Nokia N9 could be available within a month, there is a whole designer dream behind it (video)
The second big influence for the most competitive devices will be the way they are able to harness the collective intelligence of their users... Smartphone users create a lot of . We can use that data to make the devices more intelligent: for example, to avoid traffic jams and create alternative routes... But it’s not just maps, as we have more sensors on the device we can answer almost any question. The research on collective intelligence says that it needs a large, independent, diverse group of people to solve problems – that’s what we’ve got.", said Marko Ahtisaari last year. Have a look at his presentation video at the LeWeb 2010 conference, which pretty much sums up what we are seeing now in flesh and blood with the Nokia N9:
about MeeGo in the beginning of December last year, and fast forward six months and change, we have the Nokia N9 as a tangible example of the ideas above. We didn't pay attention at the time when he said Nokia likes what Microsoft has done with Windows Phone 7 in terms of how unobtrusive the UI of the mobile OS is, and will bring similar features to MeeGo. We thought Nokia will take a similar approach, but not bet its future on WP7.
1. NokTokDaddy posted on 21 Jun 2011, 05:06 0
The N900 has no buttons on the front and was launched in 2009
2. sonisoe posted on 21 Jun 2011, 06:32 0
yup...i used for a while and liked it a lot.. just needed a change, got my self an android (well a couple for that matter)...but the truth is if there're more apps, meego could be a winning os... dont think android is the best os - i had htc hero, desire hd, and recently switched to xperia arc... so far arc is the best among the three i've owned - much better ui, smoother, & a couple of better functions, but android bug remains, the phone would stutter and apps/widgets foreclose albeit very rarely compared to my prev htc phones... i'm more & more inclined to take up a wp7 for my nxt device, and should be one from nokia...wish they'll do with their wp7 what they've done with meego..i dont see why not 'coz hopefully on such a huge deal between nokia/mscft, nokia should get the privileges to tweak the os...
3. Bruno (unregistered) posted on 21 Jun 2011, 07:25 0
What? N900 was the FIRST device with no buttons in the front.
4. bluechrism (unregistered) posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:12 0
I'm looking at one right now and yes, there are no buttons on the front.
http://maemo.nokia.com/ for a device image, or look it up on Amazon.
6. amvs499 (unregistered) posted on 22 Jun 2011, 13:35 0
"first completely buttonless touchscreen-only phone" The n900 has a key-board and thus isn't a buttonless touchscreen-only phone.
5. box (unregistered) posted on 21 Jun 2011, 12:30 0
Maybe they're calling it the first one without buttons because it has no keyboard, and/or because the N900 was marketed as a pocket computer? (which is essentially what a smartphone is, but still)