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  Reply # 403065 10-Nov-2010 20:07 Send private message

Can't comment on that question sorry.

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  Reply # 403120 10-Nov-2010 22:08 Send private message

If you can't who can?  I thought you worked for Nokia?

Slightly off topic, while I'm asking these sort of questions, does anyone have any info on the release of the E7?

Looks like a well specced phone with a bigger screen and a physical qwerty key board.




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  Reply # 403158 10-Nov-2010 23:04 Send private message

Technofreak: Slightly off topic, while I'm asking these sort of questions, does anyone have any info on the release of the E7?

Looks like a well specced phone with a bigger screen and a physical qwerty key board.
There was an E7 at the recent Nokia Developers Breakfast for attendees to try out. I liked it - if it was already available I'd probably have got that over the N8 as I prefer physical keyboards.

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  Reply # 403161 10-Nov-2010 23:09 Send private message

Technofreak: If you can't who can?? I thought you worked for Nokia?

Slightly off topic, while I'm asking these sort of questions,?does anyone have?any info on the release of the E7?

Looks like a well specced phone with a bigger screen and a physical qwerty key board.


I do work for Nokia, but I can't comment on that particular question for the moment.

E7 is a very nice phone, something we'd hope to see available locally early next year :)

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  Reply # 403162 10-Nov-2010 23:12 Send private message

cdouble

I'm more interested in the larger screen, I probably wouldn't use the keyboard so much.

I would be happy with the lower spec camera etc to get the bigger screen over the N8. Any info on the E7 release date here?

Was there any info on the N9 or the Meego platform.  If you don't want to go off topic on that perhaps another thread might be appropriate.




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  Reply # 403166 10-Nov-2010 23:16 Send private message

BrentR

I see you answered my Q re the release date of the E7, Thanks.

When you are able to comment info would be appreciated re Telecom for both the N8 and E7.




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  Reply # 403168 10-Nov-2010 23:24 Send private message

Technofreak: I would be happy with the lower spec camera etc to get the bigger screen over the N8. Any info on the E7 release date here?

Was there any info on the N9 or the Meego platform.  If you don't want to go off topic on that perhaps another thread might be appropriate.


No information on an E7 release date was given. When I asked I got a "we have yet to evaluate whether the phone will be released on the local market" response. Brent's response above sounds very promising in that regard!

Nothing was mentioned about the N9 and much of the morning was spent on Symbian and Qt. Meego got mentioned mainly as being a platform that you can target via Qt. I did talk to Nokia people afterwards and they were very positive about Meego.

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  Reply # 403419 11-Nov-2010 14:18 Send private message

I picked up a dark grey N8 at Parallel Imported, Queen St yesterday. Very happy with it so far. The hardware is outstanding, and the software is much much improved over the 5800. Still working on testing all the functions! Looks like I got one from the Phillipines, but I didn't need to do any set up to get 3G connectivity on Vodafone. I just plugged in my (2007 vintage) SIM and it connected. Ovi store especially has improved - free apps are easy to download and install. I haven't tried purchasing any paid apps yet, but will try tonight and let you know how that goes.

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  Reply # 403974 12-Nov-2010 17:58 Send private message

I have downloaded the Nokia Internet Radio on my Nokia N8, It's for the S60 version phones, Although its much better than the one I had on my Nokia N95 there seems a little problem with it. When you tune to a radio station then you hide it and try and use the phone or other applications the radio will start cutting off, some application cannot start (Camera) while Internet radio is on.

I hope Nokia will be able to rectify any issue's that maybe causing the phone to perform poorly. I suspect its something in the Internet Radio application.

Q: When using the Nokia Map (GPS ) in NZ (Via Telecom or Vodafone) What is the cost? is the cost counted as a data connection?

Does the GPS starts downloading while you drive?

Thanks

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  Reply # 403975 12-Nov-2010 18:00 Send private message

nzmate:
Q: When using the Nokia Map (GPS ) in NZ (Via Telecom or Vodafone) What is the cost? is the cost counted as a data connection?

Does the GPS starts downloading while you drive?

The maps are downloaded over the data connection. You can use Ovi Suite on a PC to download the NZ maps in advance and store them on the phone so no data connection is used to download maps - much cheaper! It will make a connection to help with the GPS location though but the data usage there is minimal.

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  Reply # 404277 13-Nov-2010 17:47 Send private message

nzmate: Q: When using the Nokia Map (GPS ) in NZ (Via Telecom or Vodafone) What is the cost? is the cost counted as a data connection?

Does the GPS starts downloading while you drive?

Thanks


 

You may or may not already have the NZ maps on your phone, depending on where it was originally sold. Load up Ovi Suite to check what you have. If you don't have the NZ maps, you can download them, they are only 19.6MB. I re-downloaded the NZ ones to make sure I had the latest version and the whole country etc. If you want, you can download maps for the whole world - but they are 5.6GB.

 

The GPS and voice guided navigation works amazingly well - just as good (if not better) than a standalone GPS unit. I believe it may use a little data to assist with navigation if you let it, but it is only a tiny amount, a few KB.

 

The maps which came with my phone were:

Australia

Hong Kong & Macau

Indonesia

Japan

Malaysia

New Zealand

Philippines

Singapore

Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

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  Reply # 404384 14-Nov-2010 07:48 Send private message

Thanks Guys, My Nokia N8 already had NZ map. Tried it yesterday and it was amazing (First time GPS map user). Also downloaded a couple of new voices (Surfer Dude, every time you turn he says DUDE) very entertaining especially for the kids.

Also did not use any data during the trip (Bonus)

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  Reply # 404524 14-Nov-2010 17:23 Send private message

Glad to hear the gps went well.

I'm VERY impressed with this phone. Tried out the camera flash in the dark last night, and the quality is awesome. Already spent about $20 on apps lol. Angry birds is heaps of fun. Typing this on my phone too.

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  Reply # 405442 16-Nov-2010 17:12 Send private message

Here's the official press release for New Zealand, received today:


Nokia set to capture the nation with launch of the Nokia N8
 
New Zealand – 16 November 2010. The highly anticipated Nokia N8 arrived in New Zealand today and its launch is expected to set a new standard in smartphone imaging functionality.

The Nokia N8’s 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash provides users with everything they need to take the highest quality photos and shoot HD-quality videos. For the first time, users can edit their content on-screen and share it by transfering on to an external hard-drive with USB-on-the-go or upload to social networks sites from the homescreen for example.

Nokia Australasia’s head of product marketing, Stephen Wright, said: “The Nokia N8 is the first step in the renewal of our smartphone range.  It has exceptional imaging and editing functionalities that surpass other smartphones, along with all the features you would expect from a top-class handset.

“With the Nokia N8 we decided to push the boundaries of what consumers can do with a smartphone and in doing so we’ve created asomething that provides a truly exceptional user experience,” Wright said.

The Nokia N8 is an ideal choice for anyone wanting to create amazing content, connect with family and friends, and enjoy unrivalled entertainment on their mobile. The Nokia N8 allows consumers to:

• Connect the handset to a home theatre system using the HDMI input and watch HD-quality video in Dolby Digital Plus surround sound
• Access thousands of apps – everything from social networking services like Foursquare, to games and productivity apps on the latest version of Ovi Store
• Update their status, share locations and photographs, and view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter in a single application
• Access free global maps and voice-guided navigation with Ovi Maps
• Access work and personal emails, social networks and instant messaging through Ovi Messaging, for free

The Nokia N8 is the first device to run on the faster, simpler and more responsive Symbian platform. Symbian plays a central role in Nokia’s smartphone leadership and represents a significant improvement in how the software interacts with the hardware.

Symbian introduces several major OS advances including support for gestures such as flick scrolling and pinch-zoom. The hardware acceleration also delivers a faster, more responsive user interface. 
Improved memory management allows multiple applications to run simultaneously for a faster multi-tasking experience. Another new feature of the Symbian platform is multiple homescreens, which can be customised with different shortcuts and applications.

“Consumers will really see and feel the difference with the new Symbian platform. Being a fully open platform also means that developers can create exciting and flexible content the way they want to,” Wright continued.

Locally, Air New Zealand has made its grabaseat app - which delivers real-time updates of grabaseat flights - available for free download on the Nokia N8 through Nokia’s Ovi Store. 

The Nokia N8 will be available from Vodafone from Friday 19th November 2010 for a retail price of NZD$999 and Telecom will be bringing it to its range in the New Year.

In New Zealand the robust, aluminium body with a real-glass 3.5” AMOLED display will be available in dark grey and silver white.






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  Reply # 405481 16-Nov-2010 18:27 Send private message

freitasm: Here's the official press release for New Zealand, received today:

In New Zealand the robust, aluminium body with a real-glass 3.5” AMOLED display will be available in dark grey and silver white.




 

I was told it would only be available in silver white when I asked. If I had known, I might have waited and picked up one from an authorised reseller...but no worries, I am very happy with my parallel imported one now.

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