Great phone, nice review. Sadly it is true. The N9 and the Meego is two years too late. Only a dedicated few will buy and support the phone. It will be the one biggest mistake Nokia ever did amongst others. You went to bed with Microsoft when all along you had Intel backing Meego even before the Microsoft marriage and thus the capability to go head to head with iOS and Android b4 they got too huge.
Nexy, 15 Oct 2011Is it true it can't recive mp3 over bluetooth?No.
I've transfered several MP3s from PC to N9 over bluetooth.
beckon, 15 Oct 2011So as the N900...but where is it now?The N900? Still running strong with a large community dedicated to support it. They are already running Meego on it.
In terms of apps, remember this is a linux-based phone. It won't be belong before 100 000s of linux (Debian etc.) apps are available. Also Delvik will port all android apps (also linux based) to Meego. Apps won't be a problem.
Truely nokia n9 is masterpiece of art.. It's UI stunning yet simple. It's nokia's answer to touchscreen smartphone world,
The email application has search functionality. Just drag the list of emails down and the magic starts ;)
How come there's no mention of the Dolby Sound enhancement for headphones???
knm, 15 Oct 2011For all N9 fans.Great news.first update coming with tons of features and is coming very soon. ... moreIts all okay mate but I wish they would work on more apps for N9... For me the only thing that keeps me from buying this is the lack of apps which is a big downer for me... Dont get me wrong though as I feel Meego is a brilliant OS and it could really have been among the top OSs if only Nokia had not foolishly abandoned it... I dont think Meego would really get much apps in the future but I would be happy if I am proved wrong about that...
It's like a princess who never gets to go to the ball, who...despite being beautiful, is denied any life.
I felt sad reading that review, it's such a shame, and maddening that Elop scored ANOTHER own goal. Nokia has become Microsofts bitch, and might as well sell up now and get it over with.
You can imagine the R&D team telling ELOP "but we've spent millions on developing this OS for x years, and we've got this amazing new design for the handset that will run it!" with Elop saying:
"No, my bosses aren't interested, we'll just use this device for the hardcore symbian geeks to move over to, before we shut you and Symbian down. That new design looks interesting though, I'll take that for Windows thanks"
As a previous owner of the amazing N900, I was very much looking forward to this next iteration of Maemo. When it was on the cards, under the new Meego canopy, I thought, can't wait. Then February 11th 2011 happened and when Elop announced the new partnership with Microsoft I lost all interest in the N9. It is a beautiful device, and Meego looks like a masterpiece. But I can't part with $750 for a phone that is essentially still-born, no matter how pretty. I need support. As we all know, support from Nokia is erratic at the best of times; support for the N9 will be enthusiastic and then zero, very quickly. I feel that my $ will be better spent in 6 months time on a Nokia Windows phone, as I'm certain with two titans of tech working together rather than alone, the OS will actually get proper, continued support.
WTF...they created a stunner,why the hell they are killing it..........
i thinkk app is for fancy only.. i look for web browsing, good talk time, mail, connectivity etc apps should be productive no point having 1 mil+ java/shortcut type apps hehe
The MeeGo experience is ahead of every other mobile OS at the moment. I really hope Nokia aggressively drives this experience to WP8 and Meltemi.
Otherwise we may end up calling Swipe an elegant gesture from a more civilized time ;)