Why no picture of yourself? And Why no evidence that there’s more than one person criticizing this device?
You sound like someone who bought an IPhone, and you’re hatin’ because nokia is releasing a device wich is in some ways better than that wich you have :P
And now that I’v said this, I bet my submission will be moderated as the last time…
This post is interesting yet totally biased, Anyhow having used nokias for a long time (7650 being my 1st smartphone) and now owning an N8 i can only find one fault so far.
When using the full qwerty keyboard on web edits I’m getting two spaces every time i hit the space bar? Anyone else getting this or is it just me?
Now reading your “review” of the N8 would I be right to say this is your first symbian phone and probably your first nokia?
For me im not looking for the easiest out of the box experience or the shiniest software, Life is all about learning and at the end of the day no one can ignore the power of the N8 hardware.
Of the thousands of UI defects in the N8 - the lack on portrait QWERTY keyboard is one of the biggies.
No more! The is a vertical keyboard! Well done Nokia.
Hmmm? Wait? What! It wasn’t Nokia wot done it. It was that crafty fox Janole.
So, a lone developer can beat Nokia / Symbian at producing a usable UI for the N8.
PS - I’ve thrown my N8 in the bin. I tried to return it - but they don’t accept phones which have been thrown repeatedly against a brick wall in frustration.
write an SMS , in the previously discussed white box overlay, then click the green tick. Then watch the white background disappear, words are in a speech bubble, but its not sent yet! Next click the envelope to send. Double “okays” are a waste of my time!!
gets annoying. Not as bad as the non qwerty keyboard in portrait though
i’ve been moderated out becuase… becuase… why? i sent a valid comment that is on topic. what, you didn’t what i had to say? i was honest and straight-forward. my wife loves her N8. i gave it to her early (was an xmas gift) because of this blog and now i see there was no reason to do so. so wrote as much in a nice and descriptive, calm manner. and you avoided posting it? i thought, till now, that we just had differing opinions. but if my comment got moderated out then i really doubt your objectivity.
I liked this blog so much better before everyone started posting on it. Please, author, turn off submissions from anyone but you, or moderate them. This one included.
I am Finn, having used some very good Nokia mobile phones since 1992. I have decided to get a smartphone now, and thought N8 could be the thing, but having tried it now I am very sorryto admit that most your observations in this blog are on the point. User experience is so very important, and with smartphones Nokia has screwed badly. Couple of years ago theirs were the very best phones to use, now I am going for iPhone propably.
Nokia, Nokia, why the limp now? Gone are the days of livid tumescence.
I’m finding it quite hard to knock Nokia completely. I’ve had alot of Nokia devices. My first phone, a Nokia 101, a 7110 (which I still have) and currently an N900, which I think is 80% good.
Aside from Nokia I’ve had iPhones, Blackberrys and a few chinese dual sim unbranded phones.
Ultimately I have yet to use the perfect device. All of the above have features I love, features I hate and features missing.
What I’d like is a device that looks like the 7110 with its reception sensitivity, has email of a Blackberry, the open source nature of the N900 and the silky smooth operation of the iPhone.
When that happens, I’ll have the perfect device…and probably so will everyone else.
Until then, we are going to see blogs like this complaining about nearly every device.
I think you raise fair points worth taking seriously. I must state though that how can we trust or respect a writer unless you write with your own name and face? World is full of haters and bad mouthers who wish ill and stay hidden :( In case you truly want to see change… you may want to open up a bit… I know we are.
Jussi Wacklin from Nokia