Originally Posted by raclimja
this product is DOA
Nokia is already set to transition to Windows
its like android phones that gets outdated like 3months from release lol
In the Engadget liveblog of the Nokia event today, Elop said that the n9 had the highest pre-orders ever in Russia. There is demand. With the Lumia 800 having the n9 design (sans a bunch of features such as front camera, less ram, smaller screen, not pentaband, no NFC, less standby time, no Meego, etc) the only reason to buy a WP7 phone from Nokia is that the buyer actually likes WP7 better or perhaps because the windows version is cheaper (despite Nokia paying $15 to MS per device) because it lacks the features of the n9.
edit: I thought Nokia would add some customisations to WP7, but it turns out that WP7 is basically the same for Nokia as anyone else except for two little applications (the driving app that the n9 uses and a music app--as though Zune needed replacement). This means that Nokia is just as bad off as Elop claimed they would be if they switched to Android. HTC has more customisations than Nokia with the Sense app alone.
Nokia also promises support for the N9 until 2015, far longer than the n9 target audience is likely to have the device. As for apps, Symbian apps are easily ported and there is a Meego is the first OS that alienDalvik is working on porting to giving the n9 Android apps as well.Edited by hajile - 10/26/11 at 8:43am