Nokia, you are missing the point. This is rubbish without 3G/UMTS, camera, and more. You guys should go back to the drawing baard. WIFI/WLAN is fanstastic, but where are the other features? I cry for your R & D and marketing departments. They should go back to school and study more of consumer behaviour in an electronic market place that we are in today. You should add more features of tomorrow technology and not those of yesterday and then add "I" to it. Such moves are out of touch with the market.
So far so good... do not expecting camera or multimedia function in business phone... but off course, if provided it will be better...
BUT one thing that they must improve... that is a speed... because my Nokia 9500 is really damn slow...
Nokia is killing itself......in the business segment
poor unimiginative products
well somebody just said that R & D department are not allowed to have a camera phone in order to avoid espionage? I guess u were 50% wrong.. me myself are working as bus.dev. (R&D) which means i got to travel around to do lot of survey products and market. In this case I am really need internet connection plus one camera. It would be handy if my phone can do both.. so I guess u were half right and half wrong..
I live in Malaysia and Indonesia most of the time... Yes its true that Indonesia lacks of WLAN access especially in cafe or coffee shop unlike in Malaysia. But I believe it will keep growing the hotspot but it is not free (U GOT TO PAY THE ACCESS) and overseas offer WLAN Access free of charge if u buy some coffee or products..
The other reason is this 9300 are so expensive (mostly nokia are expensive).. so would u guys tell me what the point I should buy this? Instead it is better that I buy another phone like O2, Sony Ericson or samsung rite?
About Blackberry Software on 9300i... the old 9300 already has this. And yes you can incorporate it with your BES. Definitely sexier looking than the RIM Handhelds.. Not to mention the Office Application GUI is excellent compared to Text base on the RIMs.
9300 is a boon for people working where cams arent allowed, else theres no other respectable cell without a camera. So I think I'll buy it the day I am into a place like this. Right now I am clicking away with my K750i and Muzik is awesome in the car thru it.
the only feature that I'm looking for from a communicator...
digital camera still prohibited from some of formal meeting, and unless the pic quality same or better than 750i's its not worth...
(from Indonesian too, and more hotspot already deployed ... including in my office, for style I'll go with 8800)
How come nokia makes 9300i without camera or major development.. The difference between 9300 and 9300i is only the strong WLAN. In some country like mine, Indonesia, We dont use the WLAN. We only buy cellphone for style.. Nokia is f**ked up...
I forgot to mention 9300i is also loaded with plenty of new software including blackberry. Its the best communicator ever.
This phone for businessman i think.. its so weak except for the memory =.=
Nokia is getting their communicator strategy all wrong...
You guys are not keeping your eye on the ball
O2 , Sony Ericsson , Palm I Mate and Black berry are going to beat you hollow...BUCK UP NOKIA
The 9300i has two improvements:
1. WLAN connectivity
2. Enchanced 1,100mAh battery
Talk time is up to 8 hours
Stand by is up to 230 hours
9300 is one of Nokias biggest sellers and maybe their most profitable phone ever so im not surprised they decided to upgrade it, now its even more perfect. A few more improvements would have been welcomed though.
I suppose dragosh is not a businessperson, because I am and I do need a camera on my phone even if is not Mega pixel. Many times in my work I have to have a photo, either as a proof or help my business associates get a better idea of things. So Mr Dragosh when you become a businessperson you will understand that photos are not just for entertainment.
too bad for peeps expcting this one with cam, y do they always look for that feature? just to raise nonsense arguments? tsktsk.. nothin personal but dis fon is for business-minded and not for fashion individuals..
i saw this prototype it was due out 2 months ago on the nokia site but they had problem with the Wlan
Wlan is the only thing improved in this phone...
not much point really
oh and if u want a computer phone buy this coz u wont c a 9 series for some time now :) dont listen to ppl saying 9700 or anything its not decided yet but they will come in end 2006 early 2007
What is the difference between this and 9300???
I think this is a silly improvement!!!!!!!!!!