Archive for November 2010
Sorry, slow week I did not post anything… Hey, its Friday… at least lets have fun
There you go:
So, right of the box with the N8 you can do this:
- Connect your N8 to your TV.
- Watch youtube/vimeo etc’.. on your TV, using on device Wi-Fi/3G connectivity.
I liked the fact that the flash movie went directly to full screen.
(Yeah… its awesome for me, I have no TV out, of any sort, from my old, crappy pc)
I say “It takes some time to load”, however, from the sec I tap the image till the video starts to play, its only 7Sec’, that’s not bad at all for an HD streaming video.
Here is a great video that was made with Tilt-Shift lens, I like it a lot
Andrew from “Boy Genius Report” gave the N8 a nice review
I think he forgot to mention some things and skip some important info, just like many other blogers around the USA, not saying they are completely wrong the whole time, but I do think they see a pretty narrow view of the smatphone world.
Please, read he’s review 1st’, so you will have a point of view to see what I’m talking about (just one example of a review of the N8).
So… the biggest thing I agree with is the “To:” button, that is “old” and should change fast to real time keystroke search.
Hopefully the future firmware updates will fix some of those review issues.
I think everything else is amazing about this phone.
- No mention of the amazing free Ovi maps (iPhone users, just so you know there is no need to connect to the web, it can store the maps on the device, but you would know nothing about that, I mean you would when you pay for it).
- No mention of USB on the go nor the usual Nokia’s drag&drop (iPhone users, yes, you can use this device as a USB stick out of the box, put music, files and movies on it, new concept for you guys?, of course it is)
- No mention of how many video codecs it supports, I mean alot !!!, there was not a single video that i tried that didn’t run smoothly of this puppy.
- Those “wrist-strap thingies”, I personally love it, if I just walk around the street, it can’t be drooped or easily taken from my hand.
- The screen saver doesn’t take any battery, at all, great use of the OLED screen.
- The thing I don’t get, Andrew talks about small widgets, however, no mention of the iPhone great support of them.. opss.. sorry, my bad, it does not, how many clicks does it take you to see the weather?, for me?, none, for example, how many clicks to change the song that s playing?, for me, from home screen, 1, for you?.
- No mention of the on board, pre-installed social network app, yes, its not very mature and could be conceded by some a failure, but for me and many others that are not heavy users of those serves, its perfect, hooo yeah, it can take events from Facebook and put them in you calendar, right off the box.. neat.
- Update(2 days after the post): I even forget, cause you do not really notice it but. the home screens work both landscape and portrait mode, which I like.
Its amazing that people say “Nokia should learn from what they have done”, I think and see that they have, it takes time, I know it, but they will get there.
What I don’t understand is when Apple comes out with a phone that has reception issue, say they will not fix it, gives you a case and pull back from that as well, pissing on their customers, people say.. “wow”. It doesn’t matter if you drop calls or not, the idea stays the same, they say “we will not fix this known issue” and you still think its a good, nice company that cares for their customers?, not so sure. That’s pretty amazing to me.
Yes, many things can be changed and should be but I really can’t say I would call Symbian “primitive”, I think it’s still stronger than iOS and Android.