N97 reality check bounces, does Nokia have a mobile future?
For my money, the N-Series of Nokia handsets presented one of the most disappointing consumer experiences I've had. Despite that, I've owned three of the bleeding things, having never learnt from my previous mistakes, always hoping the experience would improve. Two N73s and an N95 later, I called it a day; I was tired of deathly slow and sluggish response times, buggy applications hijacking the handset on start-up, functionality buried away in mazes of sub-menus.
And of course I'm not the only one. This is a brilliant YouTube video that's been picked up by Mobile Inc and it demonstrates precisely why longevity in the marketplace and market share don't guarantee Nokia and Symbian-based handsets any future success - not if they can't deliver on their promises to consumers: