All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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oh no.............why cant nokia install a universal font on the device......
its ok to have english system language, its ok to have no IME for other languages, at least make the device capable to display other languages :(

If somebody can help to test existing ways of changing font, that would be great...or I'll have to buy a hongkong version for better CJK language support...
The Nokia browser is just shocking anyway. I hope the alleged new browser is a vast improvement and does tabbed browsing.

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Old 14-10-2010, 02:08 PM
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oh no.............why cant nokia install a universal font on the device......
I can think of two possible reasons (or excuses):

1. Font licensing costs (cheaper to use and pay for Chinese font licensing only for phones made for Chinese speaking regions)

2. ROM budget (i.e., saves on the ROM space by allowing use of less memory - smaller memory chips - or for a/the smaller memory size use the saved space for something else in those regions where they can use smaller font files).

When Nokia makes about 500 million phones per year, this type of savings start to approach real sums (no longer "peanuts").

Of course, they could pay once for unlimited use of fonts, or develop their own and then over the years recover that, but it'd still be a waste of space for most people not needing just that.

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I can think of two possible reasons (or excuses):

1. Font licensing costs (cheaper to use and pay for Chinese font licensing only for phones made for Chinese speaking regions)

2. ROM budget (i.e., saves on the ROM space by allowing use of less memory - smaller memory chips - or for a/the smaller memory size use the saved space for something else in those regions where they can use smaller font files).

When Nokia makes about 500 million phones per year, this type of savings start to approach real sums (no longer "peanuts").

Of course, they could pay once for unlimited use of fonts, or develop their own and then over the years recover that, but it'd still be a waste of space for most people not needing just that.
yea licensing might be the one.. I don't think rom size is a big issue today.

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Old 15-10-2010, 01:07 PM
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Just got this email.


Dear Customer


Unfortunately due to a technical error your new Nokia N8 will not be delivered today.


Please be assured we have arranged for a Saturday delivery, therefore you will get your hands on your new exciting handset tomorrow.


Please accept our sincere apologies.


Kind regards


Nokia Direct Customer Service Team

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Old 16-10-2010, 01:03 PM
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My N8 arrived today and what did I go and do? Put the memory card in the SIM card slot!! Now I hope the T-Mobile shop can help me!

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Old 16-10-2010, 02:12 PM
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Sorry cylon6... but you've made my day mate!

I guess that Nokia thought that the little icons on each of the side doors and the blue, credit card sized instruction, card with pictures that came with the phone, were enough to prevent this happening.

Guess not!

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Old 16-10-2010, 02:20 PM
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Sorry cylon6... but you've made my day mate!

I guess that Nokia thought that the little icons on each of the side doors and the blue, credit card sized instruction, card with pictures that came with the phone, were enough to prevent this happening.

Guess not!

Tell me about it!! Your name is Ironass I think that mine is Dumbass!!

Nightmare scenario.

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Old 16-10-2010, 03:11 PM
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Tell me about it!! Your name is Ironass I think that mine is Dumbass!!

Nightmare scenario.
Never mind... at least you can laugh about it!

Could try a pair of tweezers I suppose.
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LOL... nightmare... you must be able to tweezer it out shirley?
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Never mind... at least you can laugh about it!

Could try a pair of tweezers I suppose.
It's so stupid. I'm so annoyed and then I just have to laugh. The diagram said where it was but my concentration lapsed and I just put the card in the wrong slot.

This never happened when the SIM card was behind the battery! Curse you Nokia and your immovable battery!
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LOL... nightmare... you must be able to tweezer it out shirley?
I'm going to try....and don't call me Shirley!!

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Old 16-10-2010, 03:24 PM
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So has anybody switched on a new N8 today unlike me? What are your first thoughts and general impressions of the phone? I must say that the green one I have looks great...when it's off!!

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Old 16-10-2010, 03:31 PM
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LOL, Ive switched 2 on... 1 like yours, looked great whilst off...

The other tho, Im happy with at the moment and impressed with the battery!

Things feel a lot more smooth in comparison to delays on the X6, but I have noticed a need to re tap certain buttons.
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LOL, Ive switched 2 on... 1 like yours, looked great whilst off...

The other tho, Im happy with at the moment and impressed with the battery!

Things feel a lot more smooth in comparison to delays on the X6, but I have noticed a need to re tap certain buttons.
Do you think the re tap is due to the protective cover it has or does it need a re tap even without the cover?
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Okay by some miracle I managed to get the memory card out and have put the SIM and memory cards in the correct slots. Unfortunately my phone is showing as Offline and says that I should insert a SIM card.......I HAVE!!

Can somebody offer any advice please?

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well, seeing as you put it in the wrong slot 1st time, you do actually have the SIM in the right way round yeah? As the little picture shows on the side.

Alternativly, have a press of the power button and pick a profile... do you still get the message?
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