June 28, 2011

Nokia N9 Looking Better All the Time

Vlad Savov, writing for Engadget:
the N9 suffers from the typically narrow dynamic range of smartphone camera sensors, which is the cause of the consistently blown-out sky in our gallery images. Still, considering the quick software operation and consistently detailed imagery on offer from the N9, we'd say Nokia is on to a winner here.
It not only looks good, it shoots acceptably well, too. Maybe Nokia's management felt the company couldn't mount an effective app infrastructure, or provide detailed, useful APIs for developers. Maybe they figured it's too late for them to try all that, given Apple and Google's success with their phones, and Microsoft offered an easy way to avoid oblivion. But they were clearly onto something when they designed this device. Now they're going to become nothing more than Microsoft's phone hardware division.