Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Sep 2013 16:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Still, the Nokia N9 and its MeeGo Harmattan software platform remain unmatched in various aspects of user interface and user experience. Even though MeeGo Harmattan has essentially remained stagnant and frozen in time for 2 whole years, it still represents a benchmark in some ways for what a smartphone user interface should be.

Virtually every N9 owner I've ever talked to loves the N9 unconditionally. It could have been the Eve of Nokia's resurrection. Instead, it became the symbol of its demise.

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I actually went back to using the N9 as my primary phone because the browser was a lot better than what was in my Android and Blackberry10 phones.

The browser on the N9 was much better than anything on Android at the time, imho. In fact it's probably still smoother than Chrome on my Nexus 7 in many cases.

I haven't touched my N9 (made in Finland, btw) ever since I got an iPhone 5 last year, but it remains nicely stored in it's box inside my storage cabinet.

One standout feature of Meego Harmattan on the N9 was the haptic feedback. It felt like the vibrations were coming from that exact point you were touching on screen. No other touchscreen phone I've used has come close to mimicking that, not even Windows Phone on similar Lumia hardware.

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Web pages took ages to load on the N9 compared to the Nexus 7, even over the same wifi. They're smooth enough once loaded.

I agree on the haptic feedback. My Nexus 4 is piss poor in comparison, as is the Lumia 920. The keyboard felt much better, in general, but Swype would lag from time to time.

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