sherif, 22 Jul 2010yes and i wish nokia would stick with maemo whats the point merging with moblin and use meego ... moremaemo 5 is linux so they don't need android
they just need more support and Qt is now available for maemo so GLORY day are coming soon :D best example opera mobile 10 :D
why nokia is killing their phone by putting arm 11 processor...why can they use a 1ghz arm cortex or even cortex a9 and increase teir ram to 512...what wrong with nokia.......for example no one wats to bur pentium 4 when there is core processor in the market.......use the latest tech nokia.............
deep space bar, 22 Jul 2010they should have had maemo as high end and symbian as mid and s40 as low end and have symb... morelol after s40 & symbian4 is mid range smartphone symbian1 nokia make it dead because no one like old os so,meego for high range never go to andriod & windows crap os
deep space bar, 22 Jul 2010they should have had maemo as high end and symbian as mid and s40 as low end and have symb... moreyes and i wish nokia would stick with maemo whats the point merging with moblin and use meego :S maemo is just fine why not merge with android maemodroid sounds good lol
sherif, 22 Jul 2010yes you have a point and i think nokia killed symbian when it announced that meego will be for... morethey should have had maemo as high end and symbian as mid and s40 as low end
and have symbi3n as the mainstream OS but they killed it with 4
make symbian heavier ONLY for the high end models
like how maemo is
deep space bar, 22 Jul 2010no nokia just needs to stop killing it's on smartphone OSs with another one symbi3n then sy... moreyes you have a point and i think nokia killed symbian when it announced that meego will be for the high end devices and the N8 will be the last high end symbian phone and it wont be upgradable to symbina^4 i suppose it's a dead end
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2010Nokia = EPIC FAIL
Symbian = DEADNokia simply put too much faith in symbian. Its easy to use but just doesn't have the same depth as other systems. They also failed to develope their ovi store to compete with android and apple. Hopefully they make the switch to Android, or the new symbian 4 makes some drastic changes to bring it in line with the others. Despite that, nokia do make great phones and should continue to. They should be proud that they make hundreds of different models for different demographics each year and report relatively low technical issues.
If you think about it Apple had 3 years to just make 1 phone, and they messed up something as vital as the antenna. That is either really lazy or really negligent on their part.
sherif, 22 Jul 2010+1 and i think android saved a lot of companies including motorola and sony ercisson i hope no... moreno nokia just needs to stop killing it's on smartphone OSs with another one
symbi3n then symbi4n like wth
they should have symbian 3 with the option to customize like symbi4n it and make the phones with more RAM and stronger CPU but downclocked
like with the ARM A8
see how the N900 is still a beast
they should make more phones like that with maemo and leave meego since nothing is really happening with it
rafaelinux, 22 Jul 2010But... uhm... Android sucks :\no not really i'm an iphone fan by the way but android is catching up and the market is growing besides android is the best alternative nokia can't use IOS or bada and windows mobile sucks
spk307, 22 Jul 2010Can someone tell me how the average price of smartphone is 140 euros? Even the lowest smartpho... moresmartphone is just a label used for phones with some specific features. There are alot of smartphones out there that one wouldn't think of as being a smartphone, for example the Sony Erricson Satio. Works like any other phone but the GUI is decptively simple and hides alot of the smart features. So there are alot of smart phones out there that are very cheap, however you do hear about the bigger more powerful ones much more.
Stuntman, 22 Jul 2010All the news surrounding Nokia as of late are pretty consistent. Profits are down and there a... more+1 and i think android saved a lot of companies including motorola and sony ercisson i hope nokia consider android for the sake of the company
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2010you're 100% correct about the n97, i had it and it did have many problems and that was all due... moreindeed the N97 was the biggest mistake i've ever made and it was expensive to >.< like i said before i'll take anything from nokia except symbian thats why i got the n900 with my 3gs and i wont be getting a nokia anytime soon maybe if they switched to android or meego i'll think again
All the news surrounding Nokia as of late are pretty consistent. Profits are down and there are changes going on in the executive positions. Their high end smartphone offering is just not up to par with their competitors. Nokia does have a wide range of products, so lower end phones are at least helping the bottom line.
Since the introduction of the iPhone in 07, the market has taken a dramatic change. Apple revolutionized the industry by bringing smartphones into the main stream. It made it cool and fashionable to own a gadget that is a phone and a bunch of other non-phone related things. People who would only really wanted a phone before, now want a smartphone instead or perhaps more accurately, an iPhone or something like an iPhone. I've heard the term "iPhone killer" as of late. In reality, the iPhone is the cell phone or non-smartphone killer. The iPhone is partly the reason I upgraded from my old cell phone to a smartphone (which happens to be the N97). I didn't know much about smartphones before purchasing one, but I felt I wanted one and felt that it could be more useful than my old cell phone.
Nokia has some catching up to do on the smartphone front. That is where the market is going. Right now, the iPhone is the leader, various Android phones and companies who make them are gaining ground. Nokia's phones on Symbian just doesn't seem to be able to keep up and I don't know if Meego can gain traction fast enough.
When I go to various web sites, I see a lot of support for iOS and Android in terms of apps available. Business oriented web sites support Blackberry as well. For Symbian, I see very few. It's a little disheartening when you click on the mobile section of a web site and time and time again, it says there is no app available for Symbian.
Changes are happening at the top levels at Nokia. We'll have to wait several months to see how well Nokia can make the transition.
Just some background. I've used Nokia products for the past several years. I try to choose a product based on my needs rather than the brand. The N97 that I chose fits my specific needs better than any others at the time, but I wouldn't recommend it as a general purpose device for most. I love my N97, but it's not for everyone.