Just got N8. and been with it since Thursday...
A quick comment for Nokia N8 would be like that..
"Quite Awesome. Can't be compared with older Symbians. It's a lot changed regarding the user experience and interface.
A lot of improvements and additions are there in this device. there are still some lacks which I feel they are. but I would like to mention the bad things which you would have read all around the web in reviews (I would call them crap biased reviews). They intended to pinpoint many things just to keep it down.
1 - Navigation through out the itnerface. (A lot of menus)...
The thing is that they actually look like menus and that's the problem they feel. I'll not take like that. there are menus in iPhone but they represented as pages. Nothing big different. you have to go through them stepwise. Yes there could be a little more in N8. but they have improved it a lot I said. I didn't feel any thing in navigating which made me angry about it. It's quite good in it.
2- They holded the N8 in some creepy un-familiar user and asked him to compete the ones with iPhone 4 and Blackberry...
Now this is pretty nonsense. I am sure I don't have to explain this type of competition. I would rather say that it's childish fight between the fan boys and nothing technical.
3- The Unlock interface.
Why they want every thing exactly to be like iPhone, in all the other devices. This is a crappy wish of any one that I just need this. I am sure if Nokia would put the sliding interface on unlocking the device, the reviewers surely would have abused on this that now they copied the feature... what's that man... this is software feature not the hardware. every developer can make this feature and override onto the device's default. then why the argument on these type of issues..
You know what, my younger bro checked the N8 for 5 minutes or 10 and what he said finally? mmmmmm good but they copied the pinch zoom nah............. Oh man don't be so iBoy....
I am just keep asking on his every next argument(which he tells me about any feature in iPhone) that if it is the comparison you are making again with N8. And he says "no. not at all"...
Why they want them to be changed just to follow the iPhone. I believe they are changed where needed. They are not too bad to bark about.
5- One Second delay in sliding home screens.
They know it was intentional and in fact there is no such a delay in any other interface of the device but only on the home screen. That means it was not too difficult to put it on the home screen as well.... So no one thought for a single second that why would Nokia put that delay only on home screen? and just started complaining that it's not good comparatively. I would again say that why they want every thing identical. If some thing gets in place in the same way which other devices use, they say it copied. and if some things gets place in a bit different way they don't accept it... huh!
I am sure you guys now be thinking that I am gonna be a Nokia Fan Boy... right???
Ok no worries... Here are the bad things I personally noted in N8, which I never heard about them from the reviews out there.
1- organizing home screen widgets to look like the icons (like on the android or on the iPhone) is possible but bit difficult and inflexible to edit. But it's not to be meant to change all of them in that way. I just tried and it's possible. I would say that Nokia could make it even better to organize that any one who loves iPhone could make it on N8.
2- It was being said around the web that Nokia N8 gets single tap even handling. No more double taps.. yes it was true but I came to know that it's not native but application dependent. some third party applications still require to double tap the menu items. In fact the native camera application also got missed in covering to have single tap. It's quite bad...
3- I just didn't like the number pad on qwerty (in landscape mode). it's placed on the left keys. I can't use my right hand to involve and just type with left thumb. I think it's not good.
4- Also there is no qwerty in portrait mode. it's changed to traditional T9 key pad, which I think is not bad but not good as well. Nokia should have given an option to the user to choose between the key pad and qwerty. It would be rather better than any other device.
Ok that's all for now.. I would tell you more where I note some thing..
but for now.. I am really loving Nokia N8.. it's really lovely and beautiful..
BTW It's not only extension to Symbian S6ov5 as it was being rumored that there won't be any difference in them and the same bugs and hang outs would occur.
No, that's not it.. It's really faster in booting, in starting and exiting apps. The interface reacts even if you try to touch. yes it's really good on N8... 3D acceleration is awesome till now..
As being extended from older releases, it supports most of the S60v5 apps. just used GMobile XT 6. The GPS is a lot better in N8 than previous devices..
And I didn't mention any of the quality and best features about multimedia and camera which have already been around the web. But I can tell you that it's all true... you really don't need an extra camera to keep along.