What the nokia did its like commit suicide. Yes most of us today hate the symbian UI but changing to American OS not the solution. Maybe it is revival of alternative symbian platform like UIQ. I love UIQ interface.
nokia should have just gone with android. Nokia has been suffering trying to keep up with the direction smart phones went a couple years ago, now theyre putting out phones like the E7. Windows mobile was never a good OS and they also suffered from the direction smart phones went. So they think putting two failing companies together will solve both their problems? i think not.
[deleted post]Nokia stocks took a plunge today. Even the investors think getting into bed with MS is such a bad idea.
Now it is 三足鼎立 ..... Apple, Google, Microsoft/Nokia.
A tripartite confrontation .... it will last a long time... lets see if any winner will emerge.
microsoft w7 in my netbook is okey but ahmm not so attractive...the reason people go for android and apple because they have juicy fruity robot like concept...
if you compare symbian icons and apps and UI with apple or android you would say yah symbian is OLD and boring...because they never change the designs the concept and it's slow...
with windows 7..comparing it with apple and android google...it lacks UI designs and just simple...in other words,no flavor just like android or vitamins for eyes like apple...
i once love nokia and microsoft but now when flavoured deserts and juicy apple came,,nokia died in my heart!!
meego looks promising and the concept is great...I LOVE the cartoon thingy concept...BYE NOKIA!
Raj, 12 Feb 2011Actually Meego still exists apparently Meego will be in "tablet form" and WP7 Nokia ... moreMeeGo still exist as a platform fir Nokia to experiment with future disruptions. Nokia said it themselves that they will only have 1 MeeGo device for 2011.
Jos, 11 Feb 2011Why does everybody hate window's phone 7... Will someone clarify reason's for their hatred...If you are in to this phone thing, read your history, plot your charts, and do some CSI homework, MS-OS is only for computers (desktop/notebook/server) NOT PHONES and SMART DEVICES. MS has always been playing the catching up game in the computing world, they are like a few years behind UNIXes and APPLE's tecnologies. As for phones, they are light years away. Get it ?
I think choosing Phone 7 is a freaking disaster.
Phone 7 is too restrictive, software and hardware wise.
It's the complete opposite of the Symbian.
Future disadvantages of a Nokia Phone 7
1) Symbian / QT developers are left behind.
2) Signing/developing applications would be even harder!
3) No more piracy.
4) Less themes/customizations/mods would be available. It's hard and almost impossible to reskin the phone 7 ui.
5) A Win 7 phone would be a high end device, which means it would only penetrate developed nations markets (US / EU ).
6) Nokia would be pouring their resources on this markets (US / EU) while ignoring the fact that their loyal customers are in the developing nations' markets.
7) Bing is inferior to Google.
8) Some people just plain hate Microsoft.
s, 12 Feb 2011why primary os? i would understand if they were doing things like samsung, htc, etc which by t... moreActually Meego still exists apparently Meego will be in "tablet form" and WP7 Nokia smartphones would be WP7
I hope they can roll out a 'flagship' model soon or WP7 could be dead
I just wish all the haters of WP7 woudl try one out before bashing it.
I had an android, found i was spending way too much time getting things the way I liked them. Gave up.
On an iphone now, just pisses me moff that I can't use adobe flash and the interfave seems slow.
Played with an WP7 and liked it a lot, didn't buy and will not buy until I know the system will not die off. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction.
why primary os? i would understand if they were doing things like samsung, htc, etc which by the way have new or no os at all! but symbian and meego are big projects! you cant just cancel the primary focus!
Savor, 12 Feb 2011This partnership with Microsoft really has more potential than if Nokia sided with Android. No... moreRight... and what incentives would those 50 million xbox users have to buy a Nokia over a samsung or LG or HTC that already has WP7 devices out on the market? You talk about how if Nokia went with Android they'd be "just another device" in the android flood. Isn't that the same thing with WP7? You do know HTC, LG, Samsung, SE, and many others have WP7 devices too right? You're delusional. Only reason why Nokia and Microsoft got together was due to Elop's prior connection to Microsoft. He is back on familiar grounds nothing less nothing more. Elop said it himself, Nokia has a track record as device failures for competitive hardware configuration, i'm talking about real hardware as in CPU/GPU/Ram, not materials used in the body of the phone.
DAMNIT! Im trying to find my post, but just last week on this site I stated that Nokia cannot be relevant if they stay with Symbian only. I said that they eventually will have to team up with Msoft or Google and I was right ! =D
Wow, I was just considering the E7 too, this makes me want to hold out for a bit.
This partnership with Microsoft really has more potential than if Nokia sided with Android. Nokia would have been just another Android OEM in a crowded field. Hard to differentiate dozens of Android phones from all the fragmentation. Nokia is banking on something more unproven, but at least they could be among the frontrunners leading the WP7 push once it becomes more popular. HTC became even more recognizable after being the first adopter to really push Android.
Has this idea finally marinated in some of your minds yet? This is not that bad. The 50M+ Xbox 360 owners will now go out and buy Nokia phones in the USA where Nokia has zero presence in the smartphone segment and their best-sellers happen to be prepaid. Clinging onto Symbian and introducing another new OS like Meego that has bugs wasn't going to help Nokia out anytime sooner.
Corky Buchek, 12 Feb 2011What the hell do you have against Symbian? You can do a lot more stuff with Symbian than with ... morelol you dont know other os can do all you post like android can see system folders as well :P
Corky Buchek, 12 Feb 2011What the hell do you have against Symbian? You can do a lot more stuff with Symbian than with ... more
Stop praising symbian. No offense, but your words means nothing since the CEO of nokia admitted than symbian sucks and it's time to implement wp7 to their phones.
You know what I really had a feeling this will happen don't ask me why. I knew Nokia would never go with android but My guts told me that they will have wp7 and this is what happened. Symbian is good and simple true, but you need to understand that the world is developing and people needs to move forward.
Not all people wants to be retarded and stay at the same spot for ages. Everything is developing including technology, and symbian can't compete with the market, let us stop being stubborn and admit the facts for once.
No matter what you say, my argument still stands, if symbian was that good than why do Nokia want's to use another OS? And make it as it's major os in the future.
This is really sad. I still like Nokia, but ever since they decided to release a symbian OS that was basically an updated version of their OS from the N95, N96 that happened to have resistive touchscreen then you knew they weren't taking it seriously.
They were too late in the race to create a touchscreen device that could rival the iphone. And now they pay for their shortsightedness*
The N8 SHOULD have been the device to bring them into a new era, but the new symbian let then down.
Nokia is not known to be a great software developer. I had a Nokia N82 and absolutely loved it for overall features + hardware. This was at a time when I HATED Apple until I got a 1st gen iPod touch & iPhone that changed my mind about them. Sold the N82 last year and couldn't be anymore happier with iPhone 4. Symbian was already outclassed by the time the touchscreen revolution hit. All Nokia had to do was abandon it like 2-3 years for Android. Just waited. Fred Flintstone has better foresight.
Nokia took them over three and a half years to realize Symbian can't make great software to keep up the latest frontrunners in the touchscreen era and are now just barely getting in bed with a company who knows how to make better software with their decades of experience with it. Windows 7 AND Windows Phone 7 are both great OSes. Much better than the Vista or WinMo 6.5 and below. People don't give Microsoft enough credit for them and just point out all their flawed products.
Savor, 11 Feb 2011People doubting this partnership should check out the reviews for WP7 phones manufactured from... moreWhat the hell do you have against Symbian? You can do a lot more stuff with Symbian than with any other phone OS on earth! Symbian has a file manager just like Windows for PC. Yeah that's right, you can actually see your drives C: and D: just like on a freaking PC! Copy-Cut Paste, Real Multitasking, Install-Uninstall apps, view details, complex settings, customizable desktop and themes, etc etc etc
IOS from Iphone for example can do NONE of these things! WP7 can't do that either!
This anti-Symbian cult is really getting on my nerves! Most of you guys just see others posting stuff like this and you just copy them! Have you ever used Symbian in your life? Symbian makes you feel you have a POCKET PC in your hand, other OSes make you feel you just have a phone, yeah a smartphone but not pocket computer like Nokia! On my Symbian I had Office to read document files, excell files and more, PDF viewever to view pdfs, GPS navigation, you can't even imagine how much! NOKIA WAS A REAL POCKET COMPUTER! Now "thanks" to WP7 it will be JUNK!