Charles Frith writes a review on his blog Punk Planning about his testing of the Nokia N95. It seems that Nokia who seem to have done wonderfully at simplicity, speed and sturdiness have stumbled trying to create a smart-phone that works so slowly that now one needs it. Colin says:
The bottom line is that the N95 is a bit of a slug, either the processing power isn’t sufficient or the services that sit on it are too cumbersome. It’s not fast enough in layman’s language and furthermore my experience with the example I’m packing is that it is prone to shutting down or occasionally needs a reset by removing the battery. But what worries me most is that Scoble twittered today some problems he is experiencing. That’s not good because I think Nokia gave him the phone to test run and he’s an A list blogger.
But let me tell you why I think Nokia brands really shines compared to Sony Ericsson. My first experience of Nokia apart from the double chocolate chip user interface was the experience of dropping one to the floor. You know what I’m saying?… My God they build those Nokia phones sturdier than a Rob Campbell mercurial point of view dancing from one Fred Astaire light footed soliloquy to another Falstaffian bluff or other.