Video: Nokia N900 Calendar presented by the Maemo5 UI team

| October 7, 2009 | Reply

The calendar app on the N900 is the best iteration of a Nokia Calendar app on a Nokia Mobile Device. On its own merit, visually it looks pretty good; full screen with some slick transitions. Having a really crap calendar experience with S60 5th Edition makes this look even better for me (was that the case, Nokia? Put an awful calendar with Symbian so Maemo 5 and an obvious solution of full screen calendar looks good?)

I really like that date/time-wheels (01:00). Instead of typing in digits, you just scroll and select dates. Again, the multitasking looks brilliant on the N900 (switching between apps is so much more convenient with the N900 than any previous Nokia devices). I like that Nokia is giving this attention so non-tech geeks can perhaps appreciate the strength of the N900’s multitasking and the convenience and productivity this brings to the user. Hopefully, these background apps won’t eat the battery up too quickly.


They didn’t demo the multiple calendars that the N900 can handle (well they didn’t make it obvious), nor (more importantly for me) syncing with Ovi. Even if my N97 had full screen calendar that made it visually easier to use, there are still practical concerns, such as the difficulty to sync with any other digital calendars I might have unless I install additional software.

I just want, perhaps, either automatic syncing so I’ll always have a backed up calendar (that won’t disappear/have to keep creating if I change phone/hard reset)- or at least have a simple easy access calendar sync with Ovi (or even google calendar).

I haven’t delved into the N900’s calendar so I may be wrong – it looks really good, but I like Palm’s execution with the Pre and WebOS’ calendar better (easy syncing, concertina crimping of “free time”)


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