fnx alot alexx!!! hpefully ill be able to get it in the biginning of april (voda uk). U hav put me on a bit of an ease nw lol. GBP 400+ for the N80 sounds quite reasonalble for what u are getting.
dyabel: Yes. You can surf over the wifi connection too.
Bucko: Fact. Although the first batch will be VERY limited. Right now, 2 out of the 3 shops here are sold out already, and the last one has 6 black and 7 silver ones left.
how exactly will operate WiFi on n80? it will be only PC synchronisation, or will I able to surf on Net via wifi connection when i'm in cybercafe ???
cmv: I live in Norway. So far I've seen 3 online stores has it for pre-order here. I don't know about other contries, sorry. But I'm pretty sure this releasedate only applies to Europe.
Nokia N80-3 has been (partially?) FCC approved!
Submitted by Alex on Thu, 24/11/2005 - 09:56. Mobiles | Symbian | Nokia N80
Update 26/11/2005: Corrected some grammatical errors and added model number information - the N80 which was approved in this FCC grant is the Nokia N80-3. Presumably the N80 with quadband + WCDMA 2100 will be the Nokia N80-1.
Nokia obviously wants -something- to be out by christmas (we hope).
The North American (WCDMA 1900) version of the delightful Nokia N80 has been FCC approved, surprisingly early for a phone meant to ship in Q1 2005. [The test report indicates that the test device (Nokia N80-3) is a five band (GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA1900) mobile phone with GPRS,EGPRS and Bluetooth. The europe/asia (WCDMA 2100) version was not tested, and will require a different FCC ID.]
We would like to suggest that this makes it likely that the North American N80 will be released extremely soon - but this is still uncertain: Maybe Nokia has just got into an FCC-approval groove, and are sending their prototypes in earlier than before. (Remember that the Nokia N71 has also been approved.) This probably does mean that they've gotten the hang of how to engineer the radios (for WCDMA + GSM) effectively, which is especially shocking because the N80 is the first quadband GSM + WCDMA 1900 device Nokia has produced.
Possibly the strangest thing about this is that the Nokia N91 has not yet been approved - Nokia must be really breaking their backs doing the WMA / PlaysForSure work; although we're uncertain why that would affect radio emission characteristics. Isn't that software?
Also, it might be that more approvals are required before the FCC allows sale of the phone. The test report published with this approval was a test to comply with the radio emissions requirements of Part 15B of the FCC rules, but tests required for compliance with Parts 22 and 24 of the FCC rules have not yet been approved by the FCC. We're not entirely certain about the specific requirements for FCC compliance though - feel free to educate us.
And US readers - please note the Cingular sign on the phone.
The above information is courtesy of:
Good News Folks !!!
Nokia N71 and Nokia N80 have received FCC approval.
"Earlier this month when Nokia first dropped the news of the N80, top brass said it would not be on the market in the US until the first quarter of 2006. But now that both the N80 and N71 have received FCC approval — partially, at least — there is a chance these N-phones will go to market early. Or maybe it’s just the leftover Thanksgiving tryptophan making me feel all dreamy.
Just to recap the N80: It’s a Symbian phone, outfitted with a 3-megapixel camera, MP3 player, and an updated browser based on the code for Apple’s Safari. People with access to high speed 3G nets will probably also be able to make video calls with this beauty. Even with a mini-SD slot, it’s still smaller than the N70. Should set you back a cool $600."
Read more of this for more info:
Alexx - any ideas what shop/online site will get the n80 in stock on the 31st?
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Nokia N80 will be released on the 31st of March!!
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It hasn't been released by the FCC because Cingular asked them to add the 850 mhz high soeed data frequency. The FCC had to begin again with thi addition.
I as well as others have mentioned this many times. Please take the time to try and find these things out for yourselves b4 asking the forum. It's just covering old news when you don't.
True I have been visiting this site for a while and no hard evidence as to when this bad boy is coming out. Having had the K750 for the last 12 months i am itching to get my hands on the N80 and get away from the rubbish texting facility on the sony!
I hope this comes out soon.........
saw a review in an english sunday paper this weekend comparing n80 with a sony 3mp camera phone
the review said that nokia n80 rocks and that its out next month
come on nokia release this phone !!!!
How many units will be in black for the Nokia N80? If the start-up on the N80 going to be faster then that's good. I'm selling my N70 and using my Motorola V3x now. I'm glad that I sold the Nokia 8800. I'm not 100% satisfied with this Motorola V3x. It is not a bad phone at all; considered its shell. Looks much better compared to those ordinary Razor V3s out there. Cheap battery cover though, does not close tightly. The sound quality isn't that great compared to the Nokia phones.
The N70, bad: the keypads are horrible at night, the camera cover makes noises when pressing buttons. Also, the phone automatically making calls because I hit the buttons by accidents.
I'm glad that Nokia invented the slider for this particular NSeries. Just something to cover up the buttons.
Who're interested in the Nokia N70. Please let me know :)
This is probably a stupid question to most who are familiar with the Symbian OS, but how do you click on links on a web page without a touch screen? Is it a cursor or something that is controlled by possibly the center button on the phone? I've been to www.s60.com and can't even seem to find out about something this basic. Sorry, I've been a Palm OS user for years and think in terms of touch screen only. I just don't understand how navigation is effective without touching the screen. I really hope it works just as well w/o the touch screen because this phone seems to be everything I've been waiting on that can still fit in my pocket!
Guys check this link out, it's saying it DID NOT gewt FCC approval yet..
'it says at the bottom of the N80:
The Nokia N80 Phone has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC")'
Now i don't know if that's an old site, but regardless it says it ...hope it's an old site, is o want this phone
Well.. I made a test. Turned on both phones (N70 and N80) at same time, and N80 was ready to use about 15-20 seconds before N70. N80 takes about 45 seconds to start completely. But I don't know if this is applicable to an software-finished N80, as my unit is a prototype and sometimes experiences some crashes. A black N80, very nice looking :o)
Hm.. the SE K800 is a very powerful phone too, but N80 has Symbian OS, I think this is a major diference. I can say the N80 is truly a brilliant phone.