i just love n8, i m using nokia since 2002 and its very sad they killed symbian. And if the nokia bosses have brains they should have opt for android and not windows. Nokia with symbian was the best. But now its all over guys....love nokia love symbian..... :(
This Nokia N8 will be my last Nokia, as the things I need are unavailable on Nokia's now.
I can't get any BBC I-Players to work on my Nokia N-8, or any of the applications I need.
I think they made a big mistake going with Microsoft, & an even bigger mistake not using the Android Platform.
I tried Windows 8 on a PC, it was as bad as Vista, which was also crap.
Funny enough, I just found out used n8 are nearly as cheap as the other symbian 3 phones. Hehe.
Too bad mobilefun's N8 case with a built in charger is discontinued. Would have been a huge help.
ehsan, 07 Sep 2013some video format doesnt play by builtin video player. Is there any player softwere that will ... moreDefault video player is the best, so there's not much to do except try to get compatible videos. Most YouTube downloaders will give you an option to download 360p mp4 which is perfect for this display. Even HD videos can be played, but not all...
terjim2, 07 Sep 2013with this new move from Nokia to MS, can you guys still advise me to purchase a Nokia N8 cos I... moreNothing really changes for Symbian users. They stopped making it even before this move, but there is still support until 2016, Nokia Store, various websites etc. Symbian is maintained by a company called Accenture which isn't owned by Nokia or Microsoft. There will be not many new apps or big updates, but if you really like this phone get it while you still can.
Comparing to wp Symbian phone is much better because no java in wp phones.u need java when you download something directly from browser so be careful about wp.my opinion is Symbian OS phone are much more better than wp.
with this new move from Nokia to MS, can you guys still advise me to purchase a Nokia N8 cos I so much Love the damn phone.
or what other phone can you advise I buy that has the real qualities/features/specs as Nokia N8. I need to get a good phone.
what is the HOPE for the Future of Nokia Symbian Users?
some video format doesnt play by builtin video player. Is there any player softwere that will play all video format?
I have downloaded smart movie player but failed to install. Plz say something....
mykrosop mapet, 06 Sep 2013I'm looking for a symbian 3 phone. How does this compare to nokia 701 performance (not the cam... moreThere is a comparison between N8 and 701 a few pages down. Generally the 701 is more modern (Belle Fp2), faster (processor and RAM), brighter display (better in sunlight), has removable battery and dual LED which can be used as a torch. But the camera is worse, some small features are different and it looks more like a woman's phone. :-) I don't jump into trends either, this is my first touch screen and I got it 6 months ago. A couple of years ago I was still using a flip phone, and I was happy with it. :-)
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2013Hi friends, can u plz suggest an application for video calling except Fring. Hi,
There's not much else. Maybe Movicha (http://www.movicha.com/symbian.html) or Octrotalk (in Nokia Store) but they say they don't work too well.
So much doom and gloom and morose thoughts – and Pain. I feel as if I've lost a beloved, trusted, sturdy, reliable and capable friend. That is what the N8 is to me and it really pains because it is not like losing your car keys because you always have a spare for that. Why did Nokia have to do this terrible thing? With one stroke of the pen it has brought so much depression to N8 fans, so much uncertainty about its replacement. But not to worry, when one door closes, another opens. The competition will be so stiff among the giants that I think soon, there will be so many new models to choose from, it will have us dizzy.
Since Wednesday when I read about the deal between Nokia and MS, I think I’ve lost ten pounds worrying what will happen to the contents of my phone. Will all the apps go dead when they finally pull the plug off from the life support system, supposedly in 2016? Anyone can tell me what will happen? Is it that I will be able to only make calls and texts on my N8? Because I would not like to know that I should have just remained with my old 6230i. I think that well, at least the camera will be fully functional
Hi friends, can u plz suggest an application for video calling except Fring.
I'm looking for a symbian 3 phone. How does this compare to nokia 701 performance (not the camera)? 808 is too expensive.
I don't jump into trends. Used a 3230 during touchscreen era and n78 during symbian 3 era.
Guys, you are all aware that this is an old phone so your only choice is other peoples' cfw. If you are worried about the lack of apps, just get a mini tablet from the competition. Nokia and an ipod/android tab is cheaper than an iphone.
K.K., 06 Sep 2013Hi N8 users, i am the proud owner of this legendary smartphone. But now as We all know, MS has... moreYes K.K you are correct Well we can just hope for good and well being done.... I dont Know what the hell is going with Nokia First they ditched Symbian I thot steven Elop is gone mad but looking the progress made by nokia with 20 Lumia Series I thot well Every one should adapt a change and they tried and they are doing good now.
But WTF is this you just sold your own House.... How can you do this... Unbelieveable
the best phone ever i got...which has best photo quality. i am using my nokia n8 phone for 2 and half year and still i am using it. i didnt face a single problem regarding this phone.
terjim2, 05 Sep 2013Can Nokia N8 play High definition games with 3D Graphics? Can it play asphalt 6: adrenaline ... moreIt does play Asphalt 6 Adrenaline, but the game selection is somewhat limited. It was released back in 2010, remember.
Hi N8 users, i am the proud owner of this legendary smartphone. But now as We all know, MS has takenover Nokia, So now m worried about the latest symbian update which was to come probably til end of this year,according to an article on the net. It said that belle refresh is not the last update for symbian cells. But now, nothing can be done except waiting & hoping for the best.
Awez, 05 Sep 2013Hie Carol and MDN day before yesterday I heard that Microsoft purchased Nokia Very Much dis... moreHey, yes a sad sad SAD day for us, and for all the real Nokia fans out there. Today i was thinking about what can i get when my Lovely N8 needs to retire and started to panic. There is nothing that can replace a Nokia phone. The only one to get close to it in my thoughts was the new Blackberry. Still, they have no good camera and the latest model which i loved before i touched it (cause after i touched it was just to darn light for me, i need some heaviness in there, otherwise it feels to cheap) has gone to fast out of my head. Though i'm thinking about next models to come, if they can survive in this mediocre world. There is Sony, but they use that crappy android, if they could use meego/jolla sailfish i would probably go for them instead of blackberry. But right now ex. Nokia mobiles are kind of out of my head. What a waste, SAD. Still can't believe how quickly everything changed into dust. I always thought that abandoning Symbian smartphones was a bad omen, but never expected such a bad thing to happen. Never expected Nokia will sell it's soul only after couple of mounts after Symbian division was entirely killed.
Awez, 05 Sep 2013Hie Carol and MDN day before yesterday I heard that Microsoft purchased Nokia
Very Much dis... moreHi Awez,
Yes, it was a sad day... sad week for everyone who has/had a Nokia. I was a little interested in Lumia because it was still Nokia, but not any more. Now MS will be making ALL decisions and Nokia people will have to listen or find another job. They say MS will have to cut some costs and I'm afraid a lot of the Nokia people will have to go. I would still buy an S40 phone, though, they still have the Nokia spirit and S40 is now almost as good as old S60v3 - except multitasking. But my X2-00 has some small features that my E51 doesn't. Of course, my N8 has all the features all my old phones had together, and then more. I was just looking at the new Xiaomi, it looks a little like a Lumia with Symbian inside. But it's still Android under the lovely theme.
It does feel like a part of my life ended. Of course, they killed Symbian even before, but I bought the N8 anyway. I would still buy it again today. I bought my first mobile phone in 2000, and started following, reading about them, buying magazines (they no longer exist), talking about them (I have a relative who repairs phones for a living) and I had Ericsson, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and a Siemens (I didn't like it). And a Samsung D900i which has some horrible mistakes in the software but people still bought it like crazy. With my old flip Motorolas it was like I can do all I need, the same with Nokia, and SE feature phones were OK too. But all of those brands are gone now. Or they aren't what they were before. So, when Ericsson had gone, when Motorola was sold, I was sad but OK, we still have Nokia, they are still there... Then, no more Symbian. And now there is no more Nokia. The last from the good "old school" is gone. It's over.
I wish I knew how to create apps or games but OK, I have enough for my needs. More than 100 apps, and some people with other phones buy a phone because it's "the best" and only use it for calls. Also I care about how my phone looks so I learned how to edit Symbian and S40 themes, change icons, fix bugs, I uploaded some of them on Zedge and now I have 750000 downloads. In maybe 18 months. For a "dead" platform.
Thank you for the kind words too, I bookmarked this page and when I'm online I sometimes check if anyone needs help. Everyone who sticks with Symbian in 2013 and further deserves respect and help. Respect because they didn't buy a "singing and dancing" spy phone hyped by the media and they know what they want, and help because everyone knows something. Carol is the man here, I have very little experience with some of the things he replies to, but I can jump in if it's something I know. My phone has some scratches too, but it's not a problem. I bought it like that. I usually had cheaper phones but I had some extra money, saved some more, here and there, and decided to buy a better phone to make myself happy. So I was looking at the ads, and realized I can buy a 5 megapixel phone... then prices started falling and I saved some more... Wow, I can buy an 8 megapixel phone. Then one day I realized... WOW, I could buy a NOKIA N8 if I wanted to! And I did. :-) I followed the N8 story since it was announced, read the reviews, downloaded the sample photos, read the interviews with Damian Dinning, then the reviews... it was a dream phone until the 808 came. Then I had two dream phones. And one of them I could afford. I still remember the first time I saw it live, I just forgot about all the other shiny phones in the shop thinking "oh, wow, I saw the N8, but, the price, nooo..." then I tried some Androids and iPhones. When I put them down I don't miss them. But after I tried one N8 for 5 minutes I couldn't forget it.
OK, enough for now. I feel like I wrote too much, but hey, tomorrow will be 6 months after I bought my N8. And it feels like it was yesterday. :-)
p.s. Today I was reading how Nokia and Microsoft negotiated. At one moment there was a scream from the room when Steve Ballmer fell and knocked his head on the table, hahaha.