Mr. Elop shows off Nokia’s Sea Ray Windows Phone device

OK, I’ll admit I was a bit harsh on the Nokia N9 and maybe it is due to my frustration with the lack of a simple Anna update on my existing devices. How can they show something as slick as the N9 and MeeGo and not even provide the update to existing loyal customers? Anyway, I was thinking early today I would likely buy a Nokia N9 (and I still might), but when I saw the same form factor running Windows Phone as the Sea Ray I became much more excited about Nokia.

I understand that the meeting was an internal meeting and someone, either accidentally or purposely, leaked out the video where Mr. Elop showed off this slick Windows Phone device. There are still a ton of questions about the device (processor, camera, Nokia Maps, etc.) and I am sure there is a lot of work to do, but the fact that it looks to be just about the same as the N9 is promising.

Both the N9 and this Sea Ray device show me that Nokia continues to create nice hardware and I look forward to both MeeGo and Windows Phone devices. Shoot, I am still buying Symbian devices since I like what Nokia has to offer. After seeing the N9 and playing more with my Nokia E7, I also came to realize it isn’t that important to have thousands of 3rd party apps when the operating system itself provides nearly all the functionality that you really use on a daily basis.

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12 Comments to Mr. Elop shows off Nokia’s Sea Ray Windows Phone device

Dan
June 23, 2011

“I also came to realize it isn’t that important to have thousands of 3rd party apps when the operating system itself provides nearly all the functionality that you really use on a daily basis.”

This is why the Symbian OS made sense ever since it debuted. Most of the functions and apps you need are available in the handset. Something that Android was only able to match at present.

Like you, I’m excited about the N9 running on Meego and the version running on Windows BUT just so TORN. Which would I buy then?

Windows Phone seems the more “mainstream” choice as it already has greater dev support hence more apps and assured OS dev support BUT comes with more compromises: No USB mass storage, mandatory video conversion with no native support for divx, etc, Zune reliance, lack of bluetooth transfer. Nokia N9 (just like its N900 brother) addresses all these deficiencies and as demoed before, can run WebOS and Android Apps (and even take advantage of the graphics accelerator, for example).

How about you, Matt? Are you going for the Nokia N9 Meego or Windows Phone?

jdo
June 23, 2011
Robert Najafabadi
June 23, 2011

To me the Nokia WP phone just looks meh I rather have MeeGo and I so happy they finally announced it

Robert Najafabadi
June 23, 2011

Also it is frustrating me that they talk about you need to bring phones out sooner they have failed to do that from my prospective how are is it to slap WP on hardware with spec requirements if they don’t come out on Magos lunch then I don’t care anymore.

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