eagle3, 15 Oct 2011That part everyone already knew long ago. You are not interested in it in the 1st place, just ... moreI was very intrested in N9, and even considerd the problems of cutting my standard sim into a micro-sim, but it is unfortunatly very much too expensive, if it cost 300 euro less then it would be more reasonable considering its actual specs, but no text-reflow in the browser is simply very bad making webbrowsing impossible for me. Why is it so hard to provide software for the fm-radio hardware on MeeGo, why does it need so much extra time that it needs a later, still only a rumor, update?
N9 could have been good, but there are simply too many things missing in the list of specs, and I hoped atleast any of all romurs about all the "fixes" that was promised would be true when N9 was finally released, but still no text-reflow or Flash 11 or FM-radio or document editor or good 720p video recording or ability use regular Android apps and not only those that have been "repacked" or... The N9 romors was great, but unfortunatly the released facts are from as good as the rumors were! And even the swiping gesture to move to the homescreen have all the potential problems i did fear it would have where browsing in the gallery or playing a game this swiping gesture unintentionally can move you to the homescreen!
I know die-hard Nokia-fans can not stand hearing anyone say anything bad about Nokia N9, but the sad truth is that N9 is far from as good as the rumors said it would be!
It's the smartphone of the year..!!
I don't understand why micro-sim is bad..,
and i don't understand why you want microSd slot when the phone offers you 64MB.. I think that 16MB is nice too..
Ok,the price is high but this don't make it bad phone..
Stop trolling N9 and Belle phones and go play with your 'i want battery'toys..
In the connectivity section, I didnt see the mentioning of the ablility to use external USB-memory.
It said so on Nokias page, haven checked if they updated it, and removed that... but I sure want to know if its possible.
They didnt say USB-on the go support, so either the hardware or the software does not support it fully, but external USB was mentioned.
How about batterylife?
Ok, videoplayback... but people want other numbers, as well.
3500 more improvements coming on next update for Nokia N9. it includes all vid calls, fm radio and all. Says Kontorri , from meego Nokia team. http://mynokiablog.com/2011/10/15/3500-improvements-coming-to-nokia-n9-update-windows-8-so-easy-for-a-2-year-old-to-use/
The lack of the physical buttons from Android is no problem. You cut 54 pixels from the bottom of the screen for them and you're left with... 800x480 which is a standard resolution of an Android smartphone.
to android fans just wait :-) the new update come to meego :-) . it's will bring more than 3500 new options . by the way thank you gsmarena for great review .
TC, 15 Oct 2011It is released in Sweden, micro-sim make it impossible for me to buy, but after reading the sh... moreThat part everyone already knew long ago. You are not interested in it in the 1st place, just trolling in n9 thread, which already happen weeks bf N9 release. Instead of just 'reading', go to the shop & try it out, since you like hang out in N9 thread whenever there's news on it.
Android fans wouldnt be interested in N9 due to lack of apps. BUT surprisingly to me, there are S2 users who bought N9 & like it. They still keep the S2 of course.
eagle3, 15 Oct 2011You already decided long before the device is released not to buy it, regardless the price,lol... moreIt is released in Sweden, micro-sim make it impossible for me to buy, but after reading the short list of specs and reading this review I am far from impressed by N9, especially because it is very much too expensive!
There are very few apps, and only those Android apps that have been "repacked" can be used on N9-MeeGo!
TC, 15 Oct 2011No memory card slot, ok 64 mb internal but that version is too expensive and I can buy many me... moreYou already decided long before the device is released not to buy it, regardless the price,lol. If its not available in your country, even more so.
If its cheap, then you all will say its cheap, defective,etc,etc.
Dont think I can buy 48GB of SD card with USD70(price difference between S2 & N9 64GB), cant even get 32GB SD card.
Go enjoy your S2 then, samsung fans should be more concerned abt competition from iphone. Heard they're even selling some at $2 in aust.
I want my push email in real time or at least 5 minutes interval. is there anyway? help
I didn't expect anything less from the (android) fanboy reviewers here at gsm arena.
Saying the phone has its fair share of issues is one thing; Implying that Nokia won't support or improve the user experience over the next few years is pure ignorance though.
Considering this handset won't even be available for purchase in the US and the greater part of Central Europe, the concluding section of this review is pretty much insignificant, if not pointless.
No memory card slot, ok 64 mb internal but that version is too expensive and I can buy many memory cards for a lot less money! No Flash 11 in the browser! Only Micro-sim! No FM-radio! No replacable battery! These are all fatal problems that make N9 unbuyable for me!
The only good with N9 is the camera and the Harmttan skin, but many new Androids that are soon released, and even iPhone 4s, have almost just as good cameras, and I think Ice Cream Sandwich look almost as good, and sometimes even better, than Harmattan, and Ice Cream Sandwich do not need any hardware buttons!
Got my N9 yesterday and the device is amazing.
The interface easily tops iPhone in ease of use and the display is really beautiful.
There seem to be quite a lot of good apps outside the OVI store too. Once again the community is one of the strong points for Maemo/MeeGo.
I really recommend enabling the "swipe down to close" from settings to complete the N9 experience :)
I've heard enough of the DOA. This device will be updated and the missing features will be added in so yeah, last of its kind but not really dead. Also, GSMARENA, it's not that expensive. Where I live, SGSII costs more by 3k to 5k, whereas iphone is the priciest of the bunch, you have to pay at 16k more. So there you go, the high price is a myth, not true at all. At least in my place, it isn't.
Thanks for your fantastic review of N9 gsmarena. Good to see you guys liked the phone. N9 and Os may not live long but the legacy which it leaves behind will last forever in many forthcoming nokia devices.
Also i would like you all to read the latest news on 3500 improvements coming to Meego very shortly. Links below