Symbian guru shut down. This is what the editors had to say by the end:
•"I've tried to use all of Nokia's various products and services to the best of my ability, and I just can't do it anymore."
•"I can't continue to support a manufacturer who puts out such craptastic 'flagships' as the N97, and who expects me to use services that even most of Nokia's own employees don't use."
•"After this experience with the Nokia N97, there's simply no way I trust them to not screw up with the N8 – not enough for me to fork over $500 of my own money, at least."
•"Like Android, Symbian Foundation prides itself on being open and free – loudly and oftentimes obnoxiously boasting about how its source code is free for all – despite no one really caring about this, at least in my circle."
•"Both Symbian and Nokia are dying brands in the U.S., if not already dead, and I'm sick and tired of banging the gong alone."
•"Of course I'll still keep my eye on Nokia. If they can put out 2 flagship devices in a row that don't completely suck, I may even give them another chance. I won't hold my breath."
•"To Nokia, you guys are losing. Hard. Wake the hell up. Doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results is the definition of insanity."
•"I sincerely hope that the upper brass at Nokia starts listening to the folks who are putting in extra time and effort – these folks know what's going on, and like I did originally, simply want to see Nokia succeed."
•"I swear I could get a VISA, buy an airplane ticket, travel to Texas and talk to Ricky in person before Nokia Messaging for IM loads and opens a conversation with him on my N97 Mini."
•"But honestly, how can you blame outside developers when Nokia themselves can't seem to pull through a decent application?"
•"What good does it do me, as a user, if you have 40 or 50 or 60 % marketshare when you fail to gain any developer traction?"
•"Where are the games that make me pop my eyes in awe? The N8 will get Angry Birds. Big whoop. It took me all of 2 days to finish all levels of Angry Birds on my iPod Touch and you know what? When I was done, I moved on to the next game. Could I say the same about the N8?"
•"I can't evangelize a platform when I'm no longer 100% convinced myself: that would be hypocrisy and I'm not a hypocrite."
•" It had to be done and although it was hard at first, I've now come to terms with the decision."
AMANITA, 02 Jul 2010Itz upto them what they think ! Nokia is going to launch meego for phones,may b itz the reason... moreMy first Smart Phone was from Nokia and guess what it was Symbian..
May be in 2004 and it was 3230 and I loved that very much.. In 2004 I told you that Symbian is going to dominate and it happened.. In 2004 what my Nokia 3230 could do iPhone 4 can't do that even in 2010..
I preordered my 5800XM and stood in queue for several hours for getting that.. And it was an utter disappointment for me.. And then came N97 and it is a great fail..
Im not a hypocrate and I can't suggest anyone that I don't believe..
Symbian is really dead now, no matter what you say.. Android and Bada is the future..
What I saw in Samsung's year planning of supporting Bada, im completely speechless.. If they succeed half of their plan then Bada will certainly eat all OS.. And as you all know, Wave is a success, it is selling twice faster than Samsung thought..
And I have seen the backbone of Bada and it has every potentiality to succeed..
Im not a fanboy of any but Bada really rocks..
Aitoami, 02 Jul 2010Symbian is dead and people are realizing that perhaps..Itz upto them what they think ! Nokia is going to launch meego for phones,may b itz the reason making them to think like that ! I still love symbian & N8 :p
AMANITA, 02 Jul 2010600 votes within a night & all r negative votes made it 8.3 ! Wtf !Symbian is dead and people are realizing that perhaps..
AMANITA, 02 Jul 2010Processor can b overclocked,eg.N900 600mhz which is overclocked to 1.3ghz by firmware update !... moreeven im not selling my 3110 , n82 , N 79 , 5800 ... These r mile stones from nokia .. And i love them ...
amrit singh(hacker), 02 Jul 2010n900 is not 1.3ghz n8 is 750mhz because n8 chip is 750mhz in real but n900 don't have 1.3ghz ... more( N900 is the most powerful phone out there! this is the only phone that has been able to boot 5 different OSs on it
Be overclocked as well From 600mhz to 1.3ghz! No other phone has reached this point yet
This is the almost universal phone
People where asking for ! )
amrit singh(hacker), 02 Jul 2010n900 is not 1.3ghz n8 is 750mhz because n8 chip is 750mhz in real but n900 don't have 1.3ghz ... moreN900 is 600mhz but it has overclocked to 1.3ghz via firmware update hence it is the fastest nokia phone ! But itz nt true that only big numbers can work fast, E72 dont have 1ghz but it is fast !
Nokia rocks.... gr8 looks unlike rectangular steel body of sin fruit...
Nokia rocks.... dis phone has got best camera options, better UI, decent touchscreen, good features, and few oder things which iph4 s lacking.... so ppl go 4 N8 or else stick 2 iph4 if u want some stone age experience...
r 3 b 3 l, 02 Jul 2010What do you mean a processor can't be made faster by software? I once overclocked my n800 cpu ... moreas battery will charge or discharge many times it will make battery to load a arm11 750 easily.
It's fun to read all "opinions" on the N8.
I am amazed how a phone, not yet availible, can stir up peoples minds like that. It seems we're now in times when a minoe war can start just over brandissues. Strange times to me.
What about the N8 then?
Well to me it looks good and contains what i need, for example free GPS-navigation besides webbrowsing, sms and ordinary phonecalls. And the aluminium seems to promise some durability in the long run.
I've used a lot of other brands and really like the looks of that symbian OS.
So let's wait for the phone to hit the market and then comment on it. Nobody will have any use of stupid comments and nobody needs another war, especially over cellphones...Make Calls not war!
AMANITA, 02 Jul 2010Processor can b overclocked,eg.N900 600mhz which is overclocked to 1.3ghz by firmware update !... moren900 is not 1.3ghz n8 is 750mhz because n8 chip is 750mhz in real but n900 don't have 1.3ghz latest chip coming is cortex a8 1ghz a 1.3ghz will required 2000mAh or 2500mAh(recomended) battery. to have normal battery backup
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010no way u can make processor faster by software. When with nokia, what u get when u buy is what... moreno,its true they increase voltage by software update its very easy just like when u overclock ur pc from motherboard bios the chip which goes in hardware is arm11 750mhz not 680 but giving 680 due to low voltage and they will place it to there normal speed after update, decreasing battery backup by 2-3 hours
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010no way u can make processor faster by software. When with nokia, what u get when u buy is what... moreProcessor can b overclocked,eg.N900 600mhz which is overclocked to 1.3ghz by firmware update ! N8 ll b overclocked to 750mhz via 1st firmware update !
I had N3230,N73,N91,N82 all phones r still perform very well after many years ! I ll never sell them to any1 !
Nokia N8 has standard tv out as well as hdmi..!! http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/11449_Nokia_N8-content_creation_and_.php