N8 is a great device, best in camera, build quality, ease in hand, microphone, hdmi, connectivity but it is moderate in os quality, cpu and bad in ram and battery backup. Through I like it too much
To success symbian must have the easy devloping api like android and must support adobe flash not flash lite. Another thing is it must be open source so that everyone can develop its software. All these things make android the most popular os. I like symbian but its complex api is obstacle in its apps development which finally led to its failure. Yes it is the best os in terms of energy efficiency, memory efficiency, etc. but symbian must be open source inorder to make it a true os. Look android, how customisable it is so that it is used on mobiles, watches, cameras, etc. The symbian apps must be that level or beyond that customisable and not be a private os of nokia-only.Www
pammy, 16 Dec 2012handset prosesor is low
Low Processor and Low RAM in N8 are Nokia's unwise decission and mistakes (not Symbian mistakes at all). Look how high the processor & RAM given by Nokia for the Lumias..?! But hey... if it's look as a whole package, N8 is undoubtly a great phone and a succesful product in its time (it's still rock even now).
In 808PV Symbian was given a little bit higher 1,3 GB processor & alittle bit higher 512 MB RAM, and look it's smooth and fast.
If Nokia Belle is given the same specs as Android, for example, 1,7 GB Processor, 1GB RAM, and 3300mAh battery like in Razr Maxx, it will easily beat other smartphones in the market, and the battery life will last 1 week with only a single charge. Amazing Symbian !
Carol, 17 Dec 2012Hey , where are you living guys?? Here, the n8 is 220 to 300 EURO's. ALLOT more. GermanyHere in the Netherlands the same, still quite pricy, unlocked 219 euro or more. Sone weeks ago the silver version was on sale for 199.
AnonD-90369, 17 Dec 2012Bought mine from Amazon also for US$200, was already on symbian belle refresh, upgrades are ve... moreHey , where are you living guys?? Here, the n8 is 220 to 300 EURO's. ALLOT more. Germany
David, 17 Dec 2012Guys..In Amazon nokia N8 is available for $200.. Any idea whether it will Nokia Belle Refresh ... moreBought mine from Amazon also for US$200, was already on symbian belle refresh, upgrades are very very possible. I am now using a custom ROM by Xeon^4
David, 17 Dec 2012Guys..In Amazon nokia N8 is available for $200.. Any idea whether it will Nokia Belle Refresh ... moreyes you can upgrade to belle refresh by jst clicking on software upgrade icon.. and it will give you upgrades available for your phone... i have upgraded my nokia n8 to belle refresh latest one.
Guys..In Amazon nokia N8 is available for $200.. Any idea whether it will Nokia Belle Refresh OS ?? Or it will have just Symbian3 OS?? If so, possible to upgrade?
12xu, 16 Dec 2012@ Carol
I really appreciate for the reply (to be honest it was more a seminar!!! than a si... moreHey, yes i remember. it is nice that you have media markt there to. Give it a try, maybe you can play with it a bit. But be careful, it is highly addicted:)). You may fell in love to it very quick, the build quality is incredible. When you will have it in your hands you will feel like is even more solid then the N8. But i guess is only a feel:). Also, about what i've said. Remember i've always mentioned that this are my opinions (conspiracy's). So it doesn't have to be all true:). For example Wikipedia states that there was Android.inc (a brand, i suppose) founded in 2003, this guys were developing (in secret, :-?) a mobile software with a Linux kernel (interesting). Anyway, the guy with this idea went bankrupt so, a very good friend of his Steve Perlman (interesting again, a apple guy) brought him some money, i don't know for what... with 10.000$ (this is what Wikipedia states) you cannot keep a business running. Now, in 2005, Google bought Android Inc. (i wonder WHY). A bankrupt guy with a "small" idea bought by Google it self!(here comes my conspiracy of Google's interest in Maemo). Anyway, there are allot of conspiracies that come in my head:)). So nobody can know the reality. But i like my ideas of the things that happened:)). You can read more, if you like, about android here (at least about what wikipedia states):
kushal, 16 Dec 2012i suggest to Nokia .. plz launch new Symbian phones..with higher configuration like 4 inch scr... morenokia belle software, 1.5Ghz cpu, 1ghz ram, 4" or 4.5" display with 16MP camera with xenon flash.
Carol, 14 Dec 2012Hey, i have a theory regarding maemo and android. Anyway, let's start with the first of the fi... more@ Carol
I really appreciate for the reply (to be honest it was more a seminar!!! than a simple reply). I really - really enjoyed "studying" a lot of things you've posted about OS. I liked also the example of cheating :) because I've done it at school in biology test i think, i took 17/20 and my friend I've copied from took 13/20 :) it was really funny :)
Also thank you for the previous reply in 808 forum if you remember, regarding the availability of the pure view, I'll visit this week media markt, its the only shop i've never had it in mind. Thanks again, we will be in touch.
(Btw, speaking of cheating no one exept gsm_arena has never mentioned the Nokia-apple court fight decision, i phone has stolen more than 20 from Nokia and apple finally had to admitted it.)
handset prosesor is low
Greatest phone. Highly recommended. Superb camera. Can find so many software in www.n8fanclub.com.
The shops linked to gsmarena are selling n8 for more expensive than n9. I said this phone is iconic:)
i suggest to Nokia .. plz launch new Symbian phones..with higher configuration like 4 inch screen ,1 GB RAM..
AnonD-89450, 16 Dec 2012Thanks for your nice information bro.........:) take care,....:)). Was i to a*s? Sorry, that's me:). But, almost everything can be solved with a firmware reinstall. And some times only with this you can bring your phone back to normal. I usualy hardformat my, if i have a problem, and reinstall the firmware via phoenix. A more advanced tool, that i would recomand for all who know something about tech. If not, Nokia suite is better. You can search this forum, i gave some more detailed instructions on how to proper reinstall the firmware, some time ago. If you don't know exactly how to do it:)
AnonD-89450, 15 Dec 2012please help me about my problem ..Last day I was upgrade my nokia n8 to belle refresh but afte... moreHay man, i already answered you once. What, you don't believe me? I toled you what to do, i know that people don't like to format, but if it's a must it's a must. Or you format it, or you take it to Nokia care and they will do the same.
So format your phone mass memory, take out the memory card (if you have any) then format your phone hitting *#7370# confirm everything it asks for. Wait until everything is over. Now be shore that your phone has signal(look at the antenna sign) To be shore that is no network problem, you can take the sim card out and plug it back in. After all this is done, plug it in your pc and wait everything to install (nokia suite will install some plug-ins) After this, reinstall your firmware...