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i live in the uk and am after a brand new n9. i can get one for a good price from germany when i visit there next week. my questions and sorry if these are silly questions but

1 - are the specs the same for the n9 whichever country it is bought in?
2 - is it just a case of selecting 'english' as the language at start up so i have an english phone or will i need to download additional s/ware?
 
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you can set language and regional format, so you will have an english phone.
 
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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post
i live in the uk and am after a brand new n9. i can get one for a good price from germany when i visit there next week. my questions and sorry if these are silly questions but

1 - are the specs the same for the n9 whichever country it is bought in?
2 - is it just a case of selecting 'english' as the language at start up so i have an english phone or will i need to download additional s/ware?
between Germany and the UK you should be fine by simply selecting the language (UK English)
the phone will set itself to UK.
don't have a N9, but talking from experience with many NOKIA mobiles, from 7110 to N8 and N900.

btw. there is a two week old & unused black N9 64GB that was offered here a few days ago...
[Selling] New Nokia N9 64GB (Black)
 
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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post
i can get one for a good price from germany.....
Any chance of sharing the price?

And you will have no problems with English language selection - mine was originally a Switzerland version but had English option pre-installed.

And I'd advise you to steer clear of buying anything that would be mailed from outside the EU - import duty and Royal Mail 'extras' will make your bargain-buy much less of a bargain-buy.

Last edited by dumpystig; 2012-03-24 at 01:06.
 

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And I see you're also after a silver N8 too.....
 
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well my n9 arrived but after a few days playing and quite a bit regret i'm returning for a refund. main reasons

- found the display font across many areas just that little bit too small
- random lock ups on maps and camera
- after turning auto-brightness off using qtweak, the device locked on 'vivid' colour display (even though i had it set on 'normal') and would not revert to any the other 2 options
- battery 'watching' and being careful not to run too many things which drain the battery kinda defeats the object of having all those applications/settings on the phone in the first place. yes that is the smartphone/battery trade off but i have used other smartphones with better results

apart from that loved the hardware swiping and other aspects of the os but the points above really decided it for me
 
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you should have given it some time, installing tweak apps I alway find a bit risky! maybe after a few weeks with the phone! did you do all the updates etc!

There are only a few minor bugs these days and firmware revisions have been good so far! sounds like your main concerns were software related?
 
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the main issue is size of font. i increased it using qtweak for sms but even that only increased the font in the message bubbles. when writing a text it was still the small font also things like the feed font was too small. facebook/twitter font too small, email without having to zoom in etc

it is important to me that i can get the size of fonts across the board just the way i want them. only a couple of phones have been able to do that.
 
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Windows phone has huge fonts lol
 
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was really gutted having to return the phone. oh to be younger when my eye sight was better nevermind, i'll stick with my 9900
 
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