Well, to be honest, I believe all mobile companies will support their flagship phone. That is a given. For example, just look at N95 8GB and N82. Ya, these were the only 2 phones which received a firmware update but it is probably due to the fact that they were flagship phones and their sales figures was breathtaking. Thus, it won't come as a surprise that SE will keep on supporting their X10, which I, myself have a lot of confidence in.
I have also suggested some of my friends, who are SE fans to get the X10 over Satio or all the other SE phones after seeing that Satio and all the others probably won't get as much support as the X10. Reason? Because the X10 sales figure was also really breathtaking. It became the best selling mobile handset in Japan just after 1 week.
That's why I also have faith in N8. Seeing that it will probably catch a lot of attention from us teenagers, seeing that we like to take pictures of moments which are precious to us. No offence here for dragging most of you in. My hunch is that Nokia will support N8 for 3 years to come, like the N85 8GB and N82. It will also not come as a surprise if Nokia announced that S^4 platform is applicable for N8 and will release a firmware update for N8 owners to upgrade to Symbian 4.
And I have to agree with Tom. A 1Ghz CPU does make a difference. However, if not mistaken, X10 GPU is not top notch, unlike N8's. After seeing several videos on N8's multitasking and USB OTG(the major selling point of N8), I am more than convinced to get it. The current X10, to me, seems very buggy. I have seen some videos review and to me, the X10 is not as smooth as I have anticipated. Hopefully, future updates will make it into a beast. But for now, I am sticking with the N8 and have my fingers crossed.
i wont talk much today too, because it seems so many childish people around here taking this seriously more than their lifes, but what ever.
When this phone is realesed! so many people will change their minds, either to get one or to skip it for another option. its a phone after all! comon!
ill just wait for it and ill check it out! if its suits me, ill get one if not ill find another options too!
peace out! and cut out the crap!!
why there are people dragging the scores of N8 down??? They just couldn't believe it that there are many people too like this phone other than what they have now in their hands. They keep reminding us here that X10 (tom-Heldge) and Galaxy S were better than this, but they are forgetting one thing most of us could only pay an average 500 USD for a smartphone and excess of that will make the phone a luxuryphone rather than a smart choice. Spec by spec I know the X10/Gal S are better in screen, cpu power and eye candiness, but surely do people count their cp screen pixels everyday? Iphone has a lower screen specs than N8 but it surely does the job as a CP screen with excellent clarity. Do people really need high powered CPUs to talk and send text and email? I mean this is a phone as it's top priority purpose right unless you want a blender and electric fan on it to cool off the summer heat. Do people need rainbow colored and flashy UI to use the phone? unless again tom was expecting a fairy pixie that pops out from the screen and handed the menus well most of people outgrow that stuff when we were eleven. We need a straightforward navigation plus ease of connectivity as what is nokia is good at.
another fault is:symbian is not such modern looking as android
that low screen 3.5inch! resolution must be a joke,am i right?
i cant wait for n8 iam getting one and going to be a proud early adopter.
if nokia n8 hv 512mb and at least 800mhz proc and froyo 2.2 can be ported to n8(run as smooth as an android phone) sure other brand cant sell their phone.
Hope meego device use same spec with android phone or better so that ppl can choose between Meego and android or dual boot. even if nokia officially dont use android os at lease they still can produce Smartphone that hv androind spec + better CZ lens so that nokia user can hv freedom to choose symbian,meego or android os.
I still think nokia can produce better android phone with better camera than current android phone manufacture.
Hope nokia make a sister company yeskia to built android phone LOL.
N8 will gain more support once its released its the best.
Niraj, 30 May 2010Nokia haters are voting against Nokia N8..? In some hours N8 voting results fall to 8.9 , 9.0... morex10 people jealous so voting against us or all jealous of the next big n8 superfone
doc, 30 May 2010I am absolutely fascinated with N8 specs and looks and Im gonna buy it as soon as it comes on ... moreSorry mate, there is Xenon Flash but no LED video light. Some spec sheet lists the Autofocus LED light incorrectly as video LED light. As Nokia explained it in subsequent interviews, the only way LED video light can be effective is when you cram in a dual LED unit and in the N8, there were not enough space. Hopefully when the N8 gets a proper review, you can see for yourself if the bigger more sensitive sensor can compensate for low light conditions.
I am absolutely fascinated with N8 specs and looks and Im gonna buy it as soon as it comes on the market. There is only one thing that Im not sure of. At the moment I use N86 8MP and while its main disadvantage is absence of the xenon flash, it has enormously powerful LED flash which is great for capturing video at low light conditions. N8 has xenon flash which is great for making photos, but im confused because in the specs sheet they say there is LED video light, but I cant locate it on the pictures of N8. So I would like to know does the N8 have LED video light, and if it has, where is it located on the phone. Thanx in advance!
Anonymous, 30 May 2010ca we finally use any bluetooth keyboard ????You might be new to Nokiaworld and so let me tell you Yes. You can use Bluetooth keyboard. I've been using Bluetooth keyboard with my Symbian loaded Nokia N95 for the longest time. I once walked into a Apple store wanting to get an Apple Bluetooth keyboard for my mobile. The sales staff warned with much embarrassment that Iphones don't work with Apple's own Bluetooth keyboard. I told him its for my N95. He was disbelieving and reminded me not to come back for support how to use it. I thanked him for his honestly. Checkout this keyboard : http://www.chinavasion.com/product_info.php/pName/mini-bluetooth-keyboard-for-smartphones/
Look at the handset man, this has evry damn thin
its handy, its fully loaded and all this for $500 aprox...
oh dnt expct anythin more...
Nokia N8 is The Best Handset/Gadget Of The Year...
it vil Break All The Records...
Best Multimedia Handset...
Nokia u r the mastermind...
Nokia haters are voting against Nokia N8..?
In some hours N8 voting results fall to 8.9 , 9.0 , 8.9 from 9.0 , 9.2, 9.1
ca we finally use any bluetooth keyboard ????
Its a interesting question if N8 will be upgradable with Symbian^4 or not..
There for I have searched lot of pages, by the far its not fully clear that what will be hardware requirement for symbian^4. But what I have searched so far, both symbian^3 and symbian^4 have same hardware requirement.. But it could be changed.
So I have two theory about future upgrade/ update for N8.
1) Nokia will not upgrade N8 with s^4 instead they will give regular firmware update to N8 and since Symbian is open source N8 will also get some new cool features UI wise. By the way its sure they will support N8 for atleast 2 years. Also symbian^4 applications will compatible with s^3.
2) They will upgrade N8 to symbian^4. Since Nokia have officially mentioned Rom of N8 which is 512 mb so its easy to change the OS. Even N8 can be hacked to be dualbooted. Since snapdragon also uses Arm 11 core and Android 2.2 is light compare to previous versions so Its also possible to boot froyo on N8..
i perefer to waiting for droid shadow or droid 2
bye bye nokia
Tom-Helge, 30 May 2010The post under here was from me. I forgot to put in my name there.Tom I think its worth to buy X10 over N8 if its getting Froyo update instead of Eclair in Q4..otherwise the phone is useless..
1.Many Android games require multitouch but x10 lacks it.
2.It doesnt have a front facing camera (no one uses it very much but its good to have one onboard)
ity and loudspeaker is not that good.
Even with these problems Im stuck between N8 & X10 because X10 has an amazing design,georgeous screen,faster processer & smooth attractive UI than Nokias..N8 might be slower than X10 but it has lot of features some people really like (Eg.Fm transmitter)
so what everyone of us should do is waiting for the release and review of N8 and then comparing it with X10..Then we can decide weather this phone is a failure or a success..X10 is an amazing device I agree and Android will surely be the best OS in 2 or 3 years of time.. Arguing here is useless and all of us are wasting our valueble time posting useless comments here..
N8 Vs X10, 30 May 2010Anyways I carry 2 mobiles at any point of time, I don’t trust on battery life. Currently th... moreDuuhhh,you don need compare x10 and n8 which is still in prototype,start saving your money right now wait until n8 released come here and compare which one phone you wan to compare ,read user opinion, make the right choice and then buy its simple,Tom don noe nthing about this mobile he only noe xxxx x10 in their head