joonius, 28 Jun 2011You were about to kick yourself in the face because you can and I was asking why.Why would I kick myself in the face? Is it because u cant grasp the fact that Harmattan runs at 120fps? Keep it up with clueless attacks.
im not really a big nokia fan but damn, that screen quality is probably the best one i've seen.
Nokia Fan, 25 Jun 2011The N9 looks great, but what's new? Really? The interface appears to be practically a cut-and-... moreThe Alien Dalvik SW you mention for Android apps is not a layer separating Android from MeeGo. The system allows simple porting of apps rather than emulation of any kind. Since Android uses linux, most of the Android system calls (say thread switching) will call the identical system call on the MeeGo linux system. According to the vendor, little or no performance or battery hit takes place (of course, I accept that they would say that but it also seems reasonable given the provenance of the two systems). The app itself would therefore be downloaded as an N9 app anyway and would not require Android or Google to be involved I think, just the vendor who wants more sales.
dany, 25 Jun 2011 What if I want to focus on one thing, but lock exposure one something else? Or point the cam... moreSo you know... the display uses almost no energy when off. Only 'lit' pixels use energy basically, that is why the clock can be made to display when the screen is 'off'. This also allows indication of missed calls, message or emails (individual icons). Waking requires that you touch the display twice in the same place quite accurately to avoid accidental waking. Accidental waking is not that serious since it sleeps again after only a few seconds (long enough to read notifications or move to the home screen). Moving to home requires a swipe from OFF the display across the display. Moving within apps (calendar days etc.) uses short swipes within the screen. Although it is possible to occasionally err, an incorrect swipe that would move to the home display is visible as-it-happens and therefore easy to stop. Lastly, the camera DOES have a dual action shutter button, you touch and hold the on-screen button and it focus locks as well as holds exposure etc. You can then move the device to frame as desired and release the 'button' - it is pretty elegant. As far as pre-focus etc. (as dual action shutters also can do), the camera (and video) app allows touch focus to any place on the screen and the camera auto focuses continuously thereafter. Also, it has TWO mics - it can record stereo HD sound at 720p HD video at 30fps.
skunk, 28 Jun 2011Really? using your left hand for the shutter is so unconventionalThe camera shutter has no button, the button often referred to as a camera button is the power button. The shutter 'button' is on-screen and is on the right. of course you could, if desired take pictures upside down if you are a leftie and really want that button on the left (the button does not move, even in portrait mode although the icons do rotate).
Alui, 29 Jun 2011Without an app market, any smartphone is dead these days. Only hardcore fans will pay for it. ... moreThe N9 has Nokia maps and a specific Driving app for navigation. These use downloadable maps (no PC needed either) for almost all countries without the need for a subsequent internet connection if desired. This even includes local searches. Since roaming data costs effectively prevent the use of google/bing maps outside the home network, this is a huge advantage over other systems. The drive app allows safer use while driving (duh!) whilst using the same maps of course. There is integration between the two (select a destination in the maps app and ask it to navigate by car and Drive starts up). Interestingly, if you ask to navigate on foot, it remains within the maps app and dynamically updates your routing as you walk. They are both really nice to use.
Without an app market, any smartphone is dead these days. Only hardcore fans will pay for it.
Anyone who wants to buy a smartphone, looks for navigation solutions and 3'rd party apps. The review is totally silent in these matters.
kaaparthi, 26 Jun 2011who ever you are I would like to tell you that I have used more then 5 Nokia phones which cos... moresrry in advance for any misspelling.
about your 5 nokia's. I think it's not about the brand or the design or the hardware or software, it's about how you use ur phone.
if u take care of it, any phone will last it's maximum(unless there isn't a general problem with the phone)
and btw to the other comments
nokia's hardware and software are much better optimized than other phones.
Nokia needs to steal the market again like about 6 years ago. But they have to make something outstanding, like bring the first to release quad core with a whole new OS, not windows or sybian. I'm ssure they can do it, they need to just tell them selves it's either we make it or don't and put every penny they have on making it happen, we all know nokia phones are always beautiful design etc. It's just the interior. Can't buy a Ferrari with a Toyota interior
Fongy, 23 Jun 2011This is another thing that upsets me...
Nokia easily create some of the best designed phones.... moreWhy should Nokia "adopt"other OS's?
Symbian is a good OS with lots of functionality (like coherent quality 2-way call recording, multitasking and an amazing mapping solution).
This phone also looks promising. If this thing can record phone calls the same way (or better) then my current Nokia smartphone then I might be tempted. If it can't then this is a no go. Since Windows Phone neither can record phone calls (and Nokia has no say in it) Nokia WP7 phones ar out o/t question too. Just as I avoided every other WP7-phones like the plague.
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2011Even though there is a way to run Android apps here, we cannot download from Android market of... moreYes, but there is no reason we cannot get those apps from Getjar or Amazon or from the developer directly. Just like on your pc. No problem.
xxxaaa, 24 Jun 2011no power button ! how do I power on it after shutting down? And if it hangs then what ?the power button is on the side just below the volume buttons
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2011I think one of the volume buttons should be able to double as a shutter button.Really? using your left hand for the shutter is so unconventional
Sails, 26 Jun 2011I really shouldn't answer since you don't really want to understand, just do some fanboy troll... moreTotally agree. If iphones can get away with running their OS smoothly with like a 600MHz processor then this is a testament to the fact that its not all about power but about design.
From my experience Nokia's phones are better quality than the Korean phones. I've had a Samsung and a LG and they all break down after a year. I managed to keep my Nokia for 2.5 years till the battery died. SO i think nokia's phones are top class when it comes to quality.
Even though there is a way to run Android apps here, we cannot download from Android market officially until Google allows it right?
Guys... I'm new to this.. and Can anybody let me know the current Apps support available for meego devices... I dont know much abt it.. N900 users..Tell us ur experience with App support...
and I supose this nokia will cost 1000 euros or so...looks nice,but i am aware that the price tag will be something like when N8 was released!