Did I really say that?

OK, the n8, to me, is fast. And with its factory plastic LCD cover still on, I am not sure it this is the problem since the screen is now capacitance-type and not resistive like the 5800 where you can poke it even with a pen or your pinkie fingernail. However, even if I got rid of that problem, that is, once the Otterbox casing arrives, there is still the problem of its button positions.

Granted that its a new phone but well, the n8 is great enough for me to start using it within hours since, to me, it felt like a natural progression to the 5800. But the button layouts changed too much. If I was not a Nokia user, my brain could accept it (then again, maybe not) but now, texting or entering data is not as enjoyable as before.

Because if I cannot get through this problem, the only enjoyable part about the n8 is its ability to fly out of a window. OK, maybe that was not so enjoyable since I would still have to pay for it.

Again, this is the 5800's alphanumeric
keypad, which is almost the same for
when you want to text. Now, look at
the topmost part of the screen. Yep,
the green tick or Enter key, edit and
T9 modes are all there.

But this is very different when you compare
the n8's it with the dial pad and the texting
version. What I really hate was last few
button at the bottom of the screen, more so
the backspace which is too close to the '#'
key. That '#' button has a function to change
from caps to small, the T9 function, and also,
to change to numeric mode. You won't realise
how troublesome it is until you naturally use
your thumbs or in a hurry. And when you're in
a hurry, you will start to swear and curse because
every press brings up crap actions which you
do not really want in the first place.

Keyboard layout for the 5800 is a bit meh but its
bearable, except for the tiny text screen. But I can
tell you that the long space bar is a nice touch,

And looking at the n8, well, all I can say is that it
is worse than Swype and because of the screen
technology, you cannot even pinkie type. Still,
what is suprisingly great that it is really nice to
type on. That is, if you do not make any mistakes.

Speed typing. The message should read:
"Hello. How are you this morning?
I am fine and there is nothing to
worry about." Yes, its all f###d up,
thanks to the buttons on lower

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