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Comment: "And Nokia has only gone and put this enormous camera in a phone powered by Symbian, which is akin to strapping a jet engine to a skateboard. If the camera was anywhere near ready for the big time, we'd surely see it in a Windows Phone-powered smart phone." This is so incorrect on the facts, it makes me cringe. One may not like Symbian, but it is still the most advanced OS for phones out there and these are the the kind of features (the phone has others, such as FM transmitter, NFC, etc.) that Windows Phone simply does not support, as it is technically some 2 to 3 years behind Symbian yet. I do not know if Android would be compatible, but Nokia does not do Android and has killed MeeGo. So, if Nokia wants/needs to launch "beyond state-of-the-art", revolutionary featured smartphones, for the foreseable future, until Windows Phone catches up (which will still take a few years), they have no option but to use Symbian. Which isn't called Symbian anymore, BTW...
Bad: symbian,camera is not everything.
Comment: the good is obviously gonna be the camera.BUT it uses symbian a boring,outdated os.and FYI IT IS NOT THE MOST USED OS NOW.it is android now.its ovi store has useless apps,very few useful and good apps.why else would they jump ship to WP?n btw u have to remember THIS IS A PHONE not a camera.whats the point of having 41 mpx when u are not gonna blow up giant sized posters or more.if u want better photos get a dslr or a digital camera.a smarphone should have decent camera which is more than enough.and hardware is not what makes a phone popular/selleable.
Good: The camera
Comment: Sounds like C Net have got something against Nokia and of all of the reviews that I have read since the 27th,CNet are the only one that has said anything bad about the pictures on the 808 camera.Although it must be said that CNet has followed everyone else in condeming the Symbian Belle OS. I have used the N8 for 18 months and have no problem with it.
Comment: CNET - It won't actually kill you to stop following the sheep and fashion and criticising Symbian without giving a fair and balanced appraisal of Belle Feature Pack 1 - which you can't do without the final version being released in May. So quit putting Symbian under the "Bad" column. Quit your own pro-Android or pro-iPhone prejudices and take an objective view of the final product. It is a straight and simple fact that Belle running on a CPU half the speed of the one in the 808, e.g. in the N8, is as as slick and good looking as iPhone or Android. It is VASTLY more efficient than any other smartphone OS out there. It also has over 100,000 apps in the Nokia Store, more than enough for most people. And finally, Symbian has always been the most fully featured smartphone OS on the planet - put it up against anything else out there, and the number, depth and quality of features built into Symbian are way in advance of the competition. And in case you'd forgotten, Symbian is STILL the most used smartphone OS on the planet.
As for the camera, it is merely one of many stand out features on this phone - which has the best audio recording and playback quality and features of any phone on the market, and the best maps and sat nav solution in the world with Nokia Maps.
Back to the camera - it simply puts and end to the cameraphone race. No other manufacturer will come close to this for years (and years). If you want to learn the ACTUAL benefits of the camera, which is truly groundbreaking, rather than just making silly dismissive and untrue comments, then check out Nokia's short and readable white paper on it, and prepare to eat humble pie: http://europe.nokia.com/PRODUCT_METADATA_0/Products/Phones/8000-series/808/Nokia808PureView_Whitepaper.pdf
Good: Camera, Belle, Should work as a phone too
Bad: Looks a bit clumsy
Comment: "The PureView runs Symbian Belle, so it has a simple interface of rounded square icons." - hmm... where have I seen this kind of icons... Could it be iOS 5..? Belle is actually pretty good, and it's much more flexible than iOS, Android or Windows.
+ Belle supports HDMI, USB to Go
+ Excellent Navigation system for free
+ Mp3 player that's brilliant to use and doesn't drain the battery
+ video player supports various codecs
+ DLNA server...
I have N8 with Belle and it runs pretty smooth, with this 1.3Ghz 808 should be fast as well.
Comment: Excellent observation, consumer8279. The phone can indeed shoot at other levels, I only mentioned the 5 and 8 megapixel options as examples
Comment: Just an observation: in image 4 of 6 above, the resolution options appear to be 8MP, 5MP and 2MP....
Comment: Been waiting for this since I bought my N8 14 months ago. Am not worried about having Symbian Belle again.
Good: cam (hard- and software), design, display, OS
Bad: weight, need a memory card for sure!
Comment: Love it! Will buy it! Great phone! Can't wait!
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