In what’s probably the most honest video I’ve seen with a Nokia employee in front of the camera, Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President of Markets, talks about the N97 and how it was a success in terms of sales, but it has failed in many other categories such as user experience and hardware quality. He is confident that the next release of Symbian will fix a lot of the problems that users have been having, and that Nokia will never, ever, release something like the N97 to market again.
I’m sorry to say this, but the damage has already been done. While attending Mobile World Congress last week I was absolutely flabbergasted by the number of Android devices both in the press room, and on the show floor. People got burned by S60 5th Edition and simply switched platforms. I too have moved on and am now using a Google Nexus One full time. Expect to see a review of it once I’ve passed the 1 month of ownership mark.
Anyway, video below, courtesy of All About Symbian: