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N8 dummies at Vodafone

Absolute beauties 😀

While I was strolling though the city centre I spotted that Vodafone had N8 dummies with a coming soon label next to them in store and had to have a quick look and DAMM the devices feel AMAZING and they are only DUMMIES !!!! I wonder how the real devices must feel, I cannot wait to get my hands on a real device still deciding whether to sell the trusty E72 and go for this, after the bad news with the N9 possibly not coming this year my mind has changed a bit and I am again considering this device and the camera decision, decisions…..

Categories: News, Nokia, Nseries, Photos, Symbian
  1. alex68
    October 8, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    From Nokia conversation

    GLOBAL – September 30 saw the first Nokia N8 shipment leave the factories from Finland and China, and some lucky Nokia fans even received their new, shiny phone the very next day. A myriad of reviews, videos and photos began to fill the Web, with everybody keen to show off their new toy. Join us now, as we focus our attention on what’s being said about the Nokia N8 across the globe.

    UPDATE: We’ve just got word that What Digital Camera magazine have given the Nokia N8 the top prize in its camera phone group test in the latest issue. It trumps four other smart phones and is pitted alongside a Canon compact camera. This is some of what What Digital Camera had to say:

    “The N8 is way beyond previous mobile phones, and is nearly a match for a compact camera”

    Experts at What Digital Camera also said

    “Images taken with the N8 more than stand up to scrutiny and would be more than adequate for most casual photographers”

    High praise indeed!


    It’s only been a week since the release of the Nokia N8 into the wild, and most of you are talking about the camera capabilities of this new device. GSMArena did a thorough job on this, comparing the Nokia N8 camera with two others:

    GSMArena: We’re putting the Nokia N8 against both a capable cameraphone (the Samsung Pixon12) and a relatively expensive point-and-shoot digicam (the Sony DSC-HX5v Cyber-shot). And best of all, we’ll start with a blind test.

    They are not the only ones, as TheHandheldBlog puts the camera through its paces in day and night time conditions, with a great HD video to watch too.

    TheHandheldBlog: When you buy the N8, not only do you buy a great digital camera but also a very handy camcorder. No dedicated pocket digital camera (sub $200) that I have used came close to offering quality similar to the N8′s, specially when it comes to audio capture.

    FoneArena have already put fingers to keyboard a couple of times, and give a little insight into how they feel about the Nokia N8. And with this headline, there’s no confusion as to how they feel:

    FoneArena: The Nokia N8 Is Perfect, There, I Said It

    The author – Rita – then goes on to say:

    Nokia still has the lead in multimedia, especially in imaging. Every other smartphone manufacturer is months if not a year or more away from offering anything similar. And still when they do, it won’t be packed in one single device like on the N8.

    In their second review, FoneArena’s MichaelxHell shows some great photos, not from the Nokia N8, but of the device itself, taking its viewers on a tour of what they can expect, and concludes with these words:

    FoneArena: Nokia is on a Mission now to please fans again – did they succeed, hardware wise? Oh yes, they did. The Nokia N8 is hopefully a first look at things to come. I have never ever had my Hands on a Nokia Device feeling as great as the anodized aluminium body of the N8.

    Many blogs, or reviews compare the Nokia N8 with other devices, be it a camera or another mobile phone by another manufacturer. However, Matthew Miller at ZDNet offers very little comparison and reviews the device for what it is. A Nokia N8:

    ZDNet: To give you a sense of my take on the device and what you can expect below, let me state that the N8 is clearly the best Nokia Nseries device ever made and is the Nseries device that Nokia and Symbian users both deserve and will appreciate.

    While one of the key features of the Nokia N8 is its very impressive 12-megapixel camera, that doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing people are talking about. We’re glad NokiaExperts have noticed the new improved Ovi Store:

    NokiaExperts: I am extremely pleased with the performance, design, and overall user interface of the new Ovi Store on the Nokia N8 and already started buying apps in the new store. This is how it should have launched last year and I hope people do give it another chance.

    The folks over at AllAboutSymbian, being huge Symbian fans, start by discussing the new Symbian OS. They don’t stop there though, and Steve and Rafe go on further to detail the RAM, the UI and lots more in-depth digging of what the phone has to offer. Along with some nice photos, and a video. Don’t forget to switch the video to HD, for better viewing:

    AllAboutSymbian: The Nokia N8, along with Symbian^3 under the hood, fixes most of what was annoying about all of Nokia’s previous S60 5th Edition phones, brings multimedia in line with the Android and iOS smartphones, and has the added bonus of super hardware and the hands-down best camera and camcorder ever put into a phone.

    The Telegraph gives the device four stars out of five, and claims it may be an alternative to a business, email device with the ability to hold a charge far more than other devices:

    Telegraph: The new Nokia N8 is the Finnish company’s first successful touchscreen phone. It’s neat, good-looking and has a battery that will take you safely from one day to the next. You’ll probably still want to recharge it overnight just to be sure, but our tests saw it last happily into a second and even a third day between charges.

    • John Wiegand-forson
      October 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      reviews seem quite good one theme I keep spotting is that the N8 is the best Symbian and Nseries phone Nokia has ever created thats a good reason to buy this baby.

      • alex68
        October 8, 2010 at 9:58 pm

        As I said earlier N8 was a unique super camera phone, Nokia has made tremendous effort in making it. Those annoying delays finally will pay off for all the efforts.

        I am going to buy a Symbian 3 device for my daughter. Next year she will start school. I will buy N9 to replace my mini laptop.

  2. Roger Johnson
    October 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I think the key thing in this post, and the picture that goes with it, is what’s in the background 🙂 – look at the text below the dummies. i.e. it is not the dummies that are important, it’s how the whole device is put across to the ordinary consumer, who unlike us, does not know ANYTHING about what makes a good camera, what Symbian 3 or iOS are, and so on.

    I was afraid that networks were going to sell the N8 as “has 12MP camera” and that’s it (I’ve actually seen this somewhere). Thank goodness Vodafone at least have put up clear simple headlines as to what the consumer will get out of it if they buy the N8 – in language THEY understand.

    John – any chance you can revisit and take another pic showing all the text below, or make a note and type it up? It’s REALLY important how the N8 is put across to ordinary people, otherwise how on earth do they know the camera is better than iPhone, and all the other great features? Thanks 🙂

    • John Wiegand-forson
      October 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      Actually you are right behind the N8 dummies there is big plastic bit with information of the N8 other capabilities you can see the bottom of it. Such advertising of phones in Vodafone stores is usually reserved for certain phones ie the iPhone. So the N8 is a big deal Nokia knows it the media knows as well as Vodafone which is key to getting the device to average consumers. This honestly feels like the N95 all over again.

  3. Lars
    October 9, 2010 at 12:39 am

    real device feals great!!! 🙂 well build and solid

  4. Stylinred
    October 9, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Im impatiently waiting for some online retailers to get the blue one in stock :/

  5. skills
    October 9, 2010 at 7:17 am

    i am actually kinda dissappointet that the ends of the phone have a differnet color than the aluminium 😦

    • Average Joe
      October 9, 2010 at 9:16 am

      Yes, that’s a bit ugly, but the plastic caps are needed because aluminium blocks radio signal.

      You would be much more disappointed if your phone dropped calls or had slow internet connection.

    • jeebus
      October 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      I think it’s most obvious with the silver one, blue one or green one are my fav colours. Like Average Joe says not a bad trade off for excellent connectivity.

  6. Alfio
    October 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Hi…I’ve it. I come from Italy
    The device is beautiful and greater than the other nokias. Very fast and stable Os, very beautiful materials and gorgeous photos and video recorder!
    Good HDMI and Dolby support!
    Battery life is long and long and ovi maps is very very fast and light!!!
    You MUST get it! I love it!

  7. October 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Ha, I thought you meant the staff. No offence but mobile staff in general aren’t techy or people that want to be there. They said Vodafone don’t like Linux phones hence no N900 (ahem, Android devices)

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