... Does anyone know when the Windows system will be incorporated in Nokia phones?
...If I buy a Nokia N8 now, do you think that Windows 7 will be able to downloaded in place of the Symbian system that is on the Nokia N8 now?
...Or, would it pay to defer buying the N8 until Windows 7 is actually installed on all newly-manufactured units?
...Incidentally, are N8 units that can now be purchased in New Zealand completely free of the power problems that affected some of those manufactured last year?
First Nokia Win phones release is said in news releases to be later this year but who knows.
Not a chance that Win will be downloadable onto N8 phone.
Waiting or not for Win phones is a personal decision. I didn't think it worth waiting. Besides I am used to the Symbian approach.
Don't know about any power problems - if it was put as being so on the internet forums then it must have been true mustn't it? . I have had no problems at all with my N8.
Lotsa phones out there, if the N8 suits then I would go for it. If in doubt look around further. I could have got an iPhone quite a lot cheaper but went for the N8 so that is how the personal choice bit goes - I suspect the Apple, for example, is a better choice for those new to touch screen with apps, email, eBooks, music, etc but I have been using touch screen PDA's, for example, for many years so long past the "gee wiz, look what my phone does..." bit from seeing those things on hand held devices.
Thanks very much for your reply. I thought that Win 7 might be able to installed in place of Symbian 3 because a phone is really just a type of computer, and it's certainly possible to change the operating system of a computer.
However, if this isn't possible / practical, then it looks like the Nokia N8 will have a fairly short life and will be replaced before too long with a similar phone that operates under Win 7.
One local phone sales person has just told me that Nokia Win 7 phones may be appearing within a couple of months. He was of the view that Win 7 could be installed in place of Symbian 3 on a Nokia N8, so I guess it's just a question of "wait and see"!
This all raises the question of how much better Win 7 is than Symbian 3? I guess it must be a whole lot better if Nokia is prepared to changed from such a proven system as Symbian?