Bada and Android phone. Nokia is now developing S^4 and Meego. Are you expecti... moreGalaxy S has Android OS 1GHZ processor and Symbian doesnt need high speed processor because the apps used is not as heavy as androids.
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2010Nokia took to long to release the N8 so I have now got the Wave and overall I am very impresse... morei feel sorry for u bro...u cld have waited few more days and have the best fone till date....still congrats on yr new fone....enjoy yr new fone...
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2010nokia cant u gv a good prossesor in ur mobiles ....like samsungSamsung has Bada and Android phone.
Nokia is now developing S^4 and Meego.
Are you expecting iphones OS on Nokia and Samsung?
Please do a littlie research before you complain and post false info.
Guys be ready for N8..its cmg mid sept to india....Nokia dealer confirmed it.....they had to delay it to mid sept coz mynokiamoments contest is ending on 10 sept, so by 15 sept N8 will be launched...now just counting the days....ORANGE IS MINE.....TOO XCITED.... :D
Guys I went to Nokia dealer...he also said mid sept...coz the contest mynokiamoments is ending on 10 sept so it shld be launched by 15 sept....thank god at least we have a date...just counting the days now...Orange is mine....so india be ready fr N8 launch