Hi all, I’m helping my wife figure some basics out on her new N8, and I have some questions. . . . As you’ll also see from some of my questions, the N900 is my main/only point of orientation.
--Maps: this looks to work differently than the very preloaded ovi maps on the N900, which also can work well completely offline as long as GPS is “seeing” the phone. 1. Is this b/c of the much lower RAM? 2. Maps for each state, country, etc. appear to need to be individually downloaded first if wanted without an internet/data plan connection (again, very different than the n900), so are these impressions correct? 3. Finally, as for downloading the individual maps, does anyone know where the map for Washington D.C. is?
--Apps general: 4. Again w/ the N900 as my only pt. of familiar reference for smartphones, what are the options for downloading free apps? (I can only see the Ovi store and something called TopApps.) 5. For ex., the N900 has a few different lists/sources of apps that can be downloaded from its “App Manager”—does the N8 have something like that? 6. As for TopApps: I cannot access that at all; instead I continue to get the following message: “This application requires an Internet connection and data charges may apply. If you have added topapps to the homescreen, please remove and restart it again. Accept all prompts to connect to the network.” 7. Does anyone know how to solve this? (I follow the instructions to restart, and of course I check that I do indeed have a connection via wifi.)
--Specific apps: Is there an old NES emulator app for the N8 like the N900? (Though I suppose it’d be somewhat different—or at least tricky—w/out the mini keyboard hardware for controls.) There are two other very interesting apps that I’ve seen on other smartphones that I wonder if are avail. for the N8: an app for the camera (though I’m not talking about editing after the fact) that allows for effects like old 70s style renderings, etc. and a voice recognition app that will type out into SMS texts whatever message you speak. 8. Does the N8 have any free apps like these two?
Obviously I don’t expect answers to all of these, but help on some would be very appreciated. Thank you so much,