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Originally Posted by bockersjv View Post
It is just a very pleasant ownership experience that has the added bonus in the uk of being very rare.
That is both appealing and slightly offputting; if I could just see one I think I could confirm that it does everything I want very quickly
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Originally Posted by pixelseventy2 View Post
Is the developer community as active as with the older n8x0 devices?
I can't really compare to N8x0 (only recently purchased an N810), but I'd say the developer community is less enthusiastic about N9 than the N900, due to the N9 form-factor (no HWKB) and the more closed nature of MeeGo-Harmattan. The flipside is that there are more commercial applications available.

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Is it as easy to add custom repositories to install extra software. Do 3rd party repos exist?
Yes. You can add repositories via xterm, or use the appsformeego client.

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Presumably there is still the same support for getting to the console and gainroot equivalent? I really liked using my n800 as an SSH client (with an external keyboard).
The permissions are more limited in MeeGo-Harmattan, due to Aegis security framework. You can get around this by flashing an open kernel or using Inception.

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Python support? Still good?
Comes with version 2.6, and most of the useful Qt APIs have Python bindings. http://wiki.meego.com/Python/Harmattan

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I've seen some references to USB OTG being worked on, how far has that got? I really want to be able to use my yubikey with it.
Seems to have stalled, but I could be wrong, as I don't hang out on IRC.

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Just how good is the Android app support? Do apps like Google Sky Map work?
Nitdroid is being worked on. Forget about Alien Dalvik.

To answer your overall question: I wouldn't buy one, but I don't get into the business of making recommendations. It may suit your use case perfectly. All I would say is try to make an objective judgement and avoid being swayed by the siege mentality or the desire to be 'different'. Buying an N9 does not make a statement about your personality or character, and will not make one iota of difference to corporate decisions that have already been made.
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Many thanks marxian.

I don't think Nitdroid will do what I want; I'm not looking to run the full Android OS on N9 hardware, I want to run certain Android apps on top of meego.

Everything else is still in favour of the N9. Ho-hum.
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