Technically, the N9 is not exactly Nokia’s first venture into the high-end gadgetry market, but it certainly is a first for Nokia, with new software; MeeGo to be precise. The blue-boy which I got my hands on was brand new, but was kept for showcasing, so I had to cover the review before we killed the juice.
So, the main question will be- Have they got it right this time? Well, I think they have. Sure enough not many would have heard much about the N9, as it was clearly in cover by the Lumia.
But MeeGo, performs very well. We took time and settled with a couple of pre-installed HD games; Real Football 20xx and Assassins Creed. There was absolutely no lag during our test duration, but we can expect it to kick in if you leave some apps unattended, but remember you still have 1GB RAM and a 1Ghz processor to play with (possibility to overclock to 1.2 or 1.4Ghz), so you can keep a lot of them in stand-by. Also don’t forget that Nokia N8 and X7 still packs in a stupid 256Mb RAM with 680Mhz processor, and costs bloody much.
Thankfully, though the list ends there. So, it seems that, the boys at Nokia seem to have come up with a good phone (finally). But, it still remains in a dark corner, thanks to the release of Lumia phones (which recently reported software issues). Nevertheless, it will/ ought to be remembered as a great phone like its N73 and N95 predecessors.
This phone seems to patch up, the bad areas created by Nokia- when they were taking things a bit lightly- when iPhone came to the party. Beating them was never a hard job, because Nokia still used to offer resistive touch screens with stylus, when Samsung and apple sold newer capacitive screens with multi-touch for prices much lesser than many Nokia’s.
N9’s appearance is a late one, but it still opens up a new region. And with the new and advanced software, it can put up a good fight with the S2. As a matter of fact, I think it is the only Nokia available today, that has any chance of doing that.
Overall, the Nokia N9, is a great phone. No question on that, and if you still don’t believe me, I think its time you visit your nearest store to take a test, because when it comes to impressing, no-one beats Nokia.