Nokia users hate me…

Ahh, go over to the Nokia forum. They are up in arms about how someone who HAS and USES a Nokia N95 could possibly swallow Steve Jobs’ hype and covet an iPhone.

I guess they missed my earlier blogs where I detailed all the ways the N95 was better than the iPhone. Let’s see again, GPS (yes, I’ve used it, it takes four minutes to get a lock most of the time), better camera (kudos, but the experience of using it absolutely sucks compared to the iPhone, but it does make MUCH better images), replaceable battery (my battery today was used for normal phone and some browsing starting at about 9 a.m. and it was dead by 7 p.m. so you damn well better get a replaceable battery), 3G (but not in the United States, only in Europe), video recording (one place where Apple screwed up), better developer platform (normal people don’t care), games included (Apple isn’t gonna leave that hole open for long).

Ahh, religion is a funny thing.

I can’t wait to see a serious iPhone competitor come from Nokia with the same kinds of features. It’ll be fun to go back to the religious types then.

These fans remind me of the geeks at San Jose State University who worked in the computer center back in 1991. They told me “who needs a mouse and menus? They are only needed by idiots.”

Anyway, if Nokia fans think this kind of “evangelism” is going to serve them, or the company they love, well, then hats off to you. You make the freakiest Apple fan seem pretty normal now and that’s hard to do. Congratulations!

172 thoughts on “Nokia users hate me…

  1. I just gave up my N95 today. Buggy, slow, rubbish piece of crap. I’ll wait and get the K850i or W960 when they come down a bit in price. I’ll have my old K800 over the N95 any day.

  2. I just gave up my N95 today. Buggy, slow, rubbish piece of crap. I’ll wait and get the K850i or W960 when they come down a bit in price. I’ll have my old K800 over the N95 any day.

  3. rob: I’ve never been paid a dime by Apple Computer and, unlike Nokia, I haven’t been sent a free iPhone either (Nokia sends bloggers free phones — I didn’t get mine from Nokia, but from Pure Mobile, a distributor of phones).

  4. rob: I’ve never been paid a dime by Apple Computer and, unlike Nokia, I haven’t been sent a free iPhone either (Nokia sends bloggers free phones — I didn’t get mine from Nokia, but from Pure Mobile, a distributor of phones).

  5. Hi Robert,

    I am happy for you to make your money by blogging. You are totally funny guy.

    BR,
    DV

  6. Hi Robert,

    I am happy for you to make your money by blogging. You are totally funny guy.

    BR,
    DV

  7. I’m in the same boat as you Robert… I have both a Nokia N95 and an Apple iPhone!

    I spent a few days in Seattle around July 4th, and used my N95 mostly as a camera, and my iPhone for everything else :)

    Of course, I’m still in the honeymoon phase, but as an Internet device, the iPhone beats the N95.

    I’m still committed to teh N95 as my primary phone, but I’m using the iPhone more than I expected.

  8. I’m in the same boat as you Robert… I have both a Nokia N95 and an Apple iPhone!

    I spent a few days in Seattle around July 4th, and used my N95 mostly as a camera, and my iPhone for everything else :)

    Of course, I’m still in the honeymoon phase, but as an Internet device, the iPhone beats the N95.

    I’m still committed to teh N95 as my primary phone, but I’m using the iPhone more than I expected.

  9. I watch the grenades being tossed back and forth, admittedly, with some amusement, I can only think that the arguments, accusations, not too mention the “mine is bigger than yours” contests, are unnecessary.. The reason that there are so many devices on the market is that not everyone’s criteria for what the perfect device is, is the same.

    I just, as in, 2 days ago needed to get new phone because the piece of crap, Windows Mobile-Based Motorola Q, decided to die once again.. Because I also use the device for business communication, I need something I can rely on.. Windows Mobile apparently isn’t it… (I hope that this doesn’t start a WM5/6, Symbian, Apple, Palm, flamewar..)

    I owned a Palm based Treo and was frustrated by some of its failings as well.. Ruling out all things Windows Mobile and Palm… I looked at, and played with the iPhone, and compared it to the N95.. For a number of reasons, I selected the N95, bought an unlocked/unbranded version and am, thus far, very pleased. I have not experienced any of the issues regarding battery life, instability, etc.. I am running the latest firmware..

    I have never owned a Symbian Based Phone, or anything Apple… Unless you count the Apple II+, IIe, IIGS, and the few iPods I have owned or currently own..

    The iPhone has some definitely eye-catching features.. it’s just not for me… there were too many show-stoppers, and missing features that are important to me when I looked at it..

    Will I eventually own an iPhone? Maybe.. But, definitely not a version 1.0 one, but things can change.. I think Apple has some work to do.

    Hell, I know a lady that lives down the street that is still using a rotary phone hanging on the wall in her kitchen and she is perfectly happy with that…

    To each his own.. Differing viewpoints drive creativity, competition. innovation and progress..

  10. I watch the grenades being tossed back and forth, admittedly, with some amusement, I can only think that the arguments, accusations, not too mention the “mine is bigger than yours” contests, are unnecessary.. The reason that there are so many devices on the market is that not everyone’s criteria for what the perfect device is, is the same.

    I just, as in, 2 days ago needed to get new phone because the piece of crap, Windows Mobile-Based Motorola Q, decided to die once again.. Because I also use the device for business communication, I need something I can rely on.. Windows Mobile apparently isn’t it… (I hope that this doesn’t start a WM5/6, Symbian, Apple, Palm, flamewar..)

    I owned a Palm based Treo and was frustrated by some of its failings as well.. Ruling out all things Windows Mobile and Palm… I looked at, and played with the iPhone, and compared it to the N95.. For a number of reasons, I selected the N95, bought an unlocked/unbranded version and am, thus far, very pleased. I have not experienced any of the issues regarding battery life, instability, etc.. I am running the latest firmware..

    I have never owned a Symbian Based Phone, or anything Apple… Unless you count the Apple II+, IIe, IIGS, and the few iPods I have owned or currently own..

    The iPhone has some definitely eye-catching features.. it’s just not for me… there were too many show-stoppers, and missing features that are important to me when I looked at it..

    Will I eventually own an iPhone? Maybe.. But, definitely not a version 1.0 one, but things can change.. I think Apple has some work to do.

    Hell, I know a lady that lives down the street that is still using a rotary phone hanging on the wall in her kitchen and she is perfectly happy with that…

    To each his own.. Differing viewpoints drive creativity, competition. innovation and progress..

  11. I love my N95 but I’m not that religious to it and I don’t see myself ditching it for an iPhone anytime soon.

    I’m really in utter disgust on the approach the N95 community is taking on the iPhone. Senseless jabs.. here, there. If you didn’t read well enough, I love my N95 and it’s clearly conquered over the iPhone by a mile on the features side.

    I’ve actually mentioned something like this to Darla Mack, the N95 community or Nokia in general is becoming what the Apple ads are to the Microsoft community, and I hate that. WE DON’T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO PROVE but yet we can’t shut up.

    My two cents.

  12. I love my N95 but I’m not that religious to it and I don’t see myself ditching it for an iPhone anytime soon.

    I’m really in utter disgust on the approach the N95 community is taking on the iPhone. Senseless jabs.. here, there. If you didn’t read well enough, I love my N95 and it’s clearly conquered over the iPhone by a mile on the features side.

    I’ve actually mentioned something like this to Darla Mack, the N95 community or Nokia in general is becoming what the Apple ads are to the Microsoft community, and I hate that. WE DON’T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO PROVE but yet we can’t shut up.

    My two cents.

  13. As the iPhone hasn’t been released in Europe I’m not in a position to say if it’s a more enjoyable user experience than the N95 or not so all I can go on is:

    a) How easy I find the N95 to use, and
    b) The features of each device and how often I would use them.

    In answer to to a) I have to say “very easy”. Everything is where it should be and my most important applications are just one key press away. So: Is a touchscreen UI cool? Yes. Do I really need one? No.

    As for b), I use my ‘phone mainly for calls, texts, music, quick web browsing, e-mail and navigation and find the N95 pretty good at all of them. Maybe the iPhone is better at some functions but that isn’t a substitute for not having other essential features at all. Also, wi-fi is fine and dandy when you’re sitting sipping your skinny latte in a hot spot enabled cafe but HSDPA is essential for mobile browsing on the tube or the bus which is where it’s mostly going to be used.

    I’ll certainly give the iPhone a try out though. I just don’t think it’ll do for me and the majority of the European market though.

    As a final point, Robert – have you updated the N95′s firmware (currently V12)? This has corrected the stability issues and improved a number of the unit’s features.

  14. As the iPhone hasn’t been released in Europe I’m not in a position to say if it’s a more enjoyable user experience than the N95 or not so all I can go on is:

    a) How easy I find the N95 to use, and
    b) The features of each device and how often I would use them.

    In answer to to a) I have to say “very easy”. Everything is where it should be and my most important applications are just one key press away. So: Is a touchscreen UI cool? Yes. Do I really need one? No.

    As for b), I use my ‘phone mainly for calls, texts, music, quick web browsing, e-mail and navigation and find the N95 pretty good at all of them. Maybe the iPhone is better at some functions but that isn’t a substitute for not having other essential features at all. Also, wi-fi is fine and dandy when you’re sitting sipping your skinny latte in a hot spot enabled cafe but HSDPA is essential for mobile browsing on the tube or the bus which is where it’s mostly going to be used.

    I’ll certainly give the iPhone a try out though. I just don’t think it’ll do for me and the majority of the European market though.

    As a final point, Robert – have you updated the N95′s firmware (currently V12)? This has corrected the stability issues and improved a number of the unit’s features.

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