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Best Nokia N8 review ever !!! (Updated)

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
  1. Ravi
    October 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    gizmodo.com has become
    gizmodo__om i.e. gizmodoom.

  2. Ying Louie
    October 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I think it’s funny how the only defense most people have when asked why they don’t like Symbian is that “It’s old”. My response to that is so is the automotive engine. The only difference is that it’s designed a little differently. A 1986 engine performs exactly like a 2010 engine does. My point is that there’s is nothing wrong functionality wise with Symbian. People issue, which differs from a problem, is that it’s not modern looking. My suggestions is to take their themes to another level. Instead of basic icon, font, and color variations, they need to redesign their themes into 3 categories. The first level would be what they offer now with the basic icon, color variations. The second level offers what the previous have but with addition functions like theme effects. The third class of themes would be the full interface skinning like SPB Mobile Shell.

    I think if this ideal was to be introduce into the OVI store, Nokia would see a GREAT increase in profit as well as in praises. Modders been doing stuff like this for years and it’s about time for Nokia to accept what they are doing and how they are actually improving their product.

  3. matt wufu
    October 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    i was really tired of looking at gizmodo, this review made me unsubscribe from them on google reader. peace gizmodo.

  4. juan
    October 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

    i got to be honest with you guys , i wannted to buy the n8 and its not gonna be for sale in my city like untill may of next year i live in mexico and when i read the review from this guys i was so dissapointed that i dint even wanted the phone no more , i mean its gonna be here like for a while right, but even at that moment i got pissed and all because i wass gonna have a friend get it for me at the u.s i started to doubt the phone´s capacity if you know what i mean . . so ,, long story short you guy´s made me fall in love with the phone again. after i saw the short film of the two dragon flies . .thank´s guys . .

    • carydc
      October 22, 2010 at 12:16 am


      Get real. Gizmodo has not written anything flattering about Nokia for years. If you want a Nokia phone then use other sources that follow Nokia. There are plenty out there. Gizmodo is a hive of Apply Fan Boys and Droid Bots that have got their heads so far in the tunnel they do not know there is anything that resembles light of day.


  5. carydc
    October 22, 2010 at 12:24 am

    lim0n :
    Gizmodo lies, Nokia is not abandoning Symbian in N-series. They have just stated, that there will be no more Symbian^3 devices in N-series, the rest of the 3.0 version models will be in C-series, E-series and likely also X-series. Nokia has stated that later Symbian versions (4.0 and so on) are likely to be used in N-series.
    Some of the media like to spread over simplified pieces of a statement so that the headline sounds more interesting, no matter if the information is reverser upside down.

    First Gizmodo has yet to do ANY Research on ANY Products that they Review save what is sitting in front of them. They NEVER EVER read any Wiki Pages or Developer Pages or Product Roadmaps. They are a Cheerleader Squad of Technology.

    Nuff said there.

    Now as for the NX Devices. If anyone would bother to wander over to the http://www.symbian.org site and read about Symbian^4 or Symbian^5 Devices and the direction they are going and how Qt 4.X is the direction ALL Applications are headed on Symbian^4 Devices and that Symbian^3 Devices can now run Qt 4.X apps and that Symbian^4 Devices will be Strictly Qt 4.x devices, then all would understand the roadmap and direction for NX devices.

    It is spelled out on the site.

    It even shows how the Hardware level is being insulated from the software level like NT is insulated from the hard ware level now.

    This allows for quick prototyping of all new software and allows for multiple platform development in a quick fashion.

    With this insulation it means quicker adoption of Newer hardware because specific drivers are not necessary to update the hardware. That is handled as a matter of course.

    Check the site out and do some reading.

    • Pj
      October 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

      Thank you, you saved me from having to typa all that! Good job!

  6. AL
    October 31, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Having shelled out £429 for this phone, the software is a bit of a dog right now in my view, the web browser bugs me the most, it struggles to render some websites and completely freezes up on numerous occasions. I’ve also noticed major slowdown when swiping through homescreens, also twice today the touchscreen has completely frozen up requiring a reboot for no reason at all. I’ve also had the phone turn off when halfway through a phone call today.

    I think the hardware and features on the N8 are awesome, but it’s way too buggy right now, I’m sure firmware updates will fix this but it sucks right now. The camera is amazing though, super quick between shots, I’ve never had a phone with xenon flash prior to this but there is a massive difference between xenon and led flash which I’ve learnt. Overall though I’m kinda mixed over the N8, it could be a lot better than it is, I’m thinking of returning it though and keeping my N900 for now as the N8 feels like a major downgrade, I disagree with most of you guys who think the N8 is some kind of “Jesus phone”, it’s pretty poor acually

  7. Q
    November 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    To be honest. The N8 wasn’t THAT impressive. It was seriously over hyped and as such, a slight disappointment. The implementation of Qt libraries makes it so much easier to create programs for the Symbian^3 though so it’s not a wonder that Nokia has decided to drop Symbian. As an OS it’s quite a good one, a bit old in design, but effective.. Symbian C++ as a programming language.. ..OH GOD KILL IT ! KILL IT WITH FIRE !

    • alex68
      November 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm

      Nokia has decided to drop Symbian for using QT? OMG, totally clueless…

      • S
        November 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

        Symbian is a operatingsystem. QT is a tool for developing. Totaly different.
        Nokia is not going to drop Symbain.

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