Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 14:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Like Research in Motion, Nokia is playing catch-up, software-wise, to the iPhone OS and Android, which is funny in a cruel way because both Nokia and RIM have a far larger market share than both of them. Nokia has put out a preview video of their upcoming N8 smartphone, which runs the latest Symbian version, Symbian^3. Nokia, like RIM, has got work to do.
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RE: Actually....
by chandler on Fri 28th May 2010 14:45 UTC in reply to "Actually...."
chandler
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2006-08-29

It's always this way with Nokia. They are always one step away from taking over the world with Nokia or Maemo or whatever. The N900 was supposed to take over the world with its Clutter GUI, but then Nokia bought Qt. They changed direction and their current product is relegated to "interim" status.

Personally, I don't think they will ever get there.

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RE[2]: Actually....
by spiderman on Fri 28th May 2010 14:48 in reply to "RE: Actually...."
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2008-10-23


Personally, I don't think they will ever get there.

Actually Nokia is already there. They are #1 in the world. I don't think the N900 was ever supposed to take over the world. their flagship smartphone is the N97 mini. There has been no advertising of the N900, nowhere. The N900 is filling a niche.

But I see your point. "interim" status is just poor communication. Other vendors sell interim products but they call it a revolution and when the real product is ready, they call it a new revolution.

Edited 2010-05-28 15:02 UTC

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RE[3]: Actually....
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 28th May 2010 15:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Actually...."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, they aren't. N97 sucked big time. Even Nokia has admitted as much.

http://www.slashgear.com/nokia-n97-experience-a-tremendous-disappoi...

They are rapidly losing market share, and years after iPhone's launch they do not have a competitive product. I like Noika, they are very up front and honest about their products. But, you can't blame their honesty for their crappy products right now.

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RE[3]: Actually....
by unoengborg on Fri 28th May 2010 21:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Actually...."
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2005-07-06


Actually Nokia is already there. They are #1 in the world. I don't think the N900 was ever supposed to take over the world. their flagship smartphone is the N97 mini. There has been no advertising of the N900, nowhere. The N900 is filling a niche.


It all depends on what you mean by "being there". They may be #1 in the world but that is mostly due to the fact that they sell a lot of cheap reasonably well built feature phones.

When it comes to smartphones most people would prefer iPhone or something with Android. It feels like that the N8 doesnt bring anything new to the table. To be fair the camera is quite good compared to other cell phone cameras, but that probably tells us more about other cell phones than about real photo quality.

If Nokia continues like this they will go the way of Ericsson before thy became Sony Ericsson.

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RE[2]: Actually....
by emilsedgh on Fri 28th May 2010 16:15 in reply to "RE: Actually...."
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2007-06-21

Well, you have to consider that Nokia was never a 'Software' company. Cell phones had no such software beasts inside them until a few years ago.

Now it takes some time until Nokia gets its own software platform running competetive.

Edited 2010-05-28 16:16 UTC

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