It is using an ARM11 CPU. This is their top of the line phone? C'mon. Apple, Moto, HTC are all using Cortex A8 based processors since last year. This not even released Nokia is going to be their top of the line running an ARM11.
And the screen res is not even close to the new iPhone and Android Flagship phones.
Information I've read indicates that the Symbian OS can do more with "lesser" processors than the competition can with their OS/processor combination. And have you seen the sample photos taken with this phone??? I saw some at All About Symbian. I was ... (continues)
Google APPS or Google MAPS? You will surely be able to use G Maps (though I personally think Ovi Maps blow Google Maps out of the water). As for the other Google mobile apps, I really don't know. I know there are a few that Symbian already had suppo... (continues)
Is this sarcastic or is the rolling eyes a mistake? Either way, the processor has an overall lower clock speed but the OS is also designed to operate more efficiently than others (such as Android, etc.) It also has a better GPU than most to handle gr... (continues)
When I return to the main screen from an app or another use, the phone freezes for about 30 seconds and will not take an immediate command. If commands are tapped they will then be performed in quick succession when the unit wakes up.
When I go to the calendar it takes quite a while for the days in the month view to populate and then to be able to write a meeting or to-do with alarm. I do have a very full calendar with a lot of meetings and alarms repeating for a few years.
Does anyone else experience these delays? And, have you been able to do something about them.
is it only the calender that does that? i think it is because the phone updates and saves your calender before closing, and if you have years and years of repetitive meetings and to-do's, i suspect the phone has to do quit a bit of work.
I experienced trouble using OVI Maps in certain parts of the eastern U.S. Does anyone have a sense for whether the Google Maps Oral Navigation application will be available for the N8? I am parking my n95 for the n8. 😳
I have no idea if Google Maps will have voice guidance available for the N8 but have you tried downloading the maps and guidance onto your N95? (not sure if it's supported on that phone or not.) I did it with my 5800 and it was excellent. It never had... (continues)
Exactly my thoughts... I dislike how phone reviewers bad mouth what they don't understand and make unfair comparisons. Just cause Android wants to intergrate your online accounts with your phone contacts; doesn't mean everyone wants that. Symbian is a... (continues)
To each their own... I'm getting mine next week, and I'm excited as ever =)! Android OS is too dependent on google services, iOS is too narrow viewed and restricted, and Blackberry OS just doesn't appeal to me at all. With Symbian, I can control it an... (continues)
I enjoyed both S80 and S60 immensely. Some of the features that Eric lists as negatives of S60 are actually some of the features I appreciate the most about S60. I love S60 3rd Edition, especially Feature Pack 2. My current phone (a Nokia E75) does not have any issues or insurmountable problems to speak of. It does not crash, it does not pause for long periods of time when the screen rotates, it takes pictures in a snappy manner, and everything works properly (including the browser).
However, S60 5th Edition was, in my opinion, the first departure from decency for Nokia. I finally played with a Nokia 5230 Nuron, and found that I did not like the two-tap interface method. The touch screen was resistive, and re... (continues)
I wouldn't put so much weight on Eric's review here. Read other reviews first; some from Symbian site, some from site typically pro Android and pro iPhone. This is not 5th Edition (S^1). It looks like it, which I appreciate, but a lot has been address... (continues)
i agree with you for the most part... but i think the n8 is capacitive(?) and they moved to non-removable batteries to make it thinner. its not very friendly for people who like buying non-original batteries but im guessing they are so confident in ... (continues)