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!!! :)
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2011Android might be more mature my friend, but WP7 is the slickest and best UI out there. It bes... moreA miracle happened, because I started to like the new OS! :D I kept the awesome Samsung Omnia 7 in my hands yesterday, and it's cool!
but if it is a flagship high-end business model with premium price then it must have autofocus camera and good res screen,witch is not the case here. Insaine
brynn, 11 Feb 2011I remember back in 2002 when orange uk brought out the spv with windows on it ,ce edition,and ... moresounds like you need an N900. It will forever be the ultimate geek fone. I cant see what a geek and tinkerer would like about Symbian, maybe u r just too much nostalgic but if u r not then N900 will fulfill all ur wet dreams.
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2011Android might be more mature my friend, but WP7 is the slickest and best UI out there. It bes... moreI heard the same about Windows7, but it was nothing more than Vista with the worst parts removed. Windows 7 was good onli because Vista was so insanely bad, ofcors everything would appear to be great after the great failure they called Vista.
Same with WP7, its good because WinMo has been so insanely bad in the past. You dont need much to better a total failure. Like Chinese cars, they can overtake my dead grandma in her wheelchair but its still the worst cars in the world. Measure WP7 against the best and things dont look quite as well, its gonna be hard to convince ppl that they can build this ecosystem they want around Nokia WP7, its gonna be hard to attract developers and enthusiasts to make it possible. Android is a speeding train now, its momentum is great, its gonna take more than two former colleagues with suit and tie to slow it down. These old men have no antennas to where the normal average ppl are, ofcors they dont know what normal ppl want. Doomed to fail, in 2012 Nokia will announce Android, there is no way around it before the next big thing comes around in 2015 or so.
Rajesh, 11 Feb 2011Microsoft and Symbian are epics of mobile industry. They have seen their golden times but now ... moreI remember back in 2002 when orange uk brought out the spv with windows on it ,ce edition,and it was made by the unknown HTC.I loved it with its tree structure but today people would laugh at it..I dont,i love reversing back the date to get symbian apps working,i love downloading cab files and executing then on the device.Todays people just want the app to downlload and thats it,i cant blame them thats how a device should work.
But what about us tinkeres ,the folk who thrive of tweaking ,apple is not a smartfone cause it cant work without a computer and android is for simpletons.Its symbian and windows thats kept me entertained.
Its been a sad and very odd day today,it really has.:-(
in a business phone the camera is not that important wich is in a multimedia phone even a fixed focus 2 mpix is enough for a real business phone the most important part is connectivity options and proccessin power
Mobilemaster, 11 Feb 2011I hope that they will make Android devices! Android is better than the WP7 OS! I hope that Nok... moreAndroid might be more mature my friend, but WP7 is the slickest and best UI out there. It bests Android and makes it look just plain ugly. Its smooth like the iphone, but with much better UI. Dont knock it or look at videos and assume. U must go and play with one for an hr or so and see what they have to offer. This is nothing like windows mobile from before. Android and Google better beware, because this OS is serious business and Microsoft has the money to compete with anyone. I have owned 5 androids, 3 symbians, n900, and older windows mobile devices. None of these compare and thats the honest truth
well...android is much better because it's made for web browsing and there is a million of apps ,gyro sensor etc.....
e7 has very cheap junk camera for a FLAGSHIP device and bad bad screen resolution as well
DANZ, 11 Feb 2011coz....nokia have a greatest strategy for this... now nokia join with microsoft.... may be h... moreI hope that they will make Android devices! Android is better than the WP7 OS! I hope that Nokia will NOT kill Symbian, they should make the Symbian 4 with awesome specs, including gyro sensor, Projector and so on.
Rajesh, 11 Feb 2011Nokia has a history of over pricing their devices at first launch. But they have a bad reputat... moreI don't think only Nokia, the hell Sony Ericsson do the same. I just don't want to buy a phone which is exclussive for a week. And what the hell? Nokia hasn't used Android, I won't give damn money just for Symbian or somewhat.