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Nokia N900 photo samples: It’s a gorgeous interface

Taking photos and sharing them on the pre-release Nokia N900 is a joy, it really is.

I’m flabbergasted by how Nokia have integrated the process together so that it’s so connected and so sensible.

I had to pop out briefly to Sainsbury’s this afternoon (Americans: Sainsbury’s is a supermarket chain like Safeway). I took the N900 along and opened up the camera.

The first thing I saw was a message asking if I’d like to automatically geotag my pictures.

‘YES PLEASE,’ I thought, and approved that.

Then the camera window appeared. It’s a 5 megapixel carl zeiss lens (with flash).

I snapped my first picture. Woosh. It was already (geo)tagged with ‘W4, London, United Kingdom’. I LOVE it!

I clicked on the share option for the image. I’ve seen this on other Nokia handsets and used it now and again. How easy would it be to send a photo to Nokia’s Ovi photo sharing facility?

Flippin’ easy.

I had a choice between setting up support for Flickr, for Facebook or for Ovi.

I went for the nice green Ovi logo.

I typed in my username and password.

Butter me in treacle and call me Susan… it just worked. It validated my account, prompted me for a title and description and within a second it was transmitting the photo to Ovi.

Smart. Simple. Everything I’ve always wanted my Nokia handset to do.

Now let’s be clear, you can do this with your N86 — even your N95 — but the super nice logical touch interface along with the QWERTY keyboard makes the whole thing a total, total breeze.

Here’s some photos I took:

(And I’m using the Ovi Share fancy little flash ticker embed option for this album…nice)

Here’s an original pic if you’d like to view the full quality (click to load the 824kb version)

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

7 replies on “Nokia N900 photo samples: It’s a gorgeous interface”

I don't mean to derail the conversation, but as I'm the only commenter for now, I'll give it a go:

Is “butter me in treacle and call me Susan” a commonly used phrase? Or did you create it by semi-randomly assembling familiar words/phrases into a grammatically correct sentence?

I am fascinated by it.

Also: I gave up entirely on Nokia devices in February 2009 and switched to an iPhone, and have been about 98% happy with my decision. I owned the original Nokia 770 internet tablet and cursed it daily, but I have to say all this enthusiasm I'm hearing for the N900 (so far from you, from Wired's Gadgetlab) is starting to stir my nerd-loins in Nokia's direction again.

I just don't know if I can forgive them for lagging on phone OSes for the past few years. But man on man, what I wouldn't give to have access to my mobile device's file system once again. (The iPhone thinks I can't handle that much responsibility.)

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