Archive for October 19, 2010

Best Nokia N8 review ever !!! (Updated)

October 19, 2010 73 comments

Ok the headline might be a bit misleading but I couldn’t resist as I was reading this article that Gizmodo posted on their site and all I was doing while reading the post was laugh my head off, it is possibly the worst post ever written by tech blog. Basically the article is is saying why Gizmodo will not review the N8 and they come with some stupid reasioning that makes them more amateurish than they really are. Don’t get me wrong the N8 has some faults, but seriously this is the site reviwed the frackkin Microsoft KIN and where did that end up?

Didn’t want to give Gizmodo the satisfaction of more pageviews so I have posted some their stupid reasons why here

As much as we’d love to see a great new phone from Nokia, we’re not reviewing the N8. The phone was, unfortunately, irrelevant before it launched. Like a top-of-the-line horse-drawn carriage released shortly after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon.

Nokia itself has declared that it’s abandoning Symbian for all of its N-Series phones. Nokia serves a billion phones a year, but it’s the N-series that represents everything Nokia wants to be, its ambition forged into tiny pocketfuls of technology. Their phones that geeks gushed about once upon a time. The N8 is the very last of its kind. The head of Symbian even quit today. It’s a dead OS running.

A year ago, after looking at the very best the number one cellphone maker in the world had to offer, I said Nokia faced a particular kind of doom. Not because Nokia won’t keep selling a billion finely engineered cellphones—oh it will—but because it simply doesn’t make the kind of phones that geeks care about anymore. When the most prominent enthusiast site calls it quits because the platform is stagnant, something’s wrong. No wonder Nokia putting all its eggs in the MeeGo basket.

The N8 itself, even in isolation, isn’t very good. It has perhaps the most technologically advanced camera ever packed in a phone. But its unusable. Even as Engadget says the N8 “is easily the best Symbian device that Nokia — or any company, for that matter — has ever made,” the fact is “Symbian^3, sadly, regrettably, heartrendingly, isn’t there yet.”

And well, we don’t like pissing on gravestones all that much, even in October.

BTW I dont read Gizmodo anymore, stopped a long time ago , I found this on twitter and couldn’t resist to comment on such piece of s***, just wanted to make sure that I clarify in saying I don’t usually read that peace of rubbish that calls itself a blog 😀

And to be honest I cant be bothered to link to such an amateurish site

let us in the comments below what you think 😀

Updated: OMG Nokia just commented on the Gizmodo piece with their PR saying

Hi Matt, this is Anna from Nokia PR.

Matt, thanks for your opinion. We’re sorry you have chosen not to review the N8, and it’s ok that you don’t like our products. Millions of other people (and some of your peers at Gizmodo) like our products, but we’re happy to come pick it up from you. There are plenty of other influencers who would appreciate the opportunity to experience the N8.

As you know through various discussions with us, we are committed to the Symbian platform, which is still the world’s most widely used smartphone OS, contrary to your own viewpoint. Our newest Symbian devices are already shipping and we’ve had a record number of preorders for Nokia N8’s. You could’ve bashed the device and we would’ve been ok with it, really. We’ll just send them to people who write a review to help their audience make a decision.

Some companies might be tempted to blacklist you from future reviews, but that’s not our style. However, we have decided to give this N8 away to a lucky consumer – learn how by following @Nokia on Twitter

Categories: Nokia, Nseries, Rant

Video: Nokia N8 Photography School – Nature Photography and Macro Mode

October 19, 2010 4 comments

Here’s part two of the series covering the macro mode on the N8. Something very useful if you enjoy photos of flowers or insects up close.


VIA NokiaConversations

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Lee Williams, Symbian Executive Director steps down.

October 19, 2010 5 comments

Wow, that came straight out of nowhere, but it seems that the Symbian Foundation’s Executive Director (CEO if Symbian was a PLC or LLC) has stepped down from his position with IMMEDIATE effect.  Supposedly “personal reasons ” are the reason for his resignation but that seems to have been a common line for all of the Nokia-associated executives that have stepped down as of late. Not sure what the root cause of this sudden, unexpected change is/was or what knock-on effects this may have on Symbian in the future. However, business is moving on as usual it seems with former CFO of Symbian, Tim Holbrow taking the reigns in what seems to be a permanent appointment by the Board of Directors.

How many more senior executives involved in Nokia’s recent stagnation in the high-end market will be sent on their way in the coming weeks?  Is this a sign of good things to come from the Finnish giants or is it a tale of rats fleeing a sinking boat?

via & via

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Lee Williams steps down as head of Symbian, replaced by Tim Holbrow

October 19, 2010 6 comments

Phew, Drum session over. Received this email which thought might be of interest:

We wanted to let you know the news that Lee Williams has stepped down from his role as Executive Director at Symbian and has been replaced by Tim Holbrow with immediate effect.

We have a statement that might be of interest to you from Steve Warner, Head of HR at Symbian

The Symbian Foundation is today announcing that Lee M. Williams has stepped down from his position as Executive Director for personal reasons. We thank Lee for his work over the past two years and wish him all the best in his future ventures.

The Board of Directors has appointed Tim Holbrow, formerly the Symbian Foundation’s CFO, to the position of Executive Director with immediate effect. We congratulate Tim and welcome him to his new role.’

Thanks Cathy for the mail.

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Big Nokia N8 ad on YouTube front page

October 19, 2010 8 comments

I don’t know how long these have been up but it’s the first time I’m seeing them. Sometimes ads are contextual and change based on your search pattern, page and physical location. But this is the main home page which is generally very similar to at least the same people at the same country. So maybe a UK thing? Folks outside UK, is there an N8 banner on your youtube home page?

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