(Also cross-posting this disclaimer as a collection of answers to the questions Iíve received on different forums.)
UPDATE / DISCLAIMER (10/28/2007)
: Some people have misunderstood the meaning of these articles (see for example XDA-Developers
Note that I'm only comparing
the two platforms and NOT telling anyone to get an N95. I'm not a Nokia fanboy - if you want to see how real Nokia fanboys write and what kinds of reviews(?) they publish, look at some Symbian sites (no names mentioned
). No offense towards the reviewers of these sites, of course. If you know theyíre, along with their verdicts and comparisons to other platforms, heavily biased, youíll find their articles worth checking out. Otherwise, prefer reading my articles and direct OS comparisons and donít let fanboys misinform you.
My reviews are to the point and do emphasize the problems with both platforms (as opposed to those of some Symbian pages), Symbian and Windows Mobile alike. As Iím, I think I can state this without being laughed at (after all, I have everything a decent WM guy should have: an MS MVP, the Nominations Manager at Smartphone & PPCMag etc.), one of the guys that knows the most about Windows Mobile (programming-wise too), I think Iím able to objectively compare operating systems.
An answer to another common question (some people thought Iíve purchased the Nokia to be a successor of my Universal): I've bought the handset NOT to be an upgrade from the Universal (itíd be pretty hard for a QVGA device to be an upgrade from a VGA one, wouldnít be?), but from the HTC s310 (Oxygen) Smartphone, which I've bought in order to be able to record all my phone calls. (Phone call recoding is very important for me so that I can put them in my diary. It's great fun to listen to 20-30-year-old phone calls. That is, for phoning, I don't buy anything that isn't call recording-capable - this is why I've bought an, otherwise, very incapable phone (HTC s310) to be my current main phone.) As an s310 replacement, the N95 REALLY excels and offers WAY more in every respect (except for battery life and size).
I've only bought the N95 because Omni wasn't announced / released, I wanted to some new toy I can play with and I had some money to burn (that is, to get some new gadgets to play with). In addition, "beck" sold it to me quite cheap (along with the official T-Mo UK unlock code) - so, my desire for new toys was fulfilled
That is, I haven't meant at all "the N95 is better than the Universal in every respect" - again, we're comparing apples and oranges.
I also recommend my remarks & comments HERE
in the Comments section.