After the Symbian^3-powered Nokia N8 got early negative reviews months prior to announced shipping dates, Nokia is turning things around. The same reviewer who disapproved of the N8, Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-Review fame, has obtained an early Nokia N9, presumably running Nokia’s and Intel’s jointly developed MeeGo operating system. The reviewer notes that the hardware is “near perfect,” stating “I like it.” However, when it comes to the software and the MeeGo side of the equation, he notes that it feels like a work in progress and isn’t too polished.
The software comment doesn’t surprise us as MeeGo is still in development and the first-generation release of the operating system will need some tweaking done by Nokia to get it up to par for a release. At this time, until someone gets a final build of the N9 with a final build of MeeGo, we don’t have an accurate indication on how the software will work when the MeeGo-powered N9 will get released in 2011.
If you want to read more about the early impressions, head on over to Nokia HD Blog for the scoop.
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