nokia's Windows Phone 7 launch
What will EU say about Nokia dropping Symbian in 2012? AFAIK, EU poured $31 million into Symbian. All that for nothing? What about SYMBEOSE? I do hope EU intervene with Nokia's plan to abandon Symbian, MeeGo, and Qt somehow.
Symbian had the largest smart phone market share in 2010. (Yes, the market share is declining but the total unit sale is still increasing. But with this news of discontinuing Symbian, why would any informed customers buy a Symbian handset now?)
Windows Phone had one of the smallest smart phone market shares in 2010.
What was Elop thinking? Is he really working in Nokia's best interest or M$'s?
What will happen to multitasking, video call, efficient resource usage, longer batter life, complete smart phone functions on Nokia smart phones? WP7 phones have none of these. IMO, Nokia is making a very big mistake. Going with Android or WebOS as a temporary solution would have been a more sensible solution than going with M$ permanently. (According to the news, Nokia is getting rid of Ovi services in favour of M$ services.)
Symbian is not that bad and I feel like Symbian is a skapegoat for Nokia's own incompetency. It's just Nokia kept making bad decisions.
For example, why get rid of the standard 3 buttons on the front bezel (that were on S60v5 handsets) and changed into only one physical button like an iPhone on the E7-00 & N8-00?
Why get rid of AF in favour of FF on smart phones? EDOF is still just a Fixed Focusing system, no matter how fancy is Nokia's choice of words. Many people who're buying smart phones actually study/research about the phones they're going to buy -- and yes, they can tell the difference between AF & FF.
Why did they use older Symbian's fonts and icons as "defaults" on the newer S^3 handsets (when people were complaining about how dated Symbian look)? They could have at the very least change the "default" fonts and icons to make the OS look fresher. (Don't say you can install themes, because the default is people's first impression. If they want to keep the S^1 theme, they could have make that an option, but not the default setting.)
Why did they have to give a very different default wallpaper for each homescreen to make the homescreen transition appears more sluggish than it actually is?
Why didn't they put at least 1500 mAh battery in their smart phones to make the Symbian battery life advantage even more apparent? (S^3 handsets only get 1050/1200 mAh.) They could have use this long battery life advantage to their benefit. With the Android handsets that I own, if I forget to charge the battery daily, the phone dies with heavy usage and that's really bad for the long-term battery life.
Why didn't they market the native video call, the pentaband 3G support, USB OTG, the class-leading multitasking, the Broadcom BCM2727 GPU/APU that are present in all their S^3 handsets better? But instead they choose to advertise "oh, it's not the technology, it's what you do with it. What were they thinking? Sure those ads were cool (to some geeks at least), but do they really appeal to the mass consumers? The Galaxy S family has proven that "it is the technology." And yes, Nokia S^3 phones contain lots of leading technologies -- but they chose not to advertise them. (But they were bragging about the EDOF, strange, huh!?)
The list goes on... Don't they study their competitors? And now they choose to go with M$ and basically saying bye bye to Qt... What do you think this will make Qt developers feel? Bye bye Nokia (for now at least), it was nice knowing you.
RIP Symbian !!!
Where is 'some guy from greece' who was not believing me when i said 2 weeks earlier that symbian was dying.
Loser: LG proclaimed itself a premier Microsoft partner at MWC 2009 when it said it would produce 50 Windows phones by 2012. But the Korean company is suddenly second fiddle to Nokia, who has a tighter and more vital relationship with Microsoft.
Loser: Intel. Intel just can't catch a break in mobile. The MeeGo project was supposed to be another way for Intel to break into the handheld market. Now it's been relegated to a science-fair research project. That platform will never be viable.
Loser: Symbian developers. Symbian's developer base is now doomed to write for an admittedly large, but shrinking platform, and Nokia said it won't adapt the Qt tools for Windows Phone 7. Time to learn Silverlight, folks.
Loser: Nokia. This is a humiliating climbdown for Nokia, which basically admitted that it's been wasting a huge software R&D budget and that its OS engineers are incompetent. It puts Nokia's destiny in hock to a third party, and turns the company into an OEM rather than a platform provider. Nokia could go on to become a successful manufacturer of high-quality hardware. But it will never again dominate the global smartphone market like it once did.
Well thanks to that this life long Nokia fan will have to broaden his horizens
guys what you say i am right or worng . nokia want enter usa market because that nokia joined windows 7 phones . !!!!! maybe nokia need help for symbian ,, i mean some applications nokia need for syMbian beacuse that nokia joined microsoft ..
[deleted post]do you know how funny you sound right now!? have you read the news!?
just thinking, 12 Feb 2011It's a true that Nokia and Microsoft failed in the last few years. But, hey, they still are tw... moreI belive this is wrong, symbian is good, but not for touch..the UI is just so cheap and outdated..they have to make something very nice, but by the release date android will produce food, not only desert ( cupcake, eclair) and they will still be behind.. :)
[deleted post]Are you so blind...you can't even see the writing on the wall.
It's a true that Nokia and Microsoft failed in the last few years. But, hey, they still are two GIANTS that can make a big turnover if they play clever. It's completely in their hands and not in competitions. What if two of them make some powerfull superecosystem and provide some WM8 beast device for the 2012 ???? If that happens, Apple can do nothing about it, because Apple made one revolution but cannot make it again. Andorid will survive, that's for sure.
smugs r us, 12 Feb 2011WP Minimum Requirements (Translation: screw you developin country citizens) Minimum Windo... morebetter buy Netbook , Tablet PC or Notebook with that spec > $400 for a phone & screen under 7inch? no way. btw what software for phone need pure 1Ghz??
kamote, 12 Feb 2011symbian is good for non touch phone the reason why they dominates the mobile market long ago,b... morein my opITOIN symbian phones are good . me using nokIa 5800 and samsung i5700 android os version 2.1 . in music nokia symbian is better in voice quality nokia symbian is better and also camera both have 3.2 but nokia symbian is better ,,, only missing twO things on nokia symbian phone .. the need more rAm and faster speed 1ghz ... after that symbian can fly like android and ios
Nokia is european property hope european goverment can save Nokia & make Nokia back to originality.
This is the end for me. Goodbye Nokia, it was to nice meet you. Great shot in the foot.
Windows Phone 7 is worser than Symbian in many ways like no multitasking , no file transfer via Btooth, no file manager, no flash, no mass storage mode. It is just a stupid software worthless for the money we pay. Even WP 6.5, 6.1 was far superior than WP 7. Instead develop symbian even more impressive, that will surely click becoz its THE BEST os for mobile for ages!