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.
Did they fix the start-up? The N70 is a quite slow at start-up (when you turn on the phone).
Cannot wait until the N80 hit the market. How will the N80 compared to the Sony Ericsson K800 ? Which will be better?
Jason, California, USA
today i sent an email to a nokia CMO. She said this....
Thank you for your interest in Nokia products. N80 is scheduled to be launched in Apr.
i would get a SE W810. my friend has has it for a few days and its a really nice phone, a smaller version of the W900 i think anyway. a very good phone.
Ok. I'm tired of waiting. If there was no such thing as a Nokia N80, (which as far as I am concerned, there isn't), what would you buy?
the speed seems to be the same than my N70, sometimes a bit more slow. For example, when you are in desktop and press the "menu" key, the phone lasts 2 - 3 seconds to show the icons. In the gallery, the pics thumbnails are slow to show up.. Startup takes aprox. 1 min.
Whats your impression on the speed of the phone (the realistic useability of it) I hope its faster than the N70, which is too slow for my liking
The North American Cingular version got FCC approval in last November. The test device (Nokia N80-3) was a five band (GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA1900) with Cingular logo on it.
Check the lnik:
So there is no issue of incorporating 850 band. Its semms something else.
European version is N80-1, quadband + WCDMA 2100
As in N70, the send/end keys lights in same blue color in the dark. My N70´s keypad lights ar more brighter than the N80 too. The N80´s keypad glows in dark blue.
Battery life is poor, phone is powered with a BL-5B (think is the same battery of N90). It lasts about 1 day and half of normal usage without wifi. With 1 hour of wifi it drains to only 1 bar in 1 day. But keep in mind that the device that is with me is a prototype. I think Nokia can improve this. Regards!
Photo quality is simply amazing, no other word to define it. The phone has a macro mode which give you very good "close up" pics. Camera has five options: pictures with 3Mpixel, 2Mpix, 1,3, 0,5 and 0,3 mpixel. A pic with 3 mpix demands 1 MB of memory. Regards!
In my country today have start to announce the Nokia N80 in TV,, in the anounce of Nseries.. with the N70 and N90--- before in october past year i saw this announce in tv with the N70 and N90 and today had add the N80 !
i just hope they have upped the proccessor as symbian is slow enuf already...i also hope it has full screen vid that the batt can cope as its pointing at buisness use but the batt must hold1
I'm hoping that they will fix the keypads due to the fact that N70 keypads are hard to see at night. For everything else, better features, just need to fix the damn keypads, the "on call" and "off call" I should mention.
Got a N80.. Ok, it's a prototype, the software has bugs, but this is a really impressive phone. Screen is something like fantastic. Sound quality and camera are amazing. Any questions, feel free to ask. Regards.
I work for o2 UK & this phone will be released on 15/05/06, however, the N90 should have been out at the end of Feb & it's still not with us, thank you nokia for making us look daft! Fingers crossed