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Nokia Carla screenshots leak, show new browser and keyboard - read the full textThe upcoming update to the mobile Nokia OS, carrying the codename "Carla", shows up in screenshot form. The screenshots don't show much, however, you can get a taste of what the update is going to bring. First, there's the new on-screen qwerty keybord, which seems to have been...

 

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Back to topic of the article, i'd like to know if anyone can reply to my query.

- Where is the money gone nokia? after all the years of enjoying the huge market
- Why does nokia sell their handsets at a very hefty price , although it has inferior h/w
- At the same time other OEM are able to sell the handset with great h/w for more or less same price and still make profits

Omnia W and Lumia 800 share same h/w specs except 5mp to 8mp, yet the price is almost double, why?

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  • 2012-04-04 08:43
  • PTij

> In reply to Verbal_Criminal @ 2012-04-04 08:25 from 9Lax - click to readInteresting talk.

specially when we talk about the ratios in Asia, its really difficult to get the actual figures. India, china , phillipines all have local manufacturers with very high % of mobile users. not only symbian, theres aint any SMARTPHONE os for them. and all these local manufacturers grabbed the share from Nokia. that said, nokia still pioneers the low end range of phones in comparision other brands. Middle east is still good with nokia, but slowly moving towards android in the high end & smartphone segment.

I must say, Local OEM has an advantage. a study states how miserably Siri failed to respond to japanese language,while a similar app developed by a local OEM outsmarted siri.

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  • 2012-04-04 08:39
  • PTij

> In reply to [deleted post]Were you expecting anyone else?

If i were you, i'd not bash the man after he has given out his version of explanation with an Apology.

@ Verbal Criminal, i'd say you have earned some respect by accepting and apologizing. do continue with your contributions & discussions.

Added to that, there arent many saints here in a public forum. Finally, i'd like to know if nokia rulz or nokia fanboy has anything to say on this.


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  • 2012-04-04 08:29
  • PTij

> In reply to aaptk @ 2012-04-03 20:28 from s0MF - click to read"2 us market does not equal the world market. while ios and android reign supreme there, symbian rules other, much bigger markets (china, india, whole africa) and i dont think its a matter of availability. people there have choices and they choose nokia."


would like to correct you on that. let's base it from the two largest population in asia. China and the Philippines. Bought known for having the largest numbers of people using a cellularphone (the later as the texting capital of the world. In china...there are a lot of smalltime phone manufacturers like cherry mobile and copycats of nokia, samsung. there is also kingcom, now including the big guys, huawei and ZTE, since these manufacturers offers more less expensive phones for the market, they control almost 70% of it. and they don't use symbian.

going to the phillippines, nokia has a big market here, but since it's also a third world country, 89% of the population prefers to get a "CHINA PHONE". and they have one growing phone manufacturer there as well "MYPHONE".

I'm pretty much sure that there are other small manufacturers in india africa and other countries aswell that does not use SYMBIAN OS since nokia can easily sue them.

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  • 2012-04-04 08:25
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Nokia Still the best @ 2012-04-04 07:37 from tA$Q - click to readI would find it weird as well if i were in your place. I don't expect anyone to believe me. i said my say and would not comment on this incident again. Posted my apology and it's up to the people including you if you would accept it. regardless on what impression this has left the people posting and reading in GSMARENA, i would accept it be it calling me anything and not respecting my post. i would accept it.

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  • 2012-04-04 07:46
  • 9Lax
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> In reply to Verbal_Criminal @ 2012-04-04 07:19 from 9Lax - click to readi really didnot trust with you have said..if its wrote by other people in your office then why its come the second faults? and then..why its always use nokia rulz's name? second time happens and its nokia rulz name again, that's weird for me...

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  • 2012-04-04 07:37
  • tA$Q

Thank god it was just two articles


http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-4040.php

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  • 2012-04-04 07:28
  • 9Lax

> In reply to blueglue @ 2012-04-04 07:08 from PTij - click to read
My Fault for not Locking my computer when i went to take my lunch break.

Hope this serves as a lesson to others working in an office.


what's done is done. will accept any reception from the people involve.

Again i apologize. will be reposting this apology to other articles.

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  • 2012-04-04 07:19
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Nokia Still the best @ 2012-04-04 07:01 from tA$Q - click to read
a joke played on me.

got lots of other post on different articles using a different name.

still checking the damage.

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  • 2012-04-04 07:15
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Verbal_Criminal @ 2012-04-04 06:53 from 9Lax - click to readI wish Nokia rulz wouldnt mind after reading your explanation.

Hope you continue to contribute to the community

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  • 2012-04-04 07:08
  • PTij

> In reply to brasi_db @ 2012-04-04 02:53 from IaHj - click to read+1 Mate

One of the sensible posts i've read in the past couple of days.

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  • 2012-04-04 07:02
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> In reply to Verbal_Criminal @ 2012-04-04 06:53 from 9Lax - click to readwell its ok if you apologize to nokia rulz ,next time dont did it again..or gsmarena will ban your i.p address ..btw,,,all moderator are take a look here while we posted some thing here!

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  • 2012-04-04 07:01
  • tA$Q

> In reply to [deleted post]i quite agree that it's from my I.P.

what a mess it did.

would like to apologize to Nokia rulz and some other people on other articles for the mess my friends here did. just came back for lunch.

I guess this will be the impression on my name then.
can't undo it. Regardless of this...i will keep using Verbal_Criminal the comment sections.

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  • 2012-04-04 06:53
  • 9Lax

> In reply to aaptk @ 2012-04-03 20:28 from s0MF - click to readFew good points with a certain degree of sarcasm.
1. Well, Accenture supporting Symbian would be an ASSUMPTION, things dont work based on ASSUMPTION, atleast with Software. Secondly, even if we consider your optimistic opinion of accenture supporting symbian, it could be tagged with a hefty price, considering Accenture a service oriented IT firm.

2. US , UK, Europe - donot contribute for large market share in comparision to the world, but they do contribute for LARGE SMARPHONE MARKET SHARE. Yes AMEA, India and CHINa have large Mobile phone userbase. AS known NOKIA is leader in those markets, where is the Money? why are they slashing down business units, employees, outlets etc etc?

3. Again, another ASSUMPTION, well more optimistic this time. Meego is closed, so is Maemo - by Nokia. and Nokia failed to deliver it. period.

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  • 2012-04-04 06:48
  • PTij

Ok i concede. android is the best

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  • 2012-04-04 05:45
  • 9Lax

> In reply to brasi_db @ 2012-04-04 02:53 from IaHj - click to read>>Reposting In reply to Nokia Rulz @ 2012-04-03 16:36 from vjw4 - click to read
Probably you have not understood what i said, Nokia dint deny Google. Its the other way around, Google Rejected Nokia. i have also specified the reasons of denial. refer to my earlier posts.

There wasnt any thing new about unlocked bootloaders, infact Samsung released with unlocked bootloaders right from SGS, the first of its fame. subsequently, HTC LG MOTO followed later due to increasing request from Userbase.

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  • 2012-04-04 05:42
  • 9Lax

> In reply to aaptk @ 2012-04-02 17:52 from 3LUC - click to readi wish every fandroid reads this! this reply should keep them out

anonymouse

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  • 2012-04-04 05:19
  • t}BQ

> In reply to RvCuarto @ 2012-04-01 23:31 from vxuA - click to readbang on!!! Fandroids show me a device which can compare to a 2 yr. old N8!!

anonymouse

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  • 2012-04-04 05:17
  • t}BQ

> In reply to Nokia Rulz @ 2012-04-03 16:36 from vjw4 - click to readLooks like copy paste to me

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  • 2012-04-04 04:16
  • 9Lax

> In reply to aaptk @ 2012-04-03 20:28 from s0MF - click to readOk firstly you dont have to talk down to people and patronise them to get a point accross. With that said allow me to rebuff.

1. Nokia were forced as part of thier partnership with Windows to drop symbian. So when you say "symbian and the developers for it have moved from nokia to accenture" you neglect to mention that this was a move of necessity, not a choice.

2. Saying symbian rules other markets doesn't prove anything!! What are you backing this up with?? I would be inclined to agree with you that symbian dominates the market in countries where financial hardship forces people to purchase cheaper handsets because nokia and symbian certainly have the budget market conered. But are you trying to tell me that a lumia 800 is a more appealing choice than a HTC One X if you have the money for either??? Pllllllllllllease

3. "most people with smartphones today dont know about updates, apps and such".........are you serious with this?? I work for a telco in Australia (one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world) and deal with people from all walks of life everyday who not only know about apps but request phones with the best software for downloading apps and easy updates. Millions of apps means choice and varying levels of quality.I could go on but this is a really weak argument and doesn't deserve much more.

4. Why do you think there are less Nokia phones on display in stores?? Nokia have burnt the public by falling behing in the smartphone race early and consistantly producing mediocre handsets. N97, N97 Mini and N8 among some of the biggest culprits. The problems at Nokia go way beyond an OS, ITS THE HARDWARE!!!!! In my opinion they need to go back and design one solid handset and focus on it, get some runs on the board and then look at branching out, wether it is arrogance or optimism they are trying to do too much from too far behind and its not working...at least when it comes to smartphones. I know nokia fans will hate this post and I dont take alot of pleasure bashing them because I loved nokia and stuck with them through alot of bad handsets but this is all true.

Oh BTW n900?? Seriously when are people going to stop bringing this phone up??

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  • 2012-04-04 02:53
  • IaHj

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