How did Eldar's reviews became so revered by the industry is a mystery to me. He just posted his second "unofficial personal impression" on the N8 and also separately on Symbian^3. Reading through his comments one gets more than a little dash of this dude's arrogance and sense of self importance. His whole non-review reeks of smartphoneracism directed at anything Nokia.
He states "It is functionally inferior to iOS 4 (e.g. in terms of games, social services, interface, e-mail functionality, amount of third-party software), Android (e.g. in terms of interface, extra phonebook and calendar features), Bada (e.g. in terms of interface, Social Hub functionality, etc.). ".
* Is he really comparing one Symbian^3 with the collective plus points of 3 different OSs?
..few minor features added (e.g. an updated player, single tap, pinch-to-zoom, HDMI output, several widget desktops).
* HDMI support is a minor thing now is it?
I am not going to summarize all that he said because that would be pointless but do give it a read and tell me if I am wrong. I was under the impression when you review a product, you test its functionality and usability in an impartial manner. Well thats one way of doing it, the other way is the Eldar way I suppose.
hey guys check out samsung wave its far better than any other phone in the market and price only is 17500 inr
At this point, Nokia and their waiting game has worn thin. I have decided to turn my attention to some of the other high end phones that will arrive on time. Nokia won't be gettin my $500.
iphone killer! it is better than iphone in terms of quality and app suppuort.
Niraj, 24 Jun 2010You cant take any legal action because in the end of specifications its clearly written 'Speci... moreThanks for the info.
Is not a big deal without LED video light to me.
I will still get N8 when its launch.
I was just wondering why Nokia Official website spec sheet is not in sync with what Mr. Damian said.
Anyway, i will get an email reply from Nokia very soon regarding this issue.
Of course i am not that free to take any legal action on them.
Personally i think this is the best phone Nokia have ever produced,and the reason for delay in the release of this spectular device is simple:
1. Nokia want to generate hype with the phone among enthusiasts simply because they can hike the price when the phone is released,i.e if websites say the phone is going to cost 23,000 INR then in reality it would be 30+ when released (they are obviously aware that the people love this phone)so the longer the wait then the higher the price.
2.Other high end symbian phones like the N97 etc,will have their prices slashed big time when this phone is released,which would be a loss to Nokia.
3.Other Symbian devices MAY not sell that are currently in the market like the N86 etc when this phone is released.
Nokia definitely know what the release of this phone will do to their other phones in stock so they are being cautious,its all business with Nokia.
The price of this phone will definitely be higher than whats speculated.
um will n8 get a firmware update 2 meego coz I Dnt understand why build a high end phone en leave It 2 die when its nt even out as yet it should run tht os nt symbian
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2010The reason why this phone has not shipped is because Nokia are still testing Meego, their bran... morei'm not that impressed by looks of phones or how good the os looks. Symbian is a usefull os which can do it all and if the functions of meego are just as good in a few years i will take a meego phone. I prefer a working os over a goodlooking one
The reason why this phone has not shipped is because Nokia are still testing Meego, their brand new OS, on the device.
Symbian is officially dead for the N series. Thankfully - and of much relief to Nokia who will say the very same thing - this will be the last N-series to ship with the dated and ugly Symbian. All future Nokia smartphones will have Meego as their OS.
By the time the N8 is released, an official version of Meego should be ready for download, meaning this phone might "ship" with Symbian pre-loaded, but if you want to see why Nokia might start grabbing back the crown from iPhone and Android, then you'll want to upgrade the OS to Meego...
Things are certainly looking exciting with iPhone, Android, Meego and WinMob 7 all vying for a bigger slice of the market.
I'm still not sold by the iPhone and don't really like any of the Android devices. While I love Win 7, I'm not taken by their mobile OS's. If Nokia can shove some beautiful glass onto one of their future N-series phones and if Meego is intuitive and beautiful, I'm sold...
[deleted post]So this is how sony erection votes try to erect? by voting 1-1-1 to nokia and voting 10's for x-10?
Though nokia n8 votes went down because of A**holes like u, i can still tell X-10 is an erection fail!!!
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2010They did wrote there in the spec sheet of their official website.
Why did they put in the s... moretrue that, i dont know why its there...
maybe they mean the "red led" that lights when u record vids... which should be there by law, in some euro countries...
that red led, aint that powerful, it cant be a used as a light source
I've just sold my Xperia X10, worthles piece of junk. Wooo. Its lyk getting some luggage off my back. Whaaaaatt a relief. Nkt. Plastic touch screen nkktest. I'l wait for the N8, AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) capacitive very bright Glass scratch resistant touch screen. The fastest symbian smart phone. No Lags in the final firmware.
12 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics
HD quality 720p resolution
Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
Settings for scene, video light, white balance, colour tone
Secondary camera VGA for video calls
Nice phone looking forward too it to see how much it really costs. Nokia is taking to damn long to release it even the iphone was officially announced after this n realeased already customers don't have all eternity to wait comon nokia.Look at with its late launch u have to face the iphone for competition. Just a few word for thought.Still love the phone thus far..
Niraj, 24 Jun 2010Nokia N8 on low light condition http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&warned=True&client=... moreI am aware of that video from Rihanna, downloaded the original, but the scene is just to chaotic to make some comparisons. I wish someone would take his test N8 to the city and make some videos of streets,people and traffic in daylight. But I guess we will have to wait as Damian and his team are stil perfecting video recording on N8.
Nokia N8 on low light condition http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&warned=True&client=mv-google&hl=en-GB&v=QZ71M3ANv94
Be warned even Wave or Vivaz cant take so nice videos on night due to small sensor.