nzmate: With my experience having the phone since October, I can say that its one of the best phones around.
In regards to earlier questions about Telecom and Vodafone 3G-2G, If you are with Telecom and there is no signal on your phone, it will switch to Vodafone for emergency calls ONLY, I have not tested that scenario but I believe its something the two companies have agreed to.
Thanks, that's interesting, I doubt whether many other phones would be able to do that!
I now think I might wait until Nokia has confirmed whether or not there is in fact a hardware fault on some N8s with regard to an excess purple tint on the screen. From what I have read, it seems that a simple software update may not correct this problem? Any information from the Nokia reps would be useful.