There's a few things to consider about mobile phones when it comes to 1) screen size 2) raw processing power
Mobile phones are not like PCs. They do not have infinite power supply and good cooling capabilities. Another thing is that a mobile phone is what it says, MOBILE. I for one would not even buy a mobile phone that has more than a 4" screen, simply cos they are way too big for my taste. I want mobile phone to be actually mobile enough (I find 3½-4" a good range for a smartphone) to be worth carrying around. Anything bigger than 4" and I almost rather carry a tablet or a netbook with me :D
Mobile phones are extremely limited in power supply as well as cooling. The bigger the screen, the more power it consumes. The more processing power, the more it'll heat up (and it needs to be passive cooling, I doubt fans will ever make it big in mobile phones :D) as well as more it will consume.
N8 for one was criticized for it's small battery and small processing power. Yet, funnily enough it ran smoothly and had one of the best battery lives on the market. Symbian^3 for example is a quite a light operating system, not to mention it compensated by having a decent GPU assisting in anything visual it could.
Just cos a modern day smart phone does not have +4" screen does not make it worthless, it actually makes it a mobile device :D Battery life is another thing, a mobile phone that can't reliably keep up all day with even heavy use is a worthless mobile phone. First and foremost it is a device that allows people to contact me almost anywhere, a dead battery cos of a 4½" screen and a 2ghz dual core CPU will not make me feel better, no matter how cool it was using that device while it stayed awake :D
i can't understand why nokia is risking by going to wp7 sure the 800 design like n9 beautiful but the hardware well the titan is better same same same like the samsung s2 is killing all the other android phones they should continue with MeeGo n9 is the best that ever happened to nokia hope they realize it soon before they sank as for me in my country they didn't import the 64gb memory but i am sure gonna by the n9 black 16gb long live n9
this is a nice OS, more smooth and user-friendly than android
BrianB13, 24 Oct 2011When was this phone released? 2008? A single core processor with an old outdated GPU. Reall... moreit is people like you who knows nothing about the industry.. single core processor? iOS and WP7 don't need dual core to run smoothly with the latter running fluidly.. how about android? it takes a dual core to fully optimize it's speed.. so before you bash about anything better do your homework first.. hardware depends on software use.. you're just another fandroid -.- and yes I am an android user..
i admit the fact that the only thing disappointing is the speaker of the phone is extremely low, even lower than iphone lol (about 70% of n8). but the headphones r totally awesome. great sound. anyway just used fmobi and totally worthless to even download, maybe due to the fact that its beta version. the only reason to download it is its got few more functions than inbuilt facebook. BTW cheers to the comment posted by SAVOR
AnonD-5524, 24 Oct 2011N9 is awesome, but the sound spekers is very bad. you lost the calls and the sms.Is that bad???I thought it got the Dolby sound……How sad~
can i ask u all about Nokia N9??
can teach me how to bluetooth songs from this phone?
help me please..
When was this phone released? 2008? A single core processor with an old outdated GPU. Really? A low res display under 4". Worthless. Only 3G data speeds? Totally worthless. I saw a video demonstration of the phone which was cool. I'll take the Galaxy Nexus over this phone any day.
N9 is awesome, but the sound spekers is very bad. you lost the calls and the sms.
yazo, 23 Oct 2011Can anyone confirm whether whatsapp can be used on this phone?Yup obviously u can use whatsapp in this its a 3g phone u can use and download any application from ovi store its free of cost
AnonD-27028, 23 Oct 2011not exactly what i was looking for but still very helpful thanks heaps. anyway, any idea about... morefmobi is now available as a trial version. You can download it on the web but not at the nokia store yet.
yazo, 23 Oct 2011Can anyone confirm whether whatsapp can be used on this phone?no whatapp for n9
why this model annot support video call,hanging when open menu,music,and all picture,are this model true proccessor 1gz
The way I see it, if you want a better OS, go with the N9. If you want to have a better future and ecosystem, go with the Nokia 800 which looks like the N9's twin but with WP7.
N9 was about three years too late. Had this been released around 2008 about a month before Android/G1 been released, then the story would be alot different. There would be no downfall for Nokia or watching them sell themselves to Microsoft's WP7. It would be a battle between Nokia vs Apple for the premium end, but Nokia would still win in volume sales because they cover the entire spectrum of prices while Apple wins in profit margins. This phone should have been what the N97 could have been. But Nokia got complacent after their N95 success and wasn't fast enough to catch the touchscreen race or develop their own app ecosystem like Apple did when Nokia still had Symbian. They were acting just like RIM. Resting on their laurels. No changes to Symbian. Still used resistive touchscreens with an OS that was laggy and looked dated. Fairly slow CPU speeds. Nokia also never tried to cater to the American market even when their N-Series sales were at their peak globally. If Americans wanted a Nokia, you would have to get it unlocked to a get a premium one or get a cheap prepaid one. The mobile OS is now ruled by American companies thanks to Apple, Google, and Microsoft. But Nokia never changed their old ways and ignored us. Even the N9 has no plans to be released in the U.S.
For the diehard Nokians, this is their final hurrah as the company we know them. Many great things and people die young. Everyone from rock stars dying at 27 to Steve Jobs at 56. Life is too short. N9 can die young like James Dean's Hollywood career, but their star will shine brighter now that they are gone. You want design and software made by Nokia at its finest, N9 is it. A "cult classic"in the making like what the Sega Dreamcast, Google Nexus One, or Palm's webOS had become. Now Nokia will be just another WP7 OEM with "THE TROJAN ONE" named Stephen Elop in charge.
You can almost tell that this Nokia N9 will become a "cult classic" among diehard Nokians just like the Nexus One was to Google fans or even the next iPhone can be because it is being regarded as SJ's final major project.
Nokia N9 - A culmination of 140+ years of their history. The crowning achievement of their N-Series phones. If you are a true fan of Nokia or just a purist, get this phone. Nokia hardware and software put together.
Nokia is giving us unibody polycarbonate with a phone and OS that should have come out about three years ago. Motorola is giving us KEVLAR and splash resistance to resurrect their RAZR line.
A toast to Motorola and Nokia, the early pioneers of cell phone technology. The ones that came before Apple, Google, and Microsoft. The latter two practically has taken over each of them. The first call in a handheld mobile phone came from Motorola. Nokia's first phone was released in 1982, years before Apple ever released an iPhone. Both had their time to shine. A time when phones still had GREAT reception and were meant to be used as phones. Even Apple can't beat either two in that regard.
Respect the pioneers. Respect the classics.
yazo, 23 Oct 2011Can anyone confirm whether whatsapp can be used on this phone?Whatsapp isnt avaliable unless you root your phone and get the actual meeGo apps =]
I have not bought any nokia phones as I have given up on them a while back and once in a while would buy a nokia qwerty phone only to return it soon after cause just hated symbian. I have gotten bored of my iPhone and htc's which seem to have a new one daily got bored of the same look. I took the risk and bought the nokia n9 in black. Besides it looking stunning once I got used to how to use it it's actually an easy and fantastic
Phone as I am bored of the android software also. Hope nokia continues on this line of phones and gets rid of the cheap quality phone and image they have recently seemed to have gotten.
Can anyone confirm whether whatsapp can be used on this phone?
I am gonna sale my iphone 4 to get this Nokia N9.If Nokia leaves away MeeGo it`s the most stupid thing they will do ever in they`re whole company history.MeeGo it`s the best rival for iOS.If they support MeeGo they have a BIG...very big chance to become again the Number 1 in smartphones sale.Everyone says to me that MeeGo it`s far better than they`re iOS from they`re iphone 4`s.So Nokia : Leave intel away and go for Linux based MeeGo because this is how you will be Number 1.
AnonD-27028, 23 Oct 2011not exactly what i was looking for but still very helpful thanks heaps. anyway, any idea about... moreTake the time to look around that forum for some of the info, it's there.
I'm not sure what you mean by landscape app, but some of the improvements are coming in the PR1.1 update(which the N950 owners already received)