N9 users get put on the map

| May 28, 2012 | 56 Replies

I’ve pushed this back to Monday as there’s a fair few things going on this weekend.

MeeGo Experts posted a tweet last week, linking to their article on “Positioning N9 users around the world”.


The concept is quite simple actually. Using Google Maps, N9 (and N950) owners post their location on this custom map, with the title of the “landmark” being their device (eg. Nokia N9 Unicorn 64GB). Apparently the idea came from a member of TMO. Here is what the described the idea as.

Here is a map where you can place your N9s.
Let’s see how many people checks-in. Let’s try to be accurate and use some tag to identify your device.…1f019b930e8621

To add your location, click on edit on the left panel and add a placemark where you are. then click save and your position should be there.

Leave a comment in this post too saying from where you posted it.

So all you N9 users out there, get involved!

Source: MeeGo Experts


Category: Nokia

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Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at] or tips[at]
  • aboodesta

    we are the elite crew πŸ˜‰

    • Mariano

      it really amaze me that there are a lot in north america

      • torpedu

        just added one more πŸ˜€

    • Edmund

      can’t agree with you more.. πŸ˜€

  • Bahrain πŸ™‚ i see blue points all over Bahrain , i own a n9 and so do my cousin and some of my friends:)

  • arts

    Smells fishy. Sounds like an attempt to catalog all n9 users :p

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Google’s way of finding out which users of Android are actually nitDroid users πŸ˜‰

      • DesR85

        If this is really an issue, wouldn’t Google be kicking up a huge fuss by now? So far I have yet to come across a Google employee or even its CEO, Larry Page, publicly condemning it.

        But, like Arts, I do find this fishy as well, particularly when it is a Google project. I used to respect them before, now not so much after the privacy issues and their attitude towards Microsoft when it comes to the latter’s Youtube app.

        • Aliqudsi

          they don’t care; like teh touchpads that run android (which is almost all of them)

        • James

          Um, I think you’ll find arts & Michael were joking…
          There’s no way this is some kind of conspiracy….
          Tis just a enthusiast who’s interested in getting a rough idea of where N9 users are, & roughly how many.
          But as incognito’s pointed out (below), it probably isn’t the best method/mechanism.

    • Partyintheback

      They want to hunt us down and make us use Lumias

  • Grazy

    I would add mine, but don’t really want to sign up to google!

    • Fuzzillogic

      Me neither. I stay clear from Google as much as possible…

    • DaveΒ²

      Same here, but you can always ask someone else with an account to add if you want to contribute. πŸ™‚

    • James

      Just create a one-off acct…
      You don’t have to use it all the time.

    • Uleoy

      Exactly. You will never see me on this map. And many others. For this reason this map ought to be see if not tripled then doubled for sure. There are more of us then you think even. We are the MeeGo market. Greetings devs.

      Also this maps looks really not precise, almost nothing in China, almost nothing in Russia – your data are like bubles from cola collected by a child. Nothing strange marketing decissions are so funny when made upon false/incomplete data.


  • Added mine πŸ˜€

  • btw, how much N9 user base
    does it worth to port new application from symbian to there?

    • Lord US

      Nokia has produced maybe 800 000 units of the N9. Give or take 100 000 units. Now if you believe the N9 users tend to pay for the applications, then it would be sensible to port applications for it.

      Yeah, there has been rumours about millions of devices but those are just fabricated fantasies. Gartner showed 0.8M Others including Meego for the last quarter of the 2011. So if you claim millions please add some sources.

      • incognito

        “Nokia has produced maybe 800 000 units of the N9. Give or take 100 000 units.” [citation needed]

        • Lord US

          Just check the others. It includes all of the others and just not the MeeGo. In the next quarter these products sell typically less.

          Are you suggesting less sales for the N9?

          • noki

            I would not give much credit to gartner numbers one the “Others” area… just check internet mobile usage in stats to see how big “Others”, plus I’m not sure the N9 is not merged with symbian on gartner numbers..

            I will give you some numbers…nokia n9 app on facebook as 270.000 users aplying a ratio of 1:4 based on windows phone ratio that would give us above 1.000.000 users… on top of that we know that N) best market was chine were 2/3 of my app downloads come from, now there is no Facebook in china so one can suspect that there are around 2.5-3.5 Million n9’s out there.

            • Lord US

              You are suggesting that N9 users are just as active as Windows Phone users? You are also suggesting that applications are downloaded with equal rate all around the world?

              I don’t think that you can get better results that way since you are also suggesting that N9 is equally good or bad as and facebook device as the WP is. It’s clearly not.

              That ratio could be 1:1.5 and that software may just be more interesting in the china. That would put the installed base around 500 000 which seems to be too low.

      • James

        5million n9users

    • Uleoy

      Current Nokia N9 and more precise MeeGo market is estimated about 3-5M plus N900 which were updated to MeeGo.
      Remember Nokia N9 is more popular then Lumias, and not returned to sellers like Lumias.
      Just millions love Nokia N9.

      • Lord US

        Sure, but there is no proof about N9 being more popular. There has been some fabricated articles about the sales figures but those numbers should not be trusted. They have no source for the actual numbers.

        Lumia has been outselling the N9 in every quarter.

        Not sure what you have in mind about returned units?

        • James

          Not every quarter, there’s still some question about Q4.
          Even Q1 would’ve been fairly close when looking only at the L800.
          Analysts reports or not…..
          Ofc it makes sense that it’d be throttling the N9 by now.
          But that has little to do with it being vastly better…

          • Lord US

            I don’t understand why some people think that the N9 outsold the Lumia by a wide margin. There’s no actual source for this information and everyone is just telling that it happened because N9 is so popular because it sold so much. Never got any actual source so there seems to be no sources besides wishfull thinking.

            Some blog announcing it happened is not a source. I’d like to know what was the source for that blogger claiming big numbers.

            Anyway, in the future Lumia is The Product for Nokia.

            • James

              Against the L800 only it’s feasible for Q4, for obvious reasons…
              Sounds like you haven’t been around for all the detailed explanations.
              But through all the deductive reasoning possible*, it’s likely it was slightly outsold in Q1.
              In Q2 it will be strongly outsold, & by Q3 it’ll be “smashed”…
              It probably won’t even be in the retail channel of most markets by then.

              *N.B. not hard-core FACTS ofc.

              • Lord US

                No, I have been around for the explanations but they usually don’t have a source for the numbers. Now Nokia told us that they had shipped one million Lumia devices in Q4 + in the first three weeks. That’s about 800 000 Lumias for the Q4. The volumes come usually down for the Q1 so there is no way most of the devices would have been shipped at Q1.

                Gartner told us that all the other OS’s including MeeGo sold 800 000 combined in Q4. There was other OS’s in those numbers because it was “Other” and not “MeeGo Other”.

                You have some better source to prove something else?

                • James

                  Nope there’s been some very good explanations.
                  I don’t recall you posting around then at all.
                  You’ve only been a relatively recent fixture.
                  No time to try & find them, nor can I recall the detail OTTOMH.
                  But I assure there’s no conspiracy, it made perfect logical sense.
                  Better Q4 sales was perfectly possible, but it’s all a total red-herring anyway.
                  It makes zero sense tying to compare sales rates…

                  • Lord US

                    Yes, there has been some very good explanations but most of the were based of fabricated thruth like comparing two quarters from the same year with and without the Symbian sales.

                    There is no conspiracy. Just people with more or less good sources.

                    • James

                      No “fabrications” as you prefer to characterise it…
                      They were logical inferences that could be drawn from a limited dataset, which is what everyone’s doing.
                      IF it sold more in Q4, it wouldn’t have been hugely more.

                      And it’s silly comparing how much better the L800 did/didn’t do each quarter.
                      Elop himself has conceded it’s not a meaningful comparison.
                      If the motivation for proving which sold better is to claim that the L800’s better or that the WP-only strategy’s vindicated.
                      Well… that’s even sillier….

  • James

    I started one ages ago, but it looks like I forgot to link to it in my thread,79.628906&spn=106.245579,158.027344
    It was originally linked in another thread, which disappeared.
    No wonder hardly anyone was signing up!!!

  • lol

    I am almost tempted to cancel my preorder for 808 and just go with N9.


    • James

      Both is better πŸ˜‰
      I’ll get a 808PV soon (among other phones before & after)

  • incognito

    An exercise in futility if you ask me – there are many double entries due to the fact that Google displays only 200 placemarks per page, and when people add their placemark if they are on the first page they won’t see it, so they’ll try again, and again until they give up… And then anybody can change anything…

    So you can’t see all the placemarks at once, and everybody and his dog can mess with the data, making the map waste of time.

    Now, if some app devs would to compile a map with actual N9 users, be it from GPS data or IP address – both of which doesn’t really need to breach privacy if you tie the data to the nearest big city, and preserve uniqueness with MD5(IMEI+MAC) – it would be an interesting data to look at.

  • stylinred

    to see an n9 pop up in northern canada is quite a surprise

  • Prasenjit Singh Bist

    sorry Jay may be u will scream and so will ur folks wrong forum and i do not care if u delete. but still let me paste the link here:

    this is a article by Steve Litchfield of AAS and he really puts it simply and in straight words what Nokia did wrong and right with Symbian, no cooking no framed stories and no so called insider information straight simple truth ..

  • jad

    I’m posting from Lebanon, Beirut specifically.
    Proud owner of a black N9, 16GB πŸ™‚
    Great blog, keep up the good work.

  • Stefan_P

    At first I thought its embarrassing that we N9 users have to prove our existence by registering every single device. But on the other hand it would be interesting to see how much N9 devices could penetrate into no-N9-countries, defying all attempts to push customers to WP.

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  • N9

    Well talking about N9 – I found it today on sale in Mong Kok, Hong Kong for around $2500 HKD if not less, if I remember rightly, my N9 had run out of battery so I didn’t note down the price. Bargain!

  • @AndyHagon

    Hmmm, I’m the only N9 rocker in New York City? I doubt that. 16 million people, there must be someone else with one! Thanks for an excellent blog, btw Jay πŸ™‚

    • James

      There’s heaps, I’ve seen lotsa NY users plan meet-ups over a TMO.

  • cobain

    Is the mynokiablog web page on a fat diet from McD ?? Its has really awful loading times..

  • James

    ^it’s waaaaaay better lately than it has been in the past.

  • gabriel9

    πŸ˜€ N9 is World Wide.
    I added my. πŸ™‚

    Best regards.

  • James


  • a3x

    I smell deep space bar’s conspiracy theory in 3…2…1…

  • toki


    im sure there is more than just four of us! lol! (iv seen ppl on trains with them)

  • hehe, on there too.

  • N9 fanatic

    There are N9s on sale here in Ghana.

    • a3x

      There’s one in the sea near Greenland. Must be using a waterproof cover.

  • asker

    There is one red pin – what does it mean? Anyhow special N9?