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Nokia N9 shipments start, pricing might be a problem

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Nokia N9 shipments start, pricing might be a problem - read the full textNokia has just reported that the first Nokia N9 units have started leaving factories in Finland and are heading to shops around the globe. At this point we are just a few days from the actual availability of the first MeeGo-running smartphone. What seems a bit worrying though is the Nokia price...

 

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Poor Nokia nobody gone buy your products b/c of Samsung they release high power devices in short time..

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  • 2011-09-27 16:19
  • JEHk

> In reply to Q8cavalry @ 2011-09-27 16:08 from fq6J - click to readWow!!! You are imagining problems for the Swipe UI with your brain without even trying it!!! How stupid people can get???

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  • 2011-09-27 16:17
  • mcja

Some gr8 comments about various handset and OS's.
Here is my take on the OS's

Android:Awesome OS in terms of usability, however lets understand after Gingerbread there has not been any significant development except for themes and color combinations.They only release new updates so people buy new phone(which is samsung and hence you see so many similar looking handsets from them) which generates revenue for Google and the handset manufacturer. Plus if you buy an android phone it gets outdated within 6 months, so whts the point.

Symbian:The Touch Os has been terrible and lets agree to that. However they are trying to make up by releasing belle, however nokia wants people to buy their new handsets and hence will not release belle for older handsets any time soon. This strategy of nokia has given the chance to less competent OS's(android) to take over the market.

IOS:Truly the best OS, i guess no one till date comes close to the uer interface that IOS offers, lets agree they showed the world how the touch interface should be. A true genius OS I would say.

Meego: I would simply say its a Ferrari with out fuel.

BTW I am a N8 user and nothing comes close to the practicality of this handset. Usb On the Go, 12 mp camera with xenon flash, auto focus and shutter Key, 16 Gb onboard memory and 32 gb Memory card,headset with remote, reasonable battery back up.The only draw back is the OS(I have ANNA and its no better than Pr1.2 except the Icons and the keypad has changed) I dont know how many handset have that feature!!!

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  • 2011-09-27 16:16
  • IkcC

when the sgs2 shipment starts, price around 800, now i can get it around 550, so, price will go down should not to worry, i'm gonna get the blue one for sure in resonable price, n9 rocks! Cheers!!

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  • 2011-09-27 16:16
  • YiXk

I knew Nokia were going to overprice it just like they do all their Smartphones. The prices will drop significantly also just like all their other smartphones.

Meego has a bright future even without Nokia because Intel is still backing it and once the N9 hits XDA (which is solely responsible for Android's success), well lets just say, the Meego has just grown wings. People tend to forget that the N9 isn't even full Meego and it's got people going crazy over it. The N9 is Harmattan placed over Part Meego/Maemo6.

Full Meego is MUCH more versatile, customizable and Open than Harmattan. I believe it was stated that the N9 may get an update to full Meego but I can't confirm that. One thing's for certain though, Meego is here to stay and will be a real competitor.

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  • 2011-09-27 16:12
  • qBMj

> In reply to Mark @ 2011-09-27 15:37 from mbyw - click to readAre you joking? higher pixels? it's only extra 50 pixels it's not like qHD
Secondly no one cares about UI when there are numerous launchers for Android
And swipe it's not a good idea imagine you playing a game like fruit Ninja every hit you will find yourself in home screen and will irritate you when you read something in the net and suddenly you tried to pinch zoom and again you will find yourself in home screen

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  • 2011-09-27 16:08
  • fq6J

elop did this intentionally to make sure it wont sell well thus justifying his move to stop the meego program.

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  • 2011-09-27 16:03
  • t7Xi

> In reply to salmander @ 2011-09-27 12:54 from QJ70 - click to readLOL!!! 1080p videos were done LAST YEAR on Moblin OS Platform and guess what? Meego IS a combination of Moblin and Maemo complete with Linux's Full tools and kernels so that means, you guessed it, Meego IS capable of running 1080p video. LOL!!!

There's a link for proof, unlike what you're stating about Dual Core consuming LESS battery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAB-Cqe0yz8

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  • 2011-09-27 16:03
  • qBMj

> In reply to I need to argue @ 2011-09-27 15:40 from 01kR - click to readI own the Arc, too, mate. And I agree it's got an excellent camera, deserving of an award. The N9 has just been released, though, and we are yet to see it's imaging capabilities. However, I do feel certain it won't fail to impress.

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  • 2011-09-27 15:58
  • tA{J

This is a flagship model with a new OS that boasts an innovative UI which is probably going to be imitated in numerous ways. It has a camera that is only rivalled by N8, beautiful original design in a rock solid construction. Plus innovative screen tech. Do you expect all this to retail for less? Street prices of older models aside -should be obvious- this is what flagship models cost. Deal with it.

And excuse me but what is it with the overhype of dualcore? Do we realise that Gingerbread(FYI Android for phones) doesn't even support multicores, Samsung's proprietary software allows the use of the other core here and there, but no app can use two cores. Most of the speed difference between SGS and SGS2 is probably down to the forementioned 16-year-olds whom hacked SGS' filesystem. The funny bit about all this is that N9 actually excels in multitasking.

As reported, N9/MeeGo is smooth as vanilla ice with the hardware it has. What if manufacturers of Android phones need to put different hardware in their devices? Shouldn't you be complaining to Samsung/ZTE/Whatever to put a proper OS on their phones?

When it comes to developers, Maemo/MeeGo has one of the most dedicated communities out there. Geeks love it for it's openess, and this is the kind of developers you wan't your apps to be developed by. The predecessor N900 is still going strong, and is probably the only phone from it's era that still stacks up against the phones of today.

No, N9 won't sell nowhere near as well as something like SGS, I doubt Nokia even tries that. N9 is something completely different.

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  • 2011-09-27 15:55
  • mEb6

> In reply to Eddie.Q @ 2011-09-27 15:31 from tA{J - click to readElop = Cancer for Nokia, the guy is one of the reasons (ONE of the reasons, not all) for killing off a once mighty corporation. Just think had the N9/Meego been released alongside Symbian Belle at the time toward the end of 2008, things may have been a little different than they are now and for sure, people would have been awaiting the N9 successor (N10/N11/N12) year after year Just like the Iphone. Nokia had the brand name and image to excel.

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  • 2011-09-27 15:53
  • IaHa

That's so crazily overpriced for a phone with no future, 350 + Tax would be jutified for 16GB

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  • 2011-09-27 15:53
  • msWH

> In reply to I need to argue @ 2011-09-27 15:40 from 01kR - click to readMayb... The reason is N8 was launched last year wheras N9 has just been released...

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  • 2011-09-27 15:48
  • mcja

This phone is dead even before release because of outdated hardware and already dead os

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  • 2011-09-27 15:48
  • pTe4

> In reply to Anon @ 2011-09-27 15:22 from 2CR} - click to readN9 and N8 dont have a better cam than Xpria arc. Xperia arc was declared best camera phone buy EISA of 2011

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  • 2011-09-27 15:40
  • 01kR

> In reply to Eddie.Q @ 2011-09-27 15:31 from tA{J - click to readMe too... Nokia has been taking all the wrong steps and ditching Meego is surely included in that... Guess only time will make them realise the magnitude of their mistake and I hope that wont be too late...

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  • 2011-09-27 15:39
  • mcja

> In reply to Q8cavalry @ 2011-09-27 14:56 from fq6J - click to readI feel sorry for all those spec pissing contest fans. You are being sold dumb stuff. If the N9 performs similarly or better (the latter is the case) than the nuts and bolts are irrelevant, aren't they?

My sister has the Sg2. It is okay, but the UI is terrible. Android is so ugly compared to Swipe UI, and the multitasking is a joke.

Plus I like the higher pixel density of the N9 as well.

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  • 2011-09-27 15:37
  • mbyw

MeeGo with N9 was a formula for success. Both for Nokia and Intel. The first step to pulling Nokia out of the mess that they've been in. However, Elop realized that that would've definitely killed off sales for WP7 devices, so he decided to ditch MeeGo to promote WP7. A marriage that might or might not work. I would've loved to see more MeeGo phones from Nokia. Shame it's not going to happen.

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  • 2011-09-27 15:31
  • tA{J

ndustry-first imaging sensor which is FULLY optimised for BOTH 16:9 AND 4:3 images

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  • 2011-09-27 15:27
  • 2CR}

From the day i am surfing gsmarena website, i actually see that they are brand ambassadors of samsung and enemy of nokia.
Plz i request u to don't compare other phones with nokia phones, example for a nokia smartphone a 512 mb ram and 1ghz processor is enough to run the phone fast like anything, and for a android nowadays even 1gb ram and dual core 1ghz processor is also not fast enough.
And lastly being a nokia fan, i admit that n9 pricing too high and gsmarena makes a loud talk about it, but u should see the price of upcoming samsung note smartphone which is way overpriced and even expensive then the best apple tablet, then gsmarena makes no talk about it. Plz don't defame nokia, and u should know that even today nokia is the world's largest selling company.
Nokia have a different sober style in themselves like they have the rare features like nfc
( even sg2 fans dont have it ha ha ha....), usb on the go and they have the best navigation system and they have video call camera even in midrange phones like nokia c6, c5 etc which the so called best phone samsung galaxy ace doesn't have.

Am i right OR am i right ?

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  • 2011-09-27 15:24
  • YTKR

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