Nokia is always smart, but for their own benefit first, who can plame them. This phone is surely a "demo" or a "trial" for the new OS S^3, which is only a preparatory step for S^4. They surely need to test the new OS with a as much users as they could, so they decided to put it into a super-featured gadget, with low price, so that they can sell more of it and test it more and more. But still they can't produce "the perfect phone ever" to guarantee they will sell the next phones.
This phone for Nokia is not a profit-oriented project. Instead, it's trial for the next gen of OS, and hardware capabilities. It has slower processor, low screen resolution, weak non-removable battery, no DivX/XviD support, vedio recording @ 25 fps only. And all of that among shiny and attractive other specs.
I'm sure that next device will be lower in features than this one, but better in OS, and will offer new experience to users, that match the new trend of mobile world. Do, if you decided to buy this phone, you MAY be disappointed by the OS and UI, but if you decided to wait for the upcoming device, you are risking losing all those features in one device.
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2010Who brought touch to focus feature to camera? It's even used in latest slr touch screen camera... moreIf u r talking about 5mp camera,then N82 is the best with affordable price ! Ur ish*t just dont deserve that higher price ! It lacks many simple features like fm ! Previous versions of symbian had many bugs but all bugs r fixed in symbian 3 ! So no worries ! It ll cost half the price of ish*t but full of features ! Browsing on nokia phn is gr8 ,it has class33 gprs means faster connectivity ,flash 4! Browsing is just same as we do on pc ! No doubt abt camera ! There are already many themes,games,softwares are available for this phone b4 itz release! Nokia ovi store is also very useful ! N8 also supports java 2.1 so no worries abt it ! Battery life is always plus point for nokia phones ! Amoled display of N8 ll consume less battery! It is a world phone,not just for specific region ! Overall itz very well balanced phone and I ll buy 2 N8 instead of buying 1 ish*t ! This phone ll beat all of ur ish*ts n otherz ! ;)
[deleted post]I own an Idou (satio) and the N8 has a much better sensor (the largest ever put into a mobile phone). It is capable of Full HD 1080p but whether Nokia enable that or not is another question. Even if they do enable it in the N8 it will not be the first camera-phone to support Full HD. Several Japanese phones have this capability, one is even water-proof to several meters! Fujitsu F-06B.
The Satio is a good camera phone. But I'm waiting for the N8. I run SPB Mobile Shell on my Satio its a very nice interface with multiple home screens, wallpapers and profiles. It transforms an otherwise ordinary phone into something very user-friendly (dare I say almost iPhone-like) with all the power of Symbian underneath (with real multi-tasking)
So if you can get one reasonably cheap and are prepared to buy SPB mobile shell (there is a free trial) then you have a similar device to the N8 though I expect the N8 to be superior at night photography and video.
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2010Who brought touch to focus feature to camera? It's even used in latest slr touch screen camera... moreNokia has introduced many things to mobile world,if u r talking abt best camera in 5 mp range,then N82 is the best phone ! Ur ish*t just dont deserve that high price,it lacks many simple features like fm ! N8 is full of features and most important itz affordable price ! Previous versions of symbian had some bugs but it has fixed in N8,no doubt symbian is words most popular os ! There are many softwares,games and themes are available for N8 b4 itz release,no worries ! Itz gonna beat ur ish*t easily :D
Nokia N8~i think it is a great phone. i would like to buy e new phone. not aware abt other brands besides nokia. in my mind have some phones which i intend to buy. N8, X6 8GB, 5800XM, n97.. which one u think is worth it.. i lived with MP3s, songs, surf to the net.. n i like a great camera to snap pics. any idea?
Just a reminder that this phone will auto-switch not only bands but between GSM and WCDMA as well.
Its truly a "world phone"
Yes Apple is silly, doesnt still have actual multitask, what it does is just to suspend, minimize the application, while you work on the other.
Such a silly phone.
Nokia is seriously much better. Itz reasonably priced. Itz affordable. Mr Steve Jobs, secondary phone is Nokia. Infact, sometime back, his primary phone was Nokia, but then his wife did not allow him to enter home, only because she quoted stating that she was insulted in front of her friends as they stated that her husband uses Nokia but manufactures Apple and they nicknamed her Nokia. Sad for Mrs Nokia Jobs, but the other sad part of the story is that Mr Jobs had to make Apple his primary phone, but no worries Nokia is still his secondary phone. And when there is no cameras/ media people around, he uses Nokia for multi tasking and for checking out GSM Arena Nokia Opinions.
There are thousands of n8 in america made for taking videos for publicity.
ORCHARD FLOODED, 23 Jun 2010wah!!!! n8 is good when orchard flooded i took pic on the flood, suddenly i drop into the wate... morePhones ain't decided for dropping into water, so don't use this as the upsell point. If you had used N8, would you please talk more about how you feel about it, and the performance of the phone instead of pointing out a particular brand of phone to compare with?
AMANITA, 23 Jun 2010U r barking abt votes :D ,everyone knows that itz earned by illegal ways :D,yeah it may b fast... moreWho brought touch to focus feature to camera? It's even used in latest slr touch screen camera now. N8 is better in terms of hardware but software is more important. Iphone 3Gs 3MP is quite poor but 5MP is more than enough for average user. value of nokia phones drops fast as well. 2yrs old iphone 3G still can sell for 250pounds in uk.
[deleted post]dont waste your money on the idou unless you get it for a cheap price and dont have high expectations,,its got oddish software,,weak xenon flash..if you want a good camfone/smartfone from the earlier days n82/n86 are tops but touchscreen 5th edition camerafones vivaz/idou/ or android x10 are flawed even to stupidity like having to turn on the led light to take a foto..
Seriously. Wait for the Samsung Beam aswell. But if you want the good camera & 720p video get the N8 as it's likeley to be better than the samsung in those key areas. It won't have rubbish software noise rentention processing by smearing the image till it's effectivly unneffective & produces undesirable results like that new apple thing. What is that anyway?
Anonymous, 23 Jun 2010Nokia has announced the N8 price its RRP for Australia @ A$750 inc GST. US$659How they know while N8 is not coming yet
Michel, 23 Jun 2010Just because I'm so sick of everyone saying the N8 will blow the iPhone out of the water and N... morehigher market value dont mean anything, only it's due to the fact that apple over charges everything with people like you willing to pay for it. This mean their products have higher profit margin=more profit=more value for the company.
Simply the waste of money i must say. Nokia really cant compete with other compatetors in touchscren phones. The biggest problem in the phone is its damn slow. 680 MHz only when others are offering 1 Ghz Thats something unacceptable after spending that much huge money. I thing Samsung is hot these days both technology wsie and price wise too.