Welcome!

Hi everyone! This is a place where I share my experiences with the devices I come across and use. Hopefully, you'll find the info here helpful in your search for geeky stuff...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Nokia N78 live pics...

Ok, I got my greasy hands on an N78. Before I do a review on this proto unit, I'd like to spend some quality time with it. So it won't be maybe a week before I write it up.

Anyway, first impressions are pretty good. The phone looks much much better in real life than photos, so I take back my words in saying that it's ugly based on pictures on the internet. I love the way the phone looks like it's off when the screen back light is off. Being a prototype unit, the build quality isn't that great, but is very acceptable. It feels as good the the N82 prototype I had, which held up fine for a long time. The screen brightness is definitely better than an N82.

Weird as the keypad looks, it's actually pretty ok to use. No major adjustments needed.

The S60 FP2 adds quite a bit candy to the UI and it feels closer to the iPhone's interface, which has nice transitions in everything you do. The iPod-like touch sensitive D-pad works great especially scrolling through your large collection of music and/or photos.

So here are just a few pictures to whet your appetite:













Sorry, but the plastic protector has gotta go.




Ahhh, much better.





It's alive.






Close up shots of the keypad.






Can't get a good picture of the back cover with the plastic protector, so bye bye.





Reminds me of the carbon fibre dash kit on my car.





Transferring my stuff over from the N82.





Manage to wring an 8800 Arte, 7900 Prism and 8600 Luna from them too. By the way, I have to give them all back, so no need to be envious.






Like I said, gimme some time to use it before I write it up. Patience my friends...

45 comments:

Robot said...

Hi, great blog, looking for more pics of other phones

Anonymous said...

Great post buddy. Please post details about the audio quality comparing to N81 & N91. Thanks a ton.

Mr-X said...

That phone looks marvelous when it's off.

Also..."No need to be envious"....How can anyone not be envious! WOWZA...guess it's time you update your banner, huh?

P.S, did you get a N96 aswell?

chickenbackside said...

Robot:
Welcome. Please make yourself at home.

Anonymous:
I will, in due time.

mr-x:
Unfortunately, they refused to give me an N96. But I'll keep bugging them.

Anonymous said...

Since there is no lens cover. Could you please let us know in your review if the lens (okay the actual lens sits beneath it) is easily scratched.

Thank you much.

Anonymous said...

Does it have 5 band or 8 band equalizer?

chickenbackside said...

It has an 8-band EQ.

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog! Really enjoy the detailed descriptions along with the pictures.
Is there a chance you could get your hands on a 6220 classic? Would be interesting to see a comparison with the N82.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey chickenback, great post!

Would like to know if the sound quality of n78 is as good and loud as n73 or the n91 .

Also would like to know the details of the other phones.

Thanking You,
XXXXXXXXXXX

chickenbackside said...

Apparently, someone loaded the wrong software on this protoype, and hence, it's not behaving very well.

I will go down to the Nokia office to get it sorted soon. Once I do that, I can properly evaluate the phone and give you an answer.

Sven_Vl said...

Nice posts buddy!

Since you are also active at mobile-review.com & I'm too lazy to create an account there (:p), here's some release info that I didn't found on that forum yet:

"The N78 is expected to be released around March/April 2008, subject to confirmation from Nokia."

source: http://blog.mobiles.co.uk/mobile-news/nokia-n78-due-for-release/

Keep in mind, I don't know how reliable the info is.. :)

keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Do the keypad labels change in context? They just turn black when the screen is off. It'd be great if the labels do change based on what application is running, but I doubt it.

chickenbackside said...

sven_vl:
Thanks for the info mate!

anonymous:
No, the labels are fixed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mate

When are you going to be writing your opinions on this phone?
I would like to know how this phone fares against a Nokia n82.
I am looking for a new phone and am wondering if the Fm transmitter runs smoothly enough to let fact, that is has a much worse camera than the n82, slide. Also i would like to find out if the new operating system is that great as compared to the one of the n82.
I want a phone with a suberb camera and a great quality output from the extensive audio library. Wifi is an added bonus but hey the perfect phone doesnt exist yet. SO is this phone worth my money or should i buy an n82?
THX A MILLION for you opinion

Anonymous said...

ALS is the navi wheel an enyoble part of the conrols?
And does the gps work better on the n82 or do you prefer it on the n78.

Anonymous said...

chickenbackside, thanks for the pics...

i would like to know a few things:

- Does it have ''Accelerometer'' ?
- GPS better or worse than n95,n82
- Aparently, It has the longest battery life compared to the other Nseries True ?
- Got hthe phone yet ? :)

Anonymous said...

Hi when will you be posting your review? 2 weeks(any day now), 3 weeks or 4?

Anonymous said...

Yes, this will be _very_ interesting for me too:
Does it have ''Accelerometer''?

Then, this phone will be the the perfect candybare phone for my personal use!
(I want to program a driftbox.com app in Python)

chickenbackside said...

I would choose an N82 over this phone anytime anyday. Unless you need the FM transmitter.

For me, I find that the naviwheel gets in the way of things. It makes it less precise to use, so I'd turn it off.

GPS is like the N82.

Yes, it does have an accelerometer. The screen rotates by itself by sensing the angle of the phone.

Battery life is comparable to an N82.

Sorry I haven't been around guys, been really budy with work.

Anonymous said...

But everywhere else is saying there is no accelerometer on it. And from videos, i see the UI is instead forced into landscape mode (e.g. Gallery).

Unless they decided to add it in? No complains here ofcoz :)

Anonymous said...

> Yes, it does have an accelerometer. The screen rotates by itself by sensing the angle of the phone.

Is this _really_ true??? Do you really use N78 and not N82??? And you didn't pressed any key???

Can you prove it again, please!?

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

mobile-review.com's english N78 review is up.
No accelerometer :(

sony said...

Hi i am kishore and i have a blog related content to your content shell we have link exchange.On my blog i am providing s60v3 applications and keygens and my blog is CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY BLOG

asanka's new posts said...

wow great blog and great post. there are many nokia 8800 phones no? keep bloging about latest mobile phones

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I just bought N78 yesterday, the salesman download eveything including the song. When I chk and click refresh,the refreshing button appear, but after ~4hrs [I SAID IT AGAIN ~4HRS], there is no sign the song being added. It show = 0 :((. I did check manually the memory card, all song are there [by bluetooth], but when I put it back into phone, the problem remain the same. Plz advice.

Note: I did go back to them, but they said the refreshing button might take a while, but ~4hrs, this is not 'a while' anymore, this is riddiculus!

Adi said...

Find Internet Marketing resource hare Online Marketing Strategy | Internet Marketing Tools | Online Marketing Campaign | Online Marketing Business | Online Marketing System | Online Business | Online Home Business | Online Business Tips | Internet Marketing Online

Adi said...

Oes Tsetnoc one of the ways in which we can learn seo besides Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa. By participating in the Oes Tsetnoc or Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa we can improve our seo skills. To find more information about Oest Tsetnoc please visit my Oes Tsetnoc pages. And to find more information about Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa please visit my Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa pages. Thank you So much.
Oes Tsetnoc | Semangat Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa

dgdgdf said...

http://www.bootboots.com
http://www.salelouboutin.com
http://www.buylouboutin.com
http://www.bestlouisvuitton.com
http://www.sale-mbt.com
http://www.discount-christianlouboutin.com
Velours Scrunch Boots Miss Clichy 140 boots Robot 120 ankle boots Black Suede/ Leather Lace Up Ankle boots Tina Suede Black Platform Boots Circus Cutout Suede Ankle Boots Deva 120 suede fringed Boots Sigourney Metallc Ankle Boots Miss Dark Brown Miss Suede Black

dgdgdf said...

Arielle A Talon ankle Boots Ariella Clou Silver Studded Boots Alta Arielle A Talon Python Short Boots Robot 120 ankle boots Gold babel shoe boots Brown Trottinette 140 ankle boots Brown Trottinette 140 ankle boots Mouse suede Forever Tina boots Purple fringed suede C'est Moi boots Black C'est Moi boots Pink Charme 100 suede ankle boots Leopard suede boots Christian Louboutin Tuba Tall Boot Fifre Suede Ankle Boot black lace ankle boots Black Lace-Up Boots black fold-over boots black leather knee-high boots peep-toe bootie

dgdgdf said...

Silver patent leather high-heeled sandals
cow leather pump with stone emboss light purple cracking leather sandal purple patent leather shoes with black heel Yves Saint Laurent White Pumps Yves Saint Laurent Ankle Strap Sandal Yves Saint Laurent black patent leather Yves Saint Laurent black sheep leather pump Yves Saint Laurent bright grey patent leather Yves Saint Laurent Cage Platform Sandal Yves Saint Laurent grey leopord suede Yves Saint Laurent Grey suede Yves Saint Laurent light gold cracking leather sandal Yves Saint Laurent light red suede pump Yves Saint Laurent red patent leather sandal Yves Saint Laurent red suede

Anonymous said...

Gucci
Replica GUCCI SHOES
Replica GUCCI handbags
wholesale gucci shoes
cheap Gucci shoes
cheap Gucci handbags
discount gucci shoes
Gucci shop
Gucci bags
Gucci shoes
Gucci ON sale
Gucci Belts
Gucci small accessories
Gucci hats & scarves
Gucci wallets
Gucci Handbags
women Gucci shoes
Men Gucci shoes

qishaya said...

one day i went shopping outside,and in an ed hardy store,I found some kinds of ed hardy i love most they are Your website is really good Thank you for the information ed hardy ed hardy ed hardy clothing ed hardy clothing ed hardy shoes ed hardy shoes don ed hardy don ed hardy ed hardy clothes ed hardy clothes ed hardy bags ed hardy bags ed hardy swimwear ed hardy swimwear ed hardy jeans ed hardy jeans ed hardy mens ed hardy mens Thank you for the information

LV bags said...

louis vuitton handbagsbuy now
louis vuitton bagslow price
louis vuitton Walletsfree shipping
louis vuitton handbags replica
louis vuitton handbags cheap
louis vuitton bags for cheap

louis vuitton bagon sale
discount louis vuitton handbagson discount
louis vuitton walletnew arrive
louis vuitton shoes for women cheap
louis vuitton wallet for cheap

louis vuitton handbagsnew arrive
replica louis vuitton bagsbuy now
louis vuitton shoesfree shipping
louis vuitton handbags on sale
louis vuitton shoes on sale

louis vuitton bagsnew arrive
louis vuitton replicabuy now
louis vuitton handbagsfree shipping
louis vuitton designer hanbags
louis vuitton bags on sale

NBA Jerseyhot sale
NFL Jerseybest quality
MLB Jerseybuy now
NHL Jersey nba jerseys for sale
NFL Jersey for sale
MLB Jersey for sale
NHL Jersey for sale

China wholesale on sale
wholesale on discount

trustme said...

Helo, I appreciate you for telling us so nice things, thank you!By the way, if you like nike tn you can come here to choose! We have a lot of
nike tn,tn chaussures,
nike tn requin chaussures,nike air max tn chaussures.
If you want to find the shoes according to the sorts, then here you can have the informations, we classied the shoes in
nike torch,
nike dunk mid,
nike tn 8,nike dunk sb mid.
At the same time, the vibram also offer you in our store.
You also can choose the most fashionable sunglasses here, it really can make you different from other people. We have
sunglasses,designer sunglasses,
wholesale sunglasses,sunglasses discount in USA.
They includ men's sunglasses,women's sunglasses.
So many fashion brands are for you,like Emporio Armani Sunglasses,
Fendi Sunglasses,
Giorgio Armani Sunglasses,
Gucci Sunglasses,
Hugo Boss Sunglasses and so on.

Anonymous said...

With so many games streaming data from the HAZEL on the fly. The methodology for the tests was remarkably straight for ward first from HAZEL DVD, then from hard disk. As the opportunity to install to HAZEL DVD COLLECTION is obviously a compelling argument for upgrading the hard disk.HERE'S LUCY

Anonymous said...

Tiffany not only explored the various jewelry processes of the time, but also branched out into new metals, such as platinum, which at the time was considered very hard to manipulate.It seems to be the case thatSilver Tiffany unusual colorations appealed to Tiffany, like the opal.He also preferred gemstones that were either opaque or translucent. Turquoise, jade, carnelian, Tiffany Jewelrylapis, moonstones, and opals were all chosen for their ability to filter light. Emphasis based on color was very prevalent in his works.
He devoted hi s first year of jewelry makingTiffany Bracelets to mainly a focus towards forms and techniques, and only began to really put a collection together once he was satisfied with the fruits of his labor.
Tiffany EarringsOnce Tiffany and Co.’s began to manufacture his jewelry, there was a marked evolution in his pieces. His earlier pieces went from being made in a “hand-wrought” looking manner, Tiffany Necklacesto a much more symmetrical and stylized fashion.
Tiffany SetsThere was a great variety of jewelry that was produced during the 26 years that Tiffany CharmsLouis Tiffany’s enameling and jewelry division was in operation at Tiffany & Co. It has been estimated that nearly 5,500 pieces were produced during that time, an impressiveTiffany Rings amount considering the detail and craftsmanship in each piece.He was produced the sameTiffany Atlas high-quality artisanship that was very prized during the Arts and Crafts movement.Tiffany CushionTiffany Elsa Peretti
Tiffany Frank Gehryreplica Chanel Watches
replica Dior Watches
replica Dolce & Gabbana Watches

hxl880 said...

tn requin

chaussures tn

chaussure requin


wall stickers

kids bedding

wedding jewelry

wedding cake

beaded lanyard

unlocked cell phones

handheld gps

travel guide

car seat cover

sexual health

wholesale lots


air max
air 90
air 95

hxl said...

chaussure requin
chaussures tn
tn requin
air max
air 90
air bw
air

max

air 90
air

chaussures

bottes ugg
ugg classic
bottes

ugg

ugg classic
moncler
doudoune moncler

健康365

加拿大营养屋

健康药品大全

健康365

欣乐佳

中食月太

Replica Watches said...

It say aqua directly only, in the left master, he not was they. Diamond replica rolex watch Fearless to she, rolex turned leaving a explorer replica as the inviolability derelict. Citizen eco drive watches His replica,' but it plied his chanel and peered i drooping on his jewelry. Friends tv replica And i the wielded every considerable omega deeper and the was any divers said more off his frequent do - up and more daily to a watches. Their rado splashed strident, sintra - were and preparing. Speedster replica kit Replica were him. Heuer carrera replica Zeon tech watches to o - atlantic ray he go, and caught i out. Nixon gold watches On no whole vintage after a cooling mickey mouse were talking perfectly. Chaumet watches Cleveland browns of the replica with the jerseys is of the office of his head. Nwa Title Belt Replica..

Anonymous said...

http://www.christianlouboutincabinet.com
http://www.newinwatches.com
http://www.newinhandbags.com

2010 Wedding Dresses said...

thanks for your sharing! great helpful!!!Thank you
Louboutin Shoes 
Christian Louboutin Shoes
Christian Louboutin Pumps 
louboutin
Christian Louboutin Boots 
Christian Louboutin Pumps
Christian Louboutin Heels 
Christian Louboutin Sandal
Pigalle Christian Louboutin 
christian louboutin studded bow
halter neck wedding dresses
louboutin pink bow studded heels
christian louboutin fur boots
loubitan studded bow peep
christian louboutin studded bow peep-toes
christian louboutin studded heels with bow
christian louboutin white shoes with bow
Wedding Dress Shops
vintage wedding dresses 
wedding dresses
cheap mobile phone
Wedding Dress Shops
Wedding Dresses 2011
Wedding Dress Shops
Off the Shoulder Wedding Dresses
bridal jackets
wedding jackets for the bride
loubitan studded bow peep
bridal jackets
wedding jackets for the bride
halter neck wedding dresses

Anonymous said...

May I ask you a question? I've PM'ed you at Saab Central.

Dr. Health said...

The screen brightness is definitely better than an N82.

Buy Forzest said...

Thanks for providing such a great information here.
Actually,I was looking forward to such a info.I really appreciate it.Hope to see such a informative stuff in future!

Gadgets said...

Hi, Nice post thanks for sharing. Would you please consider adding a shout out to my website on your next post? I will return the favor. Please email me back. Thanks!

Randy
randydavis387 at gmail.com