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Old 4th January 2011, 11:42   #7546
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I went looking for the N8. Cost has been increased by 1k. No black model available off the shelf. Would Nokia increase costs of cell phone not selling well?

At the CMH, Indiranagar Store, by the time I made up my mind they sold 2 N8's.

I am still awaiting a call for the black stock.
WOW !

This must be the first time I'm hearing the cost of a mobile handset getting increased after its launch.

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They sold some 4 milllion N8 phones since its launch already according to gsmarena. Thats quite a huge number.

Sometimes I feel Nokia = Toyota. Both enjoy huge popularity due to there good longterm reliability. Even if the phone or the car has lesser/inferior features compared to its competition.
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PS- I still use an old Nokia N73 which does its job pretty well. However, the last Nokia phone i recommended to my friends was a Nokia N82. All their high end phones since then, have been way short of what the competition offers. N97 is . N8 was exciting, but falls short on VFM and it shows in the sales as well!
Well, I second you bro.

I was a faithful N73 user till last March when i broke its screen and was quite far away from a service center, at the same time desperate to stay connected. I still have it with me and I can say with conviction that it's one bloody awesome package - great music, great camera, good battery backup, connectivity options (GPS and WiFi were not so popular when it was launched). Same thing with N82 and N95-8GB. None of the smartphones launched after that had that totality in them. The 5800 did some good numbers initially because of the novelty induced by the touch factor and then of course by what it really had - good music, screen, memory, connectivity, battery life... (I use one).

I would reserve my comments on the N8, but other recent launches are like old wine, new bottle. Nokia is grossly neglecting the camera, by providing only fixed focus shooters in most of their models - some of them even with 5Mp sensors. And Carl-Zeiss is almost out.
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They sold some 4 milllion N8 phones since its launch already according to gsmarena. Thats quite a huge number.

Sometimes I feel Nokia = Toyota. Both enjoy huge popularity due to there good longterm reliability. Even if the phone or the car has lesser/inferior features compared to its competition.
I almost bought E5 but it didnt have GPS( only AGPS ) and hence didnt

And built quality of Nokia rules! I had to throw my 5800 thrice to break it!

N8 looked liked a good upgrade but C7 looked worth the money.

And 5800XM still rules.

Another reason I would get Nokia is the OVI. All my data get backed up to net in the background.

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And built quality of Nokia rules!
I know a junior from college, who had a Nokia 1100 - the basic phone with an LED torch light. It went under the wheels of two Ambys, fell off his pocket while he was riding, fell down from the 3rd floor of our college to the concrete tennis court floor, and apart from all this, survived the daily abuses from him (read, throwing it onto his bed and landing on the bed, wall, floor, waste basket, table, etc). The only thing he'd changed after it went under the wheels of the second Amby, is the casing. It was still going strong when he completed the course and started working. Then he moved to some smartphone.

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And 5800XM still rules
+1. It's got everything, except a camera capable of capturing decent pictures in low light.

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I almost bought E5 but it didnt have GPS( only AGPS ) and hence didnt
E5 can work in GPS only mode. A-GPS can be disabled if you don't want it.
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E5 can work in GPS only mode. A-GPS can be disabled if you don't want it.
It doesnt have built-in GPS ; thats what I meant. Correct me if I am wrong.
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It doesnt have built-in GPS ; thats what I meant. Correct me if I am wrong.
Check this
Difference Between GPS and AGPS | Difference Between | GPS vs AGPS
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It doesnt have built-in GPS ; thats what I meant. Correct me if I am wrong.
Stand corrected, JK.
I've been using the GPS on the E5 since September 2010.
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Hi Friend's friend is selling his HTC Touch HD T8282 mobile, just 3 months bought at outside india, he wanted sell as he need some cash urgently. What is the best price for that? I'm planning to buy that one if he sell around 12k, Is this price is good? How good is this mobile? Is it worth? Sorry for asking many questions as am not completely no idea about HTC windows mobiles

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Where can one get Iphone 4G unlocked in Mumbai and for how much?
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My son jumped into the swimming pool, without realizing his Nokia N73 was in his pocket.

He was using a BlueTooth headset, and carefully kept the headset on dry land, momentarily forgetting about the phone in the pocket until...

Too late.

The phone was thoroughly flooded. He dried out the phone. And guess what? It still works !!!

That's NOKIA.
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the N8 comes with the OVI Maps. Can download maps for many countries onto the mobile and use them forever, free.
I ve downloaded lots of maps so far and am casually using the India map (Bangalore) - it works very well and the voice guidance is superb. Super pocket gps device.
Its a fantastic service and all map upgrades are completely free too.

Its just that I dont know whether it uses the GPRS constantly to home in on one's position or not. Also if one travels abroad, then suppose one doesnt put a SIM card in it or activate one's international roaming, then will the GPS still work or not? If anyone can guide me on this it would be nice.

But it is a first class phone and Im happy with it. The 16GB internal memory is HUGE. I ve added to it by buying an extra 16GB memory card which really makes it MASSIVE - in terms of storage space for all the photos and so on. Amazing.
I find the OVI store applications great fun and have downloaded quite a few. Very nice indeed.
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Its just that I dont know whether it uses the GPRS constantly to home in on one's position or not. Also if one travels abroad, then suppose one doesnt put a SIM card in it or activate one's international roaming, then will the GPS still work or not? If anyone can guide me on this it would be nice.
It does not need GPRS once it has initial position.

And even in absence of GPRS, GPS would work. Only thing is, it would take bit longer to get initial position. Did that with my phone. My Indian SIM does not have GPRS roaming. Turned on GPS in phone in US and it worked after 15 mins (It was in Manhattan which is a difficult place for GPS).
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And 5800XM still rules.
The screen and touch are nothing short of poor in feel good factor! Not to mention its slow when loaded with music, even by old N73 standards.
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N8 looked liked a good upgrade but C7 looked worth the money.
With no auto-focus camera? Thats something basic i expect in a phone worth 5k, forget 20k!
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