Nokia Sucks

January 9, 2007

In May I wrote about running Django on a mobile phone. That was in theory. But, after todays Macworld Keynote, turns out that soon you can do it for real.

Apple’s new iPhone runs on OS X. That means it can run Python. And that means that it can run Django, too. How cool is that! By the way, Nokia being Finnish company, our crown jewl, Finns tend to follow the mobile trends quite actively. In Finland a very large percentage of phones are sold withouth a contract so we’re used to high prices too. For example, I paid 720 euros (about $860) for my Nokia N93, about a week after it was published (now it costs about 600 euros). Compared to iPhone, selling $499 and $599 with two year contract in US, my relatively new Nokia seems now like totally useless piece of crap. Sure, it’s not any less good today than it was yesterday, but after seeing what Apples first mobile phone can do, I’m ashamed of being a Finn.

I mean, come on! Nokia has been developing nothing but mobile phones (and other technology involving mobile communication) for more than a decade, and the best that they can do is what? N95? Oh my. Need to go to sauna. Now.

Update: Turns out that my odd desire to run Django on a mobile phone doesn’t happen with iPhone, either. You cannot install or make your own apps for it. Which sucks. Need to go to sauna. Again.

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