Nokia N9 16GB Black and Magenta - £317.99 @ Handtec
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Nokia N9 16GB Black and Magenta - £317.99 @ Handtec

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Posted 25th Mar 2012
Seeing as there was a little interest in the more expensive 64GB N9's posted a couple of weeks ago, thought I'd share this one as it's a cracking price from a reputable UK online retailer.

Available in Black and Magenta(pink).

Standard delivery is £3.99, or next day courier at £6.95.

Wonderful phone and operating system. MeeGo might not have an app market anywhere near close to Android or iOS, but for the general user pretty much everything is covered(most of which comes already installed on the phone, including some cracking games!).

Enjoy :-)
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Good OS or not, it's dead in the water before it even launched. There's no point in buying this phone.

The same can be said of Nokia in general. They've got a long way back from where they are and partnering with Microsoft has done them no favours. They needed to go with Android if they had any chance.
Hot deal, hot product, thanks for posting. There is every point in buying this phone if it is right for you at this price. For me it is - great o/s and phone, for others not so.
Well, if they manage to port ICS 4.0 fully working as it is still in Alpha, it would be a great buy as you'd be able to dual boot. If you are not too bothered about fancy apps, this is great. Hot from me as you get quite decent hardware for the price.
sparing cash for Samsung Galaxy S III, due soon.

320 is still quite a lot for device with dead OS anyway.

Edited by: "kunyk" 25th Mar 2012
kunyk

sparing cash for Samsung Galaxy S III, due soon.320 is quite a lot for … sparing cash for Samsung Galaxy S III, due soon.320 is quite a lot for device with dead OS anyway.


worse than my blackberry hurry up may 3rd when i can get rid of it
Is there any reason someone would actually choose this over a Lumia 800?
Is there any reason why anyone would choose this over an S2/S3 or Note?

I'm not being sarcastic by the way, I'm actually asking as the S2 can be bought for around the same as this if not less and I am looking to defect from Apple camp at some point later this year.
I hate gambling... (_;)
i am looking at the new motorola razr looks fab
Lumia 910 will be out in a couple of months.

The N9 is the new HTC HD2 I think. It has a vibrant dev community, attempting to port just about any mobile OS possible to it.
Certinfy

Is there any reason someone would actually choose this over a Lumia 800? … Is there any reason someone would actually choose this over a Lumia 800?



Plenty more. It has a bigger screen, more ram, NFS, front camera, but most importantly it has an OS that cacks all over Windows Phone (even if it has been EoL'ed - the OS is awesome).
but no ICS ....
If this had a dual core CPU I'd be all over it. Single core lets it down in this day and age, as my HD2 is slowly starting to prove :-(
I really like Nokia handsets but they stuck with their own os to the point its killed them.

Apple and Samsung are generations ahead of them now. MS will taken them over altogether before long, if it can save them only time will tell.

Guy asking on the SG2 its a great handset we have a couple of iphones in our household and its all I use now mainly due to the functionality the iphones dont have - works with rsap, unlimited expandable memory, dnla etc. Its also got a huge high quality screen and is a nice light and slim handset.

Samsung customer service is great as well despite smashing the screen on mine and buying as an unwanted contract on ebay I had it fixed within an hour in their walk in service centre. £80 for a new screen sounds like alot but it came back brand new. New screen on iphone 4s = £150.

So yes I am very happy with mine. Wish tmobile would hurry up with the ICS roll out though.

Edited by: "alera" 25th Mar 2012
WOW, so many negative comments and yet this still becomes a hot deal. Poor OS and for that price, you can buy an iphone 4.
Edited by: "jaysexy212005" 25th Mar 2012
jaysexy212005

WOW, so many negative comments and yet this still becomes a hot deal. … WOW, so many negative comments and yet this still becomes a hot deal. Poor OS and for that price, you can buy an iphone 4.


I could get a hooker for that much doesn't mean i will get it.
carleast

Good OS or not, it's dead in the water before it even launched. There's … Good OS or not, it's dead in the water before it even launched. There's no point in buying this phone.The same can be said of Nokia in general. They've got a long way back from where they are and partnering with Microsoft has done them no favours. They needed to go with Android if they had any chance.



Completely agree with the first paragraph, completely disagree with the 2nd. I believe the £150 n710 has put them right back in the game - I don't think theres an android phone out there for £150 that can touch it, nearest is that 3d htc one for £50 more. Its much better than my xperia play and has completely changed my mind about windows phone OS.
sumomoggy

Plenty more. It has a bigger screen, more ram, NFS, front camera, but … Plenty more. It has a bigger screen, more ram, NFS, front camera, but most importantly it has an OS that cacks all over Windows Phone (even if it has been EoL'ed - the OS is awesome).




meego better than wp7.5? your having a giraffe

^ Indeed, WP7 never slows down, never crashes, it may lack a few apps right now but it is a solid OS.

It will be interesting to see what happens when the 610 lands for free on a shortcontract. Or maybe even £100 PAYG?.
Sammy108
£317.99 for a hooker a lot of money
What will you get for that full service:-!
Shame nokia switched os wp7, the OS has potential. Excellent build quality of course and the screen being amoled with clearblack is excellent, has most things built in like picasa, skype, facebook, google video talk etc. but fewer of the simple apps that keep daily mail and sun readers occupied on iOS and Android.

Ofcourse the camera and video recorder is also excellent.
chaywa

If this had a dual core CPU I'd be all over it. Single core lets it down … If this had a dual core CPU I'd be all over it. Single core lets it down in this day and age, as my HD2 is slowly starting to prove :-(



android needs dual core because its sh.t

single core is more than enough for this os.
Rubbish, the lack memory card slot will put alot of people off.
carleast

Good OS or not, it's dead in the water before it even launched. There's … Good OS or not, it's dead in the water before it even launched. There's no point in buying this phone.The same can be said of Nokia in general. They've got a long way back from where they are and partnering with Microsoft has done them no favours. They needed to go with Android if they had any chance.



They couldn't go Android, everyone else is already well established with Android, plus Android isn't such a great phone OS, it's quite a bodged effort even in its latest incarnation. WP7 on the other hand for being such an immature OS is actually extremely well optimised and a pleasure to use, and has a uniquely good UI. Android and IOS have the app, there's no doubting that. If MS get Windows 8 right then WP7 will also flourish. It just needs the quality of apps, it already exceeds the Blackberry OS for amount of apps. Meego. Maemo, Tizen, Symbian, they're going and some have already gone commercially.

The main players now are Android, IOS and WP7. Android really needs a complete overhaul. I use Android mainly, it has horrendous memory management, it's not optimised nearly as good as WP7 and IOS and it requires more resources, but for now it has all the apps and openess which keep its appeal for me. I stil think it's a pile of crap but I still am attracted to it like a fly to well you know what. Android also is completely hopeless on tablets. Windows 8 should and probably will take over Android market share on tablets, but that's a while away yet. Android and the other Linux based smartphone operating systems mentioned earlier are the most open and customisable, that also can them the most cumbersome and geeky.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 25th Mar 2012
mug2k

Rubbish, the lack memory card slot will put alot of people off.



Which why you never see any one with an iphone.
chaywa

If this had a dual core CPU I'd be all over it. Single core lets it down … If this had a dual core CPU I'd be all over it. Single core lets it down in this day and age, as my HD2 is slowly starting to prove :-(



Nonsense I have a SGS2 (used to have SGS, but it was a lagfest) and an Omnia 7. The Omnia is wasted by the SGS2 in terms of tech, yet the Omnia 7 is smoother in operation, it feels just as fast if not faster than the SGS2 in terms of the user interface. WP7 simply doesn't need dual core currently, but as the apps progress and gaming arrives in full force on the platform then expect that requirement to change.
fishmaster

They couldn't go Android, everyone else is already well established with … They couldn't go Android, everyone else is already well established with Android, plus Android isn't such a great phone OS, it's quite a bodged effort even in its latest incarnation. WP7 on the other hand for being such an immature OS is actually extremely well optimised and a pleasure to use, and has a uniquely good UI. Android and IOS have the app, there's no doubting that. If MS get Windows 8 right then WP7 will also flourish. It just needs the quality of apps, it already exceeds the Blackberry OS for amount of apps. Meego. Maemo, Tizen, Symbian, they're going and some have already gone commercially. The main players now are Android, IOS and WP7. Android really needs a complete overhaul. I use Android mainly, it has horrendous memory management, it's not optimised nearly as good as WP7 and IOS and it requires more resources, but for now it has all the apps and openess which keep its appeal for me. I stil think it's a pile of crap but I still am attracted to it like a fly to well you know what. Android also is completely hopeless on tablets. Windows 8 should and probably will take over Android market share on tablets, but that's a while away yet. Android and the other Linux based smartphone operating systems mentioned earlier are the most open and customisable, that also can them the most cumbersome and geeky.


"expert" then
umar

Sammy108£317.99 for a hooker a lot of moneyWhat will you get for that … Sammy108£317.99 for a hooker a lot of moneyWhat will you get for that full service:-!



I apologise for overestimating the price, I don't usually buy them.
Windows Phone is gaining marketshare... at a very very slow rate... and the fact that it has a already very small marketshare I would never consider spending that much on a phone with an OS with those statistics. There are better alternatives as others have mentioned for iOS and Android. If this phone does get a fully working version of ICS it would be a lot more considerable to me.

Some may not agree but that is my verdict on it. Not voting either way.

What people forget is that it comes down to the OS with the 'killer apps', something Google and Apple currently have in place hence the war of the two brands. I haven't used WP7 much so I can't comment on the OS, but whether it is a pleasure to use or not, if there are not enough developers writing quality applications for it, it will not make a dent in the market. This has always been the case in computing.

Edited by: "Carson_Official" 26th Mar 2012
Good price for this phone. Regardless of the lack of the support, the device itself is meant to be a pretty awesome piece of kit. If I was after a new phone, i'd snap this up. Have some heat.
Edited by: "Guillin" 26th Mar 2012
chaywa

If this had a dual core CPU I'd be all over it. Single core lets it down … If this had a dual core CPU I'd be all over it. Single core lets it down in this day and age, as my HD2 is slowly starting to prove :-(


It may be a single core but its not a first generation single core found on the hd2, this cpu even if clocked the same would far surpass the hd2 first gen snapdragon.
Match this with the most optimised os, wp7.5. the lumia 800 flys, probably more so than those quad core behemonths coming to android.


but android is still the os for me. Sure it has optimisation issues, memory etc but these can be easily fixed with alittle tlc.
If you worry about this go for an os which only require a single brain cell like ios or windows. If you put a little effort into android(eg get a task killer)etc, you get so much more out of it. Plus all the apps I buy on android are on my account, so I have them on my tablet, phone, even computer and in the future, since so many phones use android, I am not restricted and know that I can use all my apps no matter what I choose.
carleast

Good OS or not, it's dead in the water before it even launched. There's … Good OS or not, it's dead in the water before it even launched. There's no point in buying this phone.The same can be said of Nokia in general. They've got a long way back from where they are and partnering with Microsoft has done them no favours. They needed to go with Android if they had any chance.



I agree with your first comment. This is a great phone but don't buy it if you want apps

I completely disagree with your second comment.
I have used Android, WP7 and iOS extensively. WP7 is the slickest and easiest to use, Android is the most fiddly. iOS is the best compromise if you want the app list, but at a price!
WP7 will give Nokia that chance to re-invent itself and they are smart to take it on.


colonel

I agree with your first comment. This is a great phone but don't buy it … I agree with your first comment. This is a great phone but don't buy it if you want appsI completely disagree with your second comment.I have used Android, WP7 and iOS extensively. WP7 is the slickest and easiest to use, Android is the most fiddly. iOS is the best compromise if you want the app list, but at a price!WP7 will give Nokia that chance to re-invent itself and they are smart to take it on.



--^ +1
Blimey - I must be in a parallel universe here. There are actually some people on a phone thread that a) know what they are talking about and b) have tried the operating system before slagging it off/evangelising. I am not going to comment on the various OS's in question as I have a vested interest, but the deal is hot for the N9.
Shame the N950 is not available commercially. I know Nokias market share would rocket if they did.
mightyforest

meego better than wp7.5? your having a giraffe



Windows phone 7.5 is absolute pants. I know from experience, because I have the unfortunate 'pleasure' of having to use it at work... as for Zune software, that is one huge shower. You don't have to use any software to connect your N9 to PC I might add.




sumomoggy

Windows phone 7.5 is absolute pants. I know from experience, because I … Windows phone 7.5 is absolute pants. I know from experience, because I have the unfortunate 'pleasure' of having to use it at work... as for Zune software, that is one huge shower. You don't have to use any software to connect your N9 to PC I might add.



Each to there own, understand that not everyone knows what they are talking about so will let you off, lets see where meego is come end of the year against windows phone
Available in Blue and Black at ChatandVision
Edited by: "JamesBody" 26th Mar 2012
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