Lets get some perspective.
whats great about the n9 is not that it runs meego, its the UI and QT. The UI is nokias property and is probably written in QT. Elop has stated severally that nokia intends to advance on that UI in subsequent device. That can't be on WP and neither on s40 as it would require hardware that won't fit in the range.
I am convinced nokia is working on a new os with QT compatibility as at core. why else do you think they made a whole manual on the n9 UI?
Now, one would ask why didn't they just develop symbian. two reasons
- to avoid a transition phase
- to avoid the trouble of reparing a broken brand
I don't think this was the plan initially though. I believe nokia intended to use meego as their back up plan against WP but the partnership with Intel made things slooow... Elop must at some point concluded that nokia had the staff to create a disruptive os of their own and channeled some resources in that direction. Probably some of the billion(s) they got from microsoft. Its too late to back out of the microsoft deal by now and i personally don't see any reason too.
As for the n9, that nokia doesn't intend to release future meego devices doesn't hurt it and shouldn't affect a persons desire for the device.
- the UI would be featured in subsequent devices hence there would be a succesor.
- it has QT support and all its apps would be written in Qt hence it would be compatible with apps for symbian and whatever new devices nokia pumps out.
- Nokia never said they won't support device. They always support their devices. It would get the necessary software updates.
malik, 01 Jul 2011now im really confused abt nokia meego or WP7.. WP7 is the long term strategy but i kinda like... moremaybe you can have a HDMI output on the n9. Like the radio r/t u need the software to make it work. Maybe there'll be a software that enables the micro USB output to become a HDMI output provided if u got the micro USB to HDMI adaptor.
i reely like it but tha ptoblem is that its have billtan beatry same like n8 our e7 some time mobile gatting hang than we have to go for sarvice center a any salution for this problem then its parfect device.
[deleted post]Have you forgotten to take your medicine? Nokia has been the Smartphone king for many years, and only in the last few years there is some good competition. Apple & Samsung are doing well now, but in my mind this N9 and their new WP7 devices will really kick some ass. :) Dont forget, Google is going to be screwed because of patent litigation from 45 (!) different companies. They are done for.
Now this is what i call as a real breakthrough. What a nice looking OS by Nokia, great job there!
AnonD-816, 01 Jul 2011Micro sim card only support, No micro sd slot, no fm radio.. My N8 is still the best huh.. And... more- Micro sim card only support - So what? I use Microsim in a regular SIM phone with a € 0,05 adapter: a cheap piece of plastic.
No micro sd slot - So what, it still has more storage than other phones even with a 32 Gb MicroSD added to them. And you can use the N9 in mass storage mode.
The FM Receiver is in there! The Radio app just is not finished yet. It is already being worked on. As well as Spotify and Dropbox!
AnonD-12531, 01 Jul 2011how much is it?i really want use...! In Finland it should be about 470/530e.
Relly n 9 is a good fon but its not a best fon i was very surprise to saw feature of fon when i not found radio micro sd slot micro sim i think micro sim r not easyly avilable in market. And dont have dual sim, flash player nokia is not get suggesion from its user what they want in his new n9 fon
manjhi_vodafone, 01 Jul 2011nonsence..!! this is a fantastic mobile of nokia don't you know...???Is this mobile better than nokia n8?
Hello. Does anybody know if the Nokia N9 will have an xterminal?
I have been thinking on buying either N900 or N9. I prefer buying N9 on its release date, but I really need the xterminal.
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2011you indians are the most stupid bunch of peeps i have ever crossed.Hey dude....Mind ur toung....Here you arr commenting to a whole community....I guess no body taught you manners....same on you and i am really feeling pity for your kind people, who dont get proper education and manners...
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2011you indians are the most stupid bunch of peeps i have ever crossed.nonsence..!! this is a fantastic mobile of nokia don't you know...???