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Hi there.

I've been using the N900 for almost a month now and I've fallen in love with it. Mostly for the simple fact that everything advertised just works! Reliability aside it's a fantastic multimedia powerhouse with unbelievably great multitasking and customizability.

However, I have encountered a few "issues". Some that need addressing, most are just me being picky or suggestions to "streamline" the feel of the Maemo 5 UI. Feel free to disagree - you might not agree with all of them, or you might have other points to add

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Ovi map is not just slow, it's useless!
It doesn't seem to even be able to auto follow where you are!

Sip needs to leave a missed call warning and actually not lag for the other person.
Maybe adding direct IAX2 support would be awesome, one can dream ;-)
In any case, more front camera integration/fix is needed too... Everything telecom-oriented has to be top notch, i'm not saying gizmo features, I'm saying core stuff!

On a side note the butterfly plug-in keeps disconnecting but that's not Nokia's responsibility i think

A simpler menu for enabling gsm/wifi/bt/fm would be a nice touch too...
 
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Interesting set of points and nicely explained too. Some of them are not what I would choose and probably a slightly different order due to other priorities but nicely written!
 
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Originally Posted by R-R View Post
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On a side note the butterfly plug-in keeps disconnecting but that's not Nokia's responsibility i think
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It's nothing to do with Nokia - Community app and it is still in testing so use the normal methods for indicating issues please!
 
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Originally Posted by R-R View Post
Ovi map is not just slow, it's useless!
I was a little harder on the Ovi Maps before publishing maps thing because I probably could have made a separate post on how annoying it is on the N900.
 

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Originally Posted by Fargus View Post
Interesting set of points and nicely explained too. Some of them are not what I would choose and probably a slightly different order due to other priorities but nicely written!
Thanks .

Yeah, the priority/order isn't solid. Truth be told it's mostly how they came to my head when I was writing them and then slightly moved a bit.
 
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I liked the article. While definitely biased on the side of someone who likes the N900 ... I definitely it's one of the better versions of "constructive" criticism that I've seen on here of late.

Good job, IMHO.
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first off niceley written... I agree on some and disaggree on others... Here goes: (If I just agree I won't list it or this post will be really long)

1. MENU/MULTITASK/DESKTOP view confusion - I really like it like it is and I think it is easy to get to wraps with.

2. Portrait Mode. - Yes but please make it optional... I really hate it when handling my phone and I'm just about to press a button when the whole phone shifts and all buttons re-arrange.

3. Ovi Maps - Currently sux donkey b***

4. Make it easier to get into call mode. - eh!? you have 7 ways of going there... I think it's quite easy to just press the Phone icon on desktop. If you're gonna take a button fingers off the power button... I use the double tap to lock all the time... rather take the camera button... its just sitting there unused when not using camera

5.Rotate to launch call mode” needs to be a lot faster - I don't use it... too flimsy.

6. When in “call mode... - I totally agree and smart dialing with phone dialer so you can start dialing or spell out a name (the letters are there but don't do much

7. Long press to get secondary symbols - YES! I would rather have preferred this way instead of Nokia "stealing" my up and down arrow making alot of problems when playing games and/or surfing the web, using maps...

10. Scroll bar - YES have 3000+ music numbers and really annoing to sit there flicking forever... (I like the scroolbars with 0-9 and a-z)

15. In video viewer, when sorting out by “Camera/Films” - Yes and more options to sort by please... like camera, video clips, movies, prawn (perhaps ability to hide) etc. posibility to make own "titles" and a scrollbar.

21 Quick add-playlist button - Yeah and to quickly select several files.

27. Menu icons to rotate about it’s own axis when in portrait - That would be what I would prefere. Maybe make it an option so you could get it the way you want... (see #2)

31. Say caller’s name - Yes or atleast let us have different Ringtone for different persons in phonebook (even for different numbers in one contact so say my GF is calling from home vs Mobile)... and then you could also make your own mp3's saying the contacts name.

35. MMS - Yes for the love of god! everyone I know have older phones... so no flickr, facebook etc. from phone... I used to send alot of MMS (like instant mini postcards) we even have a fixed title thing going... "My view right now..." I really miss this feature and I sometimes sneak my old w910 along when I'm going somewhere special just so I can send an MMS.

36. Better e-mail client... heck even my iPod touch lets me see the folders I have made in my Yahoo mail. (I know I have option to make folders on the n900 but I can't see my folders on the yahoo server
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Originally Posted by R-R View Post
Ovi map is not just slow, it's useless!
It would be a nice option to be able to download large sets of basemaps to store on the device permanently (it has the storage capacity) so the mapping application is not constantly downloading data. If I could download all North America maps in 2GB over WiFi one day, I would do it.
 
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Option to share videos in video viewer

I believe once a video is playing you can touch the screen and press the share button. Looks like 3 dots with 2 lines between them.
 
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