Clearly Nokia didn't see their future could exist without going to Android route. I am just thinking what's the next big OS going to be? I mean come on, we all know that Android's time will be over, it will take a little bit more time but it will be game over nevertheless. Just like Symbian, who could have thought any better OS will come in future back at that time?
Manohar 808 PureView, 24 Apr 2015Welcome back NOKIA !!!!! Take back your CROWN !!!!! "...the Nokia's R&D center will permanently relocate to Sichuan, China..."
This isn't Nokia. This is yet another insignificant clueless faceless chinese crapfab using Nokia's logos and hiding behind Nokia's skirt.
True Nokia's are developped in Finland and made in Europe (Hungary/Finland). All the Nokia's that came out from China were crap (lots of DOA, screen problems, battery problems etc...). As an example: all of the Nokia 701's that I've had worked right out the box (Made in Hungary) while the first Nokia 808Pureview (Made in China) I got was DOA.
Another example. The only Samsung that I bought myself was an SGS4 (it was DOA) and after a lot of arguing with the store (they even send it in for repair and came back unrepaired... those buggers didn't even bother to reset the phone as it came back with some apps that I had left behind), I eventually got a exchange to an SGS5.
So sorry but I have absolutely NO confidence in all these gadgets that are "Made in China". There's too much DOA, too less QC and the after-sale repair companies (whom can't seem to fix one thing without breaking something else) don't help either!
I'll hold back and wait. But I haven't much confidence in a full come back.
If nokia can produce devices of the calibur of the n1 tablet. I see them becoming as big as their symbian days in a couple of years.
I will buy nokia even if its overpriced because they make quality phones and after sale service is very good.
fruitcake, 24 Apr 2015People only left Nokia after Mr Elop the so-called Chairman announce Symbian is Dead,and the N... moreAhh, the old "blame Elop" bullshit. Nokia's phone business was screwed long before Elop joined them; he was basically a last ditch attempt to save the phone division, but the damage had already been done.
The demise of Nokia's phone division is down to in fighting between the Symbian and MeeGo teams, a few years before Elop arrived. Things got really messy in Nokia during that time and unfortunately for the company (not to mention those of us who loved Nokia) the Symbian team won, killing MeeGo and with it Nokia's chance of having its own OS that was actually designed for touch screens.
By the time Elop came along Nokia's phone division was already pretty much finished, but they still had a choice of either being just another player in the Android market (where next to nobody was actually making money at the time) or being the biggest fish in the WP world and having a say in the development of the OS. Elop's experience with MS would certainly have helped sway that decision, but I would expect the Nokia board had already considered that when they put him in charge.
You can argue they'd have been better off going down the Android route, but I think either way they would have ended up selling the phone business and MS paid considerably more it than anyone else would have as they couldn't have it going to a competitor not making Windows Phones as that would have finished WP off.
DarkStar, 24 Apr 2015Not true, I know many loyal Nokia fans that did follow them to Windows Phone, mainly due to th... moremost of Nokia's ex employees work for Microsoft, they can simply shift back to Nokia.
there's also Jolla Sailfish OS to. They are ex Nokia employees
Kyembe, 24 Apr 2015If they had joined android earlier on they wouldn't have gone to sleepthey got blinded by Microsoft and also they were ignorant to the potential MeeGo OS and Symbian had, they were slow at developing them.
in that time Android within 3 years had boomed. Now look at it!
Iskander, 24 Apr 2015Well, your typical iPhone also is a Chinese phone, with some Korean parts in them, technically.Educate him
The Boy with Red Hat, 24 Apr 2015Nokia is far from that, even the more loyalist users changes from nokia becasue WP, but they a... moreNot true, I know many loyal Nokia fans that did follow them to Windows Phone, mainly due to the amazing 1020. And as much as I like Nokia, I love the Windows Phone OS a lot more than I do Android so I guess I won't be returning to my favourite phone manufacturer.
Not that I think they'll ever be able to produce a stellar phone again; they had some of the best people in the business working for them when they ruled, but they've all left now and there's simply no way Nokia can put together a team as good as what they had before.
Finally that sweet childhood of mine is going to comeback. During 2000-2010 the only phone I knew was Nokia. Hell yeah Nokia is the king. Only thing we will be missing that Symbian OS with made in Finland Nokia..
Welcome back NOKIA !!!!! Take back your CROWN !!!!!
I was a Nokia Fan, and I dont have the respect for Nokia Now when they went out of business. Already many players are competing with Low price smartphones, Reentry is not at all going to do any wonders. Don't go just because of the sales of Nokia N1