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 mightily impressed.
It is just a different way of doing things. The N8 takes its aim at people who are interested in things that the typical Android user just might not be interested in.
The Nokia can do some things that iPhone and Android cannot do very easily, however. Including those dongles in the retail box is a sign of where Nokia users have gone in relation to iPhone and Android.
I understand what the original poster means about the A8. The A8 is great. But remember that even in the iPhone, the ARM processor is clocked down to preserve battery life. When manipulating menus, I am not sure that someone holding the Nokia would see any reason to prefer the iPhone or the Android.
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