I don't get it why there are so many of you ignorant and angry fools bashing this phone (or any other phone, brand, etc) Let's take few examples:
1: CPU: 680 MHz ARM11 and 256 MB RAM:- some OSs are not hungry for that crunching power of 1+GHz CPU and don't use as much RAM, therefore Nokia can afford to use a previews generation of CPU with lower clock speeds, because it can handle the OS good enough, it does not drain battery like crazy, and it doesn't get super HOT(i had problems with Moto Milestone(Droid) doing same things as my HTC Hero, the droid getting too hot in most common tasks like web browsing, even browsing the Market and installing apps).
2: Display Resolution of 360*640 on a 3.5 inch screen is perfectly fine, remember the iPhone's res and screen size, it didn't seem to bother anyone, and the N8's is even higher. I have a PSP with 480*272 resolution and is decent enough to watch a movie/cartoon on it.
3: Symbian^3 is a new OS, redesigned functionality wise. Of course, the UI resembles S60v5 a lot, but as far as i've seen it runs much smoother, and they've improve it a lot since it was first demoed.
4: Camera is very important for some people, after all, for a phone the most common uses are: making calls, texting/email, taking pictures/videos and web browsing --which are very well implemented on the N8. Other features like gaming appeal more to a niche segment of the market, and the phone also manages to run a few up to date cross platform titles.
I know there are phones with a lot more power under the hood, but you can't accomplish a lot more with that extra grunt.
Please excuse me if i made any language mistakes, i'm from Romania.
Rajesh, 29 Jul 2010Friends and Fans, Hi to you all. I have a thought and an experience with Nokia phones to share... moreyes you are right and SE is following same direction. Introduce the phone look good but by the time comes out is totally out of date same as Xperia X10.
Beside all these Nokia had their first touch screen 5800 introduce not release with a lot of quality problem after 2 years Samsung, LG, or iPhone touch screen was already out. Now taking the 5800 and keep using same design and old OS and CPU showing you new part number. This to show they are having phones. phone tickles are now around 10-9mil but Nokia still doing things 13-18mil.
Friends and Fans, Hi to you all. I have a thought and an experience with Nokia phones to share with you. Nokia phones are always delayed in schedule. When you see them at the time of introduction you feel it is the best and when they are actually released the rival companies have had a dozens of phones in market which will make the best a moderate Nokia phone. Recently I had a very bad experience with couple of Nokia Phones. E72 a messenger in steel turned out to be a not so strong phone with a few hardware and software problems. E72 keyboard has a few flaws and the optical mouse turned out to be a cheap hardware when compared to Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Than I tried Nokia 6700 Slide. Which is built in aluminium casing but regret in 2 or 3 days phone started squeaking and making annyoing sounds while typing and opening/closing the phone. Very bad construction. Not to mention other so many phones from Nokia in last 2 years which are made of brittle plastics that scratch and squeaks in a few days of moderate use. The let down with all Nokia Carl Zeis optic phones from Nokia N73 till N97 is the quality of pics are so average when compared with Sony Ericsson phones. Lateley after have bad experience with 2 Nokia phones I opted to go for Sony Ericsson C510 for a temporary use till I get my hands on N8. To my surprise the camera is very very good in daylight or sufficient light. Nokia phones with Carl Zeis optics do not have smart focus. If you want to make a macro pic you have to used the menu to select macro mode or Carl Zeis takes a very bad shot. But in cheap C510 I just point at an image even if it is about 3 or 4 cm away the focus smartly takes the pic in macro mode and the pics are brilliant. And besides that C510 has a very fast menu and battery lasts me 3 full days with a lot of mp3 playback and taking tens of pics everyday. WOW, this is quality and it is being given to you at a very very cheap price when compared to Nokia and constuction of C510 has no problems whatsoever. But I do miss OVI maps and office features which I get on Symbiann phone. But all in all, my thought of the day is Nokia is going down...down...down. Bye for now....
Stick with the future of mobile- android, ios everything else is done.
My guess Is it will probably be out in feb 2011 don't hold your breath waiting on Nokia
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2010cheap plastic phone? really?
how about researching first before you look real, real dumb.Buying phones from China made the quality package much better than Nokia touch screen phones. Look all packaging of N97, 5800, and compare with packaging of Blackberry, iPhone or Samsung Wave even HTC Desire. Not even better packaging they even weight less.
Nokia make their phone in China and use even cheaper material than China Brand Name phones. Look another phone such as N76 with all color pilling.
GVS, 29 Jul 2010Nokia is just gathering the audience by making false low price at the initial announcement.370... moreCome on, don't be stupid. Haven't you heard of a think called V A T. Those were expected prices before shipping costs and tax duh.
i hav $12000 in my bank.so im buying 1000 n8 phone and im going to sell higher rate
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2010Wish someone could tell me what Nokia doing with all low speed CPU of 400Mhz for C6 and 600Mhz... morebecoz n8 runs on symbian^3, thus it doesn't need a very fast cpu to operate smoothly.
GSMarena please corect the specifications...nokia n8's release date is September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nokia is just gathering the audience by making false low price at the initial announcement.370 euro was the announced price,but now they are saying 470 euro.
announced price of N8:370 EURO
current price from nokia N8:470 EURO
The same thing happened for nokia c6:
announced price of C6 : 220 EURO
current price of C6 :340 EURO
Nokia should stop making fake price details at the announcement and fooling and gathering the audience
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2010Samsung Galaxy S, Phone, HTC Desire all have fast CPU of 1Ghz and by end of this year Samsung ... moreSymbian phones do not need that much CPU power as the code is far more optimised than other OSs
So only graphic needs to be accelerated and... it is heavily accelerated (graphic in N8 is faster than ipad)
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2010Samsung Galaxy S, Phone, HTC Desire all have fast CPU of 1Ghz and by end of this year Samsung ... moreyou know that the symbian devices don't eat too much CPU and RAM like ANDROID and WINDOWS mobile
so this cpu whit openGL 2 gpu is quite enough
528 MHZ of symbian=800 MHZ of android=1.2 GHZ of windows mobile
Niraj, 29 Jul 2010Hi freind ! I like the first design most, hope they really make this type of device BTW I d... moreYeah! Very same N8 but 4" inch screen, 100 percent more high-end. My money will not for N8 now, I will buy a VGA card, buy Nokia later. OMG! I'm a poor student, I need wait more time to buy other Nokia device.