N8 does not look premium with those lipstick colors...y dont nokia just give some chrome metallic color or aluminum alloy body...And best feature is USB tethering and Camera....remaining all r there even in Omnia HD which came 1.5 years ago
efore I begin with the preview of the N8, here's a quick rundown of all the important features that the handset has:
12 Megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss 28mm wide-angle lens, xenon flash, mechanical shutter, variable aperture and 1/1.83" sensor
Anodized aluminum body
3.5", 640 x 360 pixel AMOLED display
16GB built-in memory (further expandable by 16GB through microSD cards)
HDMI-out with 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Plus surround sound audio
USB On-the-Go feature for connecting any portable USB memory device directly to the phone
High definition, 1280 x 720 video recording with dedicated microphone and stereo audio
Quint-band 3G connectivity; Wi-Fi 802.11n; Bluetooth 3.0
Symbian ^3 operating system
That does look like quite a formidable feature list. So now let us get on with the preview of the handset. (Note: The devices we used at the event were all prototypes and hence were not functioning perfectly. This is why we were also not allowed to take any camera samples from the device.)
Th progression & development of battery technology will always be slowed down because of the developments in low energy power switching circuitry electronics. Also how the consumer uses their device, it's hardware & the software to their advantage of using less energy will make the difference by not using things they don't need.
There is an eco system for R&D electronics engineers to integrate into their devices controls for software developers to allow modern technologies to switch into a very low power idle state mode when not used, so that it's basically switched off. BT30 does this but not enough. BT4.0 will conserve battery lie even more. Newer CPU's memory also do. The electronics circuitry itself also helps.
No matter how much I think of how much the electronics industry tries to put into the R&D development for lower energy devices - I still don't think they are doing enough or being serious enough to progress battery life. Alternative energy technologies are problem but always seem to keep slowly loosing sight & pace. More needs to be invested here in this sector of the industry I feel
i really dont know why nokia is so scared of having 1 ghz processors in its phone which hv become a benchmark in all up market phones nd that to they r so many advantages. they need to change to survive
When it comes to smart phones Apple's Iphone and Samsung's latest Galaxsi S are the two good smart phones in the market today. Nokia left far behind in Smart phone technology. Their sales and revenues are dipped. They still depending on Symbian OS. Poor Nokia.
Nokia is incorporating next gen. OS called MeeGo. A new platform developed by Novell for Nokia and Intel. Powered by Linux from Novell. Surely it is going to be a serious threat for Anroid and Apples I phone.
All Nokia future SMART mobiles are powered by MeeGo.
Kindly wait for it.
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2010I have an idea! HTC and Apple should switch to Symbian 3 and later update to Symbian 4. They c... moreWin vista is better than Win 98 and Win Vista requires higher RAM and a processor, as it is advanced, more efficient and productive. We now require better CPU'S OR GPU'S to support the advanced OS and gaming platforms in the computing and mobile computing industries. Similarly Samsung and HTC require better processors to support their much more graphically advanced OS.
why some are promoting samsung wave here in n8 forum..samsung wave is a good phone but its BADA OS and even samsung itself not releasing further models in BADA os..so stop promoting wave ..people have their own choice including features..its just not only about super AMOLEd screen..and its only 3.3inch screen..so stop wasting time to tell N8 is ugly and buggy before even released..
[deleted post]What?!?!??!?!?!?!?! you bought this phone? are you sure???? hey! this beauty is not launched yet. Come on !
:) I had little chat with Nokia provider here in Jordan, He confirmed me that Nokia Promised that the device will be available between the End of August and 14 of September :P
finally wew cant wait
i agree, the N8 is priced as a high end, when in fact its a mid range...
we all used to forgive lots of shortcoming in the N8, due to the low price range, but this kinda changes that..
at any rate, for me its not worth buying a symbian atm, i used to love the OS and still do, especially functionality
but, i will have to wait atleast a year till developers starts using QT and produce some real apps, and if it failed, then maybe meego? same issue
as for the coming few months, i think android will do, change is alwayz good, my heart will be at symbian/nokia/meego, but i need something fun to play with atm..
waiting for a gsm summsung epic, so far its the only mobile worth it i guess.
In my view HTC is too good a co with many best seller mobiles to its credit. Nokia had become too lazy and hence left far behind. They even sacked their ceo. Nokia is pricing N8 high to the levels of galaxy s, iphones etc so that people may not think it is a 'cheap' phone. just think people. You wont buy a costly mobile to get 12 mpixel cam or to get a port so that we can connect usb drive. General Users are satisfied with 5 mpix cam. general user is satisfied by micro sd card. otg is another gimmick. I see another failure in N8.