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Nokia N9 hands-on: First look

Nokia N9 hands-on:  First look - read the full textToday's smartphone scene is one of fierce competition and breakneck growth. Rarely though do announcements get any bigger than this. The Nokia N9 seemed forever stuck in rumorland, but never lost its grip on users' minds. The handset is rightfully enjoying as warm a reception...


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such a very nice sale

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  • 2011-08-31 10:32
  • t}AK

My impression is that elops burning platform speech was a bit of bs, meant to soften nokia up for a wp7 shift. It wasn't an honest view of nokia. Troubled, absolutely. Burning platform, no way. Elop is a share holder in ms after all. Its in his best interest to marry the two.

So now I see this as an internal nokia bun fight. The employees who have lived and breathed independant os's and ecosystems now being told its no more due to the shift to wp7. They're fighting to get the n9 out to prove they still have it and head off elops wp7 dream. Elop meanwhile wants to quietly head off everything that threatens the nokia / wp7 marriage. I've worked in large corporations and see this sort of thing going on all the time.

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  • 2011-08-29 17:38
  • uKa4

When is it going to be out? it's so will be mine soonnn...

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  • 2011-08-26 03:30
  • uZ9H

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-09 16:27 from xii% - click to readIf you swipe from the edge, then yes.

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  • 2011-08-25 16:58
  • ptRT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-24 13:33 from v{Su - click to readBecause of MeeGo and Symbian Belle

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  • 2011-08-25 16:55
  • ptRT

nokia handsets are very good but their OS is always unimpressive........why can't they build a mobile with android OS???????

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  • 2011-08-24 13:33
  • v{Su

nice handset

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  • 2011-08-23 16:37
  • vwes

> In reply to hamsteyr @ 2011-08-19 09:00 from P%LM - click to readYes, they pay MS royalties for the patents

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  • 2011-08-21 06:06
  • SuaJ

I find it amusing that so many blogs highlight that Meego wont stand a chance against IOS' 250,000 apps and Androids x number of apps. I actually find that having too many apps turns off developers as the app market reaches maturity.

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  • 2011-08-20 19:21
  • vaNH

> In reply to nobody @ 2011-08-08 22:32 from mTnr - click to readUhm... Android is by Google, not Microsoft.. >______>

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  • 2011-08-19 09:00
  • P%LM

> In reply to bhoyish @ 2011-08-02 22:06 from j@kS - click to readNokia N8 it's my dream even now, but how about get this maemo harmattan? as gsmarena say's its a rumorland I can see it and actually I thought it will lack but no mistake once again I thought android will rule but as they can see it's a real exellent device. thank you nokia you the best.

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  • 2011-08-17 15:36
  • Nr5B

I hope that this is a very cheap mobile because if this is cheap then many people will buy it.
Think about it, more fun less work. It means Nokia N8 Will but Fun I f it is cheap.

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  • 2011-08-17 01:59
  • uWAd

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-08 22:36 from mTnr - click to readmy desire too can do that.

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  • 2011-08-13 11:41
  • myx%

swiping photo can accidently send back to home screen lol

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  • 2011-08-09 16:27
  • xii%

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-29 10:01 from JyvY - click to readUnfortunatly only Symbian can record phone calls. That's one advantage for Nokia's Symbian (that everybody seems to neglect).

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  • 2011-08-08 22:36
  • mTnr

> In reply to Alui @ 2011-06-30 15:54 from Am9Y - click to readYou mean a 600$ phone is too expensive unless there's a fruity logo embedded on it :-(

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  • 2011-08-08 22:34
  • mTnr

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-01 11:07 from 3AQF - click to readIf Android is so free then why does HTC pay 5 $ to Microsoft on every device sold?

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  • 2011-08-08 22:32
  • mTnr

Is it possible for N8 users to migrate to MeeGo? Whether N8 can be upgrade from 256Mb ROM or processors by paying Nokia Care?
Still Nokia lacks is customer support.They have lot of bugs with N8 meanwhile they planning to release another.

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  • 2011-08-07 10:57
  • Khvr

This time Nokia doing good job, but again Nokia make the phone with full multitouch and touch screen it should be more functional than that.

Ps. Advice from ifan

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  • 2011-08-05 13:40
  • SH99

> In reply to AKm007 @ 2011-07-16 22:33 from 2TdX - click to readBut will the developers build for it ?
This is the bigger developers known for apps in the web, iPhone or Android.

Will they develop apps for Meego because "it's good for our face" even without anyone asking like in Android ?
Or will their response is something like "we'll consider it" or "we have open API, let the community do it" (which the community doesn't) or be more frank and say "not interested in such small platform"

Without that, at least for me the promise of more apps through open source is just a pipe dream. Unless Nokia will pay the developers to make the apps and fill the market, which they wont.

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  • 2011-08-03 12:27
  • PFxQ

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