NZtechfreak: The sound quality I'm referring to is listening to music via line out or headphones, which is the important one. Dolby digital is nice for your video n all, but thats a minority of use for me versus actually listening to tunes.
Where are these benchmarks you speak of? I haven't seen anything to suggest its as good as the iPhone (unless you're referring to the 3GS perhaps).
EDIT: OK, I found some stuff on the benchmarks - the comparisons I saw were with the 3GS, which is lightyears slower than the iPhone 4 or my Galaxy S. Apparently it does 32m triangles per second, whereas the two phones I'm talking about push 90. 32m is not bad at all though, its better than the current Snapdragon devices, which are pretty capable for gaming as it is... I have to wonderi whethers its all a bit moot though, because Nokia would still have to attract developers to code the games to take advantage of it.
The site I saw the benchmarks: http://www.glbenchmark.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=glpro11&showhide=true&certified_only=1&D1=Nokia%20N8&D2=Apple%20iPhone%204&D3=Apple%20iPhone%203G%20S
Should hopefully be priced a bit lower than the iPhone4 or Galaxy S! :S