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  • mmrezaie - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    What is the point of releasing something outdated? Don't they see what android or apple already have when they release the phone?
    They don't even have a mature software on it.
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  • mmrezaie - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    And its OS has been discontinued from start. Reply
  • mino - Sunday, June 26, 2011 - link

    Meego has not been discontinued, not by a long shot.

    It is Nokia who is being discontinued. Sad as it is.
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  • microlithx - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    Because they're obligated to finish the development cycle and get it out. Once that's done Elop can kill off the group entirely and commit completely to WP.

    Sadly, this will probably be the last of its kind. No truly good, open OSes, just incompatible, locked down OSes whose primary goal is to sell you $0.99 apps.
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  • djgandy - Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - link

    Yes, because the definition of a "good OS" is one with a lack of software, poor vendor support and a list of devices with hardware that is 3 years old. Reply
  • mino - Sunday, June 26, 2011 - link

    It is so easy to bash about "poor vendor support" after M$ managed to successfully buy-out the biggest independent player out there.

    So go ahead. I am sure you were salivating about "poor vendor support" when AMD was locked-out from 80% of the market during the Thunderbird and Athlon 64 era.

    So easy it is to piss on the one who gets squeezed out of the market by a monopoly. Without ever thinking how bad this is for pretty much every consumer. Whether Nokia, Google, MS or Apple one's.
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  • medi01 - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    Android has what? OS that didn't even have JIT for a while, had exactly what? Animated menus? Just like apple? Oh that's cool.

    Name me any smartphone on the market, that could last for more than a week on a single charge. Besides those of Nokia please.
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  • Exodite - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    That depends entirely upon your usage scenarios, I've gotten almost 10 days from my Xperia arc and still been at over 25% battery left.

    Granted, that's with the phone spending the vast majority of the time just laying there but that's sort of the point. If you use your phone a lot, gaming, watching video, websurfing or whatever then none will last a week.
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  • redniels - Monday, June 27, 2011 - link

    that is a flatout lie. I have an experia Arc. with Wifi off, gps: off, dataroaming: off, datatraffic: off, screenbrightness on 50%, max time: 9 hours. 9....hours. that's without even using the phone. it's just laying there.
    so when you say 10 hours, then I commend you on your fantastic powermanagement. when you say 10 DAYS ...you're lying. or you're "using" it in flight mode.

    also coming from an Iphone 3G: the greatest mistake I ever made was choosing android. it looks nice, but that's just a small layer of chrome. scratch the surface and you get .... crashes, hangs, no battery life, poor FM reception, more crashes. granted: most crashes are caused by stupid apps.

    it reminds me of good old win95. the blue screens are replaced with pop up boxes.

    this was a one time deal: never again 'droid. it just blows. and don't get me started on the memory "management" (clearing memory when you need it, not before) that design decision makes sure that every HD video your recording stutters and hangs in the first 5 secs. (unless you use a task killer every time your going to record a movie) or the idiotic decision about the default install location of apps (internal memory, never SD)
    it's just so ..... dumb.
    the OS is full of it: it's just not very mature.
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  • RussianSensation - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    What Nokia Phone lasts 1 week?

    I have a Nokia E72 with one of the largest batteries in the Nokia lineup. That phone only lasts 5.5-6 days on STANDBY. If I use it to browse the internet and to make phone calls, I can waste it in 4-6 hours no problem. So your claims of a phone "lasting 1 week" with actual usage on 1 battery charge are wishful thinking.
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  • Sarveshvara - Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - link

    I have Nokia E72 and the battery lasts more than 10 days on standby. Reply
  • pandemonium - Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - link

    Buy a new battery maybe? Reply
  • theinvisibleduck - Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - link

    My N8 lasts almost a week if I have it on power saving mode. Of course then I have to deal with 2G which isnt so fun. Reply
  • halcyon - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    Because Nokia has been the king of missing launch cycles for the past 4 years or so.

    It was supposed to come out in Q3/Q4/2010, not in Q4/2011, what it is going to be now.

    Yes, OMAP3 is very outdated, but in Q3/2010 it might have been ok.

    A year later, it's a sad excuse for a SoC, esp. the GPU part - Maemo or no Maemo.

    If you look at the demo videos closely, you'll see that even the 3D scroll in Nokia maps is awfully choppy by modern days standards.

    ...

    And to the person who thinks Nokia is the king of the hill on battery run-times.

    That's ancient history.

    Take a look at any recent Nokia mobile phone test and you'll see that that they clearly lose out to iPhone, best of WP and best of Android phones in video playback, gsm talk times and overall run-times.

    And all this with so much lower speed CPUs.

    Nokia has really mediocre battery run-times these days. Far away from the best.
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  • juuvan - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    sure we have open alternatives. Just not very well known.

    http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Main_Page

    and it has quite powerful hw update in the works too

    http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA04
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  • microlithx - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    OpenMoko is a stillborn project. The N900 was as close as we've come to an open handset, an N900 with MeeGo N900CE even closer. Reply
  • juuvan - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    care to back up this with something?

    Colleague of mine is running Freerunner Neo as his work phone, and I'm planning to buy one of the kits based upon GTA4 when those come available. Neo can be obtained for 200€ with hardware JTAG support.

    Only one's creativity limits what you one do by it. It's not for app writers nor marketplacers, but for serious developers or people who want to be sure their mobile is not phoning home every other second.
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  • microlithx - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    Because the Freerunner hardware is ages behind what is otherwise available on the market. GPRS for data at best, which is sad, and lackluster battery life.

    The GTA04 has yet to see the light of day, and at their current pace -might- have EDGE support.

    The N900, combined with the MeeGo CE, is a device whose OS is fully in control of the owner, and has been on the market for the better part of two years.

    I'll be amazed if the GTA04 ever gets off the ground, and even more amazed if it's anywhere near equivalent to phones from two years ago.
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  • juuvan - Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - link

    The prototype batch of GTA4 is sold out but they choose to make a new layout to solve EMI issues. If you mean retail availability of the boards, that might take few months still.

    It has wlan and BT which is good enough for me.

    Less the camera and radio chip part the HW is comparable to N8 or iPhone 3GS. It's not bleeding edge stuff but I doubt no community driven project could ever get access to the latest HW anyway.
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  • Trisagion - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    This was a phone I was eagerly waiting for before the whole Nokia make over. The design is fantastic and I'm sure the build will be equally good. I'm even willing to forego the slightly outdated hardware. But who would want to buy a phone running an OS that the manufacturer has already said it will no longer support?

    Nokia should fire it's entire PR and marketing team. A case of them shooting themselves in both feet by:

    1) Announcing that their future is WP7 with no WP7 phone ready any time soon.
    2) Announcing that Meego will no longer be supported and that N9 will be the last Meego phone - Before the phone is even released!

    Idiots.
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  • Miqunator - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    Agree to both your points. Announcing the Windows thing as well as the dropping Meego almost a year before they have a Windows Phone out was just mind-blowing

    I'll just assume there's some conspiracy involved that wanted Nokia to crash, just to save me from the thought that someone over there thought it was a good idea.
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  • pailebaker - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    During high inflation in the market, A demand of android and smart phones increased periodically. I have noticed that a prestige of nokia phones goes up. But sadly recommend that i couldn't find this phone in my town. Reply
  • vkthor - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    I have a question... I see no signs of any Flash support for the browser in both N9 & N950. Is it coming with full flash support like N900 or will we have a step backwards in this? HTML5 is fine, but a lot of sites are still running over flash apps. Reply
  • Creamy Goodness - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    That's up to Adobe, the OS is open enough that the flash browser plugin can be made at any time. Reply
  • Akdor 1154 - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    Goddamnit, if Nokia could promise that this OS would be supported I'd have gotten my mitts on an N950 instead of my Desire Z in a heartbeat. Reply
  • juuvan - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    unfortunately N950 is not planned to be released to resale. It's developer community platform and sort of a reward for their efforts. Most likely all N950 devices are given out for developers for free. Reply
  • R3MF - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    this guy reckons nokia will still be pumping $200 mil plus a year into Meego, looks like he might be right:

    http://jedibeeftrix.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/nokia...
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  • juuvan - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    there is a slight miss spelling on the charts, and technically the phone OS is not MeeGo, but MeeGo compliant version of Maemo

    http://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Maemo_roadmap/Harmattan
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  • KZ0 - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    That is quite simply the most sexy handset I have ever seen. Reply
  • mcquade181 - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    I notice that the N9 seems to have the same design earpiece as the N8. If it's the same, and they have reused most of the N8 hardware, then it's crap. I have an N8 and the maximum earpiece volume is woefully bad, so bad that the phone is unusable in noisy environments.
    The photos don't show the back of the units, but if that also like the N8 then there's another problem. The loudspeaker design on the N8 is also seriously flawed - lay the phone faceup on a soft surface and it's completely inaudible.
    Don't know what's going on with Nokia (their older phones' volume was great), but they need to put their finger out when it comes to hardware design and usability with newer models!
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  • Prosthetic Head - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    I am aware that I'm a far from typical phone user and don't buy apps so I'm not a good market target either, BUT I will spend a lot of money on good and fairly open hardware. I have an N900 and it is by far the best phone / pocket computer I've ever had or seen. I primarily use it to run Mappero with openstreetmap.org maps and UK OS maps and the GPS. Another favorate is Aarddict (a dictionary application I use to search and read wikipedia from a database dump without needing an internet connection). I also run some python apps of my own writing and use it as a media player.

    The only thing I'd like improving in a next gen device is 1) Longer battery life. 2) Faster GPS position fix. 3) transflective screen. It is easily fast enough for everything I want.

    My apologies if the above seems irrelevant, but its an example of an atypical user case which open devices can be made to fit. It makes me very sad to think that there probably wont be a device as good for my needs made in the near future.
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  • Wizzdo - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    Pretty look but I wonder if it will be a scratch magnet. Reply
  • liveonc - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - link

    It's a damn sweet design. Maybe if the trillion+apps & dual-quad-hexa 3G/4G lets get a new phone because my old one sucks, trend stops, Nokia could sell this. But... Reply
  • theinvisibleduck - Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - link

    Doesn't WebOS run on pure Linux? (I have heard android does not). Reply
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  • MEGATRON92 - Sunday, September 11, 2011 - link

    I WANT TO KNOW MEEGO ABOUT?n8 or n9?WHICH IS GOOD?MEEGO OR SYMBIAN? Reply
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    HELP ME!! Reply

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