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post #16 of 40
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it looking like being 100s cheaper than the iphone even more over the year
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I'm surprised I don't hear more about the Blackberries. I'm looking to get either the 9000, or the replacement for it. The only issue is I use prepaid because I don't want to get onto a scam t-mobile 2 year, and I've cut my costs drastically in doing so. Then the data is pretty expensive, but I have wireless almost everywhere I go, so I could just use my prepaid, then for data, I use the built-in wifi...
post #18 of 40
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what i want next year is an 18mnth contract with an almost free phone with unlimited internet + texts for £25 or so a month which i think i may get with this phone, impossible with 02 locked iphone
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the lack of a hardware compass worries me, its been an issue with my E71, the GPS is usless for low speed navigation,
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I'm very excited about the N900, can't wait to get one although my only concern is its sound quality, as I haven't had chance to test that and there's not really any information available. Otherwise I totally loved it when I was playing around with friends proto and being linux enthusiast this is a no brainer
post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by PortaDiFerro View Post
I'm very excited about the N900, can't wait to get one although my only concern is its sound quality, as I haven't had chance to test that and there's not really any information available. Otherwise I totally loved it when I was playing around with friends proto and being linux enthusiast this is a no brainer
It has a resistive touch screen
In a device this expensive, ostensibly aimed at the European and American markets, aka not Asian market, there is no excuse to not have a capacitive screen.

If you're interested in Linux why don't you look at Android instead?
post #23 of 40
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It has a resistive touch screen
In a device this expensive, ostensibly aimed at the European and American markets, aka not Asian market, there is no excuse to not have a capacitive screen.

If you're interested in Linux why don't you look at Android instead?
Well, I've never owned a touch screen device so far, and can't say I'm expert in the field, but I don't see what's the big deal about that. It seemed fine to my touch, although required slightly more pressure than I expected. Perhaps lack of multi-touch is its weakness, but I understand there are some benefits as well, such as don't need to use your finger?

What comes to Android, it's way more limited than Maemo, as it is java only, where as Maemo is a proper Debian based distro, which means porting any Linux applications is easy and benefits from the huge open source community. Not that I'm saying Android is bad and the development side probably doesn't have any effect to majority of user, but for me I just prefer Maemo.

PS. I'm a Finn and IT student and even might have my future job in Maemo development so I may not be completely objective although in no way am I Nokia fanboy. Their S60 stuff is mostly dreadful.
post #24 of 40
Nice specs - nice looking, will see ...
post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by PortaDiFerro View Post
I'm very excited about the N900, can't wait to get one although my only concern is its sound quality, as I haven't had chance to test that and there's not really any information available. Otherwise I totally loved it when I was playing around with friends proto and being linux enthusiast this is a no brainer
my only concern is the touch screen as im used to my dying iphone, youve had a try on a n900 prototype? im def trying before buying, but the hardware/interface look amazing, [im also a fan of white text on black] im really looking forward to this and hope it lives up to my expectations, and being able to not buy an iphone!!
post #26 of 40
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the 3gs is def out the window now

looks like i can get this phone free with a £30 18mnth contract with unlimited texts and unlimited 3G internet!
post #27 of 40
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Originally Posted by PortaDiFerro View Post
Well, I've never owned a touch screen device so far, and can't say I'm expert in the field, but I don't see what's the big deal about that. It seemed fine to my touch, although required slightly more pressure than I expected. Perhaps lack of multi-touch is its weakness, but I understand there are some benefits as well, such as don't need to use your finger?

What comes to Android, it's way more limited than Maemo, as it is java only, where as Maemo is a proper Debian based distro, which means porting any Linux applications is easy and benefits from the huge open source community. Not that I'm saying Android is bad and the development side probably doesn't have any effect to majority of user, but for me I just prefer Maemo.

PS. I'm a Finn and IT student and even might have my future job in Maemo development so I may not be completely objective although in no way am I Nokia fanboy. Their S60 stuff is mostly dreadful.
Well it's nice to see you're open-minded anyway; as you say, Symbian is a dinosaur of an operating system.

Also, I'm not 100% sure on this, but I would guess that "rooting" your Android phone probably allows you to sideload applications that take advantage of the whole phone rather than running through its integrated JRE. Similar to the iPhone's jailbreaking, in a way.

Anyway, I'm dead set against any device with a resistive touchscreen. They're just horrible. I had a Nokia 5800XM, and it broke my heart. I've tried some handsets that apparently have super sensitive resistive screens like the Samsung Jet, and even that was not very responsive compared to the capacitive screen of an iPhone or iPod touch.

I wouldn't really consider not having to use your finger a benefit ... using a stylus while holding a device of that size in one hand would not be a very comfortable experience, I expect.

I have to say though, Maemo is definitely a positive step for Nokia. Now if only they'd get their touchscreens sorted out. Thankfully the precedent has been set by the 5800XM's successor, the Nokia X6 ... but even if I had the money, I would give the N900 a miss.
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So. Anyone have a review yet?
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