100,000 views on Nokia N9 launch day for – you guys (and the web) love the N9 #N9LOVER

| June 22, 2011 | 68 Replies

I haven’t spoken about site-stats in a long while but I just wanted to note this milestone for us.

Yesterday the Nokia N9 was launched and thanks to YOU guys, your tips, discussions, visits, questions all about the N9 brought this little blog over 100,000 views yesterday. One day.  In terms of scale that’s like 3 times the traffic in our first year of blogging. That’s totally awesome for us! Thanks for checking us out here on such a big day for Nokia and MeeGo.

The server, though hiccuping and stalling at times (as evident by the frustrated comments about how badly and slowly it was doing) performed better than I had anticipated, given that it usually conks out at a third of this.

The Nokia N9 has been loved around the web too, not just by its fans but by places where you usually don’t see Nokia support. Engadget loved the N9, with titles such as ‘luscious MeeGo slab’ and Vlad’s hands on having sincerely positive opinion about the Nokia N9:

What we can say from our first experience is that we’re in the presence of a fantastically designed device with a gorgeous AMOLED screen and some highly responsive performance.

…What we’ve seen today is a damn fine smartphone with some very neat ideas, one which certainly merits the title of being Nokia’s flagship.

Vlad Savov – He was usually quite snarky of Nokia Products, famously (here) incorrectly using the camera button on the N8 producing less than ideal ‘iPhone 4 losing’ pics.

Seems a lot of people love the N9 too!

  • TechTree India says it looks impressive
  • Wired says the N9 is SLEEK and HOT
  • CNET felt “The performance of the prototype device felt very snappy, and it looks almost ready for retail”
  • Channel 5’s Gadget show says the Nokia N9 looks Amazing! “It’s the design of the Nokia N9 we like the most though, and it’s difficult to stop gawping at the photos!”
  • 3G gave the Nokia N9 a thumbs up 🙂
  • InformationWeek thinks the N9 is beautiful though not business ready (understandable from their point of view, though N9 is not targeted for them)
  • T3 also seems impressed with the ‘stack of amazing features’
  • Gizmodo love the hardware, MeeGo not so much due to lack of future.
  • MeeGo was a trending topic on Twitter (N9 too in some regions – not sure if N9 got worldwide)
  • N9 video is top 10 most viewed on YouTube, and there are other N9 videos in YouTube most viewed list.

Not everyone can be pleased of course, as there will be ‘others’ who will find every single fault possible in the N9 (even though they wouldn’t dare mention this if this was by another manufacturer other than Nokia – not gonna post the vitriol filled link to that). Some other sources are indifferent or confused why the N9 is here given the focus to Windows Phone…

Hopefully Nokia can deliver similarly mindshare impressing hardware again when it delivers Windows Phone. This just goes to show that Nokia CAN impress with their hardware prowess (and software too according to some of these folks above). There will be a stronger divide for Windows Phone in the love and hate camps, but it’s a good sign at least that on the HARDWARE part, Nokia can impress – so folks and analysts, please don’t count them out of the fight too soon before they’ve even thrown a punch.



Category: MeeGo, Nokia

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