maybe nokia is not worried in loosing millions of symbian loyalists come the planned transition to WP7, because someONE(?) has given them billions of $$$ in advance to cover nokia's brand damage and stock depreciation. somethin's really fishy about this partnership. just imagine, y not just add WP7 to symbian, meego and at the same time, give QT the same attention and even make it work for WP7?! would that make millions of symbian accustomed customers (including me) to continue buying handsets from nokia? answer - YES! that would probably put a not so happy face to steve b, but at least you made more happy faces! i know partnering with MSFT is a business decision, but i guess showing concern, in little form will do =( from a known brand like nokia to long time customers and developers are much more worthy, imo. many have spoken, the word trust is significantly diminishing exorbitantly. money makes the world turn really. unfortunately, my most respected brand recently made a 180 degree spin and suddenly turned its back to amuse someONE else. millions were dismayed and felt betrayed. meanwhile, a bunch of green robots came, why don't u try us? we are more "open"
nevertheless, i dont discount the fact that perhaps, currently employed symbian workforce arent doin their jobs 100%.. if u are somewhat guilty, please try to stop the burning platform to continue. it's never too late. u have us, supporters of that platform. otherwise, business decisions like this, are inevitable. i hope heavy rains come soon, and pray those rains will come from u guys, symbian workforce at helsinki! also, maybe the REAL conspiracy is - adapt WP7 for the time being wyl we finish both symbian and meego behind the scenes and announce restoring dedication to these two platforms later!
i was wondering why nokia couldn't continue to develop symbian as favour for their fans into something really awesome and entertaining, esp series 40 and their qwerty phones. MeeGo and WP7 are great but it would still be good to keep symbian
i have a nokia e71 and want to upgarde to a nokia e7 .is the e7 good?
is nokia hatching eggs
they have no new products for about many months and if this continues they will crushed by competition
they dont hava a single phone supporting 1ghz processor and now dual core processor phone ..
is this end of nokia's reign
Nokia will keep Meego alive because they have lots of customers who want that level of control over their phones, and they need a plan B. They will still be putting out these 'nerd-phones'.
Monotonous resolution 360x640 very poor, it is not Android so it is not gonna be popular.
Yaeh it's all politics at Nokia now.
Elop is a major shareholder at Microsoft,& has planned very well all these dramatic moves.Many now see him as a Lunatic heading Nokia.'Well if the rooms too hot u beta move out'-Mr Elop addressing Employees.All this B$ was well planned.
His decisions at Nokia are not within the company's best interest
-Nokia shareholders are loosing lot of money as shares continue on declining
-thousands lots their jobs at the company and more will be loosing them
-never mind Nokia customers ,Elop knows what u want & whats good 4 u & that's WP7.
-those waiting 4 updates don't worry you'll be getting WP7 as the major update 2 yo Symbian phones-be ready 4 that coz engineers are almost done with the new WP7 update 4 S^3,but u'll have 2 pay 4 the update.
-Microsoft will in near future buy Majority of Nokia shares so as to have full control of their new division-Nokia
As 4 me,it's time 4 Intel now,it's all intel+MeeGo,never thought i would say this but feels great saying it-'RIP Nokia & Microsoft'
There's only 1 solution left,Nokia shareholders should vote Mr Elop out,vote him and his associates out of the board otherwise we are yet 2 see the worst.
Microsoft won the bidding war and got the most coveted OEM of them all. The hijack worked. Nokia is now the Scandinavian housewife doing all the chores for her new American husband. But guess what? In this shotgun marriage, Nokia is still selling #1 in volume sales and still getting billions from her new hubby.
This is why Microsoft is the real winner in the relationship and celebrating right now. More Ballmer, please?
WATCH THE MICROSOFT CELEBRATION RIGHT NOW -
^^^ Would Steve Jobs do this? No. Boring. Gates and Ballmer would!
No body's gonna buy it !! symbian dyin' and they askin for 500 pounds ??? are thay crazy?? the price will do down to 200 bet with me ..
For the price of this phone , it should have had FM transmitter and a slot for a 32gb micro memory card.and I would have brought it because I want a real keyboard like C6 I own.
Yeah all back on track,i knew symbian could not die selling 270.000 symbian smartfones a day..:-)
meego is still with nokia, and a device is to be released it Q2 this year http://techie-buzz.com/mobile-news/nokia-and-intel-live-press-conference-mwc-barcelona.html
see if u buy nokia phone,u won't feel bad , its valve for money. the life of mobile is good it wont get dead early.
Nokia fans you must see this if you like Meego!!! :)