Having just sold my White Nokia N97 with a bunch of accessories on eBay for a grand total of £202, (before eBay & Paypal rip off fee’s), that’s almost £300GBP depreciation in little over a year, ouch!
As many of you know, I have been through so many hard resets, formats, and countless issues of lack of memory problems with Nokia’s Flagship device, the N97, I’d had enough, and decided to sell up.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved the form-factor of the N97, I really did, and that tied with the superb applicationGravity from mobileways.de, the N97 was a joy to use, however, I feel if it was not for Gravity, I probably would of sold the N97 much much sooner.
So now my old N97 is on its way to its new owner in Greece. Luckily for the buyer, I included SPB Mobile Shell, a superb application which enhances, or should I say, completely replaces the N97 S60 5th Edition UI, bringing a completely new level of User Experience to the device.
I also threw in many accessories that I had gained over the year to help the sale of my N97. I feel without these additional accessories, my N97 would of been lucky to of reached £150GBP.
So this begs the question, which device will I be getting next? An N8? Nope, another Nokia? Nope, not next anyway. My next device will indeed be the iPhone 4, in White. Im getting the 32GB White iPhone 4 in August. In the time being, having given my white N86 to my darling wife, Im back using my old Nokia N95. Since 2007, the N95 is still a capable device, even today, 3 years down the line. See where Im going with this?
I will be using my N95 until my White iPhone 4 arrives, and then looking forward to experiencing iOS4.
A lot of my fellow friends, and followers on twitter have tried to persuade me to go the Android route, but my mind is set, and will be getting the iPhone 4 in White. Why? Because I like what I see, and if my MacBook Pro investment is anything to go by, then Im sure I will enjoy the iPhone 4.
Yes, Im am indeed, a passionate Nokia enthusiast, and simply because Im getting an iPhone 4 does not mean Im jumping ship, far from it. I love an hardware QWERTY with my devices, hence why Im holding out, and waiting patiently for Nokia’s first MeeGo device, the N9, and before you say it, no, those leaked photos, and video of the supposed N9, are not of the N9, but another device, the E7, which as you can see from the photos, its running Symbian^3, not MeeGo. And yes, I know the iPhone 4 don’t come with a QWERTY keyboard.
You can be sure to know I will be sharing my experience with the iPhone 4 both here, and on Twitter, and of course, when the Nokia N9 is finally announced at Nokia World in September, and I finally get mine in hand, I will be letting you all know what I think of MeeGo too. Lets hope Nokia can win back some popularity with the N9, because the N8 for me, simply does not cut it in the way of bringing anything new to the table. Ok, it has an amazing 12MP camera, and that all important Xenon flash that people have been crying out for since the Nokia N82. (How long!?!), but thats it. Even though its running Symbian^3, to me, and this is my own personal opinion, it still looks outdated, and too much like S60 5th Edition, and again, completely lacks any transitions throughout the menu infrastructure. When will Nokia listen to all these plea’s of free help, and advise? Here’s the latest Open Letter to Nokia, which I share many of the concerns herein.
Nokia World this year will be in conjunction with the Nokia Developer Summit, and both are being held in London this year in September, the 14th & 15th to be exact. My friend, and contact at Nokia is trying to get me a ticket to attend Nokia World this year, but it looks like if they can, I will have to find my own way there, which is a bit of a bummer, I felt quite down yesterday, somewhat like someone who had been given a Football World Cup ticket, but been told I would have to make my own way to the other side of the world to watch the game. It’s not that I’m ungrateful, far from it, I’m over it now, another day, another dollar so they say. Lets see if Nokia can help get me to Nokia World this year, as I have many questions needed answering from many a Nokiauser, from Nokiausers.net, and of course, a Moleskine half full of questions, and concerns from myself which I would like to be given the chance of putting them to the right people at Nokia.
So there you have it, kind of a mixture of a post from me here on NokiaDNA, which Im sure some of you may call a rant even, but I am passionate about Nokia, but with little to no recent news from Nokia of late, to cheap digs at iPhone in a recent Nokia Conversations post, I feel this looks desperate on Nokia’s part. Just my opinion, you don’t have to agree. Also with the recent leaks of Nokia devices, this is what has been getting me down recently too, but what can you do? Onwards and upwards as they say.! Thanks for reading!