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By TPD (Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 12:00:14 PM EST) (all tags)
Yes I cans!

Some dull phoney stuff inside....

I can't wait for the tiebreak to begin: I can't wait for the blank to begin

guess who got given a brand new (developer only edition) Nokia phone, that's right yours truly your humble servant TPD... It's the N950 which is the "developers edition" of the Nokia N9, only with a keyboard and a slightly lesser battery...

It is VERY nice, Nokia and the Meego community have released a few of these developer devices to get some prerelease N9 content  - I think the N9 is due for release in September, and while I it was a hopeful punt applying, the couple of apps I have been developing managed to persuade the various powers that I was one of the 250 community developers worthy of receiving a device (huzzah and thanks powers!).

Initial thoughts are very positive, while I am unsure as to whether I would stump up the money for a keyboard-less version that's only because I would find it difficult to buy ANY phone with out a keyboard. The UI is Slick and for the most part the button free swipe system works a treat... the most major disadvantage seems to be a lack of a consistent close mechanism - having to swipe away and then close through the multi-tasking screen (unless I am missing something disturbingly obvious). Development so far has been not much more than playing around and trying to port the UIs from my apps but I hope to get a few hours this weekend to make some more significant strides.

Shame Nokia are end-of-lining their MeeGo/Maemo, though if Nokia port the interface (I can't believe QT/QML won't make it over) on-top of WP7, it could be less of a joke platform than it is now.

Also I am not in any circles.... (having failed G+ invites, I got one sent to a yahoo address), also it's the boys party woooo 6!!!!! Also watching Arrested Development I hd fogotten just HOW GOOD they were.... Bob Loblaw, is the best name for a character ever..... FACT!
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Can I has new phone.... | 4 comments (4 topical, 0 hidden)
nokia ? smartphone ? crickets.... by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 12:38:46 PM EST

I am somewhat biased by infinitera (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 01:32:50 PM EST
But I think WP7 is a good platform already, just with limited adoption and apps.

For browsing, searching, and email it's better than Blackberry or iPhone I find.

[…] a professional layabout. Which I aspire to be, but am not yet. — CheeseburgerBrown

you are probably correct by TPD (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 10:30:03 PM EST
 I really don't like the blackberry and the iphone feels like extremely well implemented smoke and mirrors... I have NOT played with a wp7  but from videos etc I have seen I am not a fan of the metro UI (maybe it's nicer to use). My major issue is less wp7 but Nokias move away from MeeGo/Maemo, the n900 was (is) a fantastic device but worked better as a palm computer than a phone....

They finally seem to have the balance but are calling time on the technology just as it reaches maturity.

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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no[n] sequi[t]ur much? by brokkr (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 05:35:39 PM EST

Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjalfr it sama,
ek veit einn, at aldrei deyr: dómr um dau∂an hvern.

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