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Delta737
28-09-2004, 03:45 PM
This article from Mobile-Review claims that there will be a 9500 with touchscreen 2Q next year!
http://www.mobile-review.com/news.php?language=en#news3526

GhostDog
28-09-2004, 04:16 PM
There are some exciting times ahead of as.I'm really looking forward to it,if Nokia manages to squeeze in the usability of the Revo (great keyboard + touchscreen combo) it will be a clear winner.

Couple of hints from the 7710 discussion:
newer protos for 96/9800 models are far superior, like ultra small laptops with WCDMA built in. 9800 has fullsize keyboard also, I think it will be big hit when released (very far from now) despite the size I think. Names are approximate

Delta737
28-09-2004, 04:21 PM
Exciting times indeed! It seems Nokia is really busy expanding their Communicator range!!! Good news:D

Vicky
28-09-2004, 04:32 PM
So the picture we all have saw a couple of days ago was of Nokia..................?
when we able to see the picture of nokia9600

GhostDog
28-09-2004, 04:40 PM
So the picture we all have saw a couple of days ago was of Nokia..................?
when we able to see the picture of nokia9600
What picture?

Vicky
28-09-2004, 05:16 PM
Which Clams to be Nokia7710
and abt it....?

Ismail
28-09-2004, 05:42 PM
interesting but i prefer no touch screen
but then again who knows

GhostDog
28-09-2004, 05:46 PM
Well,i don't think there was any confusion whether or not the device on the pictures was Nokia.

GhostDog
28-09-2004, 05:47 PM
interesting but i prefer no touch screen
but then again who knows
Don't use then,you will have a full QWERTY keyboard on your disposal ;)

Delta737
28-09-2004, 05:48 PM
No picture of the 9600 yet. The other one you're referring to is of the new Series 90 device, which everyone calls the 7710 :)

Ismail
28-09-2004, 05:55 PM
hey ghostdog r u tellin me i will have both:|:|:|

wooooooooooooooowww

just like the xda III

GhostDog
28-09-2004, 06:17 PM
just like the xda III

The 9600 will have a FULL QWERTY keyboard,not a silly thumb-board.

Ismail
28-09-2004, 06:36 PM
The 9600 will have a FULL QWERTY keyboard,not a silly thumb-board.


i hope soo
i just hope its not as good as 9500

GhostDog
29-09-2004, 03:23 AM
I don't have to hope,its pretty obvious.The keys on the XDA III keyboard are really small and only usable for thumb typing but that is another discussion.

Ismail
29-09-2004, 04:06 AM
I don't have to hope,its pretty obvious.The keys on the XDA III keyboard are really small and only usable for thumb typing but that is another discussion.

i was takin about the features of the 9600
i hope the 9500 will still be better

Delta737
29-09-2004, 05:52 AM
Why do you hope that? Because then you already spent a lot of money on the 9500? ;)

Ismail
29-09-2004, 08:47 PM
when i buy a phone i dont like seeing a better model
such as 9210 and then 9210i
god i hated the 9210i

awyeah
08-10-2004, 12:46 AM
I don't see why anyone would need a touch screen. The basic user-interface for the communicator is the QWERTY keyboard since it was ever released in the market uptill this day.

So I wouldn't see why everyone here wants to stress a touch screen in that particular phone. If you want a touch screen one use the 76*, 77* models which do have a touch screen.

If the phone has a fully functional, working keyboard why would they add a touch screen? That is common sense, either they would remove they keyboard and add a touchscreen or would not simply implement it. (which would be the case)

GhostDog
08-10-2004, 01:24 AM
I don't see why anyone would need a touch screen. The basic user-interface for the communicator is the QWERTY keyboard since it was ever released in the market uptill this day.

So I wouldn't see why everyone here wants to stress a touch screen in that particular phone. If you want a touch screen one use the 76*, 77* models which do have a touch screen.

If the phone has a fully functional, working keyboard why would they add a touch screen? That is common sense, either they would remove they keyboard and add a touchscreen or would not simply implement it. (which would be the case)
Just one thing,have you ever used a Psion Revo?

Arjen
12-10-2004, 11:21 PM
I did the transfer from a Psion Revo to the Communicator about 1 1/2 year ago. At first not having a touch screen was strange (especially for scrolling and selecting text), but I really don't miss it anymore. A touchscreen is helpful though if you want to do some drawing (for example: RMRArt for the Communicator works, but the lack of a touch screen makes it very cumbersome to operate).

So, imho a touchscreen is not necessary for devices with a keyboard, but it makes life easier and makes the device just a little bit more user friendly and more complete

awyeah
13-10-2004, 02:30 AM
Just one thing,have you ever used a Psion Revo?

No I haven't. Maybe it does combine a keyboard and a touchscreen. But that doesn't mean the device is extra-efficient. Plus the communicator series is in the commerical market since 1996. And the communicator has a device name NOKIA. Hence, people wouldn't usually buy 3rd party phones.

That is true, touchscreens are only needed, if you want todo drawing or something. Moreover they are very costly and implementing a phone with a keyboard + touchscreen is very costly, plus they would have to increase the width of the phone, because there will be alot of sensors inside the tft matrix. So I think having a fully functional keyboard is better than a touch screen.

My friend has his new 6600, it has alot of features the 9210i doesn't (you would know). But still when ever he wants to browse, play games, he says this is the best phone ever, like a mini-laptop. The keyboard provides the best and fast interface; included the new rocker key you would have to control the mouse as well now.

As for the 9600:
Does anyone have pics of it? They might not be released through out the web. But maybe anyone has pics of a similar phone? Maybe we can have a look. Do post them if you have.

Well then I suggest, we wait 2 years more for the 9600 than for the 9500 right. Its going to be more elite than the 9500, probobaly in comparison with the P910 and even greater. Thinking of it with a Windows XP mini version and 256k screen; would be sensible here now.

Ismail
13-10-2004, 10:43 AM
it could be named the 9800
or the 9550
or the 9999

jazzy1
13-10-2004, 11:37 AM
or may be 9510.

GhostDog
13-10-2004, 12:59 PM
awyeah,you questioned the necessity of a touchscreen on a device that has a full QWERTY keyboard,i just pointed out the Revo as an example which is the best PDA i ever used.Like you and Arjen said,touchscreen does have its purpose,it would be ideal for quick notes,drawing maps etc etc.

The Series 80 UI is designed for keyboard operation not a touchscreen but we are not talking about the 9500,9300 here or any other Series 80 device.I believe that the alleged 9600 won't be running Series 80 but Series 90 or maybe some other touch oriented UI where the touchscreen would be a primary tool for navigation with a full QWERTY keyboard as a very useful add-on.

RickyTec
20-10-2004, 12:15 AM
Well, it could be named 9500i (just kidding :) ).

The truth is that if Nokia launches a comunicator with the same caracteristics of 9500 plus touchscreen, it will probably kill 9500... unless they sell it overpriced.

GhostDog
22-10-2004, 07:21 PM
It won't kill it if its released a year from now,which is most likely,if not later.

Ismail
23-10-2004, 12:28 PM
they could released it very soon but with a feature missing and bigger size so not neccsarly kill the sales for 9500

RickyTec
23-10-2004, 02:03 PM
It won't kill it if its released a year from now,which is most likely,if not later.

Yes, I agree. The 9500 at that time will be a lot more cheap. And it would't be the first time that Nokia anounces a comunicator almost 1 year before the release... (they are sadistic!!!).

ebo
26-10-2004, 01:29 AM
The Series 80 UI is designed for keyboard operation not a touchscreen but we are not talking about the 9500,9300 here or any other Series 80 device.I believe that the alleged 9600 won't be running Series 80 but Series 90 or maybe some other touch oriented UI ...

Gaurav has written in Mobile-Review.com forum that a new UI category called Series 100 would be coming sometime in future. He expects that to be a business category platform with 640x360 pixels display and UI, touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. He expects S100 to become reality in a few years.

http://mobile-review.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=14934

I personally believe the next Communicator will be something like 9300/9500, but with WCDMA network support and some other enhancements. Nokia is still working hard with the current Series 80 2.0 platform, and I'd be very surprised if they were announcing a totally new platform this soon. Then again, I've been surprised many times ...

Tero

edit: some typos

TheJoker
26-10-2004, 09:55 AM
I agree with the previous comments about the Revo. I loved my Revo and thought that the ideal PDA is a Revo with colour screen, expansion slot, wireless connection(s) to the internet.
If you compare the 9210 with the Revo's UI you'll soon see that the UI is designed for a pointing device (stylys with touch screen in this case).

Using the menu with a stylus, for example, is much easier than using the keyboard. The same goes with most "modern" widgets that modern OS' use; check boxes, drop down menus, scrolling, and most prominent; the surfing of web pages where links are usually scattered across the screen.

However, if the touch-screen would degrade the quality of the excellent screen (talking about 9210 here), then maybe a tiny track-ball next to the command-buttons would be appropriate..?! I do believe that some sort of pointing device will add to the usability of the device.

Hello BTW; Finnish guy living near Oxford; avid gadgeteer since my US Robotics Palm Pilot Personal. Can't wait for the 9500 so that I can ditch the keyboardless P800. :D

Raven
26-10-2004, 12:38 PM
A touch screen would be nice indeed. My perfect device would be running Series 90 incorporating a full keyboard in a communicator form factor. But I don't think it's a big issue in devices running Series 80. First of all the screen is very narrow - making it cumbersome to fiddle around on it with a stylus. Second, you have keyboard shortcuts for almost everything. Third, in the 9500 you can use the 9-way navigational pad as a mouse pointer to navigate around web pages etc.

awyeah
30-10-2004, 01:33 PM
It won't kill it if its released a year from now,which is most likely,if not later.

Heh thats pushing it too much. Nokia in my case wouldn't be so eager as already two devices the 9500 and 9300 are being released simultaneously so quickly. Definately more than the year after the last device is released in this case whichever 9500 or the 9300 is released in the end.

GhostDog
24-11-2004, 12:15 PM
The existing Series 80 UI does already support touch screen. Only the hardware does not support it. It works on the PC emulator, and I seem to remember that Nokia was suggesting in development guides that all applications for 92xx should support touch screen...

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