Anonymous, 10 Nov 2009Apple Shoots Past Nokia As World’s Most Profitable Handset Vendor
By Sebastian Rupley | Tues... moreThe iPhone’s success has everything to do with the huge and healthy ecosystem of great applications available for it. Strategy Analytics’ estimates only highlight how many ways Nokia, by comparison, has dropped the ball. For example, the company announced plans to focus on a new, open-source version of the Symbian operating system more than a year ago.
Fast-forward to today, and the Symbian Foundation has only recently open sourced the operating system’s microkernel. Meanwhile, Nokia reported terrible financial results for its latest quarter, capped by a 31 percent decline in North American sales. If the Finnish handset maker had a more fleet-footed, organized operating system and application strategy, it might have avoided having its lunch eaten by Apple.
Apple Shoots Past Nokia As World’s Most Profitable Handset Vendor
By Sebastian Rupley | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | 12:04 PM PT | 3 comments | 41 tweets
Apple became the world’s most profitable handset vendor in the third quarter of this year, reports Strategy Analytics. “We estimate Apple’s operating profit for its iPhone handset division stood at $1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2009,” wrote analyst Alex Spektor. That means Apple overtook Nokia, whose operating profit came in at just $1.1 billion. As Spektor noted, “With strong volumes, high wholesale prices and tight cost controls, the PC vendor has successfully broken into the mobile phone market in just two years.”
Frustrated to return black one from east africa region after it never reboots and agent declared dead. next got white from nokia 1 dealership even after 10 days its has same problem not t restart and stuck at nokia only. I promise to publically declare Nokia biggest fly brained rescearcher.BB would do all of you listen internal memory only 15mb left not as per apps manager installed but 200 mb sis files under others, dont know what they are. N900 or X6 definately would disease you in same way, Nokia go back and start making gum shoes again
papa, 10 Nov 2009wat is up with this resistive screen . we all know capacitive screen is the way to go. can any... moreI used to prefer capacitive over resistive, but i find the screen on my n97 to be responsive, and i find it very handy to use my fingernail (i have long nails) or pen. I can also use the screen with gloves. Capacitive is easier to use by nature because it's more sensitive, and i'd be lying if i said i never had to repeat a tap because it didn't register on the screen, but overall i quite like the responsive.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2009Spec does not tell it all! N97 is symbian touch king! thanks but i need more clarification.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Spec does not tell it all!
N97 is symbian touch king!
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2009How horrible! Makes me wonder whether some other users who have had nothing but problems with ... moreSome may have a true problem with N97, other may just dream about problem. I got this phone sine June with fw 1.0 and have bit of problem with screen lock. after fw 1.1 and 1.2 it work just fine, with fw 2.0 it just great, fast, responsive, don't have to reboot once sine fw 2.0. just some user experience
I need help please, my nokia N97's bluetooth stopped working, says "unable to perform bluetooth operation when I try to put it on". Any idea how to fix this pleas? Send your views to email@example.com
wat is up with this resistive screen . we all know capacitive screen is the way to go. can anyone say how they experienced their screens?
JL, 10 Nov 2009Just be VERY careful about purchasing these phones, particularly from local people who sell th... moreHow horrible! Makes me wonder whether some other users who have had nothing but problems with their n97's were duped with chinese clones...
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2009Am just Afraid that I will get the n97 with poor gps and bad camera Len cover!!!:((((( ... moreThe gps and camera lens issues have been acknowledged by nokia, and their newer handsets do not have these silly problems. If you were to buy the phone today, you should be ok. I don't think the gps is just a sticker...apparently the gps issues are caused because by interference with the gps.
Just be VERY careful about purchasing these phones, particularly from local people who sell them at "low prices". I purchased one today, and discovered to my horror that I got a cheap Chinese clone. Fortunately, I got a refund of my money, but some aren't so lucky and the crook that sold mine placed it back in stock to be resold as an original so some other poor sucker will face the same issue.
The clones are pretty well constructed...the IMEI is obviously fake, though they did a great job of mimicing the way Nokia allows you to access it. Camera quality was abysmal! System memory was only 922kb, and my T-mobile USA sim wouldn't work on it. Looks can be deceiving!
Nokia N97, 09 Nov 2009Can Anybody Tell Me That When The New Firmware Version 20 For Nokia N97 Will Be Available In I... moreDon't bother as its not going to make much diffrents plus you can update the firmware by yourself by downloading the latest Nokia OVI application on your PC. And then there will be an option call Nokia Software Update...click that and it will update your N97 firmware... The V20 is available worldwide since last Monday.
How hard is it for nokia to give Bigger space on c?
is the gps in n97 A Sticker?
i bought this N97 beacause the first time i saw it in the internet i begin to love it,the specs and the features.and now i already got 1,i just had this problem about speed,why the speed is very slow and most of the times it hanged up?and now im having a problem of start up failed so i need to contact my retailer!
Nokia N97, 09 Nov 2009Can Anybody Tell Me That When The New Firmware Version 20 For Nokia N97 Will Be Available In I... moreThe update is available in India under the product code 0576213. Well that is if you want to change the product code. Well if you are get a code from a European country. Some say us Asians aren't being treated evenly.
Can Anybody Tell Me That When The New Firmware Version 20 For Nokia N97 Will Be Available In India.
Please Reply As Soon As Possible.
THANKING YOU VERY MUCH
I have used Nokia products for about 10+ years or so. The main reason I have stuck with them is the fact that they make one of the best, easy to use and extremely versatille mobile phones on the market. Another words their products will suite most users needs and beyond. After getting hands-on with the iphone (i stands for idiot) it is an overall basic device with a fancy screen and the user is at the mercy of the carrier or apple for what they wish to load or how they wish to use their phone. I recently helped a friend unlock one of these iphones 3G model and it is no piece of cake. Over 1.5 hours to unlock and still a piece of crapp. It is unbelievable how the advertisers in USA has sold this ovber priced phone to its people and labeled it "Multi-tasking". It appears that people in USA are less experienced with the word and believe anything the advertisers tell them. Comparing t with many other phones, iphone is definitely not multi-tasking device and for those who think of getting one, all I have to say is, use an iphone for 30 minutes and then you'll be either bored or thinking what is the big deal with this piece of crapp?
Gettging back to subject here, as mentioned I 've owned many Nokia high end phones from their 6230 to 6230i to N80, N70, N73, N93, N95, N95 8gig and now the N97.
The first N97 unit I purchased was having problem immediately so the good folks at Amazon were extremely nice and replaced it with a new unit. The replacement N97 worked somewhat OK for about 45 days. It takes most people some time to get used to their new device and find all the pros and cons and by then which is when I realized that my $600 N97 should not be freezing, rebooting, shutting down by itself or having GPS and web browser problem, it was too late to get a new replacement and now I had to deal with Nokia (Lack of) Customer care in USA. When my previous Nokia the N95 failed under warranty some year or so back, I had to deal with these people and lets just say that at the end after they replaced the unit and took care of its problems, it only took them 4 month, cost me $120 shipping fee to send it in, and over 15 hours on the phone and 7 letters to Nokia (lack of) customer care. It was not until I filed a complaint with NY atty general's office that Nokia took the matter seriousely and replaced my phone with a working unit.
Now it is round 2 with my new device the N97. I have already send it in to them and it was returned to me in the same malfunctioning condition. Nokia USA uses an outfit called PALCO to repair their devices. After dealing with Palco for sometimes, it is obvious that they are just not imcompetant, but rather illeterate people. The only thing they ever do when you send your device for repair is to reflash the unit and send it back. YOu could state any problems and even include a letter stating these problems but the remedy is alwasy the same. They never ever check the unit for probloems as stated, after reflashing the phone they also never check to see if the phone works properly. My N97 was returned to me with 12.0 software and upon turning it on it says the my device software needs to be updated. I used to live in Germany, if my Nokia phone ever had any problems, I would just take it to the Nokia store, and 3 or so days later, I would return and pick up my phone repaired and in excleenet working condition. I have to hand it to these people here in USA, Nokia's customer care is way below poor service and should be called "Nokia Aggrevating (lack of) customer Care."
I wonder sometimes to why would someone want to put themselves through such an ordeal and be played by people like Nokia? If Nokia did not make a good device, I personally would never buy them. Unfortunately it is their lack of understanding of their customer's needs and big mistake of using a place such as PALCO that will always keep them from succeeding in the US market.
Here are some prosd and cons of the N97. I am comparing the N97 with other Nokia N-series such as N95 which I still own.
Pros: There are not much pros or features that were not previousely included in older Nokia N series other touch screen with multiple widgets on home screen and Large memory 32GB.
Cons: Extremely slow operating system, constant lagging, Camera extended zoom missing, Built-in speakers performing horribly when using the music player, useless slide button to unlock the home screen works half the time and have to slide it several times and may be it works.
Overall, extremely dissappointed with the N97. Due to varying 3G operating frequencies, I had to switched from T Mobile to AT&T and that is another headache by itself that I will not go into. I will be replacing the N97 with N900 so that I can switch back to T mobile. Hopefully it will not have the bugs and flaws that the N97 has.