There's no real point to this topic, just musing to myself and thought maybe a few others may find a smidgen of interest in my brain plop.
I am in no rush for a replacement browser, portrait qwerty keyboard or any of the other "fluff". What I do find to be deficient are the lack of three really important applications from third parties, who make vague hints to wait and see (and have been doing so since day 1).
1) Skype with video calling. I hate that I have to use my PC to see my kids when I'm working away from home. I hate even more that Skype knocked out Fring's work-around solution when they don't seem to offer an alternative and, worse, it doesn't even seem to make good commercial sense.
2) Audible player. Surely it can't be too taxing to port either the java app or one of the symbian apps to work on S^3?
3) Amazon Kindle reader. This will never happen, of that I'm sure, but I would have loved this when my wife reappropriated my Kindle during our holiday and refuses to give it back.
I'd willingly pay £20 or so for each of these, more for the Skype client.
If I were greedy, which I am, I'd also quite like a remote desktop (RDP / Terminal Services) client and the a utility to treat the N8 as an extended desktop display under Windows 7 - I know the resolution's low but it's sufficient for my purposes when I'm on the go, although Fring and the Exchange email client allow me to make do.
In the near future, I hope Nokia and MS together make Windows 'Phone into a decent workhorse and Nokia bring something akin to the E7 out but with the N8's camera and removable storage.