Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Apr 2012 13:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's results for the first quarter are in... And it's grim. Very grim. We're looking at a net loss of EUR 929 million, an almost complete collapse compared to last year's EUR 344 million profit. It's also almost double the loss analysts expected. Revenue dropped by 29%, too.
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RE[3]: Such a shame
by Hozz on Thu 19th Apr 2012 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Such a shame"
Hozz
Member since:
2007-03-19

Check out the NITdroid project if you haven't, it's a beautiful glimpse of what android would've been like on the N9. I'm quite impressed with the snappiness of ICS on the device given the single-core processor and the alpha state of the port. The screen on the N9 puts most other ICS capable devices to shame, and the device itself, IMO, is way above *any* android phone out there when it comes to build quality and especially design.

Then again, being alpha, it is mostly for testing purposes, as using a smartphone sans camera, with wonky wi-fi/3G connectivity and no voice calls(!) isn't quite viable for everyday use, but it's fun to toy around with and dual-boots alongside meego, so I'd say give it a go. If nothing else - because you can ;-)

edit:Just re-read your post, realizing you don't actually own an N9; my advice then would be to keep an eye on NITdroid and jump ship if/when they reach RC or actual release. Then again, that's probably so far in the future that newer, more advanced, and who knows, maybe even more desirable devices will have launched :-)

Edited 2012-04-19 22:30 UTC

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RE[4]: Such a shame
by plague on Thu 19th Apr 2012 22:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Such a shame"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

Very very nice. That is exactly what I would want.

For my next phone, I'd like the N9 size and design but with a faster chip and vanilla Android. If only it could happen.
If the N9 had a dual-core chip, I would have probably chased around the world to get my hands on one, just so I could install ICS on it once a port had matured.

Edit: here's to hoping that in 6-12 months, there will be a phone of similar size and great design, with a fast chip, true RGB 720p AMOLED screen and vanilla Android. It could happen, right? right? hello? this thing on?

Edited 2012-04-19 22:50 UTC

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RE[5]: Such a shame
by misuc on Fri 20th Apr 2012 09:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Such a shame"
misuc Member since:
2012-04-20

for a pure android (i admit the phone is not by far as nicely designed as N9) you can go with Nexus / Nexus S phones. I own a Nexus S phone (single core 1 ghz, 512 ram) and with 4.0.4). It's fast, really fast, comfortable in hand (it however has that plastic feel to it) and android 4 without any other "thing" on top of it it's really easy and fast to navigate.

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