I really think N8 is a really good phone. I would choose Nokia over Iphone!!!
Phones haven't been just phones for ages. Yes "You think I don't know that" YOU are saying. Ok. But ...they are portable computers in main principality, & soon to be Tablet spec.
Very soon newer Symbians & Meegos will be following Meamo & Android which were built exclusivley for tablet computing form factor, higher spec OS that can run on anything small to anything larger in the form factor of computing.
So these OS will allow more variet of hardware technoloy to be incorporated into a smaller device & will excel the capability for smaller devices to have higher specs in a smaller device. Tablet OS will allow larger resolution displays than on Apples Ipad but within a much smaller screen device or larger device.
I don't see any beneficial reason for having so many pixels upto 1280x720 pixels within a screen the size of a 4" or 4.5" display size. This simply isn' needed but does demonstrate the technical breakthrough innovations & limits we can go to within the consumer Electronics devices computer market. These OS's will be probably be part of the cloud computing, or always connected to the web, web based device.
But the OS will be just as fully functional as your Home desktop for instance. This is what Symbian are doing with S^3. Integrating support for more varied g
technologies with inclusion of a HAL for the first time like Windows based home desktop.
There are probably loads of other possibilities which these Tablet OS's will bring in the form of more functioal & capaable OS's in such a small device. But the functions will be obviously limite by manufactuer or operator based on the capabilties of the device, the manufacturers needs, aims for the device.
Times will get exciting. Things like S-LCD, SAMOLED, larger capacity internal storage, 1280x720P (although I said not beneficial - still cool tho!)on 4" or 4.5" smartphone Tablet Computer. Gyroscopes, magnetometres, accelerometers, PICO Projectors. Probably Holograms next. Who know's how capable your phone will be.
I am really looking forward though to the Nokia N8. On the Nokia Site there is mention of capacitive Stylus with Handwriting recognition for Chinese Market. Time ticking away 16 days to go. I hope phone is released on rumoured or official date of 26th.
In this digital age - it's nice for Nokia to start making colouful phones to appeal to wider variety of people - style or fashion concious & usually will attract colourful people showing your imagination, creativity, personality. The N8 with it's perfect fusion of form & function is the best way yet to communicate in the Digital age. What will you do with it?
[deleted post]You are right about one thing... Nokia may still the world's leader, but not in terms of mobiles in general! Nokia USED to be the leader in high-end phones also, but not anymore! Nokia has the largest market share due to their sale of cheap affordable phones. But they've fallen behind in producing state-of-the-art, high-end popular and hot-selling phones such as iphone4, Galaxy S or even Moto's Droid X and HTC's Evo 4G... This phone is the closest they've come so far...
This thing would be the new N97 if only it were running Android, it had WVGA resolution and either a snapdragon or hummingbird processor...
SidewindeR, 10 Aug 2010LED video light is really not a dealbreaker for me... I'd prefer xenon any day over the LED ... moreThere are moments when people need to shoot a video in the dark regardless the quality of the video,and keeping a pocket torch in your pocket all the time is not a smart act, one day or another you will come across a situation that will make you wish if your phone supports LED flash.
i agree that n8 looks good but the main focus is the camera.i have seen some sample photos of n8 and to be honest i was not impressed due to high amount of noise in the pics.lets hope nokia optimize the camera more and really impress us with shiny and vivid pics.
iam a fan of N8 ,I live in France ,I just preorderd one
on Nokia.fr ,, its expected to be released at the end of August
MOHAN N8 FAN, 10 Aug 2010What is wlan -n speed?Wi-Fi n speed
nokia is the best brand ever,it does not need to survive, is n8 the best phone ever?wow i will is buy this 2 in the summer...it is good for the summer to for kas kas the yelo for mix mix..ok jejejeje
sam wave is no match for this n8 ,kill the wave.amoled
when summer comes this phone i command,but for 240 $ in states..ok ma man...
RONALD, 09 Aug 2010Design 8.3 Features 8.4 Performance 8.3 y voting results is low as compared to other... moreI agree with N8 fan, and besides, nobody from the 78272 votes came from someone who actually owns the said unreleased phone.
i am use mobile only nokia before 6 years "3315" to 5233 all iam waiting for nokia N8
Cindy, 10 Aug 2010Just because the battery is 'small' it does not mean it has a poor lifespan . In fact, the Nok... moreLED video light is really not a dealbreaker for me...
I'd prefer xenon any day over the LED even if it comes with a Luxor ultrabright LED.
LED light always has that yellow tint which doesn't make it feel natural to the eyes as the xenon. If video light is that kind of an issue, you can easily get a cheap pocketable LED torch which will serve the same purpose. If you insist on quality, you won't think about shooting videos in the dark in the first place.
I Just heard that the Nokia N8-01 will look the same as this N8, but it will pack 1GHz Intel processor, 512mb RAM, 32 or 64 GB harddrives, FULL HD 1080P video recording and will be available in two new colours, White and Red. I am not sure if it will have the infamous Symbian ^3, but I am hoping the N8-01 will be the "cheapest" cell-phone to feature MeeGo. Thumbs crossed!It will come out beggining of next year, after the first MeeGo device is launched. Oh, and there will be a VERY expensive GOLD edition(Plated in either rose,white or yellow gold) and possibly a diamond edition. This will happen most probably because the next "8800" device is still under Heavy development as it will not only be expensive for its materials, but also because of its technology(Kept a secret for now)that is being still being tested. The N8-01 will be priced at a premium for about $700+-. My sources are reliable and I am not lieing or joking.
Dawg, 10 Aug 2010I agree n8 is a good phone, but they should have put a 1500 mah battery and wat abt a video re... moreJust because the battery is 'small' it does not mean it has a poor lifespan . In fact, the Nokia N8 has excellent battery life compared to its rivals. And about that comment on video light...:
"There is a red LED by the side of the xenon flash, itís used exclusively for auto focus assist. There is no separate LED for video usage.Some important points: The only way you are going to get sufficient illumination from LEDís over a usable distance available today would be if you had a dual LED. Single LED just is not going to provide any benefit, it would have been a tickbox solution and nothing more than that.We simply didnít have the space for the Dual LED as well as Xenon, the area around the camera is really packed!" As qouted by Damian Dinning. Hope this makes you think twice about buying a Nokia N8.
neha, 10 Aug 2010ok guys pls tell me. this phone is for 370 EUR and WAVE is for 400 EUR???????? Is it true???... moreSorry, not any more. If you read the news, you would know that the Nokia N8 is selling for much higher than that previous estimate. Check out the Nokia website for the pre-order price.