Posts Tagged ‘3’

My Dream Nokia #3: Nokia N9-01 MeeGo Phone concept 12MP, CBD 4.1″ 1280x720x32, 64gb, Dual Core 1GHz

November 12, 2010 22 comments

My Dream Nokia #3 – response to the “My Dream Nokia” idea from Alberto:

Thomas Boutroue sends in his Dream Nokia – the Nokia N9-01

“My dream’s nokia may be the N9-01 : a N900 in better (better hardware, alu casing, bigger screen, and MeeGo”

His dream specs are on the side but just to reiterate:

  • MeeGo 1.2
  • Dual Core 1GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal
  • Micro-SD Reader
  • Physical Keyboard
  • Spaced Keys
  • Sensitive Pad
  • No keys on the front
  • Hard keys for +/0 and camera
  • Face Cam 5MP
  • Rear Cam 12MP
  • Camera Lens Cover (Very, very important feature now realising what I’ve missed. So easy to wash out photos, especially with bright flash when there’s a smudge on the camera glass)
  • 4 LED Flash (ooh quadflash again? No one seems to be a fan of the Xenon. Then again, I do miss that spontaneous LED torch. But Not so much as blurry people pics :p)
  • Aluminium casing (Early N9 leak has that single aluminium macbook pro look)
  • CBD 4.1″ 1280X720X32 (Where’s the 32? I’ve always envisioned that the surrounding side border around the phone could form some touch input – no actual buttons needed. Or that around the screen are a few SEPARATE pixels that would truly make it borderless but still be functional in certain situations where you might need that border.)
  • LED Notification on the front (OH Real N9, you must have this like the N900. It’s unbelievably useful)
  • Resistive but multitouch (uh oh – controversial. Die Hard N900 fans would agree. Well this is Thomas’ own Dream Nokia)
  • Very Strong Front Surface
  • Dolby Surround. Jack 3.5 Audio Out
  • Wireless HDMI
  • Micro USB + HOST + OTG
  • 4000 mAh battery (AMEN! But I doubt we’ll ever get more than 1500mAh for any Nokia Phone given current size constraints from Nok)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi N
  • LTE Support
  • 6.5×12.0x1.0cm

The good thing is, a lot of these specs (bar a few such as battery capacity) are actually physically possible right now.

Very early Nokia MeeGo UI worth posting. Even if it doesn’t improve from this I’d be impressed.

About “My Dream Nokia”

I’m sure you’ve dreamt up your PERFECT Nokia phone. What it would look like, what it would feel like, what features it would have. Why don’t you share it with the world? Or at least with other Nokia fans :D .

It could be your own photoshopped or rendered work (seriously, you don’t need mega skills in either, basic paint job is often enough to convey a concept) of your dream product.

SEND this in similarly to with the title “My Dream Nokia” and perhaps the model number (and a little description, maybe a few specs in the message area? Though this bit not necessary).

Who knows, maybe an image might flutter over to Nokia and through whatever route end up being real.

Nokia N97 only £320 pay as you go, on 3

June 27, 2009 19 comments

For the perceived shortcomings of the N97, it really needed some aggressive price points to make it an attractive option for consumers. We’re seeing pretty good deals so far with pay monthly, but Network, 3, seems to have an even better offer on PAYG.

Whilst £320 isn’t pocket change, it is a brilliant step forward to getting high end Nseries to the masses.

3 are offering the Nokia N97 for £319.99 on pay as you go, which is otherwise £500 sim free (The iPhone 3GS is £538.20 on PAYG with O2).

Now I’m not sure exactly how 3’s reward system works, e.g. if you top up twice, do you get two sets of rewards?…but here’s what you get for a single £10 top up which lasts for 90 days, even if your credit runs out.

  • 300 text
  • Free Skype to skype calls
  • 150mb internet allowance (not really enough for anything but occasional emails)
  • Free 3 to 3 calls.
  • Free voice mail

Leaving you with the £10 for calls (video/mobile/landline/08 and 09 numbers too!). Also, as the top up amount increases, so does your free text allowance.

2So, a 12 month total ownership cost with £10 monthly top ups on PAYG:


Alternatively, if you will be regularly topping up, another option maybe getting a sim only contract.


However, for a slightly more manageble payment, (and if you use moderate amount of calls/text/mobile internet – the latter of which you really need to take advantage of the N97), pay monthly may be the best value option. Check out some price deals here

Via TechRadar

Nokia N97 on O2, free at £45 via Carphone Warehouse

n97bThe N97 is coming to O2-UK not directly through O2 stores but via Carphone Warehouse, apparently perhaps so as “not to irk Apple with a direct iPhone competitor”.

There’s one price mentioned, “Free phone, but £45 per month contract”. That’s not too bad considering iPhone is still £44.05 per month for the premium 16GB version.  I really don’t want to touch the N97 until it reaches around £30 per month, so I’ll just have to see if O2 and other operators will provide better pricing combinations on launch (or wait a couple of weeks/a month – er highly unlikely though, me want N97!). If you’re not a student, or just have plenty of money to burn and just want the N97 ASAP, you can preorder directly from Nokia (currently only for Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, USA, and Sweden)

As for the date, it’s still pretty vague. O2 Carphone Warehouse say mid June, so it could be around the 15th but who knows. I’d really like to see pricing decrease substantially on the N97. I mean, if it were a true flagship pushing the boundries of hardware and software, then I would support such high prices. But I’m feeling the N97 is more of a tug boat, making preparations for OVI and a greater flagship. It has the potential to sell well. However, with the next iteration of iPhone also coming in June, if pricing is similar, a lot of the general public will just blindly choose the iconic iPhone.

I mean the Nokia 5800 has features that you’d expect from Nseries, but it doesn’t have the elite N-price. It began at £15 per month for a free 5800! It may not have certain slickness from Apple, but at that bargain price, who cares?  That maybe a huge factor to its successful sales, which perhaps could also be achieved with the N97 were it to also receive extremely reasonable pricing.

Via Pocket-Lint