Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by vivainio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia may have gone with Windows Phone 7 for its future smartphone operating system, but until then, we now have the Nokia N9 to look at. Yes, a beautiful, top-of-the-line Nokia smartphone which runs MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan - but isn't this thing kind of a dead end? Also announced: the even prettier Nokia N950 Meego 1.2 developer device - only available to a limited number of developers. Sure to become a collectors' item.
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RE[4]: Dead-end how-so?
by Junglist on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 14:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Dead-end how-so?"
Junglist
Member since:
2007-09-07

Nokia Loyalists? I don't think there are enough of those to prevent the n9 from failing to sell significant quantities.


I think people frequently forget that the US of A is not really Nokia's bread & butter. The reason that MS wanted in bed with them was so they could push WP7 as a mobile platform to all the other countries that have Nokia phones that are just making the jump to smart phones.

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RE[5]: Dead-end how-so?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 15:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Dead-end how-so?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, I didn't forget that the USA is not Nokia's best market, although I am US based. I don't think there are enough, even in Europe and Asia. The thing would have to sell to people beyond the die hard crowd in order to convince the company to change its policies. Because, if the die hard crowd was enough, they'd never have to leave symbian.

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RE[6]: Dead-end how-so?
by dsmogor on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 19:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Dead-end how-so?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

A lot of people just want a mightly sleek, modern phone that does the (smartphone) basics well: typing, web, social , mmedia, camera, navigation (with last 2 being industry top). You may compare the innards to Galaxy II but, for nongeeks the look is actually quite important factor and N9 beats S royally here.
Also count the n900 lovers(1mo is not a small number for a single device) who longed for an upgrade.
Note that a supply of last gen qt symbian apps will be trivially portable to the platform, so with some substantial sales for the device number of devs may actually come to the "why not" conclusion. N9 being a single device in 2011 actually works to its advantage here.
The N8 reviews noted just wanted Nokia industrial design with a better software. Here it is.

Edited 2011-06-22 19:46 UTC

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RE[5]: Dead-end how-so?
by Not2Sure on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 16:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Dead-end how-so?"
Not2Sure Member since:
2009-12-07

And vice versa. I imagine we won't see the N9 sold anywhere in the US as Nokia attempts to "reboot" its image/relationship with the carriers as the premier WP7 OEM or something.

Probably also why the X7 was announced by ATT in the US but was never actually sold to my knowledge.

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