... sounds exactly like the excellent Ovi Maps, which has been available on Nokia Symbian phones for years. Only this time, Nokia are actually telling people about it.
Nokia officially launched its Windows Phone range today, kicking the line off with the Nokia Lumia 800, the device we've previously known as Sea Ray. Nokia Lumia 800 In his Keynote speech at Nokia World 2011, company CEO Stephen Elop introduced the handset as "the first real Windows Phone", a bold statement if ever we heard …
Nice job MS/Nokia! Didn't have much hope but it seems you're pulling it off well.
Can't wait for the mobile industry to cut off the malignant tumour that is Android so we can go back to the old days of it being Apple vs Microsoft, and let the Chocolate Factory worry about their core business more instead of trying to take over the world.
Not too long now...
I'd heard that the fire was actually started by Steve Balmer himself, who was in league with the illuminati and the lizard people. They in turn are working with the reverse vampires, who got the commentator SteveBalmer and had him rendered to gitmo because he'd stumbled on the truth that MS are setting up the new world order.
It is, it's true.
Despite them claiming to include lots of Nokia-only features, everything I see there just looks boring, done to death and, of course, already on the market. So please, would someone enlighten us as to why this is the "first" Windows Phone? Looks just like all the other Windows Phones to me.
Who Cares, really?
In my mind, Nokia is a spent force, and are no longer relevant.
If it wasn't for HP trying to self-destruct through most of the summer, I'd have said the way Nokia handled all of this is my nomination for corporate suicide of the year.
It's going to take a heck of a lot for them to make me care again, and something that looks like a re-jigged iPod Mini running a commodity OS ain't gonna cut it. I'm willing to bet my view isn't unique.
I got to hold and play briefly with an N9 prototype a little while back.
The phone itself was solid and was well made. It was also very responsive.
Don't know what will happen with the Microsoft OS. Will have to wait for the reviews to see...
I like the maps, (Navteq) and the free music stations.
Still its something worth checking out.
Looks like a phone that can actually last through a 2 year contract.
I must 'fess up that despite hating S60 (or rather the abysmal UI), I was a loyal Nokia owner until I ditched the E71 for an iPhone (now HTC Desire).
As many have stated before, handset build / design usually wonderful - although there have been a few howlers (one of which I owned) - and you could always count on Nokia for battery life and build quality. Shame about Ovi.
The HTC Desire is a solid smart-phone (especially the contract deals, giving the phone free for a relatively cheap tariff - very good VFM on TCO [Total Cost of Ownership]) but battery life and call quality leave a lot to be desired. Also, I've never got the hang of an almost fully touch-screen smart-phone.
I also have to 'fess that I'd actually like to Mango, and am I the only one to love the designs for the Lumias? The electric blue is an arresting colour - but I prefer the simplicity of the chrome finish and rounded corners on the Lumia 710. Not to mention the price differential (is the AMOLED screen and camera worth that differential?).
I still have a year to go on my contract so perhaps I'll have a play in the Nokia store and see what I think of Mango.
Personally, since I have an iPad2, I'd rather downgrade altogether to a 6310i - if they were still being sold at a reasonable price.
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