All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:19 PM
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Reasons why the N97 is superior to the iPhone

After all the N97 bashing, I was trying an iPhone today. Ooh. Ahh. Until someone wanted to transfer an MP3 to the iPhone from another phone.

Bluetooth File Transfer? Nope.

Try saving an email attachment? Nope.

What about Mass Storage Mode? Nope.

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:30 PM
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Yeah, people do have a right to complain about the N97 to a point. But i'm still out there showing my iPhone loving friends how it's superior and all they can ever come back with, is slicker interface, itunes and apps. (Stupid apps normally, only 5% are any good) and the N97 interface gets better all the time.

Plus dont forget the cost, Orange have released their tarriff for the iPhone, so much for competition bringing the price down! On a TWO YEAR contract, on a 45pm tarriff the 3GS with 32GB will STILL cost you 100. Insane. I picked my N97 up 3 weeks after launch for 370 and you could get the same Tarriff sim only on O2 for 20 a month, that's over 300 cheaper over the course of 2 years plus the fact you wouldnt be tied down.

The next iPhone has to do something pretty special to warrant swapping, you still cant take a picture in the dark! Though some might not be able to do that without extensive flash bleeding on the N97 too :-P

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After all the N97 bashing, I was trying an iPhone today. Ooh. Ahh. Until someone wanted to transfer an MP3 to the iPhone from another phone.

Bluetooth File Transfer? Nope.

Try saving an email attachment? Nope.

What about Mass Storage Mode? Nope.

The end,.

Cya
Simon
Know what you mean, trying sending a ringtone to my friends Iphone. No way of doing at all. How crap is that?

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iPhone=Just marketing hype.

I should stuck to what Apple let me do.
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:42 AM
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Hi,

I love Nokia because of their feature and It is very easy to operate it. I love symbian operating systems S60. We can get many software for symbian OS S60. It works really fine with me. I had not used iphone but Whatever I heard about iphone, All users have some problmes. You could not get the application like Symbian S60 and Iphone users are facing backup problems.
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At least the iPhone "does exactly what it says on the tin". Does the N97?

No. Not in my experience,and does not come ANYWHERE near close to doing so. For goodness sake, it cannot even handle phone calls without freezing up. Does the iPhone do that?

Anyone heard of iPhone 3GS users who were SO disappointed that they reverted to using the iPhone 3G?

And just out of curiousity here - anyone know when Apple release phone software udate, whether it is global - or do some select people get it way ahead of others - even on unbranded phones?
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At least the iPhone " does exactly what it says on the tin". Does the N97?

No, not in my experience, it does not come ANYWHERE near close to doing so.It should go back in the tin, and returned to Nokia.For goodness sake, it cannot even handle phone calls properly with out freezing up and having to re-boot. Anyone ever heard of an iPhone 3GS user being so disappointed with their new phone, that they reverted back to a 3G model or even a original iPhone?

And out of sheer curiosity here, cos I really do not know the answer, when Apple release a software update for the iPhone does it only go to a few select people at a time, or is it released globally?
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Beer There's a good point in there..

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At least the iPhone " does exactly what it says on the tin". Does the N97?

No, not in my experience, it does not come ANYWHERE near close to doing so.It should go back in the tin, and returned to Nokia.For goodness sake, it cannot even handle phone calls properly with out freezing up and having to re-boot. Anyone ever heard of an iPhone 3GS user being so disappointed with their new phone, that they reverted back to a 3G model or even a original iPhone?

And out of sheer curiosity here, cos I really do not know the answer, when Apple release a software update for the iPhone does it only go to a few select people at a time, or is it released globally?
Yes its released globally.. how because Apple include ALL the languages in the firmware for every release.

Symbian .. really does need to adopt the ability to add the languages users require .. It just can't be that hard .. I keep moaning on about it .. one thing it will stop is people madly changing product codes just to get the language support they want.

I work with iPhones all day .. I don't want one .. for some people they're fine .. but not me.

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Old 04-11-2009, 05:04 AM
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iPhone=Just marketing hype.

I should stuck to what Apple let me do.
If it was just marketing hype - how come it's the best selling phone?

As the saying goes " You can fool some of the people some of the time, and you fool all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time".

The N97 has had so much "marketing hype" here in Saudi, wall to wall coverage, but no-one is buying it. You know why don't you? - because it's rubbish.

It's Nokia who have been weighed, measured and found wanting, not Apple.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:23 AM
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The reasons I didn't buy the Iphone are:

-No Flash
-3.2 MP camera
-No ability to use your own headphones and have a remote conrtol (AFAIK)
-Sync with Outlook only through Itunes (ASAIK)
-No Radio
-The Fact that you HAVE to use Itunes to sync music, and that Itunes doesn't support WMA.
-Only available on contract
-Doesn't multi task

I still really wanted one though, but my head came before my heart. Haven't really regretted it, but the N97 really has been a right royal pain in the rear. Here's for a better V20!
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But at least you know what you get with an iPhone ,and that is my point. With the n97, no-one has got a gnikcuf clue til you get it out of the box and try to make it work hopefully by smashing it into the face of a Nokia rep. Grrr.

Out here in Saudi, 99% of the phones you buy in phone shops are unlocked, including the iPhone. What was the point of me buying an unlocked unbranded N97 oh yeah, so I could leave it in the draw at home and carry on using my N95.

Basically, I feel like Ive been duped and conned with the N97 and its a nightmare trying to get any sense out of Nokia at all. The communication Ive had with their Customer Care Centre, is laughable. Really is laugh out loud stuff, beyond despair, its well and truly comical.
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