[kwlug-disc] Nokia N9

Colin K colin at void11.com
Thu Oct 27 04:21:39 EDT 2011


Shame because their phones were tip notch in the longevity department.  Too
bad no one would bother coding for them at this point.  I mean even rim us
rethinking things.
On Oct 24, 2011 7:03 PM, "Chris Irwin" <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> The N9, the first meego/harmattan phone is shipping and has been
> reviewed by engadget.
>
> The reviewer really seems to like it. It looks like it handles
> multitasking nicer than Android does. From a development point of view,
> it is QT-based, so it is probably a fairly easy learning curve for
> desktop developers to work with (as opposed to Palm focusing on web
> developers)
>
>    http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/22/nokia-n9-review/
>
> Personally, I think it looks like an awesome phone. A strange
> combination of great hardware and a great os (which happens, but not
> usually on a launch phone).
>
> Now take those nice things I just said, and all the nice things in the
> article, and change them to past tense. The Nokia/Microsoft thing was
> big news at the time, and it's interesting to see how nice and polished
> a "dead end" platform can be. That their CEO could look at the early
> versions of this and cancel it shows a lack of vision, but is not really
> surprising as he was a Microsoft exec. That this phone and software can
> exist without re-evaluating that decision is extremely sad.
>
> Another sad point to ponder is that this nice user interface is not (as
> far as I can find) Open Source, unlike the meego underpinnings. No
> source and no product means it probably dies here, too.
>
> --
> Chris Irwin
> e:  chris at chrisirwin.ca
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