Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:04 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Speaking of Nokia - Engadget got their hands on what is supposedly an internal memo sent to Nokia employees by the company's new CEO. It's... Brutal. As in, brutally honest. There's no sugar-coating here, no unicorns, no glitter. "Nokia, our platform is burning." Update: Android is probably out of the question. Will it be Windows Phone 7, after all? Damn; Palm tonight, Nokia Friday - what a week for mobile! Update: The "Communities Dominate Brands" blog published an in-depth analysis of the memo, which claims with sound arguments that it might well be a hoax.
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RE[2]: Comment by Praxis
by Praxis on Wed 9th Feb 2011 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Praxis"
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In my opinion, Nokia is good in hardware, but because of...
-Yet, build quality. And contrary to Apple hardware, most Nokia phones don't just feel solid... It's incredible what some can withstand. Gorilla or not, you'd not see Nokia put glass and heavy materials in the case of something which is meant to be carried around everywhere.
-Diversity. One of the few brands which sells more than one kind of phone and which puts some care in its non-touchscreen hardware.
-Battery life. The OS has a role to play there, but there are also other factors, like using smaller screens and hardware keyboards.

I'll concede thats a better description of Nokia hardware than mine. Battery life is mostly the OS though, sure they could use a slower processor and smaller screen, but do you think they could sell an underpowered phone with a tiny screen in todays market. Their recent higher end phones do have a decent look though. However I was purposefully forgetting some of their design abominations in the past. They still have the same problems though.

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