It has been a hard few years for Nokia. A decade ago they were the biggest name in mobile phones, with handsets such as the 3330 dominating the mobile market. Things have not been so fantastic for the Finnish companies recently though, with the dawn of the smartphone causing problems in terms of keeping up with other companies such as the massively successful Apple and HTC.
2011, the firm are hoping, will be a different matter as Nokia look to build on a 2010 which saw indications of a return to form. One of these indications was the release of the N8, Nokia’s most entertaining and accomplished smartphone yet. Running on the latest version of the Symbian operating system, the N8 has somewhat rescued Nokia’s reputation by easing out some of the issues that their previous entries into the smart phone arena suffered from.
Although Nokia have made alterations in order to improve the usability of their phone, the N8 still feels very familiar. Nokia have made a living out of producing eminently usable phones that are simple to navigate and this is no different. Changes that they have implemented are the introduction of multi-touch zoom support in the browser, email and photo gallery plus the double tapping of widgets to open them is gone, thank god.
These improvements are welcome but they also do not mask the fact that there are still issues with the software. You will still get endless pop ups and menus coming at you from all over the place and just getting to your gallery can take a while. Nokia will again have to look at this but they are gaining ground on the other manufacturers by making necessary improvements.
In terms of aesthetics, Nokia generally get things right and they have succeeded yet again here. The N8 looks great with its slimline body and large screen. The screen is not, however, too big and the phone looks good in your hand. This is not something to be ignored as a phones looks become increasingly important and when you add the fact that the N8 is one of the best looking phones on the market and the fact that serious improvements have been made in the software, Nokia have produced a good, if not spectacular, phone. Head over to phones4u.co.uk today so see all the latest offers on pay as you go and contract phones. Phones4u has over ten years experience in seeling the latest and most up to date phones