“is it really wrong that I had a dream last night about Nokia Beta Labs updating stuff so it actually works on the N96?”
This was a post on Jaiku by @munkimatt (aka nokiageek) which got me thinking about why the N96 for all of Nokia’s promotion has not been given great reviews by nokia addicts/gurus/geeks/bloggers on the net.
So what’s wrong with the N96? Well its not the power house device it was made out/promised to be. The initial version 11 firmware of the N96 was a step back for Nokia after the previous version 30 firmware release of the N95 8GB which for me and others made the N95 8GB the Dog Bollocks.
Newer updates to the N96 Firmware have significantly improved the speed and stability of the N96, but its just that the flagship S60v3 FP2 device still doesn’t live up to the promise and still has problems with some software, most noteably newer apps from the Nokia Betalab guys, just take Nokia Maps v3.0 and Share on OVI v4.0 as an example. Just ask any Nokian if they carry a N96 about as their main phone?