Written on 4/27/2010 01:53:00 PM by poison_ivy
Nokia has recently made official their newest mobile phone: the Nokia N8. The Nokia N8 runs on Nokia's newest OS, the Symbian^3. So, is the Symbian^3 enough to compete with the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7? My impressions of this handset is based on the early review of the Nokia N8 from mobile-review.
I was pretty excited about Symbian^3. I thought Nokia would finally come up with something great. However, looking at pictures from mobile-review website, I was actually disappointed. The UI looks the same, the homescreen looks the same as the Nokia N97 Mini. Too bad there were no videos to see how responsive the screen is or how they implemented multitouch. Although the UI is a disappointment, the Nokia N8 has a lot of features to offer.
Other features that the Nokia N8 can boast about is 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Oh, and let's not forget that Symbian^3 allows cross-platform apps so any apps that will be developed for Meego and Symbian will be compatible with Symbian^3.
A lot of tech-savvy folks may be disappointed with Symbian^3 on the Nokia N8 but let's not forget that die-hard Nokia fans are fans because of how easy Symbian's interface is. No matter how many times you switch Nokia phones, the learning curve is almost nil because the UI is the same. So maybe Nokia is going the tried and tested way and decided not to tweak Symbian^3 that much. After all, they're still number one in the world market.