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Telegraph Reviews the Nokia N8: Nokia N8 has staying power – the Finnish company’s first successful touchscreen phone.

"The phone’s anodised aluminium casing is solid and businesslike, especially in the dark grey and silver colour options (lime green not so much). "

As tech reviews within tech blogs goes, they often stick within the circles of the tech blogosphere. That’s unless your review unit is a stolen/lost prototype.

The opinions that reflect opinion of John Doe are usually those not from your general tech sources but the humble daily newspapers for example. The telegraph is one of the most respected papers around the world, not just the UK and they’ve got a surprisingly positive take on the Nokia N8 – it’s great that they take the phone for what it is at face value and not harp on that it’s not ANDROID.

  • The new Nokia N8 is the Finnish company’s first successful touchscreen phone. (hey we could dispute what is “successful” but in general terms not just sales we could say this is one without the obvious compromises. Fantastic hardware, decent software, great price, successful on all fronts)
  • It’s neat, good-looking and has a battery that will take you safely from one day to the next
  • has a hugely familiar operating system that’s intuitive and simple, so there’s only the gentlest new-interface learning curve.
  • In fact, the system has been greatly improved from earlier touchscreen versions so it’s less erratic and more accessible.
  • Finnish company’s first successful touchscreen phone.

Now if this is what the telegraph would think about the N8, somewhat pushing it on the business side (though it’s meant for Nseries ENtertainment), imagine what they’ll say when the E7 business beast comes out with it’s glorious screen,  best ever Nokia QWERTY keyboard and host of business centric features?

Imagine then what they’d say about the N9? 😀 – keep turning the ship Nokia, and keep raising the mindset of your products 😀

via The telegraph

thanks to @enyibinakata for the heads up.


  1. enyibinakata
    October 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    “it’s great that they take the phone for what it is at face value and not harp on that it’s not ANDROID”

    This is exactly what I thought when I read that article (Nokia minds think alike haha). This review is a breath of fresh air given all the oh its not iPhone or Android herd mentality that has infected the tech blogsphere (t3, cnet, techradar etc). Thankfully the telegraph has got more reputation than these so called tech blog jokers.

    Jay thanks for the work you do. If I were part of Nokia PR, I’ll send you a truckload of N8’s. How on earth did the imbeciles at engadget get one before you, how ?

  2. Jim
    October 7, 2010 at 1:29 am

    What ??? nokia n900 was the best touchscreen long time ago, give it more apps and you have it best phone 2009-2010

    • Stylinred
      October 7, 2010 at 1:32 am

      werd

  3. john
    October 7, 2010 at 2:04 am
    • mja
      October 7, 2010 at 9:17 am

      Did they change the rating? I think it was 3 or 3.5 a few days ago? Gonna reread the article..

      • alex68
        October 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

        Yes, they raised from 3.5 to 4. Still in my eyes, N8 is worth 4.5 at least.

        The market and buyers will tell those biased blogers how wrong they are agaist Nokia and N8!

  4. rudy
    October 7, 2010 at 2:24 am

    4 out of 5 stars, I’d say that’s good.

  5. Roger Johnson
    October 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    N8 the FIRST successful touchscreen phone? Are they nuts? This just shows how ignorant journalists are of Nokia. Anyone “remember” something called the 5800 XpressMusic. No – it didn’t have a touchscreen did it! No – it didn’t sell many, many millions of devices did it! No – it wasn’t the biggest selling music player of ANY sort (including all iPods, walkmans etc) for a while, was it?

    D’oh!

    • Roger Johnson
      October 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm

      And how can the N8 be called successful or not successful yet?! It was only released a few days ago!

      D’oh! (again)

      • mja
        October 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm

        Take a deep breath mate! 🙂

        The 5800xm may have been a sales success but boy is it frustrating to use (just like every other S60-5th) – I would not call it a very successful example of a touch-phone.
        My wife still has one, with latest firmware, and it’s totally random when the push-mail, IM and other things work (the internals have been replaced once under warranty). Getting a GPS fix can take anything between 5 to 20 minutes and may disappear randomly. Try using Sports Tracker with a BT heart rate monitor and BT headphones (for music) and you definitely will not enjoy your time out-and-about (more like rebooting the phone, waiting for GPS fix and losing BT connection every now and then)..

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