Nokia N9 – The most powerful Nseries EVER!(?)

| March 2, 2010 | 14 Replies

Nokia conversations posted an article to discuss the new naming convention given the newly announced Cseries.

  • Nseries – Flagship, high end multimedia
  • Eseries – Enterprise, business
  • Xseries – Music
  • Cseries – Core nokia portfolio

What’s really interesting is the explanation of the numbers.

What’s more, within each series of devices, we’re seeing a new range of numbers, from 1 to 9, each signifying the range of functionality on offer, and the approximate prices of the devices – 1 being the lowest and 9 being the highest.

So 9 will have the most functionality, 1 will have the ‘least’. There’s already a rumoured N8 which doesn’t leave much room if only N9 is left for “higher functionality”.

Imagine if someone confused an uBer powerful Nokia N9 for a Nokia C9 or X9 or E9. -_-

Here’s my little RANT on Nokia naming convention: (part of a bigger rant:

I think Cseries > NUMBERS (might as well be a barcode)
Ideally for naming conventions (especially for flagship[s]) they should have a NAME!
Build on the reputation of that NAME with future models.
e.g. Pre – Pre Plus
e.g. (Possibly with Nexus two)
e.g. iPhone – 3G – 3GS. Different phones but reputation keeps improving despite previous phone’s misgivings.
even N95 – N95 8GB
Though I’m still wanting a simple 2 syllable NAME (at least for the flagship). It needs to roll of the tongue like melted butter. Something easily pronounced, something MEMORABLE.
Codes- e.g. Nseries N97/N79/N96/N95/N93, so easy for geeks/bloggers/tech peeps but not so for your average consumer.
N96 has NOTHING to do with N97. N96 isn’t completely superior to the N95. There is no obvious growth that you’re building on something previous. Each new Nseries, you really don’t know what you’re getting.
Previous RANT on Nokia naming:
Looking forward to the N9 eNnine
Build on reputation, expand the number of people that know about that model (it may be a different device but same moniker will make mind share penetration easier)

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