Nokia: iPhone 3GS Has a Crappy Camera, N97 Rocks Faces

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Need more evidence that Nokia just doesn't get it? Here's what UK General Manager for Nokia Mike Loughran says about the N97 versus the iPhone 3GS:

"The new iPhone is an evolution rather than a revolution and for people trying to decide whether to get a Nokia N97 or an iPhone, it comes down to a decision on performance and value for money… The new iPhone seems to have the same design and colour, upgrading from a sub-standard two-megapixel camera to a still low 3.2-megapixel camera, and is probably a disappointment for many people given the high tariff and lifetime ownership costs."

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It's not about specs—and if we are going to go there, what's up with the N97's dinky processor—it's about being usable. I had hope that the N97 is a stopgap until something better to keep Nokia's head in the game, but quotes like this make me less sure. [Intomobile]

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UGH.

Gizmodo you are a bunch of fanboys. I'm going to have to stop reading your site with all the pro apple crap. I'd be surprised if you weren't subsidized by apple.

I have an n95 and I find symbian highly usable. The camera rocks, gizmo project / skype client rocks, web experience could be a titch improved but nothing major that I've experienced. Google maps client for GPS and street view and google latitude.

There has only been one thing I can't do from the symbian n95 that I am sad about. I can't ssh in to my webserver. I'm sure there is an app for it I just haven't found it, and I don't care enough to search for days for it.

You guys are pissin me off now.