[deleted post]I agree with your sentiment, but your reasoning is flawed. I like Nokia because what they stand for, their take on the environment, their efforts to sell great devices at the lowest possible price in developing countries. I feel it is an aspirational company, that evokes much more emotion than other companies in the world. I seriously have never seen a Samsung fanboy. Or an LG fanboy. Apple, Android & Nokia yes, not the others.
I think, even though it hurts Symbian users now, and makes MeeGo lovers like me sad, Elop has broadly done the right thing. He should have been more careful in dealing with Symbian, then Symbian would not be dropped as fast as it is now. But still. Think of this.
With WP7, Nokia will be the only company still, outside of Apple, that influences the software it ships on their flagship devices. All other makers are box shovers now, that have to react to Google, are in a spec pissing contest as it is the only thing differentiating them, are behind the curve versus the Nexus phones update wise, etc. Nokia will have WP7 updates first. They will have Nokia specific apps first. They will have new OS versions first. They get to codesign the UI in the version of WP after Mango. They get paid for advertising, have their own store, the works. Nokia partnered with Microsoft. Others are slaves to Google. Big difference and I understand why Nokia did this.
Its not just about apps, it is about an integrated experience. Nokia will be able to connect to more Xboxes for streaming to TV than the amount of Apple TV's that will ever be produced. It will have the best integration with the dominant OS on computers. It will have the best exchange & office integration, the best navigation due to navteq, the best camera's, the best everything really.
Just PLEASE Elop put the Swipe UI on top of WP7 instead of the live tile BS and the single file app list next to it. Pulease!
Bailey, 04 Jul 2011Because you know how to run a multi million pound company. But if you actually did you know th... moreStill, he should have kept on MeeGo, in its current form, and just do a hw update next year and sell a N9-01. The back up plan if the WP7 thing does not go as planned is pretty shaky the way he is doing it.
Mark, 04 Jul 2011If the N9 ran Android, the N9 would basically suck at multitasking, the UI would be so much ug... moreYou are 101% corect . Android is nothing than ' a ram & cpu sucker mosquito ' , while symbian is ' like a 100km/Liter bike ' . Symbian works great on only 220Mhz cpu & 50 MB RAM of My Nokia N70 ME . So we (symbian) dont need 1Gb ram 2Ghz dual core cpu like others (ram & cpu sucker mosquito) an....d you know.
Why to blame Elope , when there are thousands of Android craps already exists . Elope is doing what he thinks good for Nokia , afteral he is the main boss of Nokia . So we should not blame him , but give him some time to him .
m k, 04 Jul 2011Elop should b fired. He is d 1 who is trying 2 kil symbian, ovi, n now meego... N someday he w... moreBecause you know how to run a multi million pound company. But if you actually did you know that when a major decision is made a board has to agree. And yes they could have jumped on Android and pumped out loads of handsets but really have nothing to make them different from everyone else unless we are counting that companies just keep going on about dual-core and really have not produced anything that really tests this yet. or they could have gone with MeeGo which has about 178 apps no real eco-system and the off chance that if you download something you could run Android Apps oh and the huge amount of devs out their that cant wait to programme for it wait their really isnt any. It would appear that people dont understand that this is a business not a geek club
m k, 04 Jul 2011Elop should b fired. He is d 1 who is trying 2 kil symbian, ovi, n now meego... N someday he w... moreelop is trying to take over windows phone . in o future nokia changed to elop products by microsoft divison
chester, 03 Jul 20111st Elop is a M$ trojan,the best from M$,he's try 2 save WP7 by using Nokia.If he wanted 2 s... moreNow, when did i say that maemo is bad. My comment was totally based on the present available OSs. When compared to Maemo, iOS and android seems like a waste. They rule the smartphone world just because they have huge developer interest and lots and lots of apps. But when it comes to User Interface and User Experience, Maemo is the best of all. Pity its not releasing in india. But will be after the release of Sea Ray.
[deleted post]There are already oodles of Android phones on the Market..We dont want another Android clone..We want Nokia to give us a pleasing alternative..They think that W7 is the answer, but i dont believe it is...There are already other Windows devices available..They dont sell that well..Meego, on the other hand has such great potential..It just needs a chance..
Elop should b fired. He is d 1 who is trying 2 kil symbian, ovi, n now meego... N someday he would even plan to change 'nokia' into his own name, 'Elop',,, there ll b no nokia, but Elop... Some1 should save nokia 4rm his evil plan...
[deleted post]If the N9 ran Android, the N9 would basically suck at multitasking, the UI would be so much uglier, Navigation would not work offline, the build quality would be less, the screen at best the same but probably worse, and you would an OS that is destined to become discontinued to due patent lawsuits Google cannot defend itself against. If you want Android, get the SG2, if you want something great, get the Nokia N9!
now this is the Nokis i know, im sure many people will agree with me...now all you need to do is FIRE THAT C.E.O OF YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!
[deleted post]I gave my N97 away ages ago.. Its worthless..Being used by new owner strictly for Map Gps..
Have N8 now, but thats not going to deter me from getting an N9.. its soo awesome..
Awesome phone. Beautiful design. Can't wait to see similar phones running Windows Phone OS.
Nokia N9 is amazing ! When nokia launched N8 I was really interested in buying it but nearly at the same time there was some information on comming N9. I saw N9 prototype ( maybe) with real slide qwerty board what I do not like so I decided to buy N8. N8 is working well but a little bit slow and it has camera not on the same level as back side of the phone what is not so convinient to put the phone on the desk. Furthermore a speaker is on backside and when we put on the desk we cannot hear the ring. I see that a newly announced N9 is perfect improvement of Nokia. Its camera is now deep inside, speaker is located on the bottom of the phone. memory and storage , RAM, CPU is 4 times bigger than N8, OS is very good, the operation and repsonse time is perfect. The User interface is even better than Iphone. This is so far the best solution for multitasking phone and all the openned program are hiden on the separate windows. It is very convinient for users to hide and return back when necessary. I will buy N9 again when it is launched to the market. In my opinion it is the best smart phone so far. I believe that with this model Nokia will take over its lost position in mobile phone market.
Say me somebody to buy or not to buy Nokia N9?
I'm already got cash for phone so when comes available I'm can back to Nokia. Curantlly I'm HTC one of the best phone owner and proud.
Bskr, 03 Jul 2011Nokia is on path of dying. If you dont wake up now u are dead in few months. Go for Andriod an... moreyou mean they should make iphone copys like samy. i never thought that i will buy a nokia device because they had a borring cold design. n9 is a beauty and i love it. if you like you dont have to get it. go for iphone or sgs2 its the same thing they both look the same