If you are not pleased with the original Nokia N8 home screen, there are many apps that will change it for you. I love Voyager Home Screen because it allows me to customize my home screen with amazing clocks, start menus, weather and news, smart dialing, google, events and many more features. This N8 app also features multiple screens (just like Android) for me to change, and the transition is very smooth compared to the Nokia N8's original.

Voyager Home Screen (vHome) is the most powerful desktop UI on Nokia phones.Give you HTC Sense and iPhone style UI on S60 , and totally free! Powerful home screen features include: 1) Beautiful big retro clock or analog clock 2) News feeds and weathe 3) Put all your apps into neat pages to flick through ,like iPhone 4) one click on/off widgets: bluetooth, silent profile,phone lock. 5) send twits from home screen