NOKIA "8800"

This Nokia is probably the most beatiful phone on the market today. A design based upon the 8810 a few years ago (now, that was a great phone!). The desk-stand and acccesories are great and the screen is extraordinary. The down side; the software is simply unbearable! You can't screen calls because the phone won't memorize the settings. You will have to use the on/off solution many times. There software is jammed with numerous bugs. Embarrassing is the fact that after 8 months in the market Nokia have not been capable of fixing the software. That is unacceptable, considering this is a 900 dollar/euro phone! If you use the phone a lot (during an average business day) the battery won't last to the evening. Hence, they had to include an extra battery with the Phone. Sound quality is nothing to cheer about, forget calling when in loud environments.

A pathetic performance from Nokia. Almost every Nokia product needs software updates after release. They are simply not capable of releasing a properly finished product. If they made only 15 great phones instead of 50 bad ones...

Ah, almost forgot, the "Premium Service" they publicize with this phone is a complete joke. Depending in what Country you live in, and if the technician feels like it, you will get barely adequate service. Read the fine-print and don't expect anything else that average and poor service from Nokia.

VERDICT: Horrible!!! If the software does not change, spend your money on something else...

UPDATE: Nokia has issued a new firmware (3.78). This seems to fix most bugs. Make sure you have this version on your 8800.

2 comments:

Sean said...

Who care's if it's horrible, the 8800 is like a supermodel. Nice to look at and definitely nice to touch but absloutely crap for anything else.

KronosClub said...

Hahaha... good point!