GLOBAL – In the second part of our hot discussions round-up, we’re taking a look at the second half of the year, and all the things that got you diving in for a juicy debate. July might have been a quiet month, what with everyone on holidays and whatnot, but it was in fact the calm before August and September’s storm of new product announcements – and the cursory opinion they spawned. Read on to remember the best.
Back in July phone and photo aficionados found themselves debating the finer points of flash set up on the N82 and N86 8MP. That’s what happens when you pit two capable camera phones against each other, as Damian Dinning, the man behind both devices at Nokia, did with the N86 8MP and the N82.
It was all in a bid to discover how both performed in low light levels and to engage debate as to what makes a good cameraphone. And the debate was hot too, with Damian diving in and posing his case directly with users, right here on Conversations. Fast forward to December and the comments are still rolling in.
August saw the limelight temporarily shift away from Nokia’s growing collection of cutting-edge devices designed to make calls for something a little different. The Nokia Booklet 3G marked a milestone in Nokia history with its first steps into (mini) laptop land. It made quite an entrance here on Nokia Conversations too, as our second most commented story of 2009.
New month, new handset. Whilst the Booklet and N900 were announced prior the show, it wasn’t until Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, took the stage at Nokia World 09 that everyone realised there was more good stuff to come. Step forward the X6 (and it’s X3 baby brother).
With the ability to place contacts on its homescreen, 35 hours of music playback, 5-megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, A-GPS and Ovi Maps it’s of little surprise that the X6 caught everyone’s attention.
“This would definitely be my next phone” said Syed Masood at the time. “I want one!,” Conversations reader purple1986 echoed. Meanwhile others baulked at the bulk “14 mm, slim, sleek? You’ve got to be kidding, right?”. And the debate continues…
“Tell us what to do with the Nokia N900″ became, quite quickly, our most commented conversation of 2009 with a thread-smashing 148 comments. When asked, you responded with gusto, resulting in a 30-day extravaganza of N900 videos showing off the N900′s best skills. We’ve been battering its battery power, manhandling its multitasking skills, and loads more, before sharing the results with you. You told us what to do and we did it.
With our Nokia N900 video showcase already underway many of you diverted your attentions from gawping at the N900 to finally getting hold of one. November saw the first batch of N900s leaving the factories and heading to stores. Like us here at Nokia Conversations you guys were just as excited to get your hands on Nokia’s first Maemo-powered phone, making the N900 the most talked-about device of 2009.
Over for the last few months we’ve been asking folk, both inside and outside the company, what their favourite three Nokia handsets of all time are.
It was the choices of NokiaExperts.com‘s Matt Miller which drew most attention, with many of you heartily agreeing with his picks of the Nokia E71, N95 (N95-3) and the N97 Mini – a trio of some of Nokia’s most loved devices. Commenter CYPHERC nearly detached our ears in approval: “I agree 100% in the same order!!!! I LOVE MY E71!!!! is the best phone ever!!!”
Don’t forget to let us know your favourite discussions below and check back tomorrow to see what polls topped the lists for 2009.