I'm glad Nokia has posponed the release date.
It shows they're dedication to try to get it right even if it might hurt them in the short term. If they didn't care they would just release it full of bugs with a "rake in the money now and fix it later" attitude like a lot of other companies do.
This is a professionals phone and those who will go buy an iphone because they can't wait any longer are the real loosers. I'm waiting for mine. N900 is going to be such a success.
Same is stated in talk.maemo.org. See the below link
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2009It available now in FINLAND
SWEDEN - 26 OCT
UK - 2 NOV
No, just now I read that in UK it is postponed to 16th November.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2009My source says 16th November, although originally it was the end of October.It available now in FINLAND
SWEDEN - 26 OCT
UK - 2 NOV
My source says 16th November, although originally it was the end of October.
Sorry, I have a bad news. Maemo release is postponsed to december as per engadget!!!!
Courtesy : Engadget
"We've just heard some pretty sour news. Peter Schneider, head of Maemo marketing, has waxed official about the N900's release and quite casually noted that it'll "start shipping during November 2009," which as you very well know is a whole month later than originally expected. An interesting tidbit to his post is that he notes Nokia had lent out 300 pre-production units to the community, and he stresses the importance Nokia places on the feedback received. Connecting the dots might suggest that feedback wasn't quite as hot as Espoo had hoped, and a few last-minute refinements are now being applied. Either way, you're gonna have to refill your patience for potentially another month of waiting.
The future of touch screen phone belongs to nokia! N900 the first nokia maemo phone
look for ward to next year symbian flagship after n97!
It is the os maemo5 that is pretty amazing!!:)))
the hardware is the normal nokia n series hardware spec, could be made better:)
like the YouTube videos from maemo5uiteam
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2009It's an iSheep, don't take it serious. oh i know i know it's like talking to a dog they understand until you turn around
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2009Features missing in Nokia N900
-5MP camera is too low. should be at least 12MP
-Touchscree... moreit's a damn TABLET/SMARTPHONE HYBRID you can't see that
don't be ignorant
5 is fine plus 8 is much better even by nokia's standard have you even tried and read the n86 8mp review
Zero, 22 Oct 2009no matter what you say, the fact was that, whoever bough the n97, they came back to store and ... moreDon't see where nokia failed, they made it, it sold well to the target segment.
Where do you think apple would be without firmware updates? If they'd acually release them more often it wouldn't be such a no-no device.
And do you think people who haven't heard of firmware update actually buy symbian? I don't think there's many, but it's as easy to do as clicking yes when the phone asks you to.
That's OTA update (over the air), it's so small any data plan can cover it with ease.
Zero, 22 Oct 2009no matter what you say, the fact was that, whoever bough the n97, they came back to store and ... moreTo be honest I ddn't like it either and I found it fishy right from the start because nokia didn't release the specs only 3 months before the launch and not when the phone was announced.
Truth to be told everyone had seen how samsung i8910 could do hd video and since the price was the same, why pay more for a keyboard?
Then i8910 came out prematurely and it was a dissapointment because of the unfinished software. Those who bought it have now a nice phone thanks to the samsung support that did it's job for first time in ages.
Either way n97 seems to be the choice for those who text a lot and it really behaves and feels like a mini-computer.
Even if the firmware git patched on the way people(not geeks) seem pretty happy with it even here at gsmarena, have you checked it?
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2009First of all maemo is version 5 it's not something engineered over the night and ordered from ... moreno matter what you say, the fact was that, whoever bough the n97, they came back to store and ask for software or refund, do you think that's the coreect thing nokia did?
for many normal customer, they dun even understand may of the firmware, apps you talk about, they do not want to now, thye only thing they care is they pay £500 for the phone, and they want it worked, but the many of the n97 didn't.
Read the spec on gsmarena of how good it is is one thing but user experience and efficiency is totally another story, which that was why nokia failed.
Zero, 22 Oct 2009First of all, I am not an iphone user. so dun say i am an apple fan.
what i want to say is ... moreFirst of all maemo is version 5 it's not something engineered over the night and ordered from china.
All decent sites all over the net screamed that n97 is a reshaped 5800, why did you go for it if you don't need the keyboard?
And don't think for a second iPhone doesn't freeze, it actually goes t the point where you have to hard-reset it.
And 3rd n97 is pretty stable after the last firmware that just rolled out.
Have you checked what you'll miss if you get an iphone? their advertising can be pretty misleading, so just make sure you really know what you get.
0v0, 22 Oct 2009How many times i have to sayy!!!!!!
Please open your ears!!!!
All issues posted is relat... moreFirst of all, I am not an iphone user. so dun say i am an apple fan.
what i want to say is the way nokia launch the n97. they knew there's plenty of software problems, they didnt solve it and launch it with failure and charge their loyal customer at that kind of price which is disgrace. Does nokia think their customer will just buy whatever rubbish they launch with out even looking at the problems??
nokia is using the money of you from buying the handset itself to develop new "smooth" platform.
or may be you weould say apple is the same, but the big different is, where there's no such sofeware in the iphone, apple will tell you, and the UI is perfect. compare to the slow, freezed n97. you know my choice.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2009iphone has 70 flaws? to me there is no flaws at all and i am fully satisfied with it:) differe... moreMust agree mate, some like things simple, others like them complicated, but bottom line iPhone ain't a smartphone.