TP, 07 Aug 2010In the beginning of your reply i thought i was dealing with someone who knew and had kept up w... moreI agree that Symbian is not popular with developers (atleast for S60 v5).
Nokia is comming back, Qt is getting popular and the latest major softwares are developed using Qt (Mozilla, Skype..). Nokia itself is using Qt to develop their apps.
What's the big think - App developed Qt will work in any Symbian or upcoming Meego platforms (Nokia says it will work on any.. PC too).
N8 is a very well balanced than any other
phone,not like otherz ,they didnt put (may b
simple parts like flash,equilizer or phones which
doesnt support zip,rar files :D Cheerz :)
Nuwan, 07 Aug 2010Dear TP,
I agree with you most of your arguments brother... For an example, I'm pretty sure... moreIn the beginning of your reply i thought i was dealing with someone who knew and had kept up with the news,clearly not.
Symbian is falling rapidly,its no longer at 40% share,its at around 36% ,the only reason its so popular is because its fitted into cheap low cost mass production phones like the 6120c, 5230, 5800, N73, N78, 6220c etc...these are cheap handsets that sell in millions mainly in developing countries,i should know,im from one. That realy doesnt count though as most of the people who buy these in those countries dont even know what Symbian is,and are certainly not prepared to buy apps.
You talk about Symbian having millions of apps,but heres a question for you,out of all those how many are touch optimized and work on S60v5 and Symbian^3 PROPERLY? Not many, most have had to be rewritten,and the few that do work to a certain extent are annoying and inconsistent with the UI ,making the user experience poor, more than half of s60v3 apps dont work on s60v5 or symbian3 as they need to be rewritten and touch optimized,for example CorePlayer, probably the best media player in Symbian,is still not available for s60v5,and the current version requires another app to replicate s60v3 buttons so it can work on a 5800,but again this totaly ruins the user experience and just fills it with frustration,so your apps arguement realy is irrelevant. In Android all apps work on every Android OS version,and all Androids get OS updates to keep up, there are FAR MORE useful Android apps than S60v5 apps. I have a 5800,and a bunch of other s60s so i know what im talking about,i also have an X10,so i have both Symbian and Android to play with,and can tell you that Symbian has been left behind. Symbian maybe popular due to being shipped in cheap handsets BUT its NOT popular with developers, and that realy is whats killing it, most s60v3 apps havent been ported or rewritten for s60v5 or symbian3 as most of the developers ran off to Android and iOS. Lets not even discuss the apps and games quality in Android compared to Symbians as Android apps and games are of far better quality and get regular weekly updates,in Symbian app updates are almost a miracle and games are usualy released and abandond.
N8 is outdated symbian. Symbian is dead, so as Nokia. Never will buy Symbian Nokia after N97. Now using Samsung Wave. Nokia can never ever make a good phone like Wave. Nokia wake up or die.
One thing that's great with the N8's CPU chipset configuration is that it comes with a dedicated graphics chip. Which means that it will be able to run 3D games like Asphalt 5, NOVA ++ quite smoothly. Just look at the Motorola DROID which has a 600mhz cpu and a dedicated graphics chip, but performs far better in 3D games than my HTC Desire with an overclocked 1.2ghz snapdragon because of the graphic chip. It's like an integrated graphics card vs dedicated graphics card on a laptop.
the specifications are more than enough...i want to have it...but i think with 256 RAM and 680Mhz processor is not enough for N8 with the all of high tech fiture...maybe NOKIA can make the evo of N8 with 512 RAM or more and 1Ghz processor...WOW!!!it will be the most favorite smart phone!!!and i really" want to have it...
Xeon, 07 Aug 2010Two important Questions : 1. Is the Menu Button made of Aluminium or Plastics ? 2.Will... moreI CAN confirm that the N8's harware buttons ARE anodised aluminium cut-outs, just like the rest of the phone. This gives it a really slick and solid feel to it. Unfortunatly the HDMI-port cover is glossy plastic, but I am sure Nokia has their reasons for doin so.
Nuwan, 07 Aug 2010Dear friend,
As I said brother, I'm pretty sure if the supporting drivers are provided we c... moreHi Nuwan... yes you can use generic blue tooth keyboard
or mice... see the video (2:28 min)
Xeon, 07 Aug 2010Two important Questions :
1. Is the Menu Button made of Aluminium or Plastics ?
2.Will... moreDear Xeon,
Answers for your 'important' questions.
1) I recall that I read something like N8 consists of 'embedded Aluminum made button' but I can't confirm this...
2) Yes.. It does support DivX videos...
Two important Questions :
1. Is the Menu Button made of Aluminium or Plastics ?
2.Will be there divx support ?
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2010N8 is blind buy for me if usb printer could be attached. I use desktop for printing purpose on... moreHi, Follow this link and ask it to Damian Dinning. I am pretty sure he will try to help you.. http://twitter.com/phonedaz
Nuwan, 07 Aug 2010Dear friend, As I said brother, I'm pretty sure if the supporting drivers are provided we c... moreN8 is blind buy for me if usb printer could be attached. I use desktop for printing purpose only. Otherwise i use mobiles for email/surfing etc.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2010Yes, thats what i wanted to know whether i can attach only hard drives to n8 usb port or mouse... moreDear friend,
As I said brother, I'm pretty sure if the supporting drivers are provided we can install mice and key boards etc... This has nothing to do with Nokia... If the hardware manufactures provides 'Symbian 3' device drivers to their mice and key boards, then of course we can connect them and work with them.. Why not...?
But it would have been great if Nokia could include some universal drivers to achieve this task... (without letting us rely upon some hardware vendors help..)