From my experience of using the 808 over the last 1+ months, as well as others experiences in this forum, it looks like we are badly in need of a 'Project Butter' or equivalent for 808/Symbian/Nokia Belle.
While the (hardware) features the phone possesses are very good, and in many cases unbeatable, it is the random software unresponsiveness/restarts/exasperating random screen lock behavior that bugs me. While it is not always, it happens more often than I like. I love the phone's features, but please need a failsafe way to get to the basic functionality (take/make calls, standard unlock screen with security code, phone hanging with something happening in the background with we not knowing what and will continue for how long, checking and finding no other background applications, et al).
24-07-2012 9:34 - edited 24-07-2012 9:34
Unfortunately this has always been the Nokia way for early adopters of new phones where Marketing wants the device yesterday and the software guys say not ready yet; no doubt situation will improve in subsequent updates and device will mature.
You want to check out the "3G bug" thread. 98% of the restarts and unresponsivenesses you describe are likely to be down to a hardware failure. You can check this by disabling 3G (reverting to GSM/EDGE only). I got that bug fixed for my phone and it has been very stable since then. The problem is that in most Western country Nokia seems to be unwilling to repair this bug, also it has confirmed the bug to exist.