You know, Nokia may not be marketing or advertising the N9 alot, but here, in Singapore, I've seen pretty decent fanfare. I was walking around this afternoon when I saw a bunch of ninjas(!) giving out some sort of flyers, with the whole get-up, in black from head to toe, the whole shebang. Turns out, they were giving out shuriken-shaped flyers advertising the N9, inviting people to come to the nearby Nokia store to take a swipe, and claiming a free shuriken-shaped magnet.
I'm not sure what ninjas have anything to do with the N9, but it sure is creative, and attention-grabbing, I'll have to give them that. And with the price of the N9 being the same as Galaxy S2 currently, and cheaper than iPhone 4, I think it's gonna do decently well, here in Singapore, especially once the price drops a little bit after a while, since it's only just available here. Too bad there are too many iSheeps here also.
AnonD-252, 17 Oct 2011N9 have better camera lens, but S2 do not have a "bad" camera, it is more than good ... moreIt's not specs, but it's the performance that counts and that's where the N9 is different form the SGS II
premium phone. i love it. Yea it has very few apps. but what you gonna do with those. i believe all the android guys dont use most of the app after they use it for a week. i have samsung s2 also and it's good but i just had problem and it's now sent for the repair. so, if you want long lasting phone and very good build quality then go for n9.
Anyone know which artists created those wallpapers showed on the preview phone of this article? :P
AnonD-252, 17 Oct 2011N9 have better camera lens, but S2 do not have a "bad" camera, it is more than good ... moreThat depends which country you're in. N9 is actually cheaper(and lasts longer) than S2 in some places, but of course you'll be waiting for Samsung phone with it, lol.
AnonD-22393, 17 Oct 2011It still has got better camera than sgs2 and iphone4s,bluetooth(not functioning on iphone),non... moreN9 have better camera lens, but S2 do not have a "bad" camera, it is more than good enough for me!
S2/Android also have good photo editor and video editor and free life time gps turn by turn navigation!
N9 display is PenTile!
There are no viruses on Android, and both Android and MeeGo are based on Linux!
Samsung call and buildquality today is excellent!
S2 have native apps for social integration, and calls!
N9 have the good looking Harmattan skin!
Software for the FM-radio should have been ready when N9 was released, and Flash 11 in stock N9 browser is still only rumors, and Alien-Dalvik still demand that all Android apps have to be "repacked"!
S2 is a lot less expensive than N9, and have a lot longer list of specs!
AnonD-252, 17 Oct 2011MeeGo will be replaced by Samsung-Intel backed "Tizen"! N9 is too expensive and hav... moremost of your opinion is true (i am sad about lack of USB OTG) however MeeGo SDK says there is support for fm radio hardware. However absense of radio application can not be explained. Same was the case with N900 - no fm radio, but application became available in "store" shortly.
how is swipe revolutionary? iPhone 4S can make calls without bumper case!!that is revolutionary!! ;p
I think if Nokia release n9 worldwide without spending a dime on advertising even then they can have lots of sales but I think the opportunity cost is already taken care of by Microsoft.
also I think Microsoft understands the US customers better than Nokia and knows that American people respect you only if you treat them like c@ap!! eg. delay anna and not releasing n9 at all. apple does it and now Microsoft its making Nokia do it as well.
AnonD-252, 17 Oct 2011MeeGo will be replaced by Samsung-Intel backed "Tizen"!
N9 is too expensive and hav... moreIt still has got better camera than sgs2 and iphone4s,bluetooth(not functioning on iphone),non destructive photo editor,video editor,swipe os.free life time gps,turn by turn navigation,excellent display,nokia's famous call and build qualuity,very nice and decent native apps for social integration and calls and many more.and on top of that it is neither virus infested like android or suffocating like ios of apple.It is the best smartphone out there.deal done.
On top of that two major upgrades coming soon which will take care of all the points raised by you,and will add extra features as well.So go rush before all N9 is sold out,and you suffer with your infested or suffocating OS.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2011Do you even know what the difference is between a 535 and 530? 3GS has it clocked at 100MHz wh... moreDifferences is CLEAR!
530 play (14 MPolys/s)
535 play (28 MPolys/s)
530 is TWICE slower than 535, are you blind?
MeeGo will be replaced by Samsung-Intel backed "Tizen"!
N9 is too expensive and have too many fatal "problems": No hdmi-out or usb-on-the-go, and 720p video-recording is bad and No text-reflow in the browser makes it unusable and No memory card slot and No Flash 11 in the browser and Only Micro-sim and No software for the FM-radio-hardware(=probably because MeeGo is too difficult when adding hardware...) and No replacable battery and No document-editing app at all and there are very few apps, and only those Android apps that have been "repacked" can be used on N9-MeeGo!
I will wait for the first "Tizen" from Samsung, because Nokia MeeGo have no future!
Sun Down, 17 Oct 2011Both are awesome in my opinion.WP7 is disgusting compared to MeeGo. It's clunky. Those tiles look aweful. Plus, who would have predicted that in the future Nokia phones would lack mass storage mode. WP7 is crap.
AnonD-397, 17 Oct 20113GS have Power VR SGX-535, N9 have 530! - Same like Omnia HD! Just visit this links: http://... moreDo you even know what the difference is between a 535 and 530? 3GS has it clocked at 100MHz while N9 has it clocked at 200MHz which makes it twice as fast compared to a 535.
A few comments. The phone has FM radio hardware, so i think that we will see the radio in the next update. By the way a big update is on the way containing 3500 updates and new features. http://mynokiablog.com/2011/10/15/3500-improvements-coming-to-nokia-n9-update-windows-8-so-easy-for-a-2-year-old-to-use/
does anyone know how is the power output through headphones jack compared with an iphone 4?? iphone 4 was very loud and clear and gsmarena said in this review that n9 have high volume at headphones output
[deleted post]Read the news properly before calling N9 death on arrival you droid.http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n9_preorders_through_the_roof_64gb_batch_all_reserved_-news-3143.php
anonymouse, 17 Oct 2011no FM radio is ok; but battery non replaceable?? what is Nokia is thinking these days? N8? No ... morePoor camera( are u kidding me),no fm radio,must be talking about iphone.
On a serious note,non of them are a dealbraker.iphone never had a good camera,photo editor,video editor,free gps,facebook integration and many more.Was it a deal braker.no.because people liked its ease of use.N9 simplifies iphone's ease odf use as well.Hence its UI is perfect example of a fluid smartphone UI.Deal done.right.
no FM radio is ok; but battery non replaceable?? what is Nokia is thinking these days? N8? No office document editing? poor camera? no smart dialling? lil disappointed
Sails, 16 Oct 2011I chose N9 over SGS II even though it cost significantly more. I'm still very happy with my ch... moreI agree. But i stick to symbian 3 and continue to buy Nokia Symbian 3 phones for my employees. Never ever a employee will have their email on android or apple. never!
AnonD-397, 17 Oct 20113GS have Power VR SGX-535, N9 have 530! - Same like Omnia HD! Just visit this links: http://... moreThat is such a crap way to spread rumors via macrumors.You are quoting a apple fanboy's forum for proving your point.Ironically even it says probably 3gs has got a gpu.Crap.Iphones before iphone4 were mostly crap devices with npthing much tooffer in any department.(Even now bangs for bucks is too less for any iof the iphones) compared to Nokia phones.