Well, I can for damn sure tell you one thing, it won’t be the Nokia N9, no matter how shiny or nice it looks
The reason why I started with this, is simple, my sister’s been having some sort of Nokia N9 fever for quiet a while now and has been asking about it, A LOT! Now as to why NOT the N9 is fairly simple, MeeGo OS, I personally have never tried this OS before, but I have tried my trust worthy ‘Droid, and some friends’ iOS devices, and a Blackberry at one point or another, and the risk when buying a smartphone with an obscure OS, as such, is that you won’t be able to find a lot of applications to fill that bad boy up! Spec wise, the Nokia N9 is impressive (for a Nokia), a 1 GHz Cortex A8 chipset with a PowerVR GPU, that’s not a combination to be messed with! But the one drawback here is the OS, I won’t be saying how the OS in not stable, or not efficiently implemented that it slows the phone to the speed of a lazy snail on a Sunday afternoon distracted by a bee flying around in circles, but I will say that it will not be a wise purchase, unless all your hopes and dreams end at playing “Angry Birds Magic” (in which case… I have bad news for you…), but for those, like me, who have a soft spot for Nokia handsets (remember the 3650?) you can all wait a little longer and start getting your hands on the newer Windows Phone 7 based Nokias that will launch pretty soon.
Which brings me onto my next point, Windows Phone 7, I’ve had an Imate Jammin once, with Windows Mobile 5, loved the phone, hated the OS, seriously, it was slow, clunky, lagged beyond reason, and was all in all horrible, and I didn’t exactly hear poems about Windows Mobile 6 or 6.5 either, but as far as Windows Phone 7 is concerned, it’s a pretty solid OS, and currently taking the market by a storm (for more WP7 love, check the links after the article), still of course lagging behind Apple’s iOS, but that’s only because Apple made a contract with the devil long ago
If you’re not, however shopping for a Nokia, then I would most definitely recommend the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S, or Samsung Galaxy R, now I know that the Samsung Galaxy Note is just around the corner, but it’s not very practical, unless you have Chewbacca’s pants, but since the pants are a relic that shall forever be lost, I say it should be a bit smaller to not mess with Tablet territory, the Galaxy S II is big enough, but I do admire the amazing screen resolution of the Super Amoled HD (1280×800? Yes please!), and since they all, save for the Galaxy S, sport Android’s Gingerbread, you’ll be really having a beast of a smartphone (for more Android love, check the links after the article)!