I sure hope that Nokia starts changing its ways, although I do have to say that I am overall quite pleased with the phone.
Firmware 40 brings a few things to the phone so far that I have seen:
- Kinetic Scrolling (move around the page by flicking your finger) in many of the apps although it is sorely lacking the the normal device menus
- New Home screen similar to the 5530 with a music player widget, 4 shortcuts and a contact carousel
- Better input option to allow one preferred method for portrait and other for landscape
- Camera seems a bit quicker to me
- Hopefully many many bug fixes (alarm bug, downloaded videos from feeds, corrupted podcast database, etc...)
Not included and disappointing:
- Updated webkit browser (still stuck at webkit 413 whereas Chrome uses 532.8). This will be needed to greatly improve the somtimes shoddy WRT experience.
- True Kinetic Scrolling in the device (eg, menus, better implemented in browser)
- More flexible input options for portrait and landscape (why can't I choose mini querty for portrait and full querty for landscape?)
- More shortcuts in Homescreen
- Landscape Homescreen