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Another N8 hands on preview

So you might have noticed the huge number of N8 hands on videos we have posted here and got pretty annoyed (I hope not :-)), but I will defend the blog for that. My defence basically is that the firmware on the device changes so often that the device is getting smoother every week and if you have been watching hands on preview videos of the N8 from the beginning you will notice a significant improvement and thats why. Oh and here’s another

BTW this could be the best performance of the N8 to date……

via krazyfrog55 on youtube

Categories: News, Nokia, Nseries, Symbian, Video
  1. Jim
    August 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Looks a little unresponsive when he clicks some buttons. The speed is good but the click response needs to be improved.

    • chfyfx
      August 15, 2010 at 7:57 am

      that is because the buttom was not clicked.

      • Jim
        August 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

        yes it was because the button highlighted . Loot at 1:20

        • chfyfx
          August 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm

          you are supposed to touch the button a little longer to register a real click. it is really the decision on the nokia side to validate a click, not because the irresponsiveness of the software.

          • alex68
            August 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm

            It might be a bug even though I was not able verify the problem. I don’t think it is “such a big issue”.

            Multi-touch screen is not sensitive, you really have to press hard and it is very easy to miss the click. Personally, I don’t like touch screen at all. Even though it seems it is becoming the main stream and standard for the future phones. But I still doubt it and don’t like it.

            This is not the first time I use a multi-touch phone. My experience was back in 2000 when I got a palm from my work place. It slept in my drawer forever after 3 months I got it.

      • Jim
        August 15, 2010 at 9:45 am

        and at 1:29 you will see that he pressed the Done button, because the Done was highlighted but with no response. And this small things are important and in time will get really annoying

        • ikke
          August 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

          indeed… for me that’s no really big deal , because it happens also with other devices and OS. It’s just important that it happens not to much.

          If I see this video , the os made soms big steps: everythig looks really smoother. The only ting that i find , that is a bit stupid is the changing of the desktop landscape mode

          • Jim
            August 15, 2010 at 10:08 am

            true is not that important. but when people will go to shops and want to buy an N8 they’ll probably try it for a few minutes, and if it’s not very responsive they’ll probably choose something else. Hope that this is just a bug and it will be fixed by the final release.

  2. Oh my!
    August 15, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Best hands on ever look Great!

  3. skills
    August 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    i think the “unlock” button on the screen is kinda ugly and strage, on every other device (android and iphone & co) you need to swipe soemthing not just press. but except for that i love the phone and the OS ill buy it for sure!

    • alex68
      August 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm

      I don’t quite understand your point.

      But I admitted I was also confused with the hard unlock in the first place when I played with the prototype. But soon I got it.

      When the phone is locked, there is no other more graceful and safer way other than a hard unlock button that can assure an intended unlock action. I have to say that the touch screen has made it this way.

    • alex68
      August 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      HTC was sued by Apple. Do you know the exact reason why only htc was sued, not other android phone makers?

  4. skills
    August 15, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    nono, i think the hardware unluck button is very good but there’s a “button” on the touchscreen and i would like it if we could swipe it like on the iphone for example to unlock not just press.

    • alex68
      August 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm


      I think it is possible Apple has patented the touchscreen button that forced Nokia to have its own unique and reasonable enough solution. Sometimes when you see nice features on some phones but a little bit different on other phones, patents might be the reason for the phone makers to differentiate the workaround features.

      • Andre
        August 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm

        Apple does have a patent on going from a standby screen.
        Pretty much the patent says that “the user presses a button and drags it along a predetermined path”
        So noone else can really do this swipe button thing anymore

        • alex68
          August 15, 2010 at 6:39 pm

          unless anyone is willing to pay. I don’t think anyone is willing to pay money for patents patented for not so-critical features/functionalities.

      • alex68
        August 16, 2010 at 8:02 am

        Actually, I just figured out there are “buttonS” that can unlock the screen. Nokia really has done a lot of good work for N8. I believe all these design will be good heritages for new phones.

  5. Jim
    August 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    here is an unblock code made in Qt : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Yd1ceVkHE

    • alex68
      August 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm

      I still like the hard unlock button.

  6. Jake
    August 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    The video looks speeded…

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