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December 28, 2009

Best product announcement from 2009

nokia_n900GLOBAL – It’s been a great year here on Conversations, packed with news and heartfelt opinion on heaps of new Nokia products and exciting services that have ignited a deluge of discussion . With the year drawing to a close, we recently asked you to pick out your favourite product, service and app announcements of the past 12 months, and you responded in overwhelming numbers. Now, with our three polls closed and the votes counted, it’s time to reveal the winners. We’re starting today with your best product announcement from 2009, as chosen by you, the Conversations readership – check back in over the following days to find out the winners in the apps and services categories.

The winner: Nokia N900 (59% of the vote)

There was only one Nokia handset ever in the running for the grand prize: the Nokia N900.

We said: “The N900’s Maemo 5 backbone is indeed one of the key ingredients that makes this such an milestone mobile, and is the main contributing factor as to why the N900 gets better the more you use it”

You said: “When checking out the specs we clearly see its an amazing device with great possibilities” – commented Darnel

Runner up: Nokia E72 (10%)

The E72 took the solid foundation built by the E71 template and bumped its spec across the board to create a formidable business phone.

We said: “There’s no hostile makeover here as the E71’s successor edges into the frame – the new E72 is a smart-suited follow-up with credentials that build on the solid E71 blueprint, enhancing the overall experience”

You said: “Aside from some negativity around the way the device was launched, I couldn’t actually find anything negative written about the device itself” – commented Garend

Third place: Nokia N97 mini (9%)

It’s hard to believe that the N97 itself was only announced a year ago, and here we’re talking about the N97 mini in your favourites list from 2009.

We said: “The Nokia N97 mini brings with it a raft of new software features, alongside a diminutive stainless steel frame but still with all the things people love about its original bigger brother”

You said: “This is truly a new innovation that will make mobile blogging much easier” – commented Praning5254