Because people couldn’t get enough of the new White N9, here’s a collection of the hands on. I wish I just stuck using just the N8 for video. As you’ll see next week, they all came out much nicer than what my 60D produced. And that was 1200GBP of something that was supposed to be all about imaging. The N8 was a PHONE. Seriously, some of the videos I shot looks nicer than some hands on of other handsets I’ve seen pro blogs take with their cameras. Again, I note the awesomeness of N8 imaging in this post here.
Since day one, the White Nokia N9 has always been a suspected colour choice. There was a problem though getting the lacquer correct. Nokia was absolutely stringent with the quality control on the N9. It had to be no less than perfect, tested with oils, lotions, sunlight, and general use to make sure it would not be ruined over time (unlike say, handsets like that white N97 that peeled over time and slightly discoloured around the keys). The N9 in white had an exterior surface that had to be completely brilliant white. No being sandwiched in glass. I somewhat like the glossy look. The soft, marshmallow look of the matte N9/800 is quite something though. I saw an early proto N9 that over months of use became all shiny.