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  #259571 29-Sep-2009 23:32
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Hahaha, "Alibaba", that name alone won't be attracting many customers!

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  #259578 30-Sep-2009 01:13
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Hmm.... I know the buyer of the "N85" off Trademe... he gave it to me to see if I could get it working properly. The phone was a joke, horrendous menu design (not Nokia obviously), a Carl Zeuss lens... oh dear. Told him it was a fake and he decided he was going to get his money back.

Well, this story has a happy ending because instead of getting a refund, he accepted the offer of an N900 instead! Laughing This is not a joke and I am afraid I will have to check it out again and deliver more bad news!

 
 
 
 


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  #259589 30-Sep-2009 06:59
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By the way all, very large preview at my-symbian, and another large look at the OS at mobile-review in case you missed them.




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  #259630 30-Sep-2009 09:52
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Great find NZTechfreak


this is of concern...taken from the end of the review...

"What's not: (maybe just on the tested prototype?)





  • no handwriting recognition



  • storage memory for installable applications limited to ridiculous 256 MB, all the remaining gigabytes available for documents and data files only



  • lack of d-pad (it's an Nseries device, so some people would like to play games on it!)



  • the keyboard is nice, but could be even better (to attract Communicator users)



  • the display seems to be easily scratchable; screen protector or carrying case are recommended to protect it



  • lens cover does not scratch the lens (like on the N97) but it does scratch the part of the casing it slides over



  • since the memory card is hot swappable, why there's no access to it from the outside?



  • some sort of hardware "Home" button quickly switching to the Desktop would be really useful



  • no audio equalizer



  • Nokia, PLEASE, add voice dialing!



  • no Java support, even just Java MIDP



  • very limited support for Profiles, only "General" and "Silent", no possibility to create own profiles, no timed Profiles, etc.



  • the touch display "de-calibrating" from time to time on the tested unit, probably due to early, pre-release firmware.



  • no MMS support.





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Particularly the 256MB for installed apps.... -surely this will be changed - installing MAPS of another country (Aus=177MB) and its all gone..

Acccording to maemo.org - this is being addressed and should have 1GB for installs - but not confirmed to date...

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  #259656 30-Sep-2009 11:14
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lurker: Hmm.... I know the buyer of the "N85" off Trademe... he gave it to me to see if I could get it working properly. The phone was a joke, horrendous menu design (not Nokia obviously), a Carl Zeuss lens... oh dear. Told him it was a fake and he decided he was going to get his money back.

Well, this story has a happy ending because instead of getting a refund, he accepted the offer of an N900 instead! Laughing This is not a joke and I am afraid I will have to check it out again and deliver more bad news!


What the *beep* *BEEP*!!

Well, I know it is not a joke but at least it made me laugh....

Is it really a carl zeuss lense??? I would have thought they would have picked some cheapo camera and wacked it in




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  #259681 30-Sep-2009 11:59
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dman: Is it really a carl zeuss lense??? I would have thought they would have picked some cheapo camera and wacked it in


It was indeed a cheapo, the "Zeuss" was a mis-spelling that should ring alarm bells. Can't wait to see his "N900" though. I notice the bad feedback is gone from the seller. Shame.



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  #259683 30-Sep-2009 12:04
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@canterbury read mobilereview review...its much better, I read it in full last night...it states the app memory is now 2GB, which is consistant to other reports and rumors I have read...as for much of the rest of your concerns, Nokia are going to code and eventually include them eg. MMS just they have not had time to include for the N900 release. I have no concerns.




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Mobile: Nokia N97, Nokia N900, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III (current)

 
 
 
 


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  #259824 30-Sep-2009 18:21
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Oh yeah!

Check out this awesomeness:

http://konttoristhoughts.blogspot.com/2009/09/snes-on-n900.html

For some reason I can't embed that link in my post properly...




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  #259855 30-Sep-2009 19:48
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NZtechfreak: Oh yeah!

Check out this awesomeness:

http://konttoristhoughts.blogspot.com/2009/09/snes-on-n900.html

For some reason I can't embed that link in my post properly...




good find

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  #259868 30-Sep-2009 20:52
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Thats wicked!!!! :D

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  #260509 2-Oct-2009 11:30
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RTFM (US Ver)



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  #260734 3-Oct-2009 03:53
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Canterbury: RTFM (US Ver)

Nice...


I thought I would print it out so I can read and study it in detail, and be ahead of the game once its released...


100 pages...phew!


If I get through all that, and actually remember it all by the time I actually have my N900...I should be able to write some insightful and informative blogs on the device.




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

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  #261032 4-Oct-2009 22:06
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Hello Guys!
Im new to this site and like all of you am very eager to get my hands on this awesome phone!!! I've been waiting for a while now to replace my n95 8gb(and kick the hell out of my brothers iphone). I am very keen to pool with NZTECHFREAK and CO. Willing to provide details for security purposes re payment! Pls keep me posted.
Thanks!



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  #261055 5-Oct-2009 02:36
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Welcome to Geekzone

Regarding a possible bulk purchase, we will keep this thread updated as more information comes to light, but our options are pretty limited at this time...stay tuned.




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

Mobile: Nokia N97, Nokia N900, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III (current)

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  #262524 8-Oct-2009 20:27
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peoples have seen these reviews?
http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-rx51-n900-en.shtml

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=34817 (seeing it in the person's hand it doesn't look as scary big as I thought it would be!)

http://noknok.tv/2009/10/05/nokia-n900-top-of-the-hacks/ (wow!)

http://www.maemo-guru.com/2009/08/10-awesome-features-of-maemo5/

http://my-symbian.com/other/preview_n900.php




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