Excerpt: Finally we have managed to grab hold of pretty sharp live photos of Nokia 8600, also dubbed as Luna. This device has already made several appearances in our news feed - by this time, it has already been approved by FCC, yet there is still no word on its specifications; all we know is that can operate on GSM/GPRS/EDGE, sports QVGA display and Bluetooth connectivity.
Conclusion: It seems that the new Luna is becoming the new flagship of the luxurious 8xxx series. I cannot possibly think of it like it's low-end phone or that it doesn't worth buying it. On the contrary, I think that everyone once in a while wants to drive a Rolls Royce instead of a Porsche. This is not a powerful phone, but a good, solid one that will definitely guarantee you more exclusivity than most of the phones on the market.
Pros: A very nice design that differs from Sirocco's and offers a strong choice to those that are addictive to buy luxurious phones, carried like jewelleries. Even if it lacks power or functionality, I am sure that if you buy the phone you will surely attract curious or jealous looks every time you use it. There is only one thing in the world a (rich) phone freak would want: owning a unique and beautifully crafted handset.
Cons: Nokia should work a little bit on sound volume on all the 8xxx series as this is a major problem for all users. Also the battery could be a little bit better, maybe a 1000 mAh Li-Ion battery will suffice. Other than that there's nothing wrong with the phone if we think which segment of buyers it targets. I don't want better camera or sound, I don't need more storage space and I surely don't want my phone to freeze because it has Symbian.
Excerpt: Nokia's top of the line fashion phone is the 8600 Luna, a device that makes use of smooth lines and real tinted glass to set itself apart from the pack. Our man Jin takes the Luna out for a spin to see how it handles in this hands-on review.
Conclusion: Nokia 8600 is a device, inspired by the Roman goddess of moonlight Luna, which is presented by her fascinating beauty and mysterious charm. In the elaboration of the phone attention has been paid to the smallest detail, and the emphasis is put on the unique refinement of the materials used, as the strongest impression is made by the semi-transparent opaque glass.
Pros: Unique design and materials, Good display, Quad-band
Cons: Weak ring tone of incoming calls, Unsuitable positioning of the antenna, impeding the signal reception
Summary: The volume of 64-tone polyphony is enough for almost any conditions. The receiving part also does fine, as it equals all other phones of the current generation. The silent alarm is average strength-wise, but can be still felt while the handset is in pocket.
The model has already hit CarphoneHouse and in July will arrive in stocks of other major players in other countries. The 8600 will cost you about 700-800 Euro, which is cheaper than the Nokia 8800.
Excerpt: Nokia's premium range has had everyone from city boys to students drooling since the chrome-clad 8810 first hit the shelves five years ago, and its appeal shows no sign of being different with the latest luxury model - the 8600 Luna.
Summary: They say that style never goes out of fashion -- but unfortunately technology does. This underpowered and overpriced handset looks and feels fantastic now, but hasn't got the mobile muscle to outlast its first flush of fame
Pros: Stylish smoked glass slider, Crisp 50mm screen, Nice 2-megapixel snaps, Approachable media player
Cons: Crazy price, No memory card, No LED light, Weak videos, Not 3G