What does that mean for already existing symbian users? Would be nice if we had the option of OS upgrade/change for existing phones, or better yet dual boot
this phone is cheap for its price for the last symbian flag ship of nokia.
I for one can't wait for Nokia to start using WM7, yes symbian has more features, but they always feel not finished to me. and hopefully Nokia will rub off onto microsoft and make them impliment alot of the features like Bluetooth file transfer, multitasking etc that wm7 is missing. But most of all I want when nokia says pr1.1 available its like iOS and is available to everyone & everywhere been waiting a week for my n8 update now.
Cant believe how much people (myself included) are caught up with these things. Interesting news, mind you. But such strong reactions! Lets see how much in practical term this move really benefits consumers. Minus the hype and OS fan loyalty, to what extent will it really improve the quality of our lives? Will we be better husbands, wives, sons and daughter, citizens, better people? Everything has its place in this world- God, family, friends, my job, even my beloved N8. Let's keep everything in its proper place. The way some behave you wonder if mobile brands and OS will soon be a discriminatory factor alongside race, color and class. Diversity is good. So is competition. I prefer to support that which gives me a choice than that which eliminate all competition. I hope the movers and shakers of the mobile industry are as passionate about us (US, not our money) as we are about their products. Just something to think about. Enjoy your N8s people.
i am from Malaysia. No update available (pr1.1) for my n8 since 7 feb. How long Nokia will release update for all product code? 1week, 2weeks, or 1month? My product code 059D1G2.. I am tired waiting for this update..:(
abhi, 11 Feb 2011Hahaha... wp7 is worst when compared to symbian & maemo(functionality wise). This is what... moreIts version one. I had a g1 when everyone laughed about Android from preorder. We didn't have mms, video calling, video recording, copy and paste, turn by turn nav, and I can name a bunch more. Look where they r 3 yrs later. Same with the iPhone. Lets not even talk maemo. It will take a yr or so to get right but to u people who just started buying smartphones I got my first one in 2002. It was Symbian and still looks the sane today. Then I owned 3 windows devices b4 going to Android. Windows mobile had every option u just mentioned, so what make u think they won't offer the same functionality this time. Its a new os and will take a yr or so to get right. U need to stop reading articles and go play with one because WP7 runs circles around Symbian. And just to prove I ain't biased I still own a vibrant and a Nokia e73 and just returned my awesome n900. My HD7 Is the the best ever and I luv it.
Nokia N8 is the best phone i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!....unbeliveable 12 mp camera and also very fast with excelent application function....NOKIA N8 GOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
IT IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT,IT IS WHAT YOU DO!!!!!
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2011U r 100% wrong! U must go play with the new WP7 devices. It is built from the ground up and ... moreHahaha... wp7 is worst when compared to symbian & maemo(functionality wise).
This is what symbian offers but not wp7 -
No system-wide file manager No videocalling Limited third-party apps availability No Bluetooth file transfers No USB mass storage mode No multitasking No copy/paste Too dependent on Zune software for computer file management and syncing No music player equalisers No Flash or Silverlight support in the web browser No sign of free Bing maps Navigation so far No DivX/XviD video support No internet tethering support New ringtones available only through the Marketplace Swapping memory card requires hard reset; cards not readable by computer No customisation the turkeys have combined.... to become a chicken not an eagle.....
What does ur wp7 offer ??? Absolutely nothing ......
Nice phone byt has some firmware issues.... Although iit awesomeeeee
ill still buy n8 but ill wait till its price drops to 50%, ill use it as my phone per se not on anything else,
rdca, 11 Feb 2011Yeah Your Right, Nokia make a wrong decision, No one Windows Phone can be hit a million sold o... moreU r 100% wrong! U must go play with the new WP7 devices. It is built from the ground up and is nothing like windows mobile was. It is the most stable UI i have ever messed with. I have the HD7 and it never freezes or lags. It is hands down the best phone i ever had and I have owned 5 androids, 3 symbians, 4 old winmo devices, and an N900. The browser is like the N900, but doesn't support flash yet, the UI is better than all the competition and makes android feel dated, the OS is butter smooth just like the iphone. Seriously, keep an open mind and when u get a chance go play with one. Netflix, Zune, and Xbox
AnonD-808, 11 Feb 2011engadget is hellbound in bringing nokia down..... see this http://flapic.amplify.com/2011/02/1... moreMaemo and the N900 was abandoned and now Symbian. I bet u will get one update and thats it. So much for Symbian 4
Hello guys, I'm from the America region, so far I'm been unable to update my mobile with the PR 1.1 software version, not available trough OVI suite nor trough the Software Update application in the mobile itself, any clues?
Thanks a lot in advance.
What has happened to nokia. .. Why they are going with microsoft ... They would have with android.... Again they would have improved symbain stability and user interface... Or would have developed their own os like samsung....i think meego also have some serious problems like symbain in adapting new technology and hardware so they are going with microsoft... Very bad decision... One day nokia may change their name also to microNokia there may be no nokia name at all...
Some people r supporting the lay off of symbian engineers by saying that they didn't do enough to modernize it.
But I believe that it's a company's management which is responsible for such things.
Here is my point - Who failed to innovate? Was it the employees, or management? Now, who is paying the price for the direction that highly paid ‘professionals’ in managment made? Oh, yeah … the engineers are the one’s who pay the price. And who determines that Symbian will be the code of the day? Oh, yeah … managment. And who is in charge of training current employees on new technologies? Oh, yeah … managment dictates what classes are taught, which employees go to them, and what classes they are willing to send an employee to. Who is in charge of training employees on new technologies? Mangement. That ’s why they have a training budget. But, it’s typically wasted on ‘Sensitivity Training’, ‘Environmental’, and other waste of time classes. These courses cost as much to send an employee to as teaching them Android. Who decides what phone models will make it to production? Engineers or managment? think hard on this one. I ’ll take a wild guess and say management. Who gets the big bonus if sales go high? Managers. Who gets fired if sales are low? Engineers. Engineers do what they are told. If they are told to so something foolish and they refuse, they are fired. When the product fails in the marketplace – who gets laid off? When the crap hits the fan – the ones who screwed up; are the one ’s who decide who pays the price – and that is always the engineers/laborers. Before Hector Ruiz destroyed AMD, he destroyed Motorola. Motorola USED to make chips. Hector destroyed that entire business sector. Now Freescale rose from the ashes and is doing well. Hector then destroyed AMD ’s FLASH, EPROM and microcontroller arm. Spansion rose from the ashes and is competing well. Hector destroyed the AMD chipset group, now AMD has no option but rely on other companies to make chipsets to support their products. The problem isn’t the engineers, it’s MANAGEMENT. Engineers are the one’s who have their livilihood at stake, their homes, family, bills and retirment hanging at the whim of managment. That’s reality. Engineers at Apple are not genetically modified super-humans. Apple has excellant managment.
AnonD-808, 11 Feb 2011i know there is a protest running but symbian shall not die atleast before 2yrs from now coz e... moreWhatever u r saying might come true but all the happenings recently r pointing out at the death of symbian by nokia.
I'm again repeating it - 'nokia has fallen victim of sinister plans of microsoft'
Elop is microsoft's Trojan horse, I don't trust this guy at all...
abhi, 11 Feb 2011Whatever engadget is saying is true... Symbian is dead !!! No one knows it better than the n... moreYes, I agree with you that Symbian is dead! It is sad, because it has the most popular OS in the past! Nokia should make something to save it.