Did anyone see this?
Looks like the N8 might get some aspects of Belle FP1.
I agree, i've been with my SGS 2 for over 2 months now and i do miss the N8. Not just for the camera but also for all the options and tweaking and personalization you can do to it. I was also thinking about getting the 808, but i think it's just too big and the design is just kind of ugly.. :- /
Just a little update on my old N8 that got wet in a hottub and died on me, i thought it would never work again (it would just keep rebooting from the Nokia screen to the 5 dots loading and keep looping), i took it apart, put it back together - and voiilaaa it works perfectly fine again.. if i had just thought of that before getting the Galaxy s2.
The N8/N9 combo is holding me over quite well for now. I'd love a 808 but I can hold off until prices dip below $500.
I gotta say I still like my N8! It might be a shred slower on the internet that the newest phone, but I see that all cell phone access to the internet is half as*ed; slow, sloppy, and restricted to the retarded cell network. The failure of net neutrality on the cell network will keep that sector dumbed down. Though I do know many of you all do use the cell internet a lot.
Anyway, I'd get a new phone if they had a good camera. I use this camera a lot! Having a phone with a lens that focuses is amazing. This thing is better than some "real" cameras. I basically carry a mini camera with a phone inside.
I like the battery frugal Symbian.
I like the offline maps. I am usually in the NYC subway or traveling way out, off the cell grid.
I do wish there were more apps for adrift Symbian.
Speaking of its awesome camera you can take apart a cheap laser pointer, remove the lens and jury rig it to your phone and capture incredible minute things like dust and sugar granules. I saw this tip on reddit and tried it man does it kick butt.
I flashed mine with the aokp jelly bean too but i'm about to flash it with the jedi mind trick right now after reading posts about it.. my aokp is kinda unstable, the home screen flashes randomly and the screen rotation is messed up.
After using Nokia's for the last few years, i just can't stand Google maps and the really really bad reception it gets, i could be driving down one block where it has me pinned on the exact spot - then all of a sudden it jumps 3 blocks down or into a park or cemetery. Nokia maps are amazing.
I'm waiting for some decent cfw's with the new Belle Refresh, i've always used the delight Belle on my N8 so waiting to see if he's gonna come out with a new version with the Refresh and i might just start using my N8 again soon.
Just a little sidenote on while i was taking the N8 apart, i followed the ifixit guide, and it's so easy to take the N8 apart but the hardest thing to me was taking the top cover off - it wouldn't slide off easily it was so tight and snug i couldn't stick anything in between the screen and the cover, so after using some small screwdrivers and thin metal pieces i really messed up the entire top now it just looks really crappy from the front, and the only housings sold for the phone i could find are aftermarket and the reviews say they're really bad.. :- /
anyhow, i couldn't take not having a good camera phone, so i got my 808 lol now it feels on par with the N9 in terms of speed. but i keep trying to swipe stuff now lol some of the applications have no exit button, so you have to use the task manager to kill it.
and i don't have to use a SIM adapter lol