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[2]: New Phone
by sicofante on Tue 10th Jul 2012 12:20 UTC in reply to "RE: New Phone"
sicofante
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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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