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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IOWA, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Management/marketing claim that a technical limitation is for the customer's own good? Reminds me of Apple before iOS4 ("multitasking just reduces battery life") ;)
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  3. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Well we all know that this:

    is :

    1) Rubbish, plenty of people won with Android

    2) Its fixed anyway. They have their phones set up to win and even then, can't always.

    I think the "Smoked by Windows phone" was an egotistical idea that massively backfired. Don't issue a challenge unless you research. Insular fools.
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  4. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    What's hilarious about this statement is it's been proven the new dual core processors are actually more energy efficient than the older single core counter parts.
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  5. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    He must not know very much about smartphones. I'll give him a break though, he's only the CEO of Nokia.
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  6. neo_the_one

    neo_the_one Member

    :D B2l man i agree with you...
    Nokia has lost its old reign to smartphones era...
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  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I've always seen most Nokia's as "feature phones" or "Advanced Feature phones" rather than "Smart" anyway.

    They're quite big in the firewall industry.
  8. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    Nokia to me lost it when they decided to make Windows phone only. Windows was behind Apple and Android not to mention you are struggling as well, so why would you limit yourself as a company?
  9. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    He's just parroting the MS company line. It'll be funny to see how he changes his tune when WP starts supporting multi core processors.
  10. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Back in the day (before Android) I always considered Symbian to be a smart phone OS. It's predecessor EPOC was one of the original PDA OSs. Symbian is not looking quite so smart now though.

    I also believe Nokia is quite big in the mobile phone infrastructure and switching industry as well. Competing with the likes of Huawei and ZTE.
  11. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert

    Elop worked for Microsoft before he joined Nokia :p .....
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  12. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

  13. neo_the_one

    neo_the_one Member

    Nokia used to have one of the biggest share in mobile phones market as far as developing countries are concerned. In south east asia, everyone had a nokia cellphone. Thats good as nokia made technology available to the poor in cheap prices.
    But those phones were actually very basic and cheap.
    In terms of smartphones, i'll not even consider nokia's symbian. But that's just me. Nowadays, more and more people in south asia are buying android smartphones because of knowledge from internet and pals, power, freedom, and affordability..

    I hope god gives an android in every human hand. It should become standard.

    Long live google!
  14. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Actually I like competing platforms - otherwise they become complacent ;)
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes its probably a relative thing. The likes of SE and Nokia were, but just don't seem so now
  16. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

    I was on symbian S60 Nokia 6650 before switching to Android.
  17. Seanette

    Seanette Android Expert

    +1. Competition keeps them on their toes to keep customers happy.
  18. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I was on PalmOS, though a PDA rather than a phone since I never liked the candybar+thumboard style. But Hawkins was convinced that was the one true form-factor for the smartphone, so they never tried anything else until way too late.

    If you want a prime example of how to throw away an early-mover advantage by a combination of inflexible thinking and spectacularly bad business decision making, the history of Palm is a great place to start!

    Going back to Nokia, I can sympathize with their choice to go with MS. There were some similarities with Palm: Symbian had run its course, and their new platform (Maemo) was probably too late into a crowded market. Becoming just another android licensee, very late in the day, isn't an obviously winning strategy, especially when you used to be the market leader. So strike a deal with MS, take some financial support, become the dominant player in that pond and hope the pond can grow big enough to survive (and MS have deep pockets and are generally happy to play a long game). I don't know whether it's what I'd have done, but I do see a logic behind it.

    But that doesn't mean I'd talk bovine excreta like Elop was doing here ;)

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