No extra sim slot and flash support are almost fatal for today's smart-phone.
Feel so sorry for this Wonderful phone...
today i put my hands on it, i must say it's really amazing, but no chance to buy, the store have almost no app and the most amazing thing, they will only sell 700 units in Brazil, so there will be no chance of this phone be a hit. SHAME on nokia, unfortunately E7 will be my last nokia phne
Glen, 16 Oct 2011Got mine yesterday - VERY impressed with the N9. An excellent effort both on the design front... moreBecause Nokia signed a partnership with Microsoft not Intel...MeeGo was just a project not was taked seriously for be an Base OS, just was a nice alternative for Nokia...
Anon, 16 Oct 2011The N9 will keep getting better over time, whereas the sgs2 (or any other droid phone for that... moreSorry for break your bubble but remeber MeeGO is DEAD, and Samsung just picked the left overs of that....is making Tizen instead MeeGO...But now is an Samsung/Intel Project.
The N9 will keep getting better over time, whereas the sgs2 (or any other droid phone for that matter) will be abandoned by samsung (OEM) in a couple of months.
This review sucks
You can actually changes the fields in the address book. If the header for a field is underlined, you can double tap it to get a choice of alternatives.
Got mine yesterday - VERY impressed with the N9.
An excellent effort both on the design front and also on the OS implementation.
All the basic APPS are there, so.... what's not to like?
Come on Nokia - hedge your bets! Meego as well as "that other OS"....! If Samsung hedges their bets between Bada and Android, why not Nokia?
Now can I have N9 with qwerty please!!! That would have been the perfect device, but thanks to Elop's idiotism there won't be. Damn, I'm gonna buy this anyway!
Rampart, 15 Oct 2011I think N9 has been given a fair change here, everything is pretty much as it's expected to be... moreI compared the N9 to a SGS II in few situations and I personally like the N9 better.
Looking very close you can notice that N9 is pentile which is the only minus, but it is lot less noticable than I thought.
The curved screen on N9 really makes the screen feel like its right under your fingers and the CBD makes it better outdoor.
The N9 is the BEST phone i ever had. Until 2 days ago i had Galaxy S2 but boy what a quality difference. No more dropped calls for example. Sure there are less Apps (yet) but what you really need is there. Quality everywhere. Skype is perfectly integrated. Even my favorite Track and Protect (TnP) is preloaded (TnP found my once lost phone).
Reading all positive reviews, Nokia will definitely rethink its Meego strategy
I think N9 has been given a fair change here, everything is pretty much as it's expected to be. Though I'm kind of disappointed in the speaker's volume level and especially in the video recording. Haven't noticed the same thing on other videos though, so maybe that's a software glitch. Speaking of which, are you going to give the software update another review? 3500 fixes and features sounds like a major release, much more so than an operator variant of a phone.
Ok, some contradictions...
First of all, I'd add Nokia's navigation software as a key feature, it's sort of vaguely there. Those things are worth around 80 euros.
You've knocked out FM Radio without mentioning that the hardware is there but the software is still on it's way. TX probably won't work due to the missing antenna but RX should. Not that I see FM Radio that important a feature but still.
"It’s not the slimmest and it doesn’t have an exceptional build or finish." Was there any further info on this? To me the device looks and feels of premium quality. Also, the truely unibody construction alone makes build quality exceptional and means it won't start creaking nor will the non painted body's color peel off. It might just hold it's form like no other phone. Actually, is slim good? Probably due to the fatness of the phone, all 12.1mm of it, it's very comfortable to hold in your hand.
When comparing to SGS2 you mention "There’s a better AMOLED technology here (no PenTile matrix)". It's better because at an extreme close distance you may see a different pixel structure but the fact that N9's display is much brighter and usable in daylight doesn't hold a candle here? Personally I find the screen alluring, plus the curved glass is a nice touch. SGS2 is bigger, but it would be better with N9's display. Apples and oranges?
Since N9 is only sold in limited markets, it's not a mass product. I hear it's selling above expectations and overall I think it'll sell enough to interest a few developers, but you won't find a lot of variations of the same programs. All in all, if we'd only made purchases based on bang-per-buck, there wouldn't be premium products like the N9. Once in a lifetime ;)
I think the N9 wipes the floor with the iphone 4s. In fact, it's very mesmerising.
TC, 15 Oct 2011I was very intrested in N9, and even considerd the problems of cutting my standard sim into a ... moreYou are right. Nokia N9 is an excellent phone, not god. It is simply the best phone that money can buy.
is there any possibility to trasnfer files from pc to phone without using nokia pc link?
the program is for windows 7 only.. and i dont plan to use it atm >.
Great phone, nice review. Sadly it is true. The N9 and the Meego is two years too late. Only a dedicated few will buy and support the phone. It will be the one biggest mistake Nokia ever did amongst others. You went to bed with Microsoft when all along you had Intel backing Meego even before the Microsoft marriage and thus the capability to go head to head with iOS and Android b4 they got too huge.