So… somehow I got interested in looking at videos of the Nokia N9 today.
This is the first thing that Nokia has ever done that really, deeply impresses the hell out of me.
Just watch this video and see:
That is just sooo smooth with UI enhancements that are really fresh and it’s overall just gorgeous.
It’s what I expected the HP TouchPad to be all along. That sleek, smooth, speedy, and lust-inducing.
Looking at that, I have to wonder why the hell Nokia decided to go with Windows when that would have had a real chance in the market without Microsoft being involved.
They have a website: Who Is TabCo?
And they have a YouTube channel filled with cheeky videos.
This is the latest one:
Ohhhkay, so they are really going after Apple.
Now the strange part of this story is that some people are saying this is all from Nokia, as viral marketing for a MeeGo-based tablet.
Which, if it’s anything like that N9, already has me with tech lust cramps going.
I asked @stroughtonsmith — OK, begged him — to try the Success: A Novel test PDF on his developer version of the Nokia N9. This is what he reported back:
And he gave me a screensnap too!
Three seconds per page beats the five seconds per page I got in my HP TouchPad testing.
Maybe it’s a good thing after all that I had to pass up the HP TouchPad this weekend, despite the whopping $200 in savings.
I’ll know in a little over a week, when TabCo announces what they’ve got.
I need to quote some wisdom from a Comment I read over at PreCentral:
“It’s YOUR money and you should make these companies EARN IT!!!!”
He is absolutely correct. Just as they would expect us to earn the money we got as an employee.