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.
Excerpt: Just when we thought that Nokia 8800 Sirocco would be for a long time the ultimate masterpiece of the Finnish giant manufacturer, a new star (or should I say Moon) has risen - Nokia 8600 Luna. The same sophisticated design, classy and mysterious at the same time that Nokia imprinted in all the 8xxx series has been updated to a new standard. Still, a simple question remains: how in the world Nokia could've been so successful with its entire luxurious lineup?
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.
Summary: The long awaited Nokia 8600 Luna is the latest premium mobile phone to arrive following the drool worthy Nokia 8800 Sirocco. The Luna shares a similar hefty price tag with the Sirocco and has a uniquely quaint design that endows it with distinct character and sophistication. As it is so often practiced by Nokia for their premium models, the Nokia 8600 Luna is very well engineered, and though the styling is not entirely groundbreaking, it is extremely unique.
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
Excerpt: Nokia 8600: Nokia is stepping up a lot on TV commercials and roadside signboards. It is obvious the company is spending very much on the marketing side. Not only that, the cell phone manufacturing guru is also coming up with unique cell phone names and functionalities. Nokia 8600 code name LUNA is one of the best examples.
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.