GLOBAL – Christmas is around the corner, literally and so it’s time to pause, take a breath and then look at the discussions we shared throughout 2009. That’s right folks, it’s review of the year time and have we got a stack of treats in store for you. There was so much happening in 2009 that we had to split this into two separate stories. Today we have the first one, whilst part two (July to December) will be following tomorrow. Make yourself a nice cup of tea, sit back, relax and join us on our journey back in time. First up….January.
With not one, but three handsets being unveiled at the turn of 2009 the year started off with a bang here on Nokia Conversations. Whilst we battled our new years hangovers, folks were busy preparing the launch of the Nokia 6303, Nokia 2700 classic and Nokia 6700 classic, with the latter proving particularly popular with commenters excitedly demanding to know more about it. No surprise really, the device has gone on to be super popular – even my missus has one!
In the month that snow stopped the UK in its tracks, we also saw a raft of announcements at Mobile World Congress. Chief amongst them – the Nokia N86 8MP.
On Conversations, we started off with a hand’s-on tease before handing the floor to Nokia’s Kimmo Nahkamäki who chatted about the N86 8MP’s finer details before spoiling you yet again with a tour of the device.
“The phone is amazing,” reader Jackson commented. Fellow Conversations follower Paul Jeffs went a little further saying “this is a phone that will shake the foundations of the ever-growing world…”
Another month, and it’s another music phone that got you debating in March – the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic. Our most talked about device this month came packing its very own slide out QWERTY-toting keypad, integrated Facebook, Ovi Contacts, Maps, N-Gage and more in the musical mid-ranger. Impressed? It would seem you were: “I’m totally buying it!!! alexismil commented.
It might have been April but you weren’t fooling around. We asked you what your favourite feature of the Nokia N97 was, and you responded in your droves. So, what was your top N97 feature? The bountiful 32GB of built-in storage? The QWERTY keyboard? Or the 3.5-inch touchscreen? All of them, actually. Conversations users were spoilt for choice, with 37% of you plumping for the “All of the above” cop out option… just as we did.
Cheap can be cheerful, something you guys gleefully picked up on when we revealed the cheapest 3G phone to date – the Nokia 2730 Classic. Its marathon battery life means it can withstand life away from its charger for up to 17 days, while its 1,000 number phonebook is suited to both emerging markets and growing contact lists. A snip at €80.
It caused quite a stir, with Conversations readers demanding to know when they were able to get their hands on it, with just under half of the comments starting with “when”.
June saw our comments section take another battering from all-comers keen to gawp at the freshly announced QWERTY-equipped Nokia E72. We had photos, we had video and you gave us your two cents worth in one of our most active conversations of the year. “Go and buy it” said keen Conversations reader, Masiha.
Check back tomorrow for the second half of this year’s review, and don’t forget to let us know your personal favourites in the comments below.