been havin this phone for about a month now. still my best choice. everything you ever needed is in this piece of elegant slide phone. Pros: VERY CLEAR SCREEN! stylish, great sound from the media player, 3 mpx. very user-friendly. cons: "finger-printy" frame set, no auto-focus cam, lack of multi-tasking ability. works one application in the background and open a new appplication, the next thing you know is that the previous old application has "miraculously disappeared". the wifi works bad, if the phone doesn't pick up a full strength wifi signal, it won't load a page in the browser. i would recommend ya'll out there to buy n73 if ya looking for the best phone in town.
im having troubles with text messaging on this phone.i am able to receive but i can not send out and all of my settings are correct. Ive called my service provider(cingular) and they were not able to help me cuz they dont have info on that phone. they told me to call nokia and i was on hold for half an hour and no one still picked up. DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS THAT WILL HELP ME SOLVE THIS PROBLEM? thanks.
i have a n80 but there is only one problem it freezes does anyone have any thing that i could use to make it unfreeze like a software upgrade or any options plz help me on this
can i integrate wi fi in some other smartphone which does not hav built in wifi support(like n73)
i m askin in n80 forum coz ppl here know more abt wifi n how it works
link for firmware update, but n80 not available. take phone to service center for firmware upgrade.
The N80 is just wonderful. If you want a do it all phone get it!
The internet is amazing on this. You can browse websites like this as they were meant to be! You can use 3G or Wifi. The screen is fantastic(best on any smartphone in the world) and great for viewing documents and email. Not to mention pictures and movies!
Its slightly higher resolution than the Sony PSP but its not widescreen which means you lose pixels due to borders on N80 videos.
Its a fun phone. Every day you are finding new software. Today i just installed Map24 Mobile. A Free program that plans car journeys for you across Europe. Whats special is that it does this with a step by step using 3d or 2d maps! Amazing stuff! :D Much better than printing out from Google or Yahoo for directions! This program makes it impossible to miss roads and turns :)
Upnp and Home media centers in my opinion are underdeveloped. The software on windows isnt that great yet. But its there and it works ok. But wirelessly pinching stuff from your pc is nice for showing off or you cant be bothered to use a cable!
The camera is great its missing autofocus N73 and K800 have but it takes pictures only slightly worse than those two phones :)
Video is superb quality. Plus you can upload to Youtube, Flickr etc. if you have the software. Go to a quality site such as Nero digital and download portable trailers from there and they look perfect on the phone. No blockiness or blur at all. Pin sharp and smooth. Much nicer than the Ipod Video due to the screen resolution.
All in all cant be happier! This is definately the most useful product ever. Biggest selling point is that its actually really useful. Looks can go old but its the function and reliance that keeps you with the N80. It become part of your lifestyle. Not just for email, internet etc. but for music, video, organisation, handy programs, education, work etc.
I recommend a 2G Mini SD card as a must when you buy the phone!
For those who want to have adobe acrobat reader in thier N80,go to
www.symbian9.com then choose s60>office>Adobe Reader LE
it works very nice.
Does no1 have a website to download new firmware???
I need the website
thanks for te comments below about the se s700i, I too was a s700 owner and wanted the n80 but after it wasnt released on contract in pearl black I have been waiting for the se w850i instead!
Does the n80 allow screensavers and the possiblity to change the themes like on a s700i, I dont just mean the wallpaper and menu screen, I d like to change other screens like filemanager etc
thanx if anyone can help
Ive had it for about 2 weesks now.
Battery life is shit but to all of you who spent hundreds of dollars on the phone quit your bitchy whinning; you can buy batteries for it on ebay for like $4 a pop or a battery and desk charger for like $15 shipped. Not OEM but they do the trick. I know.. i have 6 of them. 2 in my car 1 in each jacket and 1 in my wallet (no joke).
Im coming off of a 2.5 year stint with a SE S700. Hands down the best phone i have ever owned. The N80 does alot of stuff better than the s700 but some of the features that come on a 2.5 year old phone STILL are not included on phones from what is debatebly the best phone manufacturer in the world (recording calls, voice recorder > 1 minute, easier to navigate file manager). COME ON Nokia.
I was going to go with SE W810i but the N80 features list blew me away however the initial coolness factor wears off.
Waiting for W850 to see if the screen lives up to my expectations.
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anyone know if nokia will provide firmware upgrade for current n80 user to upgrade to n80 internet edition ?
Just bought the N80 here in South Africa today. Excellent phone and no bugs including the 'SMS Freeze' or whatever its called; It's quite responsive and everything seems to be as advertised. Apparantly, our (my) service provider spent a couple of weeks evaluating the phone prior to public release. Maybe that's a value added service unique to SA... Sorry guys & gals!
If anyone is interested in buying leather case, i found two that i think goes best with n80:)
I still can't decide which one to buy.
The first one is more stylish and has a better leather quality and furthermore, you can customize it.
The second one is, in my opinion, easier to use and is more economical.
Post your opinions for these two cases.
Can some1 please giv me a website to download firmware as dogtoe isnt wprking...
I have had to replace my first N80 with a new N80 from Nokia for the reasons below. Now the replacement phone needs to be replaced as well. I have had so much trouble with it, it just wont work properly. I am thinking to upgrade firmware at a Nokia Service Centre but if I do it will void the replacement warranty. I am sure it’s only a software problem but what if the upgrade doesn’t hold? Please read the problems I’ve encountered and let me know, thanks
When camera was on the phone would not take a picture with the camera button and said System Fault then it took pictures with the centre select button, then when looking at the new pictures in the gallery the,
•did not adjust pixel clarity, sometimes it does adjust clarity, sometimes not
•showed same picture as I tried to scroll to the next one
•froze picture and took me to the grid menu has happened twice now
When you press and hold the Media Key to activate the shortcut to the music player, the phone says General: System Fault and then will NOT play any audio tracks. Phone will also do the same as above if you select the Music Player icon from the menu
•white noise from earpiece when on a call
•very poor reception even with full bars
•turned it self off twice while it still had batter at least 2 bars
•pressing profile button on top of phone sometimes will not bring up lock keypad option especially after phone has frozen
•will not play some mp3’s
•phone backlight comes on then sometimes dims by ½ the brightness straight away and sometimes does not. Phone is not set up to do that
•when I assign a contact to a user group and assign a ring tone to that user group when the contact rings the ring tone assigned does not ring, but rings the profile tone instead
•I took a picture then a video then I opened the gallery to view the picture, it looked ok then I pressed C to delete it conform delete yes, picture stayed on though it show the name of the next picture. Then froze went to white start up screen for a minute then to wallpaper screen
•Took another 2 pictures closed camera opened gallery, phone opened to a picture straight away then jumped to last picture taken and displayed it in portrait view. Picture was not taken in that view, then scrolled to next picture and back again and picture was full size
•Deleted It phone froze picture and took me to the grid menu
6 September 2006
Got a new phone back today and already it back to its old tricks
•Took pic then viewed it, deleted it phone froze and took me to TOOLS menu
•Took pic then viewed it, zoomed in then froze and loaded up again
•Then I went back to try again and the phone could not locate the memory card?
•Phone said, no memory card inserted Had to take it out and reinsert
•Took 3 pictures only displayed 2 new pics in the gallery, has happened 3 times
•When on a call using speaker, green distorted line appeared over the bottom of the digital clock
•Screen displayed 00:02:06 in a white box under call icon box whilst on a call and remained on with same digits for call duration of 10min
•Phone would not charge when using charger extension lead