I got a white nokia 808 pureview last night, here in New Delhi for Rs. 33,800. So wanted to drop in a word of thanks to this forum since I had been following up in AAS about this.
Freebies- backcover with removable flap for the lens (which they say costs Rs.1000), and small cheap backpack.
Backcover is nice, as it takes care of my biggest worry which is scratching the lens. THe backpack is basically some leftover goodies from the Indian Premier League (cricket tournament) which Nokia sponsors.
Where I am coming from- my last nokia was a music expressphone (5310 i think) which I used in 2007 for 6 months. After that I have been using in succession, the cheapest blackberry models which have been made available in India, last one being the 8520. I also have a nokia x1, and GFive (chinese company) as backupphones.
It is the heaviest phone i have held - probably heavier than a communicator. It is not bigger than the nexus in size.
The menus etc. are much jazzier than my BB but i think the androids, especially some HTC phones have a little more animation going on all the time. Not a big fuss for me since its still an upgrade for me from a BB. the different homescreens and widgets allow you to parade the touchscreen aspect of the phone (you know, by unnecessary sideways flipping of the screens
Gmail, whatsapp were very easy to set up, and from 1night's usage seem like they work well.
The youtube player seems buggy, as it kept crashing. But I downloaded a youtube downloader from the store, and it worked better than the native youtube player.
The Camera was impressive in the zoom range, and dissappointing the fact that shutter/aperture control is not provided in the native camera menu (for a camera phone this should have been a given - night photos without flash are just not possible without shutter speed control). I downloaded a couple of other camera apps, but none seemed to provide this, which is odd since i had read that n8 had it. Anyways hopefully this is remedied soon.
Web surfing was sufficiently decent, and far better than the BB.
All net usage was on wifi.
These are my initial impressions on 6-7 hours of usage. lets see. For me, if I get full functionality of the camera- what is offerred here should suffice on all other counts.