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Nokia N8 advertised during Oscars, still not available on any US carrier

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Feb 2011, 02:59

“King's Speech” dominated the 83rd Oscars yesterday at least within one certain dream and not that of a ballet dancer, but what most gadget-geeky folk found even more interesting was the ads. You surely noticed the Nokia commercial…

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posted on 28 Feb 2011, 03:28

1. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Does not make sense. They need a carrier to sell. Its camera is not enough to make it stand out for people to spend extra just for that. Unless of course you're a nokia fanboy.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 11:31 1

2. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

I like the idea myself. I don't worry about subsidized phones because I don't like being locked into a contract. But that isn't the case for most Americans, they like subsidized phones, or don't know any better.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 12:05

3. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

This was video was shown on the nokia blog a few weeks back. Turns out that it looks to have been made for the X7, which, if you have a keen eye, you can see at 0:26, and Nokia just had it changed for the N8. That also kind of explains why the phone looks weird.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 12:10

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

$399 is also a lot cheaper than practically every smartphone you see form a carrier off contract (because that's the proper way to compare the price of this to others).

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