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PostPosted: Friday, 15.Jan.2010 02:44    Post subject: 2010 and still using my S80 device...   Reply with quote   

hello!

Today I was looking at my 5 year old N 9500 and my 9300...

Lot of people tell me that they are older and outdated devices...

I have been using them the last 5 years non-stop.

I have always been as many here a guy that loves the newest tech, a guy that wants to buy new products and extract 100% of them.

But something happened with the last S80 devices...

I bought an E90 , year 2007 ( september ) sold it and returned to my brick ( n9500 ).

I bought a BB...sold it and returned to my n9500...

The same happened with the first Android device...

I know the big limitations of S80.

Could it be possible to emulate an S80 in a Maemo device??

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PostPosted: Friday, 15.Jan.2010 10:05    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

I myself am using Nokia 9210 still as my main phone, after 9 years since its launch.
Prabably the main reason I haven't given up on the model and S80 is because if it lacks something software-wise, I can always make new programs for it. The only limitation hardware-wise I see on the 9210 is the lack of Bluetooth.

I don't know why 9500, 9300 or 9300i don't give me the same satisfaction level as my 9210 - I've used all of those S80 v2.0 models, but I've always gone back to my trusty old 9210.

Of current models, for me there have been no candidates to replace any S80 device. E90 was a big step forward on the hardware side, but S60 is not comparable to S80, unfortunately. My phone's requirements include a QWERTY keyboard and a horizontal clamshell cover, and usability like in Series 80 UI. I hope someday we'll see a device housing these specifications.

Nokia, if you're reading this: Maemo in a clamshell would be nice Wink
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PostPosted: Saturday, 23.Jan.2010 03:36    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Sera, really hope Nokia is reading this and taking it very serious: Maemo in a clamshell would be very nice - and I think many people are waiting for just such a device.
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PostPosted: Saturday, 23.Jan.2010 10:34    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

You're right, mortenandersen. Actually I'm eagerly waiting any manufacturer to come up with a high-end clamshell device. Though Nokia might be a little apprehensive on making a horizontal clamshell device since E90 was such a hardware disaster Smile
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PostPosted: Friday, 26.Feb.2010 09:23    Post subject: Nokia 9500 aficianado   Reply with quote   

Hello friends,
another N9500 afficianado here.Still going strong, and indispensable to me for all the info/software I have installed; even though I also have an Omnia i900, very clever etc. but really a different animal altogether.
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PostPosted: Friday, 26.Feb.2010 11:08    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

I an also still using my 9500, I did buy a E90 but just could not get on with it.
Yes it was a new 'communicator' but it just kept going wrong and really it was just lacking something.so i sold it.

My 9500 is in use daily and whilst i know that i could get a newer phone there is just something about the 9500 that makes me not want to get rid of it.
Ok,it is larger than most modern models and the silver coating is coming off in places ,the internal screen has a few scratches but for me it is just perfect.
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PostPosted: Friday, 26.Feb.2010 19:26    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

i liked my 9500, tried a 9300i, but needed the media.

i look at my 9500 and see a cracked hinge. that didnt help.


but after using my e90, i had to let it go for speed. the same now for my n900.

if you are just using the standard apps and can write the software as sera, then off you go. but after being on my n900 for 2 months, i dont think i could go back to the speeds!

if they do release a slightly different version of the n900 to create a meego-based commi, i dont think that it would take even 1 second for me to grab it.
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PostPosted: Tuesday, 09.Mar.2010 20:51    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

The Nokia 9210 I've been using for the recent years is a bit faulty - e.g. the 1 and 2 buttons on the outer screen didn't take any presses (thus making it impossible to call the emergency number on the outer screen - that is 112 in Finland), and the inner screen had some dirt on the background plate - but the thing is that I could live with those easily. Still I wanted something better Smile

Well, yesterday I received two faulty units I had bought from the Finnish kind-of equivalent of eBay (Huuto.net) at 10 euros a piece. The other one had a broken hinge and everything fully working, but the other one was in mint condition, but had some problems somewhere because the inner screen didn't light up at all.

Well, I decided to try and build a working unit from the two bad ones, so I first tried to open the good one's cover and replace the outer screen's circuit board with the broken-hinged one's, but the problem remained. Still no signs of life in the inner screen.

Then I opened the back cover of the good-looking one and swapped the two's motherboards, put the battery in and there it was, a fully working Nokia 9210 in a NEAT condition.
After all I didn't even have to touch my former one with the bad 1 and 2 numbers, so now I have two working 9210 phones Smile

A great relief is that I didn't have to take the flexi cable out. That's easily the hardest and the most irritating part to take off.

P.S. I'm still actively looking for Nokia 9210 related items to buy:
http://my-symbian.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=370829
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PostPosted: Wednesday, 21.Apr.2010 19:31    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Still using my N9500 and getting compliments from iClone users, saying they wished they had one, lol, and how my old phone has features they only wished they had.

BUT, still unable to check hotmail business email accounts on the 9500's email system, nor does the mobile web versions work (doesn't allow for the 'dot' in the address, nor backspacing). Yahoo email works like a charm, though.

I wouldn't trade my N9500 for any other phone, nokia or otherwise! Yes, it's worn and cracked, but I love it! I Love You
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