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Review of Nokia N8 (Belle)

A quick review of the Nokia N8 which I bought recently . Home Screen Menu My Nokia N8 came with the latest version of Symbian, that is, Anna. For someone who was using a XpressMusic 5800 Symbian^1 phone, this was a huge improvement. First, the obvious, camera. 12MP Carl Zeiss camera is actually as good as what I had heard about it since it's release. So much so that, I have never felt the need to use my Nikon L120, unless it involved using optical zoom. You can checkout few pictures in my Flickr stream . Weather App Ovi Store Since there was already a leaked version of Symbian Belle available on the net (only for N8), I did not hesitate to break my warranty and install it. And I'm glad I did that. The new notification bar, more options with the home screen and widgets and also the improved battery life plus the overall look of the phone is too good to miss. Smart Office gNewsReader At least for me, battery life is important factor for a s

On Symbian, Android and Nokia N8

After having used the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic for around two years, last week, I finally upgraded to Nokia N8. Of late, I have been using my mobile device to view and write huge amounts of text. The 3.2inch resistive touch screen of 5800 wasn't helping my cause. My use of mobile phone, right now, is restricted to 1. Browsing (Belle browser, Opera Mobile 11 and Opera Mini 6 are doing the job efficiently) 2. Using twitter (of course, Gravity ) 3. gNewsReader for Google Reader feeds, SymPaper for Read It Later articles, SymNote for writing notes. 4. Picsel Smart Office for reading pdfs and using MS Office documents 5. Default Symbian^3 mail client and Mobile Documents for using my Gmail and other mail accounts. Taking pictures (12 megapixels Carl Zeiss camera), using "USB on the go" and also, the FM Transmitter are some of the other features which I regularly use on the device. But why not Android? Yes, in that price range, it is easier to find better