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Nokia N9 Review

0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2011, 09:34 posted on

The Nokia N9 was hottly anticipated and yet, sadly, this illusive handset won't be widely available to the majority of you readers. Simply put, when we hold the Nokia N9 in our hands, we're holding a piece of history. MeeGo, the culmination of decades of Nokia mobile software development, is now offically canceled So why are we reviewing the Nokia N9?

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 20:35

30. Mehha (Posts: 26; Member since: 25 May 2011)


Damn...You are asking too much man! :P

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:57 2

42. daqwid2727 (Posts: 12; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


my PC use Linux, so i use almost Android :P

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 12:07 8

10. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


its a great phone, but Mr. Elop murdered it like he did
Nokia. The E6, 701, N9, all of them could have been excellant...
But mr Elop!!!1

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 12:10 2

11. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Plus I don't like TI OMAPs

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 12:24 5

13. parthpatels007 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2011)


not all TI OMAPs are bad!

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 14:20 8

18. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Seriously? I was thinking atleast an 8 or 8.5 on 10..the hardware is amazing..the UI is fluid, and the camera is great. Granted it will never have an app catalog as rich as Android or iOS but its got the developers' support and you can definitely expect some greatly intuitive stuff from them. I know that a review is subjective to the reviewer but somehow the score of 7 feels a little too harsh...and its really makes me sad that the OS has to die in the hands of the mole that Elop is!!

P.S. Even if the move to WP Mango proves to be good for the company, I will always hate Elop for being unfair to MeeGo.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 20:04 3

22. Damien_666 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Did you see that IPhone 4S got an 8.5/10? So for phone arena, 8.5 is the new 10!
So N9's actual rating is something like 8.5/10 :-)

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 16:24 1

19. McLTE (Posts: 920; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I find this review so funny.. yes it looks like a solid phone, very smooth and will undoubtedly be great!

However.. how the F is this phone any more sexy than the Galaxy Prime? In review after review, PA bags on the "square" phones that resemble the SGSII saying they are kind of boring.. and suddenly this is super sexy??

"dramatic flat top and side" really PA??? lol

I'm not knocking the phone.. it looks great, but I personally find a phone with a little more personality like the PRIME to be more exciting. This phone seems rather.. boring to me.

(I'm not talking about build quality or materials here.. just aesthetics)

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 04:27 7

25. o7o (Posts: 111; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


"resemble SGSII"?!!
"little more personality"?!!

Dude .. you have never even dreamed of this phone in your hands!!
I assure you, once you grap it .. you'll forget everything about any other phone in the world!

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 09:27

32. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Your point of view is obtunded

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 18:35

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3113; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


MeeGo was discontinued even before this phone was released basically. It was dead before it even lived.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 03:12

24. winsaki234 (Posts: 63; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


just hate Nokia!

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 05:54

27. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Haha, the guy who wrote this review's name is Basil! lol

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 15:14

48. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I don\'t get it.

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 14:49 3

28. Stevedojob (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Stephen Elop the "Trojan Horse"

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 18:23

29. Galen20K (Posts: 541; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


soooo sexy - D

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:26 2

31. arash84v (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)


No offense to any windows mobile fans,..Bu i would without a doubt prefer the N9 over the Windows Mango Edition!!!

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 03:30

33. MobileTx (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


If we buy this phone what guaranty of meego service coz meego is officialy canceld ?

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 02:43

35. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Great design, but the simplicity of the UI is also its downfall for users like me who have gotten used to the sheer customisability of Android phones. As for the apps, I'm afraid that the sheer breadth of the droid market is a big factor for me. I'm not dissing the phone, just saying that these are 2 deal-breakers that would keep me away.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 09:02 1

51. blakkpanter (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


customisability ? You do know this phone is open source right? That u can basically change nearly everything about it if u know something about Linux? The maemo/meego community write their own apps and basically almost anything is possible? N900 still gets support from that community though Nokia stopped yrs ago

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 15:49

53. andresgalcia (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


ok you got good point there my friend but remember that symbian is costumizeble and stable mms, sms, email, java, works in any network like nothing-out but big problem that they have is the Marjorie of apps are for sale and don't to like thing because free better, android OS is base in Linux that if know how to root a nokia you can install android firmware on it..

posted on 30 Oct 2011, 10:06

36. Blankyash (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


Nokia N9 will be dead soon enough !!

posted on 30 Oct 2011, 10:09

37. Blankyash (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


the lumia is far better you can see for yourself
http://techdweller.com/entries/general/nokia-800-vs-nokia-n9

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 10:08 1

38. jellmoo (Posts: 1872; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Um... did you just make a statement saying that the Lumia is better and then link to article showing that the N9 is better? Am I missing something here?

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 15:03 2

39. Nathan (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Great phone although it will probably become a collectors item. D:

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 07:16

43. nameless1521 (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Meego is already aborted by its mom. Sad.
Tizen(Samsung&Intel) is replacing Meego, but i'm afraid it's gonna end up like Meego.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:54

44. shan5115 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


you guys dont know how to review the phone, u guys said ui is good but then told buggy

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 21:05

45. sirocco8800 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


I was just wondering If N9 is capable of sending a multimedia messaging/ MMS? I had the N900 before and MMS is not in a way supported. The Nokia N900 is also a linux based OS, the Maemo. Can anyone help me on this before I can finally buy the cp? I have had posted the same question in Nokia Support in their webside but with no apparent reason up to these days, I have not gotten any reply from them. Thanks.

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 10:01

46. Loepoes (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


No problem sending MMS\'s with the N9. Have done so and like everything else on this phone it works like a charm.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 09:03

52. blakkpanter (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


And I had N900 with which i could send MMS.. Not supported out of the box but the community fixed it with fmms.

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