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Nokia Respond to Eldar’s Review of (pre-production) N8

Nokia conversations today have sent out an “Amber Alert” for their missing child…the Nokia N8 which they want back!

They say that leaks are there are leaks in Nokia and it is currently and probably always will be the case because Nokia do not want to act like the “Secret Police” which I commend them on.

Doug at Nokia Conversations also admits that: “This is a very early, pre-production prototype with dated software that is not yet ready.” which I agree with, as the phone is not due for release till Summer and in that time a lot can change. I know that some of my comments in my post about Eldar’s review may seem to contradict this, but what I am referring to is just that Symbian^3 does not seems to have as many new features as I’d hoped but on the other hand, with the functions such as pinch to zoom, multiple home screens, etc, Nokia have listened to some of our concerns! (again hopefully from now till release more is done to improve the OS!)

The full story from Doug at Nokia Conversations is below (or click here):

Today was an important day for Nokia. After months of planning, we proudly introduced the Nokia N8, our latest smartphone and the first to feature the Symbian^3 platform. When it goes on sale this summer, we’re confident that the N8 is going stand out for its ability to create and consume media, and stay connected with social networks. We’re also confident that the products that make their way to our customers are going to be the best possible quality: Refined, tested, re-tested, evaluated, tested again, and then – once we’re all perfectly happy – shipped.

That is why yesterday, as I am sure many of you have read, wasn’t much fun for us. Unfortunately, an early prototype made its way to someone that wasn’t supposed to have it, and his early first impressions of the device and its software spread like wildfire. Buried deep down in the blogger’s salacious headlines about the software not being ready, was the most important point. This is a very early, pre-production prototype with dated software that is not yet ready. So the site’s comments that the software ‘felt premature’ is probably one of the more blindingly obvious things you will read this year.

This wasn’t the first time a Nokia product appeared online before it had been announced. This particular site openly flaunts its ability to acquire our property. Yes, we have to take a look at ourselves, and we are diligently hunting down the source of these leaks. Frankly, we pride ourselves on trust at Nokia, and someone has greatly betrayed that.

However, whilst we are determined to protect our intellectual property and maintain the surprise when a shiny new gadget is introduced, we are not going to do so at the expense of the working conditions we enjoy here at Nokia. We are not the Secret Police, and we want to maintain our culture of openness. We won’t let days like yesterday alter that.

So now that the official news is out, we’d like our prototype back. Please.

Categories: Nokia
  1. April 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Eldar also responds to said Nokia Blog Post


    The cause of hysteria in the official blog of Nokia is simple. N8 device did not turn as good as we would like the company and the main reason not to iron component, and software.Companies need to somehow survive in 2010 against the competitors who are coming. And here it becomes clear that instead of working on devices, services, and problems with the security of information within the company, the company started the witch-hunt. I consider this blog post with Nokia in that aspect. And how else can one consider that Nokia employees write something, what they are not sure themselves one hundred percent. They do not mention the name of the site, they do not mention my name. Because otherwise, on my part may be followed by a lawsuit against Nokia and they will have to answer for his words. In which they are not sure. And rightly so. So how many times I have openly discussed at various levels in our position in Nokia, spent their time to explain to us that we are not enemies, but everyone does their job. Funny, I explained to one of the top managers responsible for the safety of some of the methods of our work and their full legality. ….

    Uh oh, drama, drama, drama!

    • April 27, 2010 at 10:08 pm

      hmm…who knew copy pasting from google translate doesn’t work…still pastes the original russian text…

      • April 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

        lol yeah I discovered that the other day…I’ve edited it for you

  2. April 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

    They never said its going to be a Flagship Device – only for Photography. Symbian^3 is here for the Masses and not particularly for High-End Users. It’s here to fix errors or annoying things from Symbian^1 and they did just that.

    Eldar treats it like a flagship device, is now disappointed and has the absolute barefacedness to bash it the day before the launch.

    kill expectations, cause people normally eat from eldars hand and believe everything he says. eldar is wrong and i will not support him any longer. i saw a LOT of people who were disappointed cause Eldar said it. Lots of Tech Sites covered the Story and acted disappointed as well.

    and now eldar is bitching around, cause Nokia is not taking his actions any longer, and he does that in a childish way.

    I’m done with Eldar Murtazin, he annoys the Hell out of me and is clearly not the Man i thought he is.

    …my 2 Cents.

    • April 29, 2010 at 3:18 am

      Julien Fourgeaud was very right when he was talking about managing expectations.

      When Nokia tried to show that it’s NOT flagship by with that 370EUR base price, a lot of people warmed to it – it’s a pretty good deal

      I don’t know how much his scathing words affected Nokia stocks (they were already falling) but his “review” correlated with yet another dip as Eldar raised expectations and smashed them.

      In Nokia’s adverts though, it doesn’t appear that this is NOT a flagship. prob 90% think it’s Nokia’s flagship. I wish Nokia announced it properly with an event of actual human beings on stage, maybe explaining

      “This isn’t our flagship, that’s coming in September. What we have here is a product that redefines cameraphones and rivals standalone, for those who want great photos and HD videos on your smartphone but not pay arm and leg, this might be for you….blah blah…”its late, i should sleep

  3. April 28, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I have a couple of blog posts pending review on this matter too, so keep your eyes peeled on NokiaDNA.com, and Nokiausers.net

    As Michael said, the N8 was never intended to be a flagship device, that will come later in the year, in time for Nokia World.

  4. April 29, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Eldar is good for finding out what’s coming, but seriously, if anyone reads his thoughts and takes them as concrete they are as bad as an Apple fanboys and should be ashamed of themselves.

    It’s a product, people. Finding out about it earlier than Nokia (or any company, really) only leads to potential disappointments and let downs. Sure, you can “glimpse” a bit of the direction they are trying to head in, but until it’s official, it’s not confirmed and may not show up as “expected” in the final product.

    Just wait people, have some patience – Don’t turn into Apple fanboys chomping at the bit, please!!

  1. April 28, 2010 at 11:02 am
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