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Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

Counsellor
Posts: 45

N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

Hello,

 

Is nokia going to improve the browser on the N8? it's horrible compared to the droids and the iOS one. Also, will a portrait mode qwerty keyboard be added? I know the screen is not very wide, dunno if it would fit.

 

I currently have the 5800, and I like it, was thinking about upgrading but if the browser is still a pain....Does the N8 have the same music quality as the 5800? thats what is important for me since I use it as a mp3 player alot.

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Mobile Emperor
psychomania
Posts: 28,334

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

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Nokia has recently stated that the N8 will be receiving a new improved browser and portrait qwerty. Both are expected to arrive in the first quarter of next year but some say the browser may arrive this year. Many other features and improvements are planned too.

Through headphone I personally think the N8's sound quality is better than the 5800's, it can also be louder. Though the phone's speakers the 5800 is better as it has stereo speakers, although the N8's single speaker is still good compared to many phones.

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Counsellor
conti1888
Posts: 184

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

I read the night update will be in Dec 10th, along with the launch of the E7 (i think it is). once Nokia's latest smart phone is released then there is supposed to be an update to deal with certain stuff. What that will mean i do not know as yet.

 

 

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psychomania
Posts: 28,334

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

The release of the E7 has no bearing on the release of updates for the N8. Also the 10th has never been claimed as a released date for the new update or the E7 (some sites got it wrong, nokia later clarified it).
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Mobile Visionary
elie7
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Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

 


psychomania wrote:

Nokia has recently stated that the N8 will be receiving a new improved browser and portrait qwerty. Both are expected to arrive in the first quarter of next year but some say the browser may arrive this year. Many other features and improvements are planned too.

Through headphone I personally think the N8's sound quality is better than the 5800's, it can also be louder. Though the phone's speakers the 5800 is better as it has stereo speakers, although the N8's single speaker is still good compared to many phones.


and they will be adding faster switching from one homescreen to another, kind of like on the n900, where the homescreens follow your finger .(the same thing on androids like on your htc desite psychomania).

 

Reality is wrong....dreams are for real... 2pac .
don't forget to hit that green kudos :smileyhappy:
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psychomania
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Oddly enough the speed of homescreen switching hasn't bothered me when comparing it to the desire. What has bothered me is the lack of decent widgets available for the N8. I only use two homescreens as I can't find anything worthwhile to put on the third!

 

One feature I would like to see is the ability for developers to create larger widgets that take up two or three slots.  The current size really limits the possibilities.

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elie7
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Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

thats sounds like a good idea, and i think you should try the n900, great widgets, different sizes (not all of them can be resized), and they look awesome on 9 different homescreens.
plus maemo5 is just out of this world :smileywink:
Reality is wrong....dreams are for real... 2pac .
don't forget to hit that green kudos :smileyhappy:
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psychomania
Posts: 28,334

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

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I've tried the N900 and in all honesty I didn't like it at all. Way too bulky, looked dated as soon as it hit the shelves and requires too much time and effort to make the most of it.

It's a great "geek" phone or internet tablet but fails as an everyday device or something that the masses would use.

That's just my opinion so please don't take it personally. I guess it's also unfair to continue to discuss the N900 or android here as this is an N8 topic.

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Mobile Visionary
elie7
Posts: 1,085

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

ok last post here (sorry).
i respect your opinion man, but mine is 100% different as i use my n 900 every day as my main device .
and its awesome, but thats for me.
Reality is wrong....dreams are for real... 2pac .
don't forget to hit that green kudos :smileyhappy:
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branu
Posts: 192

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

Check this out,there is coming but when that´s the question

 

http://mynokiablog.com/2010/11/08/video-symbian3-draggable-homescreen-portrait-qwerty-keyboard-and-n...

 

Lousy picture but as you can see there it is

 

http://twitpic.com/359qfk/full

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Counsellor
Posts: 45

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

Ill just hold off until I see the updates implemented.

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Counsellor
Maximilian1st
Posts: 55

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

Quote "It's a great "geek" phone or internet tablet but fails as an everyday device or something that the masses would use."
I owned it for two months as I am a linux user, so to say, not lost with the command line.
But the N900 has nice features nonetheless. Integrated IM and skype. Skype contacts get merged with the ones in your Contacts. Calendar checks your contacts and shows the birthdays.
I also have the feeling that the media player is more responsive on the n900.

All in all, there must be agreed that the n900 is a geeks phone, but a nice one ;-)
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Counsellor
conti1888
Posts: 184

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

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psychomania are you sure?

 

read this http://mynokiablog.com/2010/11/17/new-firmware-for-nokia-n8symbian3-pr1-1-coming-in-a-couple-of-week...

 

http://forum.dailymobile.se/index.php?topic=34953.0

 

i dont care what it is, as long as it fixes the bugs. thats expected tho as Nokia woudldnt want a high return rate in the lucrative xmas market.

 

next update coming with the e7

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Counsellor
conti1888
Posts: 184

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

obviously they have said the new browser etc will be out next year, but i wouldn't rule out fireware changes to current browser (which is buggy for a lot of ppl) or stuff like that.

 

 

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psychomania
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Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

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conti1888 wrote:

psychomania are you sure?

 

read this http://mynokiablog.com/2010/11/17/new-firmware-for-nokia-n8symbian3-pr1-1-coming-in-a-couple-of-week...

 

http://forum.dailymobile.se/index.php?topic=34953.0

 

i dont care what it is, as long as it fixes the bugs. thats expected tho as Nokia woudldnt want a high return rate in the lucrative xmas market.

 

next update coming with the e7


That's unofficial speculation, regardless of the credentials of the person saying it.  I prefer to deal in facts when posting here as speculation has a bad habit of raising peoples hopes then upsetting them when it does not happen.

 

I personally do hope the rumours of a new browser this year are true as the browser is my major personal gripe with the N8.

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Counsellor
conti1888
Posts: 184

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

According to Eldar Murtazin, the new web browser for Nokia N8 or any other Symbian^3, will arrive in February 2011 with 50 other improvements. Some of the new features will focus on text entry, including split-screen text input, an onscreen keyboard compatible with portrait orientation, and adoption of Swype input technology.

 

anyone not so confident that Feb will not be poposted, if indeed this is correct :smileyfrustrated:

 

50 improvements!

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Mobile Emperor
psychomania
Posts: 28,334

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

Again February is just pure speculation, not fact, plus given Eldar's recent track record you can take everything he says about Nokia with a big pinch of salt.

At least with him saying February it's likely to happen sooner :smileyvery-happy:

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Counsellor
conti1888
Posts: 184

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

lol:smileyvery-happy:

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Advisor
dshroar
Posts: 21

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

Nokia please provide a way to copy text from web pages while browsing?
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Counsellor
conti1888
Posts: 184

Re: N8 Browser, portrait mode qwerty keyboard.

x2 about the copying
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