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  # 596750 18-Mar-2012 14:08
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Ahaa, thanks for that Brent, although doesn't really affect me.. except when I go to phone info in Nokia Suite it lets me know I have no Warranty.
You are probably unable to comment on this, but I imagine some of that testing by VFNZ involves whether any firmware changes are going to affect their revenue.. and I have noticed certain model's operator settings make it a lot harder to get data via wifi than network.
Just out of interest, I think Telecom were selling the N8 as well.. is Belle available to them?
And what would happen if you put for example a 2Degrees sim in a VFNZ branded handset.. would that make any difference to update capability?
And FYI.. I have been an exclusive (personal phone anyway) Nokia user since my first Brick on Telecom, I moved to BellSouth when they opened here, I remember going in to Pitt St in about '98 to have my firmware upgraded and was one of the first to be able to txt.. I remember the first number flashing up on my screen when caller ID introduced .. nearly fell over in Ponsonby!!  Downloaded a free Mission Impossible ringtone from Germany in 2000 or so.. 
Love the brand and product, not sure how I feel about the Windows Mobile tie up, tempted to go with N9 but love the 12MP camera on N8 and don't want to get with an obsolete platform.
Any advice?
Cheers 

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  # 596797 18-Mar-2012 16:38
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Hi,

TNZ never sold the N8 :)

Firmware updates are irrespective of which provider you are currently using. So a VFNZ bought N8 will get the update when VFNZ approves it, even if you're using the N8 on 2 Degrees or TNZ etc.

 
 
 
 


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  # 606285 6-Apr-2012 22:40
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When do we get Belle?... If its much longer I don't think that my N8 will still be alive!... She's only just managing to get by each day as they come... One of the biggest mistakes buying an N8...

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  # 613450 23-Apr-2012 08:04
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It's dead Jim. N8 is no longer recharging via either connection. I can't justify another service centre visit, I'm just spending good money after bad. Maybe if the Lumia gets the N8 camera in the future I'll give it another go, but certainly not another Symbian.

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  # 613475 23-Apr-2012 08:44
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Starplay: When do we get Belle?... If its much longer I don't think that my N8 will still be alive!... She's only just managing to get by each day as they come... One of the biggest mistakes buying an N8...


What do you mean exactly.  My wifes N8 functioned extremely well on Anna.




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  # 613488 23-Apr-2012 08:54
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lyonrouge: It's dead Jim. N8 is no longer recharging via either connection. I can't justify another service centre visit, I'm just spending good money after bad. Maybe if the Lumia gets the N8 camera in the future I'll give it another go, but certainly not another Symbian.


After having played with a Lumia I must say that I saw nothing that would make me change from Symbian. Admittedly it was only a short play and with a longer experience I may have a different opinion but nothing jumped out at me.  Also right now WP7 still trails Symbian in some areas of functionality.





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  # 613498 23-Apr-2012 09:06
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Technofreak:
lyonrouge: It's dead Jim. N8 is no longer recharging via either connection. I can't justify another service centre visit, I'm just spending good money after bad. Maybe if the Lumia gets the N8 camera in the future I'll give it another go, but certainly not another Symbian.


After having played with a Lumia I must say that I saw nothing that would make me change from Symbian. Admittedly it was only a short play and with a longer experience I may have a different opinion but nothing jumped out at me.  Also right now WP7 still trails Symbian in some areas of functionality.



WP7 can have multiple exchange accounts and tethering, but more important, I've not had to flash my WP7 device to bring it back to life compared to the two flashes I've had on the N8 (at about $40 a shot, that gets tiresome).

 
 
 
 


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  # 613499 23-Apr-2012 09:08
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ps. I have no love the WP7 software release cycle however, which took over a year for my Trophy to receive tethering.

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  # 613561 23-Apr-2012 10:58
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lyonrouge:

WP7 can have multiple exchange accounts and tethering, but more important, I've not had to flash my WP7 device to bring it back to life compared to the two flashes I've had on the N8 (at about $40 a shot, that gets tiresome).


What do you do that requires flashing the phone to bring it back to life?  You do seem to have a remarkable number of issues compared to most people.




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  # 613565 23-Apr-2012 11:12
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Therein lies the irony, nothing. I'm a strict end-user. I don't hack, jail break, flash or beta test (except when requested by the vendor support). My suspicion, which I can't prove, is that my handset has a power supply fault, either connections or the battery itself, which is causing firmware corruption (symptom).

The outages are unpredictable and not user repeatable. The answer from Nokia service centre is "corrupted firmware" each time (see previous posts). I can understand Nokia service centre viewpoint, it's a parallel import and as such, not their problem. They address the symptom each time but whatever the cause, it is not addressed.

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  # 613566 23-Apr-2012 11:14
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It's a shame anyone is having issues with N8.. my only one has been a full memory but have sorted that by clearing out some files, regularly backing up msgs etc to Nokia Suite then deleting from phone. I also use RamBlow, which keeps it all ticking along.
She's a great machine, and I don't anticipate changing it for a while to come.

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  # 613568 23-Apr-2012 11:18
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I manage 7 handsets, the only reason I persevered with the N8 was the camera, and that alone.

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  # 613835 23-Apr-2012 17:54
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Actually of late, my camera seems to fail to open. Reboot it and it fixes it, but it was happening enough for me to see that I've had my phone exactly a year and a week.
I did my first restore this week too as the memory was constantly saying it was full. And I seem to avoid apps like the plague. The only negative to having done this was that quick office seems to have disappeared. However I'm sure Belle is just round the corner anyway....

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  # 613864 23-Apr-2012 18:59
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NB. What is the physical limit to a file you download from email? I simply have gmail on my phone and was sent a video that's about 16mb. However the phone says it is too large to download. Is that a phone thing or an operator thing?

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  # 613865 23-Apr-2012 19:00
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Do you use Nokia Suite? You should have 3.4.27 Beta. It gives you options for memory management. I would be bloody p****d off with Vodafone for holding back Belle, and I suspect it is a revenue reason. Save your messages to PC, delete cache from your browser, make sure all downloads go to mass memory, get a Ram blower or something.. move panorama images out of phone memory.. in saying that I can't get much more than 20mB free in phone memory, but it seems to be enough.
Good luck

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