Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Oct 2010 22:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia. The smartphone business is booming, and yet, the Finnish company - the quintessential phone maker - is getting pretty much none of the glitz and glamour. Their latest the device, the Nokia N8, is supposed to turn the tide, and Engadget has a thorough review of the device. Conclusion? It's getting repetitive, but hardware - awesome, software - not so much.
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Comment by darai
by Darai on Fri 15th Oct 2010 00:55 UTC
Darai
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2009-09-09

Hmm, not to sound fanboyish, but I just have a harder time accepting that review from Engadget, seeing that some other tech blogs gave it a better score than what Engadget gave.

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RE: Comment by darai
by WorknMan on Fri 15th Oct 2010 01:03 in reply to "Comment by darai"
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2005-11-13

Hmm, not to sound fanboyish, but I just have a harder time accepting that review from Engadget, seeing that some other tech blogs gave it a better score than what Engadget gave.


They have a reputation by some of being rabid iPhone fanboys.

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RE[2]: Comment by darai
by _xmv on Fri 15th Oct 2010 09:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by darai"
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2008-12-09

"Hmm, not to sound fanboyish, but I just have a harder time accepting that review from Engadget, seeing that some other tech blogs gave it a better score than what Engadget gave.


They have a reputation by some of being rabid iPhone fanboys.
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certainly merited reputation. if you've seen their N8 vs iphone4 pictures show before that N8 review (funny how in the review they say the N8 camera is great, while in their comparison with ip4, its like "n8 is worse than iphone 1")

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RE: Comment by darai
by mkone on Fri 15th Oct 2010 01:49 in reply to "Comment by darai"
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2006-03-14

Hmm, not to sound fanboyish, but I just have a harder time accepting that review from Engadget, seeing that some other tech blogs gave it a better score than what Engadget gave.

So basically, you will only accept a review that gives the N8 a good score. Engadget explains why it scores the N8 the way they do, and their review is pretty thorough. It's bascially what anyone would have predicted. Very good/brilliant hardware, iffy software. And we knew that already given that Nokia is already wanting to replace Symbian as its top of the line OS. That does sound fanboyish!

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RE[2]: Comment by darai
by Darai on Fri 15th Oct 2010 03:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by darai"
Darai Member since:
2009-09-09

Uh,no, I'm not saying that. What I'm saying is that the N8 was generally given a pretty good score as opposed to the review score from Engadget, and that I feel that Engadget does have a little bit of bias when dealing with Nokia. Maybe because Engadget is an American tech blog and seeing that Nokia doesn't really have much penetration in the North American market as Google and Apple does, that it's possible that it doesn't really appeal to them.

Please don't take what I said out of context. ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by darai
by No it isnt on Fri 15th Oct 2010 11:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by darai"
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2005-11-14

After having read their comparison of N8 shakycam vs iPhone4, in which they couldn't even hold the N8 still, and disregarded the iPhone's oversaturated colours, I simply don't trust them. No other reviewers have been unable to take decent photos with the N8, only Engadget. Their test was rigged, and their criticism evidently biased.

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RE: Comment by darai
by jaylaa on Fri 15th Oct 2010 02:15 in reply to "Comment by darai"
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2006-01-17

What gets my goat is that the actual written review is pretty fair. It's the score that's shit. They rave about the hardware and specs and all the stuff it can do but then, because it's not iphone os, half-marks.

And you can tell that's where the writer is coming from because whenever there's a feature that iphone has that this didn't, that was another gripe. They are used to having something a certain way, so a phone not having it is a sore point. But when an os has a feature that the iphone doesn't, it counts for naught, they hardly notice it.

They should just leave the score out of it.

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RE[2]: Comment by darai
by fatjoe on Fri 15th Oct 2010 14:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by darai"
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2010-01-12

Jaylaa, I think you will find this "summary" of the Engadget review most interesting:

http://engadgetsucks.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/engadget-review-of-n8...

;)

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RE: Comment by darai
by dagw on Fri 15th Oct 2010 07:24 in reply to "Comment by darai"
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2005-07-06

Certainly every newspaper, magazine and website I've seen says essentially the same thing as engadget (awesome hardware, half baked software). In fact I've not seen anyone say nice thing about the software. Can you point me to some of these positive reviews.

Edited 2010-10-15 07:29 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by darai
by flanque on Fri 15th Oct 2010 07:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by darai"
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2005-12-15

It's the platform is it not that's letting it down? The action is on iOS and Android.

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