therock, 12 Feb 2011nokia + microsoft = North America Nokia's strategy is perhaps gain a strong profit in the N... moreso all about this only for 1 country?? what a poor.. they got 1 country & will lose many country market eh?? Nokia is a sheep now
Tapio, 12 Feb 2011I'm sorry to say it, but you're an idiot... First of all, I have no idea what a keypad OS is a... moreYour comment is the best I had seen in a long time. I have a question for the Android Lovers. Why if you hate Nokia you are crying because of the marriage of Microsoft and Nokia??? You will never find a phone built like a Nokia runnimg Android. It is about a device to make hight quality sound call, not a plastic toy with bad quality issues where you cant hear and be heard... see the reviews.
other big mistake by Nokia.they choose that platform which is on raw stage your mind may coocked in burning platform you have almost no time to recover.
THE END NOKIA
You guys realize that there are tons of Android products emerging from China now and Nokia can't compete with that.
Current Android manufacturers are into some serious competition with them.
Android fanboys, here is the reason why Nokia did not choose Google.
Questions and answers section with the CEOs:
How did you come to this decision at Nokia?
The company had three options - to keep the current state of affairs, adopt Android or use WP7. Nokia spent time with the Android people, but Nokia was worried they will be lost in the sea of Android handsets, and commoditization will be high, hence profits low.
As you can see, in order for Android to compete especially with one iphone, asian manufacturers have to build a slew of Android iphone copycats left and right nonstop just to rival. Nokia can't afford this craziness. Smart move by Nokia for not adopting Google's Android.
The only difference between HP buying Palm and Nokia and Microsoft merging is that Nokia gets its own name.
If this alliance succeeds,then Microsoft will eventually buy Nokia. If fails,then it's the end of Nokia.
Window 7 is the fastest selling OS ever. Nokia sold over 111M Symbian phones last year. Millions of PC users. Millions of Nokia fans. A Nokia WP7 phone hasn't even been released, and I already see the judgement calls. If you are a TRUE NOKIA FAN, you would stick by them. But let me guess? You are a bandwagon fan or just a bigger Microsoft HATER. The mobile OS war is a three-horse race with the OEMs that back them. By 2013, it will be between Google vs Microsoft based on volume sales. Apple still wins based on net profit with their overpricing and their independence with the entire ecosystem. Among phone manufacturers, Nokia will still be #1 in volume sales.
Nokia picked Microsoft because they don't want to be another Android OEM and want to differentiate themselves from so many of them. Also, you don't realize Symbian is already an OPEN platform. Nokia is looking for a better ecosystem.
Best-selling desktop OS maker + best-selling phone maker = WIN
Microsoft and Nokia is the biggest power couple since Brangelina.
I'm as suspicious as any other person about this deal, but how can you call Microsoft a loser? Windows Phone 7 is actually quiet a brilliant platform, even with the same drawbacks the original iOS had. And as long as MS is behind it, there is always going to be a money thrown at it. Also, being a newer OS, Nokia can use it to distinguish themselves from the competition, whereas with Android, Nokia would drown in the already saturated Android scene. Another reason that Nokia didn't go with Android is that, I think back in 2006 or so, discussions feel through between the two companies about applications. Having said that, I still would have liked to see what Nokia could have done with Android.
Symbian was dying, and Symbian^3 wasn't 'quiet there' in terms of a top-end OS. Given a chance, I think if Symbian^4 wasn't cancelled, it could have done well mid to lower end of the market. MeeGo on the other hand; I am really disappointed that they have 'toned down' development and priority, but I have trouble seeing how well it would have gone. Developers tend to like a 'secure' platform, and MeeGo being somewhat open-source might not provide that security. Sure it would have had it's niche market, but is that enough? Maybe one day it still could go mainstream...
So overall, I don't think it's a bad thing for this deal to have happened, but I am still a little unsure about Microsoft's motives. I quiet enjoy WinPho 7, despite the lack of some very important features, but didn't iOS and Android have the same problems when released? And how can you say WinPho 7 is a loser platform? It's only been out for about 4 months; it took both Android and iOS to find traction in the marketplace...
This is much more concept of a phone running WP7 than a prototype running WP7. What's the with the title?
Stephen Elop (CEO Nokia) was the Business Head for MS Office @ Microsoft before he joined Nokia last year... thats one of the major reasons why Nokia chose WP7 as it's prefered OS. I work with Microsoft & when Elop switched to MS, we @ MS were waiting for such an announcement as we knew this was a thought out & strategic move, Elop leaving MS and joining the biggest mobile company.. Nokia.
AnonD-743, 12 Feb 2011Nokia, just enable multi-tasking, get rid of the Zunes application and create copy/paste funct... morethey are coming! Copy past in March, support for third party multi-tasking in autumn. It already has native app multitasking.
I use Android but Why did Nokia picked Phone 7 over Android!??
Now Im stucked with inferior hardware, poor camera, poor loudspeaker and poor sound output.
Why Nokia why?
I have no doubt this partnership is gonna work. It's obvious Nokia were needing a new direction and this partnership even though it feels more like a Microsoft gain will help Nokia maintain their dwindling customer base. What this will do is bring WP7 and Nokia hardware lovers to form one huge customer base, which essentially will thrust the partnership possibly into the top 3 but I have a serious problem with this design, looks more like a toy to me.
As much as I like Sym^3, there's no denying its UI is behind even newcomer WP7. But most of you seem to be missing the actual big news, which is Nokia splitting its operations into feature-phones (S40) and smartphones (S60/Sym^3/WP7).
That's the actual news here - we now have two Nokias with different management and guidance. Hopefully their independence can help them sort out their direction and keep competing at the top.