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Nokia N9: the World's Most Underrated Smartphone? 176

jrepin writes "Eighteen months ago, Nokia announced a smartphone unlike any other it has produced before. It was a proper smartphone, one that looked miles away from previous Nokia phones: it was sleek, modern and simple at the same time. The hardware was pretty modern, too; no underpowered processors with severely limited RAM issues to be seen here. And, it runs on an operating system that Nokia had announced dead months before the phone's announcement. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Nokia N9."
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Nokia N9: the World's Most Underrated Smartphone?

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  • Why I didn't care, (Score:5, Interesting)

    by paladinsama ( 1831732 ) on Thursday January 03, 2013 @10:45AM (#42461627)

    21 Months ago Nokia announced that my digital purchases were no longer available for me to use. This is why I never cared for the N9.

  • I still have one.... (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 03, 2013 @10:56AM (#42461757)

    ... but I don't use it - I like my Lumia 920 (and 800 before that) way better than the N9. The N9 was innovative but it was buggy as hell - wifi drop outs, facebook and gtalk accounts would sign themselves off randomly, apps crashing etc. Heck the first time I turned on the phone and tried to update it via wifi it bricked due to the wifi drop out problem! Some of the problems were fixed when firmware PR1.2 came out but by that time it was no longer my daily driver, I didn't want another hack-a-thon just to get the phone to work - my reason for leaving non-Nexus Android in the first place. I *need* something that works without me having to hack something onto it.

    I still keep the N9 as a monument of sorts though because it was pretty sleek - when it works properly.

  • by BravoZuluM ( 232200 ) on Thursday January 03, 2013 @11:13AM (#42461941)

    Years ago, Steve Jobs was ousted by Apple's Board of Directors. He was replaced by, John Sculley, a proper CEO. Sculley had convinced Apple that he would sell a computer like a bottle of soda. He, of course, was wrong as were the following CEOs. It was only when Apple was selling at $12 a share and Apple was dead did the board bring back Jobs, his vision for the long term and the Next OS. The rest is history.

    Nokia is repeating the mistakes of Apple. The Nokia board bought into the Elop burning platform. Never mind that Nokia was on the verge of a great break through in their adoption of a Linux based OS with a world class framework, Qt, to back it. Elop doesn't have the vision or the technical prowess to pull Nokia back from destruction. He is the captain of the Valdez. His oil rig is still burning and spewing oil. Maybe, just maybe, when Nokia is all but dead and irrelevant, a technically savvy CEO with a vision will come in and turn around Nokia. Until then, the N8 was my last Nokia phone.

    Meego is an excellent OS platform. Had Nokia proceeded to stay the course, the N10 would have been a must have product.

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