I’ve spent 2 months using my Nokia N9 as my main smartphone and I’ve settled in nicely with Nokia’s only consumer-facing MeeGo Harmattan smartphone. I never expected that I’d prefer using the N9 compared to everything else at my disposal, including the Android-running HTC One V and the iPhone 4, but I’ve become so accustomed to the user experience of the N9 and the way it works that it’s hard to go back to anything else – that, in my opinion, shows just how well-designed the N9 is. In the video below, I discuss the highlights of my experience so far, some of which I might have described in my editorial here but I felt was worth mentioning again.
I was not confident about using the N9 as my main smartphone throughout 2013 before this, but I think I’ve changed my mind – I am going to give it a shot at the very least. One thing’s for sure – the N9 is a phone that I will never sell. I suppose a portion of me will admit that one of the reasons why I love the N9 so much is because of how unique and exclusive it is (there just isn’t that feeling with the iPhone at all). Each time I have it in my hand while out and about, I love how it captures glances and prompts questions from the people around me. There’s just nothing like a bright pink phone with a user interface that the vast majority of people have never seen before in their lives. The Nokia N9 still grabs attention despite being around 18 months since its launch, and I don’t know any other phone that does that.