Nokia N9: An Unsung Model or a Snafu from the Start?
30 September 2012
Summary: The Nokia N9 snafu has to be in its completely new operating system, MeeGo, which is too bad, for if people could shake themselves out of iOS and Android habits, the N9 might have found a home.
Excerpt: We’ve got the Nokia N9 in the house! :) thanks to Nokia for sending a black 64GB Nokia N9 unit. I’ll do a review in the next few days on this Meego-powered device. Did it stand a chance against Windows Phone 7 had it not been pulled? We’ll find out. Stay tuned.
Conclusion: More than that though N9 is a testament to Nokia’s expertise when it comes to designing a smartphone where as Meego shows they can develop top notch software if they wish. It’s difficult to recommend a N9 to anybody now, however if you want a device that is truly cutting edge in terms of design and software, I don’t see anything beating the N9 for the foreseeable future.
Excerpt: It is not everyday that a smartphone like the N9 comes along. This dude packs a rare combination of holistic aesthetics with functionality like no other – and I’m afraid that includes its newer cousin, the Lumia 800.
Summary: The Nokia N9 was announced as being the first “pure-touch” smartphone without the need or presence of hardware/capacitive buttons on the front of the device in order to operate it, it is powered by MeeGo. With its edgy plastic build, 1GHz processor, 3.9″ AMOLED screen, 8MP camera and not least of all, MeeGo, the enigmatic Nokia N9 is both a proud tribute to yesterday and an optimistic insight into Nokia’s tomorrow.
Pros: Good, unique design, Unique, simple UI, Solid camera performance
Cons: No future for the OS, Occasionally buggy UI, Extremely limited app support
Summary: Nokia models are getting exceedingly disappointing due to their instability and reloads. In this first and last Meego solution the company broke new anti records. The phone reloads and the only suggestion is to wait for the new firmware, which is turning into a new type of sport. You can keep waiting for months, but the next firmware is never perfect.
Excerpt: Nokia views the device as its flagship, which is surprising, because Stephen Elop mentioned in his interview for the Finnish periodical Helsingin Sanomat, that no matter what sales will the product achieve this is the last Meego smartphone and Nokia will use OS from Microsoft afterwards. The official announcement of the smartphone took place on June 21, 2011 in Singapore with the promise to start sales at the end of August.