ANDY BURGIN , 01 Jul 2009two phones an a big let down from nokia the n97 an n86 both made in china for nokias cost cutt... moreHere you go Andy
Being made in Salo, Finland
ANDY BURGIN , 01 Jul 2009two phones an a big let down from nokia the n97 an n86 both made in china for nokias cost cutt... moreAndy there is a video showing the N97 being built on YouTube (i think will try and dig out the link) and it wasn't being made in China.
two phones an a big let down from nokia the n97 an n86 both made in china for nokias cost cutting idea but they better relise nokia people will start buying a alternative phone until nokia go back to finland an get there reliability back into there mobiles,nokia this year have let everyone down an i bet this will be one of there worse sales years for along time,just can not believe whats happening at nokia they need to sort themselves out really quick as the others are producing much better mobiles than them now
gsmarena ippone 2gs review
Main disadvantages of iPhone 3GS (OS disadvantages not counted here):
* The new iPhone 3GS lacks the same novelty factor as its predecessors - the lack of design changes is a turn-down
* 3 megapixel camera with limited feature set hardly cuts it for a high-end device
* There's still no flash or hardware shutter key for the camera
* Despite the upgrade, battery life is still generally poor (2-year old iPhone 2G are still doing way better)
* No stereo speakers (or are we pushing it too far already?)
i cant accept what the iphone3gs lacks!!! but can accept what the n97 lacks.
the lack of n97 is just the software improvement,..
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2009Nokia implementing multitouch in the firmware update eh ?
According to the US Patent Office... moreApple may have a patient but Microsoft are also using this technology in the next release of windows so I don't think Nokia have anything to worry about.
And to the poster laughing abount Nokia already having to release a FW update. News today 3.1 available in Beta for iPhone - that didn't take long :-)
about Nokia N97 firmware update :
i like N97, but i cant afford the price, hehe, just seeing its pix, and feeling happy
I got my N97 2 days before, To day i installed aplications S 60 3rd adition & all are working well. only smart movie not working.
Hmm pretty good, Might go with the HTC Hero, only 2 things I don't like about this phone:
1. Has a RESISTIVE TS
2. The processor could be knocked up to a 528 Mhz Qualcomm
Nokia implementing multitouch in the firmware update eh ?
According to the US Patent Office Apple was awarded patent number 7,479,949 on January 20, 2009. The patent which was filed on April 11, 2008 covers multi-touch and all associated gestures such as pinch, swipe and rotation.
The patent is titled:
Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics
The initial patent abstract is as follows:
A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
Good luck Nokia !
Better stick to the spying business .
This phone is in BIG troubles even Nokia is admitting that, now they even want to get into Apple patents of multitouching bad news Nokia, first spying then infringing patents and the phone is full of bugs, stick to little mid range phones
I am sure you guys are all interested to know how testing has been going, and we are pleased to report that at the labs the new fw is ready, and we are finalising the upgrade and distribution method ready for this Wednesday
There have been over 100 fixes and improvements, I shall cover the main ones:
the lock/unlock/backlight bug has been fixed. This was caused by the handset not reporting autolock correctly and thought it was still unlocked, despite the backlight being switched off which is independant. When users were trying to unlock their handset, they were infact locking it, and then unlocking it.
There have been some subtle changes to the way the interface responds. For example, the phonebook now has kinetic scrolling, and swiping the screen sideways to hide the homescreen has been taken further, so that swiping when in primary functions such as phonebook, application menu and a few others will revert the screen back. This is also the case for the web browser. The way the home screen and main menus were rendered has also been refined. Screens will load up quicker, and the phone will use idle time between user presses to load items just off screen, scrolling is also much improved by this.
Nokia Maps application has been given a new look, while positioning accuracy has been improved. The time taken from starting the application to getting a lock has been improved, with times around 8 seconds or less when in combination with A-GPS. The door-to-door has also been improved, with walking routes giving audio feedback as well, direct to house.
When the phone went through different primary connections for data, such as 3g packet, or Wifi, certain widgets became stuck in a loop where they continuously recieving a null from the previous connection method. The phone has a new feature for developers that 'shouts' when a connection is changed, in addition to lost. The widgets have been updated accordingly and we have updated our knowledge base accordingly.
When large videos were played through quickly, sometimes the screen went black as the video information could not sync up with the raw video data quick enough. This was especially apparent when skipping through multiple videos quickly. This has been addressed by caching the first 30 frames of each video before allowing playback to commence and we have had no problems of this kind.
Community made applications that began on phone start up, and then got stuck in an error loop were unable to terminate or uninstall. We have addressed this by adding a terminate now feature to the application menu. When switching application, holding down on the application will display the option to do so.
The pictures and video clips made with the phone sometimes did not update in the photo/video library after files had been manually added via a transfer. This was due to the way in which files were counted and stored by phone conflicting with the number of files present on the device and has been resolved.
Text messaging now has the option to confirm sending once the green button/send button is pressed. An option was also added to prevent accidental sending of blank messages.
The symbols menu has been updated to include french, german and spanish special characters.
H264 decoding is now supported! The ovi suite has also been updated to automaticly convert most common video formats to the native phone display resolution and format.
And a big one last for you guys...
Multitouch support has been added. The paint application has been updated to show this in practical use, and photos can be zoomed in and out by squashing or streching the image. Again the knowledge base was updated to provide developers the new input fuction should they wish to take advantage.
Quoted from the Mobile Review forums...
"In a Q2 audio press release, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen confirmed that Adobe will release a beta version of Flash Player 10 in October for a number of smartphone browsers, including Windows Mobile, Google Android, Palm WebOS, and Symbian. In addition, Narayen said ARM, Nvidia, Broadcom, Intel, Texas Instruments, and Qualcomm are currently optimizing the player for their products.
Obviously, this is great news for smartphone owners, but one platform noticeably missing from the list is the iPhone OS. This doesn't rule out Flash support on iPhones in the future, however. In the past, Adobe executives have stated that it's coming but that Apple is operating on its own schedule."
I had the phone for 1 week now.
Not a bad phone, but has a backlight bug that stops the phone from lighting up sometimes.
Touch screen mainly for stylus and graphics load very slow.
The user interface looks old and confusing to use.
Not a bad phone, but for the money, you can find better in Samsung Omnia HD, LG Crystal or HTC Hero.
hi everyone i was wondrering if anybody else got a handset without the n-gage installed even when i try from the n-gage site it just says not supported and closes installer?also is there a software update tomorrow 1st of july if so any ideas what the changes are...cheers if anyone knows the answers
I love this phone!! (: i acually don't have this phone YET but the way this phone looks at me, uhh damn! I love it!! haha (: i'm still waiting for this phone!
Zumus, 30 Jun 2009I have been using cell phones for over 20 years, I have tried all brands, and for me Nokia is ... more20 years:
I have been using cell phones for over 20 years, I have tried all brands, and for me Nokia is on top all the way, I have the N97 and I am loving it, I have not experience any issues that most people are complaining about, my N97 does what it was made for, it emails great, it text’s great, it makes and receives call great, you want better email get a computer, you want better GPS get a real GPS, this is a phone that does a bunch of things cant expect it to be great at all of them there are given an take, This phone is better then the iCrap . at least Nokia does not charge for updates.
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2009Nice self serving reply from NokiaI whish I worked for Nokia - then I would have had one by now... lol.
Like I said - leave an opinion of the phone or move on. No one is here to convince anyone else. You buy the phone you like. People here like the N97 and are here to discuss it's features. All the negative remarks achieve is draw more attention to this phone and increase the interest in it... so thanks for that at least. lol