Nokia World 2009 is just right around the corner

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Nokia World 2009 is just right around the corner
With summer winding down to its last few weeks, we're expecting to have some last minute fun in the world of mobile phones when Nokia World 2009 commences on September 2. Nokia's might in the industry is still prominent despite a slew of companies taking a piece of their overall global market share. The event is being held in Stuttgart where they plan on wowing audiences with some of their latest products. So far there have been some speculations to what will be seen during the event – Nokia hasn't come out with a definitive list for the two day show. The rumors though have been swirling around the web with many guesses to what the world will see – some being expected, while others are hopeful. First, the Nokia N97 Mini has been in the news of late – showing off its slimmer figure in overall dimensions and memory capacity. One of the most anticipated products expected to come out of Nokia World is the N900 Maemo tablet. This device is packed with some serious amenities for the gadget hound – 1GB runtime memory, GPS, Wi-Fi, 32GB of storage, and a 5-megapixel camera. Sometimes an aging platform needs a much needed overhaul to really get into the game and beat its competitors. We've seen plenty of platforms utilize gorgeous and intuitive home screens to mask an otherwise stale underlying operating system. We've seen how Palm rejuvenated itself with WebOS this past summer and placed itself among the leaders in the pact. S60 has long been Nokia's flagship OS on many of their devices, but some complain about its outdated looks. It seems that S60 might be getting a makeover to really make it appealing – hopefully it'll be previewed in the flesh during the event. Those are just some things we are all hopeful about hearing, or even seeing, during Nokia World 2009. With less than two weeks left until the event, we expect to hear more concrete information about what to see.

source: Nokia via Mirror.co.uk News

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7 Comments

1. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

*in a heavy Germany accent* Im off to go see Kraftwerk in Stuttgart! You no bother me right now!

2. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

S60 looks great the way it is now. I for one don't want something that looks like iPhone OS or Android. I want S60 5th Edition the way it looks now with full kinetic scrolling, and some nicer transitions. That's all. Is that too much to ask?

3. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

you gotta admit that the iphone os is one of the most revolutionary of its kind....simple, efficent, and looks good. i don't like the iphone though. and andriod looks like crap....so boring the only phone i would EVER get with android is the hero b/c it has the sense ui which adds some color to the dull OS. and just one thing. i have the behold on t-mo and i noticed it doesn't have a very colorful ui. (no themes, not many transitions) Nokia is pretty much the king of these kinds of things. my sis has an xpressmusic 5610 and i like it b/c it has the color and themes that samsung doesn't. End of Story.

4. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

oh yeah and one more thing. i think nokia is good with S60. it works for the system and i think they are right to stray from win mo and all its bugs n problems and andriods blah-ness and boring essence.

5. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I know iPhone OS is revolutionary. I just don't care for it. It's the way Apple designs their UI. There's just something about it that really really bothers me. It is simple, but I think it's too simple if you've ever heard anybody say that. I feel like they made the phone for idiots haha. Maybe if it wasn't an Apple product I wouldn't dislike it so much, maybe I'd only dislike it somewhat. On non touch devices, S60 is the best you can have, I think, but they need to work on S60 5th Edition and not get rid of it. Like I said, they need full kinetic scrolling, some menu reorganization, and some nicer screen transitions to dress it up more to compete with everybody else. Themes are a big deal for me and its one of the reasons I like Nokia. Their default themes aren't stupid things like fish or flowers. There's no way to explain them other than the fact that I like most of them and I love how many are available. From what I've seen from some screen shots of Maemo on the N900, it looks good, colors and icon wise it's like S60 5th on the N97, but I have plenty to complain about from what I've seen in terms of organization and design. For starters, the menu bar that we're so used to seeing at the bottom of the screen on the N97 and 5800 is no longer there. You know, the one that has Options, and Back or Exit. I liked that. Now it's just an arrow or an X at the top right. And then there's the fact that I have no idea if you can create folders anymore. What really bothers me though is the homescreen. It's like Samsung's widget homescreen. It's a total mess of unorganized apps just sitting on the screen. If they just combined the homescreen of the N97 (the organized widgets) with the rest of the Maemo OS, then that sounds pretty good to me.

6. MTLance unregistered

Wow so many people hate iPhones? And iPhones have been selling like hot cakes. Anyway I'm glad I'm not using an aging icons and themes that would make the phone looks old. I have an iPhone and it certainly makes me feel better about the phone.

7. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

used a couple of nokia before, and quiet frankly to me its one of the least user-friendly phone, opening the menu and sub menus and do settings... when i switched to sony ericsson and samsung it was so easy and still is in general... (but dont compare it to the iphone or the android).....

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