Well this article is nice but fails to address where Nokia truly failed.... The user interface starting in 2007.
Symbian was (is) a true multitask OS ahead of anything out in the smartphones market (except Windows CE, latter windows phone) but with the rise of touch interface Nokia instead of investing on R&D to compete with Google and Apple keep insisting (for years and years almost until the MS deal) in releasing shameful, unrefined and unappealing S60 touch versions.... oh and crappy resistive touch screens that almost required a stylus or something for the user to be able to use them correctly.
Plus a online software and content store that was clunky and looked like a beta version of what iTunes already was offering...
They had the OS and the hardware to be relevant but user interface was (and is) a huge factor for the consumer and Nokia learn that the hard way...
Also this article fail to mention N95 flagship (1st Nokia to have a SoC with a GPU) and the previous flagship N93 that was convertible to a full digital camera and the 1st phone camera with a whopping 41 Mpixels and still a top of the line today (the camera not the Pureview phone).
Honest Realist, 17 Aug 2015and you base this on? Assumptions make an ass out of someone... in this case ;) it aint me.Anything open source is bad news? You are the one who looks like an ass. Go back to MSDN and cry about Windows Phone having 1% market share. This site is for 21st century phone users...the 99% of us here are using phones which wouldn't be possible without open source software.
A nicely done article, however there is no mention of the Meego software that was short lived under Nokia. it is a shame though cause I believe Meego (currently sailfish under Jola) had what it takes to compete with Apple & Android but thanks to Elop's strategy it was shot down...
I ,Still feel ,if they try out with Andriod version ,they may capture market again !
I always depended on Nokia and almost all the phones I had were Nokia phones
Here is a list of what I had
Nokia 1800:My first Nokia phone I had until I had lost it
Nokia N70 Music Edition:This was after my Samsung was broken, it was the best I had the only downside was the WAP but this was water damaged
Asha 302 Vodafone: This was my best phone ever in the world, able to load Google with no problems.
Nokia 106:(no information to post, too boring)
Nokia 1661-2 (US):This was my most recent phone, but it was boring. However it did have quirky ringtones
Nokia N91 is The Best Music Phone Ever i used.its better then iphone i think so
we love Nokia...
Nokia is the best phone ever,
My first phone is Nokia 3310 when i was child. And now i'm using Nokia E63. very well
''Nokia Connecting People''
Nokia has been the best ever for me and my family. Started with Nokia 5110 which was the strongest phone ever and now using Nokia Asha. Unfortunately touch screens took over as Microsoft expanded.
We keep looking for the Nokia E71 which is the best phone in the world for us.
just 1 wrong step of not adopting android ruins nokia...............still they have a chance if they adopt android then nokia can be No. 1 company again.............
Anonymous, 17 Aug 2015Or you have no clue what you're talking about. I think we can all assume that and be right.and you base this on? Assumptions make an ass out of someone... in this case ;) it aint me.
No mention of the still unbeatable imaging technology of Nokia 808. No mention of the most advanced OS meego harmattan on the N9.
I use Lumia 620 for past 2 years. I didn't get any hanging problem or some other pblm. Its good.
Honest Realist, 17 Aug 2015Android, is the next flash. Too fragmented. Anything open source is bad news. That is why it i... moreOr you have no clue what you're talking about. I think we can all assume that and be right.
Anonymous, 17 Aug 2015Should make a movie out of Nokia's road map...instead of making Steve Jobs movies.Make a Movie... of how to run your company into the ground? Vs creating the most valuable company in the world? lol sure.
My cousin has a Nokia 515 .It cost him nearly INR 9000/-Battery just last for 2 days.Display is very poor.The phone hangs and lags often.Poor camera.The 3g connection in this phone is of no use with its poor display, small screen and hanging problems. The only thing is that it has aluminum back cover and scratch resistant glass. Aactually this phone doesn't worth more than INR 3000/- even at the time of its launch.
Should make a movie out of Nokia's road map...instead of making Steve Jobs movies.
deewinc, 17 Aug 2015They thought they could take Android head-on. It was as simple as embracing Android and channe... moreAndroid, is the next flash. Too fragmented. Anything open source is bad news. That is why it is iOS vs the REST. and not iOS vs a particular android brand. Given time Android will either have to go through extreme changes. Or die. MAYBE the Alphabet bs would free up more resources into Android R & D. but even so, it could be too late ;) the world will still use it though, and it might even still have the majority market share of users. the only reason for this is that the world is unfortunatly confined to what they can afford.