Rajesh, 07 Jun 2010You did not realise that you answered all your questions in one good question. Intel stopped P... moreI'm sorry Rajesh, I fail to see where I answered my own question there. I did ask why they stopped P4 range of CPU at 3.8 GHtz and all you added was what they were offering now.
In any case, I think we are digressing here. Let me share my two cents worth and try to explain why I think the N8 doesn't sport a 1 GHtz CPU (the original comment).
Having worked directly in the PC industry before and have seen faster and faster CPUs come and go. I know for a fact when the last fastest P4 was released (it was clocked at 3.8 Ghtz), as impressive as the speed was, you could not hide the fact it was a power hungry beast that consumed as much power as it produced heat. To get one operating, you needed to invest on a good PSU unit and an equally good "heatsink".
I am using this example primarily to point out the hidden cost of using a very fast processor in any device.
Now coming back to mobiles devices, having a very fast CPU has other implications than just the cost of the CPU itself. Lets just disregard the question whether it needs a 1Ghtz CPU for a minute and just assume that the N8 carried a 1 Ghtz CPU. This would mean the originally designed battery will need to be changed to a bigger size to handle the power consumption. This would then mean either an increase of dimension or Nokia might decide to squeeze out other hardware features in order to preserve good aesthetics (I'm reminded of any number of Apple products here).
Fortunately with the use of Symbian^3 and how its able to use both a lower spec'd CPU in tandem with a GPU to operate (at the level it was intended to), the N8 strikes a fine balance of functionality, speed and looks over cost that makes it a very special device in so many people's eyes. Just to add to that, I do not think the N8 can pull off the same magic if it ran any other OS as that would cause a chain reaction of changes that would lead to a unavoidable cost increase.
kevinaux, 07 Jun 2010Thank you Rajesh for lending your opinion. I can answer your question with an answer which I d... moreYou did not realise that you answered all your questions in one good question. Intel stopped P4 in mobile computers at 2.4 Ghz and now they are multiplying the cores in Duo and Quadros. Now if you opt for core i7 you will be able to get a clock speed of 3 Ghz up and in multiples which is actually 4 times faster than the highest mobile P4 processor.
Rajesh, 07 Jun 2010Answer to your question would be a question, why do you think processor companies are producin... moreThank you Rajesh for lending your opinion. I can answer your question with an answer which I don't think will answer mine though.
But since we are asking, why do you think Intel stopped the Gigahertz race with P4 and started concentrating on producing more practical and effective CPUs with multicores and multi threads?
kevinaux, 07 Jun 2010Pardon my ignorance, why do you think this phone should come with a 1 Ghz CPU?Answer to your question would be a question, why do you think processor companies are producing higher and higher clock speed processors. Today they are talking about 1,5 Ghz.
WOW . . . The N8 got almost 2 million site hits and over 45 thousand votes ! ! ! And is not even out yet ! I think the N8 will broke records when it will go on sale. Certainly is very very popular all over the world. Some internet sites talk about 450-USD,yet it competes favorably with cells costing almost twice as much !
Why Does Nokia stick around with that Bull**IT 600Mhz processors? Are they so lame to produce a phone with 1Ghz processor?.....This phone should hv been a 1Ghz one.....
N8 Nokias next FLAGS, 05 Jun 2010N8 is Nokias next FLAGSHIP Device
MeeGo Q&A with Alberto Torres, Nokia EVP, MeeGo Com... morewell.for a few month?
and still with it price N8 is focus to fill the gap between $500>> and the phones under $400.
still its not a big deal if it is a flagship or not.
as long as it run smoothly.not like n97.
i think i'v got to start to saving my money now XD
[deleted post]hai i dont think phone rating is a big deal,i decide to buy my SE M600,iphone,5800xm not because the ratings.most of the people dont care bout it too.im almost 3years reading gsmarena and never ever gonna care bout voting results.
if it a gud phone people will buy it
if it bad no one will buy it
it is that simple.
im not nokia fans,SE hater,or a fanboy of any company.for me,im just a costumer who want a gud phone.
plis peolpe who always like to judge phone only base on their asumption plis stop it.
if people get wrong information and their will buy the phone they will regrets and thats a bad thing to play with other people money.
for the reader,no one know how gud this phone will be.
just wait for the official gsmarena review.
the haters club in here know less bout
OS,stability,UI speed,battery life,etc
phone company is not a religion so dont listen to the haters.it is ur money and u want a gud phone just read trusted article or watch real video that compare the phone fairly.its not a highend or a flagship but N8 is promising.waiting for the review.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010horrible os and proc
i wanna something speeder ar betterYou only know S60 5th, not S^3 and you know what an ARM11 is but not how fast this machine will be since S^3 is very different.
So again, you have no basis for dismissing this device now. Have a look at it first.
[deleted post]yes it is a small battery,but still u dont know how long this battery will keep up.a complete OS that can utilize system effectively may be not draining the juice so much.
like i said before,just wait for the review its a new OS no the laggy symbian in 5800xm or n97.
1200 only lack 300 to 1500.its not a big gap.
and u still can buy cheap AAA battery extender for only $2 and one battery enough to charge ur phone for 3hours.
just wait the review dont judge by ur own asumption
this phone is a complete multimedia and full of features,and still in a gud price.
so once again just wait the review ur not nokia technician so u dont know anything bout this phone and it new OS.
everyphone is gud and the user will decide to buy it or not but dont make people regrets for their choices because ur own asumption.plis dont do it. its a bad thing to play with other people money.
Is it available in India today ?
Check following link:
available for demo in China! http://thenokiablog.com/2010/06/06/nokia-n8-demo/
Hope a lot more smartphone release by other company with full of features before N8 realease so that the price of N8 will be low and competitive.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010Mini n97 has screen brightness issue that nokia have not fixed. It is too bright even it is se... moreN97 mini has been around since 1 year, I dont think its difficult for a market leader like Nokia to fix this issue. I dont see any reason Nokia will not take efforts to support its sales of N97 mini or to attend to complaints of Nokia users regarding this matter. After all its been long time since this was reported.