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Nokia embraces Windows Phone 7 as its primary mobile OS

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Nokia embraces Windows Phone 7 as its primary mobile OS - read the full text blockquote p { font: italic normal 13px/17px Arial; color: #474747; } blockquote { border-left: 3px solid #ddd; padding: 0 0 0 15px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 9px; } Nokia and Microsoft just dropped a bomb - the two leading companies will be joining forces for an...


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can Symbian phones like the Nokia E7 be upgraded to new windows 7 OS?

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  • 2011-10-12 13:35
  • w9Jj

> In reply to Babai @ 2011-02-21 12:19 from YTJ2 - click to readHow do you know? Maybe WP will be the future of the smartphone.

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  • 2011-03-09 16:35
  • DDSY

Its a bloody wrong move.All these years Nokia let themselves down by manufacturing cheap quality handsets with high prices and the age old Symbian.Now it has joined Windows whose last greatest success was XP for computers and since then spiraling down.WP7 is nothing more than a total failure whose future is unsecure.Nokia did have many chances to improve having so many loyal customers but has chosen suicide and dug its own grave.Android is the best and arguably the future of smartphones.A deal with Google would have been a much greater choice.RIP NOKIA & MICROSOFT!

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  • 2011-02-21 12:19
  • YTJ2

i agree a loveley E series designed like wp7 and non touch superb OLED and slim metal case. if that would be my money is thiers

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  • 2011-02-20 13:41
  • 0ywH

> In reply to Bart @ 2011-02-16 08:04 from RLnT - click to readwhat about low end smartphone?
what about non- touchscreen smartphone?
could wp7 reach that?
why should kill symbian just because to adopt wp7 ?

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  • 2011-02-16 14:28
  • U}}x

Buying my first Nokia (the 8100) and replacing it for newer versions (the Communicator 9500 being the last one), I stopped buying as I could not use them to send a fax directly (a very useful function in Asia) to my customers.
If the cooperation with Microsoft will improve and extend the functions for business, I do welcome their partnership. To styart with including Windows Mobile 7 in the E7.

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  • 2011-02-16 08:04
  • RLnT

It was an act of suicide.
Bye-bye Nokia.

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  • 2011-02-15 13:59
  • Spx{

im glad to hear this. i used to love nokia, but after working for a telecommunications dealer for 2 years i was sick of seeing constant rubbish coming from nokia. high end phones that were just completely bug infested and had to be sent away for repair all the time, it was like they were just churning them out to drench the market. symbian has been a joke, so im glad to see wp7 taking over. so long as nokia produces decent hardware ill be happy, but id hope to see wp7 still existing on htc and samsung products.

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  • 2011-02-15 13:29
  • 2GMB

tell me it not so.

Nokia stock holder all of your money is at risk. get rid of the current CEO as soon as possible.

what really bothers me about Nokia actions is they completely abandoned what they did well to pursue what they are not good at. why did your start shipping second rate hardware in your effort to jump on the touch screen bandwagon.

Nokia used to and still sell (old) some real quality products. but you don't seem interested in continueing to produce such products.

NOKIA mistakes

you decided to shove symbian down s40 users throats

you decided to shove touch screen products s60 users throats

you abandoned 8 series phones entirely

you decided to abandon s40 6 series products entirely

you refused to dabble in alternate operating systems in your mobile products

you updated the s40 operating system to remove the D-pad.

Thing to do

please produce products like 6600, 6303, 6500, 8600, 8800

stop pushing cheap plastic in high end products (n79 comes to mind)

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  • 2011-02-15 06:30
  • YH4W

did love nokia... but after thir move, its now samsung (android).

The future is Samsung and android (nokia and symbian are dead!)

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  • 2011-02-14 16:31
  • MVg6

After having Nokia-only phones for a long time since my first one, I started liking them less and less since I've bought my latest smartphone a while ago and a Samsung (though Symbian) phone turned out to be only sane choice based on my criteria.

For me, this announcement is the last drop - I won't even consider them next time. WM, their saviour? What a joke... More like MS finally got themselves a mobile branch, after the Kin fiasco... RIP.

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  • 2011-02-14 12:56
  • Mvvy

well... it was not like it was not expected.. after all Nokia CEO comes from MS. There are some question arising now:
1. Is Nokia subdued now by MS?
2. Will WP7(and later) addopt some symbian technologies?
3. How long symbian and meego development will continue?
4. What about some "free" extras comming with high-end nokias like free navigation and nokia messaging?
5. Where Nokia will get software experts now after probably 80-90% of software engineers will abandon the company?

and as someone already said - this move from Nokia will drive all other manufacturers to abandon WP7 and concetrate on other OS. I am wondering what exactly will be competitors reaction. As well as how much market share of Nokia will drop.

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  • 2011-02-14 08:15
  • Svec

> In reply to x-blade @ 2011-02-13 04:25 from TC{A - click to readAgree with some of your points, but not others.

I am lucky to work for a company where the CEO is always promoted within, and yes, the company has been and is still one of the most successful in America, if not the world. So the CEO really needs to know the business, rather than some outsiders.

Don't agree for someone who purchases / uses a product must be knowledgable regarding every function. With the sophistication of smartphone nowadays, most people can't utilize ALL the the functions, or exactly how they work.

People buy cars mostly as a form of transportation, and for those who can afford, yes they may opt for the high performance ones without much knowledge. Still, do they need to? Where I live most people who own a Mercedes S600 or Maybach don't even drive the cars, as they just sit in the back and "enjoy the ride".

Though people do move forward when the almighty brand doesn't. If you think people just buy phones to show off, then why the 88xx died? Maybe I don't belong to "the group" and the related places, though I really seldom see anyone using Vertu, even in places like China where some buy something simply need to show off.

Before last Friday I heard there were quite a few Symbian supporters who who would still support the almighty brand. Unfortunately after the announcement, most of these supporters already decided to switch to Androids. Meanwhile, there doesn't seem to be any WP7 fans came in and said they would welcome the almighty brand to join.

So a good number of old customers are gone, new customers....may not even exist. Which would probably leave the low end S40 customers, where a good number of them may even switch to other brands.

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  • 2011-02-14 02:04
  • Er2M

> In reply to symbiano @ 2011-02-13 05:56 from 3x8Q - click to read"plan to sell 150 million Symbian handsets?" No problem if all of them cost US$100 or less. If not, I doubt there are/will be 150 millioin people to go for a smartphone which the company guarantees the support will end within 2 years.

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  • 2011-02-14 01:38
  • Er2M

> In reply to [deleted post]not defending you know just read what on statement...i used symbian device but now i prefer for another os since symbian looks the same since nokia 6600 days

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  • 2011-02-13 16:29
  • 3x8Q

> In reply to [deleted post]amen

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  • 2011-02-13 15:53
  • kUW@

> In reply to phone arena @ 2011-02-13 06:14 from wHrS - click to readwell it was on their statement (NoKIA)

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  • 2011-02-13 15:47
  • 3x8Q

Oh cmon nokia users.. Your still clinging with your cop-paste-nokia-first??? Lol dont worry that copy paste thingy well be happening soon on wp7! How cool is that? Then... Symbian well be gone foeva! How is that?

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  • 2011-02-13 11:36
  • v0Xt

Nokia is no loser company,when...Windows-operating system(OS)!!. =(

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  • 2011-02-13 10:38
  • 3ifR

Arrogant management style, outdated policies, hardheaded stubborn corporate culture made lots of once bright promising tech companies in Europe, failed miserably in understanding the current market trend.

They still believe strongly that the world hasn't changed much since the 90s. The car industries is one good example. Volvo no longer the pride of the Swiss, British no longer own top notch engineering production. Ericsson used to be in the mobile handset industries, so is Siemens, Alcatel and Sagem but generation today buy less of their products comparing to Samsung, LG, HTC, and the slipping Nokia (if what reported to be true).

So too is the American, Microsoft nearly missed the boat, when Netscape caught their attention. Bill Gates used to say, 640k RAM is all that is required (DOS day) for a program to run, and thats the maximum size to stay.

The new tech savvy generation has a different taste, they adopt things much faster than their peer in the old days thanks to Internet. A large group of this dynamic, fashion tech conscious consumer can be found in Asia. Watch out for China, their will be the next leader.

Lets hope this alliance of Nokia/Microsoft can bring some new light and new life to the much needed change.

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  • 2011-02-13 09:45
  • TC{A

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