The Nokia N95 is going to be available very soon. As everyone near me knows I’ve been bollocking on about it for ages. However today I really found a time when I could have used it.
On the way to the London Web Standards Group we got a bit lost. The N95 has GPS and a map client. It would have been a trivial matter to find where we were and where we wanted to be. I may not have had many gigs of music to listen while lost but we might have got there a bit quicker.
Symbian has been around a good while, and while the Symbian develop tools suck (and I really mean that) there are things like pyS60 which makes development for Symbian smart phones a joy. iPhone will apparently allow no hacking.
Finally, the N95 will have a 5 mega-pixel camera with auto-focus. One of my pet projects has involved reading barcodes on phones. It’s a really pain with fixed focus to mess with the image to find the barcode. Auto-focus helps that a lot. The iPhone has a 2 mega-pixel fixed focus camera. I haven’t had anything that bad since 2003.
While I love my Apple Mac I’m just tempted to blow off the flashiness of the iPhone and go for technology I already know will add to the way I live my life.