Anonymous, 26 Jul 2010Nokia E5 hands-on
... moreim wating and wating and wating till this phone comes out and will continue to do so BUT............
Thank God! The N8 bashers was reduced and most of them are the iZombees!!
Symbian, MeeGo, Android and WinMo7...
iOS doesn't belong to the fight!!
JUST WONDERING, 26 Jul 2010Do you guys think that the processor speed (not being 1ghz) and also 256 mb ram is going to ma... moreI don't want to be pessimistic, but according to
all videos previews i can see around, it would be almost same speed as my N900, means, nowhere like "current gen" phones like Samsung wave / Galaxy S / HTC Desire / Nexus One / Iphone 3GS/4 (I don't know about Motorola Droid XT720 and SE X10, i never saw them running in real).
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2010what is MEEgO? samsung is very competative here in the phillippines samsung jet2,samsung w... moreWhat the crap are you saying? You might not like this killer of a device, but doubting its optics and camera quality is about as smart as doubting the wetness of water.
If Nokia can make another version of this phone with the "E90 keyboard layout", then they will have a winner!!!
what is MEEgO?
samsung is very competative here in the phillippines samsung jet2,samsung wave,omnia is best seller. samsung galaxy beam coming soon in the phillippines. im confused about nokia N8 i saw many videos in youtube is something slow motion N8. or the processor problem? i think N8 is good. but im doubt the carl zenon optic. some other nokia carl zenon optic 3.15MP,5MP is too bad.. but in other brand like SE,SG 3MP.5MP is nice graphics. i hope nokia N8 will improve sound,camera.. i wish to buy this soon. i want more review about N8 sound,camera,video,resolution.
Nokia E5 hands-on
Nokia C6 video review:
I truly hope that Nokia reads the signs and come up with great devices that can be upgraded to either Symbion ^4 or MeeGo. Most Importantly, Nokia needs to let the coustomer feel stable again. For sure, its not pushing people to purchase a device that cant be upgraded with the new OS coming ou few months later. but there is a flagship, a real star from Nokia that gets highly underestimated! Its the N900. This device is fabulous and deserves all the support Nokia can provide. this really is special compared to ALL other devices! Its above any other phone, just on reasons I dont catch, everybody claims it a device for some special fellows… still, I think that should be the way of Nokia in the future. However, suddently Maemo 5 is old and everybody looks for MeeGo. And after MeeGo will have release, Nokia will again change the OS within one year?? Guys, please start become more wise and responsible! I trust the Maemo Community and they will make MeeGo running on the N900 but the credit will be on the Linux community but not Nokia… time to change
My vision on “N8″; The first time i saw a picture of the “N8″(April 2010) i just wanted to have this new Nokia device. It’s interesting to read “Realphoney”’s post above, comparing the “N8″ with Samasung’s “i8910HD”, because this is excactly the device i had in mind when i mailed Nokia back in 2009 about what i was missing in the N97 (and why i didn’t bought it) mentioning a amoled screen, 8mp camera+Xenon and HD video capabilities. Reading the “N8″ specs i had the feeling that someone at Nokia read my mail very well.
Then there’s also “Muugo” posting he’s still using his N95 due to the way of Nokia’s marketing announcing new devices 6 months in advance making us “waiting for the next one”… wich is absolutely my case :-)
In addition to the “i8910″-specs Nokia added some great features to the “N8″ such as HDMI-out, 12mp camera (C.Z.),Dolby Digital Plus and WiFi-n. and of course it’s brand new Symbian^3 OS, like it or not but i do! (there’s more but those are the most important to me).
The jump from my trusty N95 to the “N8″ will be enormous and i’m unpatiently waiting to put my hands on it. Last unofficial rumors saying release will be end August, i prefer to wait for a perfectly finished “N8″ just a little longer than having it right now full of bugs.
Despite some negative pre-reviews (most popular will be the one by Eldar Murtazin) i think the “N8″ is the first step back in the right direction for Nokia in the High-End market. The “N8″ just has the look for succes, you just gotta love it and i’m convinced that many will do, just like many will love it’s reasonable price setting, a lot of value for your money is not an unimportant factor in times of economic crisis.
Upgrade to Symbian^4 is a popular demand by Nokia “N8″-fans including myself but the silence by Nokia on this matter is telling me that there will be no such thing i guess. Do we need more RAM inside? Compared to the newest high end devices from competitors it lookes like YES, but we’ll only know that for sure once we’ll have the “N8″ in our hands to use it. I hope that they know what they are doing putting 256mb RAM inside, will this be sufficiant to run several apps simultaneously without “freezing” the “N8″? Nokia says it will be no problem due to the new “Symbian^3″ OS memory management capabilities. I hope so, or will Nokia surprise all with more internal memory when released?
One thing for sure, i will wait for the “N8″ to be released. As soon as a “blue”-version hits the stores i’ll be there to go and get it !!!
Here’s an excerpt of the post on Nokia Q2 results/50 mil S^3 devices, I’m working on:
…according to conservative estimates, Nokia expects to ship 50 million Symbian^3 handsets over the life of the platform. At first glance it sounds like really great news. Both for Nokia. And developers. Writing an app for a platform of 50 mil devices sounds like a very attractive opportunity. But only at first glance.
At the current pace, it will take at least a year for Nokia to sell 50 million Symbian^3 handsets. First, this seems to squash any lingering hopes I had that Nokia will wise up and will start offering OS upgrades (S^3–>S^4, and beyond), so their top of the line phones do not feel obsolete 6-7 months after release. The stuff their biggest smartphone competitors has been doing now for more then a year.
But what’s worse, this 50 million S^3 handset goal means that at about this time next year, Nokia will be actively promoting 5 different smartphone platforms: S60 FP3 for non-touchscreen handsets, S^1 S60 5th ed. for cheap touchscreen smartphones, S^3 for higher end devices, newly launched top of the line Symbian^4 smartphones and Meego mobile computers. It looks like a fragmentation nightmare both for Nokia and developers to support.
Am I missing something here?
I think the most user-noticeable difference is that Symbian^4 will use QT even for the built-in apps (contacts, homescreen, etc.). Third-party apps will use QT on both Symbian^3 and ^4 so those should look the same on both OSes.
For those who do not know, QT is a better “way” to make apps, and will also be used on MeeGo (so MeeGo apps can in theory be ported to Symbian^3 and ^4 with minimal effort).
- Symbian^3 has S60 AVKON backward compatibility, which means it runs all the apps that already exists for devices like 5800, 5230 and N97. Symbian^4 is not compatible with AVKON.
- Symbian^3, while being backward compatible, is also forward compatible – it has Qt, so it run all the apps that Symbian^4 also runs (at least that’s the idea).
- Symbian^3 already has a lot improvements like: speed, networks handling, 3D graphics acceleration across the board, better memory management and more.
Nokia future application http://www.nokia.com/makemyapp
plus application from iphone and android with QT come to your nokia phone woo hoo thats too much who cares
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2010The last decent phone Nokia brought out was the N95. Forget the iphone, the N95 ushered in a w... moreoutdated? are you sure? S.U.R.E??
sorry, your phone will not transform into n8. read the specs again and see how your phone is crushed spec-by-spec.
another N8 video demo!
have you seen the Nokia Kinetic Concept Design?
The phone responds to notifications through movement. An electromagnet in the base of the phone allows weight to be shifted which causes the phone to stand up when receiving a call, for example.
To dismiss a call, the user can simply give the phone a gentle tap, causing it to fall back down again and return to standby mode. There’s no word on whether this design will make it to real life, but it’s an interesting concept that could be very useful. Standing up on its own is a much cooler notification than vibrate. We also won’t need to buy an additional phone stand accessory if it can do it by itself.
Video: Ovi Contacts & Social Networks Integration on Nokia N8
This is how you remove the battery!
kim, 26 Jul 2010does N8 support facebook apps. yes it's support facebook
Does N8 has autofocus function in video recording as the Sony Ericsson Vivaz has?
Nokia is still market leader (has the biggest market share) not only in the mobile phones but in the Smartphones segment as well.
I am happy to see really reasonable innovation they are trying to integrate (not trying to invent new places to plug your antenna to). Although the technology is long time available by Linux terminal mode.
Well if this helps application development of MeeGo I'll be happy.
It looks like a good OS, and combined with the N series it should be a winner. The only thing it doesn't have is the wide app selection that Android and Apple have.
This is going to get very ugly. We can't have android, iOS, WM7 and Meego all happily living together with different app programming languages. Someone's gotta go or someone has to allow their competitors apps on their phones.
My guess? Android apps on Meego or vice versa
Nothing is stopping the developer developing for more than one of d platforms(if the needs arises). Smartphones maybe very popular right now but the feature phone market is still very large in the western markets which implies that Smartphones(old timers & new timers) still have so many untapped markets.
Choice and competition FTW!
Yeah that's what i wanna see for MeeGo.
Netbook, tablet and phone UX having example deep sync possibilities like example syncing all the music and setting over. Something that we are now seeing with some of the desktop linux distros.
Wow see meego os in cars!;
see how Meego will be popular is! it will kill ios and android!
MeeGo becomes infotainment operating system of choice for BMW, GM, Hyundai and more
It's getting to the point where it's not terribly easy to keep track of all the in-car entertainment initiatives our wondrous connected future has in store, but here's two names you'll want to remember: GENIVI and MeeGo. The former is an industry alliance that now includes automakers GM, BMW, Hyundai and Peugeot Citroen alongside the likes of ARM, NVIDIA, Nokia and Intel, and MeeGo is the Linux-based OS that they've just decided will soon be powering our cars. Don't expect this to affect your daily drive anytime soon, but in the long run we wouldn't be surprised to hear that the Moblin-Maemo base underpins future revisions of Terminal Mode and OnStar
Meego is a Linux based platform that will support a vast range of devices including netbooks, tablets, phones, and more. It was created last February by Intel and Nokia with the merge of their Moblin and Maemo platforms. The first Meego-powered Nokia device is expected later this year.
“We selected MeeGo as the open source basis for our platform because it is technically innovative and can provide the cross architecture build support we require for our references,” said Graham Smethurst, President of GENIVI. “Working with MeeGo we expect to establish a solution that effectively merges IVI needs with those of the other MeeGo target device categories.”
The announcement shows a lot of potential and I’m anxious to see how it will be implemented. An example I can imagine is planning a trip on your computer or phone, then syncing with your car IVI for drive navigation. Once you find a parking spot around your destination, you can use the phone to navigate you the rest of the way.