Did You leave out the Nokia N9 on purpose?
N9 and it's Meego OS was and still is unbeatable.
But I agree with You.
N95 and N95 8GB were the last Nokias that I used before I moved on.
It was an epiphany to have iPhone 3G.
Then I got iPhone 4 and got annoyed with the lag...
So I got Nokia N9. Another epiphany :)
Now I have Nokia Lumia 920 just because it resembles so much to the N9, OS aside...
All ignorant think that Nokia died because they chose Windows Phone instead of Android.
But in fact, Nokia destroyed itself. Nokia was already dying and suffering.
Just remember when Nokia's newer "high-end" phones were worse than their predecessors. Nokia N82 was the last good Nokia. After the N82 era, the new Nokia phones were pile of shit. They were horrible. Nokia released phones with weaker CPU, worse camera, ... totally a downgrade. Without any improvement.
S60V3 had several annoying problems. And it was not possible to upgrade the OS on those phones.
I've always hated the business strategy of Nokia. When they released a phone which has a plus feature, they took away another feature that was present in older devices. (For example N95 8GB was chargeable with USB, but the N82 wasn't. 6220 Classic was similar to N82, 6220 Classic had newer Symbian version, but it didn't have WiFi and 3D accelerator, ...). Same happened on software level. If you wanted to get the newest Symbian 9.3 and Ovi Maps with free navigation, you had to buy a new device, despite Ovi Maps (cracked version) worked perfectly on Symbian 9.2 too, but Nokia didn't make it officially compatible ON PURPOSE.
And they released tons of phones with the same specifications.
Nokia didn't care about improving their devices, their customers, innovation, ... so people switched to other brands.
In 2009, while the Nokia high-end phones had only 400-600mHz CPU, 480p video recording and no 3D accelerator, the competition (Sony, HTC, Samsung) had 800mhz-1ghz CPU phones with HD video recording and 3D accelerator and more RAM. The Nokia phones in this year were dumbphones compared to the competition.
Their N-Gage was a total failure. It should have to use the 3D accelerator (GPU) so it would be the excellent, Nokia exclusive gaming system. But instead, the quality of N-Gage games was equal to Java games, crap. (Except a few games, for example Brothers in Arms, however, that had serious LAG problems on the officially supported classic devices like N95 (8GB), N82. Nice idea, poor execution.
So Nokia has never created any good phone without any flaw. They frustrated their users
2009 is the year when I started to hate Nokia.
If Microsoft didn't buy Nokia, Nokia would die 4 years ago in 2010. So Microsoft is the saviour of Nokia.
If Google didn't create Android, Samsung or HTC with Bada or Windows Mobile would become the market leaders and Nokia would still lose the fight.
Conclusion: Nokia deserve to die.
Imagine that one day the big names in the mobile phone industry like Nokia, Siemens, Ericsson is back...
baddest news ever heard. :(
Rest In Peace ,Nokia...
beloved Brand and Phone...
Even I who have never ever bought a Nokia phone can tell you that is a very bad move.
I would prefer if the name Microsoft went out on windows and we could have something like the Nokia windows OS.
Legendary phones like 9500,n95,n900,n9....thanks4all & good bye Nokia!!!
Obviously planned some time before the 'official' takeover by MS - why else give the products a 'transitory' branding of 'Lumia'? I still don't understand why Elop isn't in a prison cell
Good news, however, because now it leaves the way clear for *real* Nokia to buyout Jolla and start producing good phones with the 'Nokia' name again - I have no idea why anybody would waste their time with that Windows rubbish on a mobile
Hopefully Nokia will be able to restructure a new phone division better so there isn't all the internal competitiveness, politics and bad management which so damaged to the old division
Very bad move 'm/s , beacouse problem is apps like android and os . Many best apps not availble in wi dow phone, so plz make all apps and games ,,,nokia is good name , many peaple pay only nokia branding so v bad move,,
If only Nokia would have gone with android instead of shitty windows phone os!it would not have seen the day of its own destruction.: (
theBreadSultan, 11 Sep 2014As someone who sells phones - This is a BAD move. Nokia has very strong brand recognition - an... moreNokia is known for ages and those that using android still feels Nokia might come with something like Nokia n95 or Nokia e90 with modern specs. No human being who doesn't know Nokia because Nokia is like Toyota. we all know it. Microsoft made a mistake by buying Nokia. Now Nokia is drowning. When my billions comes I'll rescue Nokia. nonetheless, HTC for life no matter what
Keeping the old nokia design and changing the name won't help. It may actually cause damage. Many new potential buyers may assume that the smartphone may be as laggy as operating system.
MikeyD, 11 Sep 2014Imagine a world where Nokia went with android instead of windows. They would probably be best ... moreWhat is this fantasy world that people have created in their heads? Nokia were dying before Windows Phone, the change from Symbian to Android would most likely have done nothing other than see Nokia drowned in the sea of other Android phones, or would have seen them bought by Google and later sold like Motorola were. Android would not have saved Nokia.