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10 Ways the Nokia N800 Is Better Than Apple’s iPhone January 18, 2007

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Jim Mendenhall of Starry Hope has a post about why he thinks the N800 is better than Apple’s iPhone. Not a totally fair comparison, given that the N800 is an internet tablet, not a phone, but I still think he has some valid points:

2. Open Source

The Nokia N800 is a Linux device based on a modified version of Debian GNU/Linux that they call “Internet Tablet OS 2007 edition”. Nokia created the open source Maemo development platform for the 770 and N800. They’ve worked hard to encourage developers to port applications to this platform. You can find more info at maemo.org.

The iPhone is far from open. We’re still not sure what Steve Jobs meant when he said that the iPhone runs “OS X”, but it’s most certainly not the full-blown “Mac OS X” that comes on a new Macbook. While the core of the phone’s OS may someday be open sourced (like Darwin), it’s highly unlikely that Apple will ever open source the entire OS or even share the iPhone APIs that would allow developers to make new iPhone apps.

I could definately swap my PSP for the N800.

Just for the fun of it, a little size comparison:


Get into the fight, Nokia January 12, 2007

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Look at the transitions on this thing:

It’s like a slap in the face for a Nokia user, especially when you open your newsreader and take a look at the new themes for the Nokia N93i:

N93i themes
Image from Darla Mack

Aww, come on Nokia… I know you can do better than that! Well, at least you have to now.

Not a word about the iPhone from me January 9, 2007

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iphone wide

Read Carlo Longinos post instead. Couldn’t agree with him more.

Yet even more video of the N95 January 4, 2007

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A little shaky but nonetheless exciting video of the N95 in action:

I realize that this blog is turning out to be a Nokia N95 fanboy blog, but to be honest I’ve never been more excited about a mobile phone ever. Can’t wait till it hits the shelves. I might have to trade in some of my other gadgets, though, but as they say in the video: “You might as well throw away your digital camera, your phone, your GPS, your computer, your MP3 player, whatever else you have, cuz… it’s a killer!”