Guys this news is official...Symbian Belle coming mid Nov...i was told by very impt Nokia Guy...thou iam loving my unofficial belle too much...love my N8
I've been using my n8 for almost a year now and i'm really enjoying its feature. Esp. fm transmitter, camera and video..superb!
I accidentally drop it 5x hard but no scratch at all and still works fine, its a great value for my money.. My wife has an Iphone 4 but she's amaze about n8's capability.
for me it's a practical most, rugged and useful phone ever created by Nokia
I've had my N8 close to a full year now, and have had no serious issues with it. On average, I can get a weeks charge using power saving mode. 9 days at a push with very low usage.
The few negative points I have is the flash gives a smokey effect on night time photos and every so often the screen remains on when the phone is locked and on standby.
Overall a decent phone. A worthy upgrade from my n95-8gig.
I've upgrade my OS to Symbian Anna but then, I face a problem with my phone. It become slower and then when I want to restart my phone, it stuck and give a notification message "Start up problem, contact retailer" do anyone face a same problem with me and do anyone got a solution for my problem. If there is a solution, please let me know. I almost give up with this phone, if this problem not solve I will sell it and trade it with another phone from another brand.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2011n8 or n9 is good???
The N8 and N9 are two very different phones running different operating systems.
The N8 runs Symbian ^3 and the N9 runs MeeGo.
So, it's up to the end user what they consider to be the best out of the two. I personally do not like the N8 anymore since Nokia ruined it with the Anna update and would swap my N8 for the N9 in an instant. But there are many here who will disagree with me on that.
All the best
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2011the n8 can perform better if it possess a 1.4 ghz processor Probably wouldn't make much difference if it did have a 1.4GHz CPU. You see, it still only has 256 MB of RAM which is more important than processing speed on the N8. Symbian is optimised to run on a sub 1 GHz CPU, and runs smooth enough as it is.
Furthermore, the OS would need to be re-coded to account for the extra MHz's not to mention, it would need a bigger battery to power it and, by extension a new motherboard.
So what we are talking about here is a new phone altogether, because it's impossible to upgrade the hardware on a mobile phone.
If you are after a 1.4 GHz mobile phone you should consider the Samsung Galaxy W.
All the best
2best, 12 Oct 2011@ Ray
You know that's strange because a few months back i tried it them on my nokia music ... more@2best
I see no reason why they wouldn't work with the N8 considering other third party headphones of similar specifications do work.
Also, because they are plug-in type headphones, as opposed to Bluetooth ones, the OS isn't a defining factor for compatibility. Furthermore, the 5800XM ran on S60 v5 (Symbian ^1) but the N8 runs on Symbian ^3 (Anna) so the two OS's are quite different.
Best thing for you to do is to test them out in the store when you do get your N8.
If they don't work, then I will happily hold my hands up and admit I'm wrong ;-).
All the best.
What are the software codes for Belle & Anna updates? Has Belle been officially certified by Nokia?
You know that's strange because a few months back i tried it them on my nokia music express 5800 and they never got to work so i thaught that since N8 and my 5800 they are both sysbian OS that the beats headphones wasnt gonna work either. So Ray you are telling me that a can use any beats headphone model on my future N8 ?
Superb N8 friends i got it updated to anna and i got surprised that i can edit the documents like excel, word and powerpoint. Thanx to N8