Sorry to be a party pooper, but i've watched the live blogs from Mountain View hoping for something different to come out other than the rumours only to be left feeling a bit flat.
Basically I was hoping for a unique selling point to pop up, but it didn't. Yes, this is probably the most powerful phone out there currently and for sure it will be a darn good phone, but I thought there would be something to really make people double take and make it a phone you couldn't help but give a second thought.
Be honest, much the same price as an iphone to buy ( ok, cheaper, but lets not split hairs) is there really enough to change the general publics thinking that the phone to aspire to is the iphone?
Don't get me wrong, I'll be getting an N1 very soon, but i really was expecting something WOW today......
Go ahead and burn me now!
No one should be burning you for what you said, I am fairly new to Android having used it properly for the first time over Christmas and loved it I am now a complete convert.
Currently a Nokia 5800 user and I have owned every Symbian device Sony Ericsson have ever made. The thing that struck me most about the N1 is as follows.
The iPhone seems to be the bench mark by which all new phones are judged (I don't agree myself but that seems to be the common thinking.
Yet the N1 is very stylish, has a very well known name behind it, and some very good style imaging going on around it (It needs a good TV campaign to exploit this) a huge apps store (Although I am not sure Google or the Android community have made enough noise about it) and it performs equally as well as the iPhone.
In addition it offers a number of big advantages over the iPhone such as exchangeable battery's, expandable Storage, sensible pricing (at least in the USA) and the opportunity to be free of restrictive contracts.
I really have to say I think perhaps its USP or WOW is the fact it is a realistic alternative for who people who want a stylish, convenient & efficient smart phone but do not want an iPhone.
IMHO It takes the smart or superphone market in a different direction, Blackberry have had the corporate market to themselves for a while, but a lot of big company's have moved to Googe Apps! so a Google phone makes great sense and they get iPhone type style thrown in.
I know a number of people who dont want an iPhone but admire how well they work and at least all of them have said "now thats what I am looking for" yet they had previously ignored Android! I think we shall all look back at the N1 as the device that sold Android to the mass market I love it and i cant wait to get my sticky mitts on one
Edited by Nitro Fan, 08 January 2010 - 03:58 PM.