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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:

Sizeasy

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!”

Nokia N95 and N80 comparison December 30, 2006

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Wow, the N95 looks fast! My N73 was a huge step upwards in quickness from my old 6680, but it’s still a bit slow when starting the camera app and such. The N95 really looks like a huge improvement speedwise.

WTF show previews the Nokia N95 December 18, 2006

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More YouTube videos of the Nokia N95:

From Darla Mack.

Nokia N95: El Presidente December 4, 2006

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Or: This Time I Really Think They Got It Right

Nokia N95

I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am by Nokias newest phone — or, as Nokia would like to call it, multimedia mobile: the N95. The reason for my excitement is this:

Everytime Nokia or any other phone manufacturer comes out with a new product, something is always missing. Take the Nokia N73 for example. This is the phone I’m using at the moment. Fantastic device. Does almost everything I want it to do. Almost. I’d like WiFi, GPS and an even better camera. There is always something missing, right? Well… not anymore.

Somehow Nokia has managed to squeeze multiple mucho-desirable features into a device that’s actually smaller than my N73 (how do they do it?):

Priced at €550 the N95 will be available in January 2007 in two colors, plum and sand. It isn’t cheap, but rest assured I will get my hands on the N95 when it hits the shelves. And I promise I’ll post my thoughts when I have had some time to play with… err, I mean, use it.

In the meantime, do as I did: Check out some N95 videos on YouTube.

Here’s one more clip with a dude demonstrating the phone (in French, but you get the drift):