The Nokia N8 could be hiding some major hardware faults, as people all over the world are reporting that their handset has mysteriously died.
At first it seemed likely that only a few handsets had been affected, which soon grew into a 5 page thread of disgruntled customers on the Nokia Forums. Users state that they are unable to switch on or charge their handset, after the N8 mysteriously restarted and shut itself down.
According to Russian blogger Edlar Murtazin, the issues could spread to all handsets. He Tweeted: “Story repeat itself. Nokia N8 like 5800 has damage parts in first production volumes. N8 are dying across the world. All phones are affected”.
Nokia vendors confirm the worries, with ‘nuuneoi’ Tweeting “Im owner of N8 community in Thailand. From user’s post over there, I found that about one-fifth or more has dead-phone problem.”
Nokia are yet to comment, but we’ll keep you updated. If you’re having problems with your N8 handset, let us know in the comment box below!
Update: Nokia have confirmed that a number of their N8 handsets do have power management issues. The advise any affected customers to contact their local Nokia Customer Care, and apologise for the inconvenience.