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Live Coverage: Mobile World Congress 2010 as it unfolds

Live Coverage: Mobile World Congress 2010 as it unfolds - read the full textThat's all folks! The MWC 2010 finally ended yesterday. It was a hectic week full of interesting announcements, exciting new devices and almost no sleep. But thanks to Barcelona for such a warm welcome yet another year. More than 49,000 visitors from 200 countries attended the 2010 GSMA Mobile...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-23 12:45 from 01g3 - click to readBecause I have been using the brand which offers the best reception and voice quality in the market, which is "not" Apple for sure.

I tried this brand's Symbian phones...first one was fine (even to-date), except the old style charger plug started to fail. The 2nd Symbian phone from the brand often reboot itself (without any program installed), so I gave it up as well.

I also tried 2 WM phones from the same maker. One based on 6.0, which was fine except when I view Youtube, the screen could hardly catchup with the actual motion. Then I had another phone with WM6.1, and Microsoft told me either I had to choose the Chinese OS (which I can hardly manage), so I can view Chinese websites / characters properly, or I've to get the English OS but NOT able to view Chinese websites/characters. How silly? And yes, I sold that unit too.

Then comes my Android phone, which allows me to surf on the web and do almost everything "without reading the manual". My colleague (being a lady who knows nothing about these PHONES stuff) was also able to manange to use the phone without reading any manual as well. Of course the brand offers better voice quality than my wife's iphone. (yes, she uses 2 phones, as her other one offers Crystal Talk technology and I can always hear what she says even in noisy environment)

Can't even recall where is the "back" button on WM phones.

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  • 2010-02-24 01:40
  • Er2M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-23 01:21 from Er2M - click to readand you use android because? I still didnt get an answer.

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  • 2010-02-23 12:45
  • 01g3

You are all stark raving mad!

The best two phone firms, are both:

APPLE & NOKIA

The rest are trash!

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  • 2010-02-23 10:18
  • 39BN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-23 01:21 from Er2M - click to readWow, you're same as me.
If in mobile phones only "Apple" that exist, I'm rather not using any phone at all.

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  • 2010-02-23 08:55
  • wr4V

> In reply to David @ 2010-02-22 18:19 from M8Tu - click to readstrange that swedish ppl hav names similar to indians.there may b ur girlfriends name bt here its not. girls r not so much techies.i m frm punjab.i m frm 'jatt' caste. u might hav listened abt punjabi pop singer jazzy b.he is also a punjabi and a jatt.did u saw my name is khan?

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  • 2010-02-23 02:26
  • PGjR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 12:43 from 01g3 - click to readI have never said iphone is the best, did I?

I just think every other brand is better than the almighty brand, period.

If the almighty brand becomes the only brand to make mobile phones in this world, I'd rather not use any mobile phone at all....but chances are if such day ever comes, much better communication devices than mobile phones should be available.

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  • 2010-02-23 01:21
  • Er2M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 12:50 from 01g3 - click to readand you forgot to mention the almighty brand also jumped on the X10 model number bandwagon...

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_...ews-1466.php

I really LOL when I browsed thru the article....and didn't really notice the brand name til I read the comments...

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  • 2010-02-23 01:18
  • Er2M

> In reply to David @ 2010-02-22 15:25 from M8Tu - click to readif your beloved almighty is so almighty, why can't it release a phone so similar to iphone to capture ALL of Apple's market share and make it die?

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  • 2010-02-23 01:15
  • Er2M

> In reply to jasdeep @ 2010-02-22 17:33 from PGjR - click to readI'm sorry, but why do you have a girls name? My ex girlfriends sisters name was Jasdeep, except the fact that you actually might be a girl, then it's ok.

http://www.symbian-freak.com/n..._and_n82.htm

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  • 2010-02-22 18:19
  • M8Tu

> In reply to jasdeep @ 2010-02-22 17:33 from PGjR - click to readLol, that was a really sad explanation.. you are right and everybody else running the world is wrong.. professionals need to schdule, organize, e-mail and sync more in one day that you do in year..

Nokia can instant pushmail from 10 different e-mail providers at the same time including your work mail.. Blackberry can only pushmail BIS, their own e-mail which you need to subscribe to.. I have a Blackberry 9700 as well so don't give me that nonsense..

Nokia is most productive worktool in the world. Nothing you say matters as long as Nokia keeps getting the heaviest awards for their productivity.

In 2008 Nokia E71 pulled home the 3 biggest awards in the handset business at the Mobile Choice Awards, "Mobile of the year" and "Smartphone of the year" .. N82 got the "Best Imaging Device" at the TIPA "The Camera Oscars".

Just recently 4 months back the Nokia N86 repeated that feat and took home the same award.

http://www.tipa.com/english/aw...bile+Imaging

http://www.tipa.com/english/XI...rds_2009.php

http://www.mobilechoiceuk.com/...obile+Choice's+­Best+Smartphone+of+the+year/2713

etc etc

Nokia pull that of with a phone that costs half the money a Iphone 3G did. No go suck on a lillipop.

I'm out from this thread..

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  • 2010-02-22 18:15
  • M8Tu

> In reply to David @ 2010-02-22 15:25 from M8Tu - click to readhey man u hav named almost every category of ppl then what is left behind.u said that politicians use nokia phones bcoz they dont hav enough time.they just need a ph to make and atend calls. one which is easy to use which nokia is.u said abt business class ppl but i think most of them use blackberys due to instant e-mail capabilities.and the clg gng ppl believe in stylish and dashing looking phones which can b fulfiled by se.and the remaining common ppl use nokia which does not hav any striking and unique features and remain in their pockets for most of the time.thats where nokia scores.

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  • 2010-02-22 17:33
  • PGjR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 04:48 from Er2M - click to readAdversity breeds evolution, that's why 90% of the world politicians, coporate leaders, professionals and university educators use Nokia. Go read the article in Business Weekly.

And for this same reason iPhone is used by Women with chihuahuas, teenagers, Mactards and people who like shiny things.

This is best clip about Apple you will ever see, hilarious and funny doesn't hide the truth, listen to what the broadcaster says in the end:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnLbv6QYcA



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  • 2010-02-22 15:25
  • M8Tu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 01:25 from Er2M - click to readReally, then how come the E71 has 1.83% of the global market and N95 has 1.82% of the market, Nokia 5800 has 1.43% of the market while Iphone 1st gen, 3G and 3GS together have only 0.12% of the market.

http://stats.getjar.com/statistics/

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  • 2010-02-22 14:54
  • M8Tu

hey guys plz dont include that 'i' named thing in this debate of great manufacturers.there r much more iphone haters than its lovers.

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  • 2010-02-22 12:56
  • PGjR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 03:59 from q{SA - click to readHey friend, you also forgot to mention iphone also jumped on the video recording bandwagon when even the simplest of phones had it.

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  • 2010-02-22 12:50
  • 01g3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 04:48 from Er2M - click to readmy wife uses the n95 and she can work her way around it with ease.

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  • 2010-02-22 12:47
  • 01g3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 01:06 from Er2M - click to readiphone is so "good" you say and you are using android because?

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  • 2010-02-22 12:43
  • 01g3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 04:18 from q{SA - click to readHere is what's happening to the iphone users that I know...

wife - has been using iphone 3G for over 18 months now, still quite happy with it. No plan to get 3GS at all.

manager - has been using iphone 3G for over 18 months now, still quite happy with it. No plan to get 3GS at all. (she used to switch phone at least every 3~6 months)

ex-boss - has been using iphone 3G, got 3GS as he transferred his 3G to his family. (he used to switch phones every 3~6 months)

friend - has been using almighty 5310 and start to look into iphone 3GS.

Just my own observation (not representing anything), Apple isn't really going after its "existing" customers, as most don't seem to have much reasons to "upgrade" from 3G to 3GS. Nevertheless, there are millions of others out there who are "not" iphone users, and Apple is going after these people.

When I got the iphone 3G with my wife, the shop provide a list of "cannot do" for iphone before we signed the contract, yet after she tried a demo unit, she felt in love with the phone and all the "cannot do" no longer become her concerns.

Many here, who are likely tech oriented, always say iphone lacks this and that, and it can't beat other phones in this and that areas. However, they seldom recognize Apple's success...the simple UI which makes things easy for NON-TECH oriented people.

Just like some people may think professional drivers should drive stick-shift, though don't forget most people do want things the easy way by driving automatics.

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  • 2010-02-22 04:48
  • Er2M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 04:15 from q{SA - click to readIf cam is so important, why not keep on IMPROVING to the point it matches one on a DC?

I'd say the "market" has swtiched from cam focus to apps focus these days. Otherwise why the almighty brand is emphasizing so much on its OVI stores? (being copycat of App Stores for Apple)

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  • 2010-02-22 04:39
  • Er2M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-02-22 04:02 from Er2M - click to readTry to hook people in with the first iphone,then they have to turn around and buy another one to get 3g and gps. Nice

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  • 2010-02-22 04:18
  • q{SA

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