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[7]: Dead-end how-so?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 22:32 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Dead-end how-so?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

You may compare the innards to Galaxy II but, for nongeeks the look is actually quite important factor and N9 beats S royally here.


Yes, I agree non Geeks and non loyalists would have to purchase it in significant numbers. No, I do not think that is likely. Now, would I purchase it? Yes, in a heartbeat ... if it came with a subsidy from my carrier.

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RE[8]: Dead-end how-so?
by dsmogor on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:08 in reply to "RE[7]: Dead-end how-so?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

>> if it came with a subsidy from my carrier.
Not going to happen in the US ;) , not that it's any better than the status quo for last x years.
Say thanks to AT'n'T, Verizon, Sprint and others.
Anyway, lot's of people (from my surroundings) did the math and now they are happily buing phones on the free market using prepaid plans instead.

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RE[9]: Dead-end how-so?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 24th Jun 2011 14:15 in reply to "RE[8]: Dead-end how-so?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah my math is different, I have a sizeable discount through work. Subsidies make economic sense for me, if I want data ( and I do).

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