Dev, 04 Jun 2010Yes, it WAS the Samsung initially planned to roll out S ^3 but the so rumored device seems to ... moreSomehow I'm not surprised. I think after investing so much on the new Symbian, it would be very generous of Nokia to allow a different manufacture to come out with the first Symbian^3 device. Think someone from the Espoo made a call to Seoul? ;)
dtp, 04 Jun 2010this games looks better fps on Wave...you are right, but this is only running on a proto, and this game was not built for s3. look at need for speed shift when it comes, that game uses the hw properly and looks stunning to say the least.
Dev, 04 Jun 2010Agree with your PS, similar to this, I just tried to point out there below the 'probably fake'... moreI think its just a bit tabloid worthy news twisting there. It looks like they took the the Windows platform out of context. Nokia does ship Windows 7 on the Nokia Booklets and there is no reason why they can't sell the OVI services for them.
kevinaux, 04 Jun 2010Yes, I agree with your last point there. Everyday passes that Google finds a way to creep into... moreYes, it WAS the Samsung initially planned to roll out S ^3 but the so rumored device seems to be delayed and according to one random article appeared on Symbian.org just few days ago, Nokia N8 will be the first device available to public using S^3.
Mark, 04 Jun 2010Hi, Interesting points. Well for one, Sammy is betting on multiple horses, Android, Bada, ... moreAgree with your PS, similar to this, I just tried to point out there below the 'probably fake' news about Nokia might use Windows.
Mark, 04 Jun 2010Hi,
Interesting points. Well for one, Sammy is betting on multiple horses, Android, Bada, ... moreYes, I agree with your last point there. Everyday passes that Google finds a way to creep into your life even more; Search, Maps, News, Mail, Browser, OSes, Translators, Video, Docs, Books etc. Don't get me wrong, I love free stuff and open source and I do love these things and use almost all of them but day by day the fine line between "choice of a" and "dependency to a" is being thinned. I wonder ISheep will one day be used to describe Googlers. :)
On a separate note, I have a feeling Samsung will be the one rumored to be the Asian vendor who will launch Symbian^3 before Nokia.
if se came out with 26m colors nokia came out with usb otg first in the mobile industry!
LOL. do you think 26m colors will do better than 16m im sure there's no different. it is just making it complicated!
im really gonna buy this.
vote it 10 10 10!
vote it 10 10 10!
vote it 10 10 10!
vote it 10 10 10!
Meego is the future after i watched the meego tablet impressve ui and ux and n900 computer power
meego is my first choice
kevinaux, 04 Jun 2010I think its working. For now anyways.
By the way Mark, wanted to share some thoughts with ... moreHi,
Interesting points. Well for one, Sammy is betting on multiple horses, Android, Bada, Symbian even.
For Android, the Galaxy S needs to be the flagship. Since it runs Android, there is no competitive difference to other Android phones on the OS side. By adding touchwiz, they are actually giving up some ground in this space.
The way to stand out is to add crazy specs to the device, and I am honestly doubting some of them, like the 90 million polygon count. I mean, the thing will be fast, thats not the point. I just think Sammy are pushing this dubious point hard, since it is, well, unique if it were true.
Other than that, and the nice screen, the phone is lacking hardware wise.
You said it, plastic, no flash (what!), TouchWiz, etc.
For a gaming device this would be nice, but so would the N8, giving you many more features for a fraction of the price. In aluminum. With Xenon flash. And navigation, free for life.
I digress but, when it comes to competition, i like the wave and the x10 better than the galaxy s.
And to be fully honest, I dont think any of those phones give you the bang for buck that the N8 does.
I am very excited about the N8.
PS. I think people that want Nokia to use Android dont see the bigger picture here. We really need Nokia to push Symbian like they did, and MeeGo. If Nokia would adopt Android, than Android would become the de facto standard overnight. Nokia is the only thing keeping Google from mobile world domination, and I support them in that.
Mark, 04 Jun 2010More N8 Gaming - Asphalt 5! Although not as nice looking as Need for Speed shift in other vids... moreLooks promising! Its stated their that impressive GPU on N8 will attract attention of game developers. Yeah, it will, EA, Gameloft already into the field.
Mark, 04 Jun 2010Don't feed the trolls! :)I think its working. For now anyways.
By the way Mark, wanted to share some thoughts with you about how you think this device measures up against the much spoken about Galaxy S.
Tell you frankly, I really don't understand the hoopla surrounding the Galaxy. I compared the specs and found that N8 either equals or overshadows the Galaxy. The only advantage I can see the Galaxy having over the N8 is the Super AMOLED as you can see in this link http://www.oled-display.net/super-amoled-vs-amoled.
I am disregarding the CPU and RAM here as I believe these two points are only tied to which OS you use. I know many analogies have been exhausted here to explain the different HW requirements between Android and Symbian^3 but thought it'll be fun to introduce another. Check out this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-3qgS-K-gU
As I see it, the Android is the Viper with its huge 8 litre engine (CPU) that does practically the same thing as an Evo with a 2 litre engine (CPU) coupled with with a turbo charger unit (GPU). Who is faster is subjective, whats important is both drivers get what they wanted. (I know I sound like I am preaching to the choir here).
So that leaves us with just the OS. I personally love the Symbian OS as I believe its the most mature of all the OSes out there. I say mature to describe the many layers of functionality that is hidden underneath the "unassuming" UI and the E Series have best demonstrated that in the past (SIP is just one example). I feel that the Android is like a very cool looking house but the interior is not completed yet while the Symbian is a old house that is very luxurious inside that the owners decided repaint the exterior (Symbian^1) instead of renovating it (Symbian^4). We just love analogies don't we :).
But coming back to my point, what is the Galaxy's deal. For a phone that lacks these features :
# No free GPS navigation solution
# No Flash support for the web browser
# No flash for the camera
# No dedicated camera key
# The all-plastic body is a real fingerprint magnet
# Feeble loudspeake
there are sure a lot of love out there.
More N8 Gaming - Asphalt 5! Although not as nice looking as Need for Speed shift in other vids (very nice quality there), this looks decent, and this is a video, so better to look at than the screenshots for NFS we have seen so far: