Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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RE: New Phone
by daedalus on Tue 10th Jul 2012 07:47 UTC in reply to "New Phone"
daedalus
Member since:
2011-01-14

1. FM Transmitter - this is one of the smartest features of any phone. and a must for those who use the phone as a media player. in the car, turn on the transmitter and listen to your music while driving.

Yep, that is an awesome feature alright, but then again, many car stereos support bluetooth streaming which is even better, so it's not a high priority for me. Works like the FM transmitter on my stereo except no interference and I can skip tracks, pause etc. without taking the phone out of my pocket.

2. HD camera- at least 8MP at the very min 12MP preferable. phone photography and facebook are becoming a normal part of everyday life.

Hmmm... 12MP? Really? For what? All it means is larger grains in an otherwise horrible quality photo. Any old 5MP Coolpix camera will take better photos than a 12MP camera on a phone. It's not about the megapixels, it's about the quality of the sensor, and current manufacturing methods dictate that a decent quality sensor is too big to fit in a phone.

Besides, how many pixels can you fit on a Facebook photo? Take it at 1 or 2MP, there'll be less noise, it'll upload quicker, and the end result will be the same size anyway. 5MP for example is already too many pixels to display on any normal monitor (yes, even HD), so why not use a 5MP sensor with better sensitivity, so you get better quality photographs in the pub (which is probably where the camera will be used most anyway). Going for higher megapixels on a phone is buying into marketing figures without any consideration for what you actually want.

6. the most important a decent battery - nothing more frustrating than a phone that goes flat all the time, lets face it the N9 eats batteries.

Indeed. I've got an N9 on order at the moment, but I'm really gonna miss the week-long battery life of my E52. To be able to go away for a weekend and not have to think about bringing chargers and international adaptors is fantastic. But the N9 isn't alone there - any phone with a big screen and fast CPU/GPU is gonna eat the battery. Nothing you can do abou it but make the phone bigger for a higher capacity battery. And the market doesn't want that.

7. Flash player, a must for internet usage.

Having had my E52 for almost 3 years, I can honestly say I've used the Flash player about twice. The Youtube app can be launched from the browser for a much nicer viewing experience on webpages (as nice as it can be on a small screen anyway), and I can't think of any other Flash content which I would want to access on my phone. Horses for courses though, some people can't seem to live without Flash games and so on...

Edited 2012-07-10 07:51 UTC

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RE[2]: New Phone
by sicofante on Tue 10th Jul 2012 12:20 in reply to "RE: New Phone"
sicofante Member since:
2009-07-08

Indeed. I've got an N9 on order at the moment, but I'm really gonna miss the week-long battery life of my E52.

How about using the N9 in similar way as you used your E52? I enjoy an E52 as well and it's never online-by-default. Of course I uninstalled Whatsapp because it wanted my phone to be connected to the 3G network permanently, destroying its battery life (well, also because I hate the constant buzz of people disturbing with the most irrelevant issues). I just connect on demand. Current smartphones want to be permanently online and that must hurt battery life a lot.

I also plan to get an N9, but I'll definitely won't be keeping it online all the time. I bet it won't be much much worse than the E52. (Of course the screen is a battery eater, but on AMOLEDs black themes and proper usage will help a lot).

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RE[3]: New Phone
by daedalus on Wed 11th Jul 2012 15:49 in reply to "RE[2]: New Phone"
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2011-01-14

[qHow about using the N9 in similar way as you used your E52? I enjoy an E52 as well and it's never online-by-default. Of course I uninstalled Whatsapp because it wanted my phone to be connected to the 3G network permanently, destroying its battery life [/q]
Well, I sometimes have my E52 online constantly for getting emails, and still get 4-5 days out of the battery. Was never bothered with Whatsapp though - if I wanna chat I'll use eBuddy or Skype, but like yourself, I'm not a fan of being *that* contactable.

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RE[2]: New Phone
by axilmar on Fri 13th Jul 2012 12:59 in reply to "RE: New Phone"
axilmar Member since:
2006-03-20

"7. Flash player, a must for internet usage.

Having had my E52 for almost 3 years, I can honestly say I've used the Flash player about twice. The Youtube app can be launched from the browser for a much nicer viewing experience on webpages (as nice as it can be on a small screen anyway), and I can't think of any other Flash content which I would want to access on my phone. Horses for courses though, some people can't seem to live without Flash games and so on...
"

So, no Liveleak, no Google video, no VEVO, etc? You know, it's only Youtube that has videos...

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RE[2]: New Phone
by zima on Mon 16th Jul 2012 22:48 in reply to "RE: New Phone"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

> 1. FM Transmitter [...]

Yep, that is an awesome feature alright, but then again, many car stereos support bluetooth streaming which is even better, so it's not a high priority for me. [...] without taking the phone out of my pocket

Though "many" doesn't really describe the situation accurately, people don't replace car stereos all that often...
BTW those using smartphones in their cars do have some holder for it quite often, since it's usually also a good GPS.

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