Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 13:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia might not be gaining a lot of mindshare in the smartphone world with its Symbian operating system, but fact of the matter is that Symbian is still the most popular smartphone operating system in the world - by a long shot. Today, Nokia officially unveiled three new smartphones that will run the latest iteration of the mobile platform, Symbian^3.
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Nokia is deeply confused...
by axilmar on Wed 15th Sep 2010 12:46 UTC
axilmar
Member since:
2006-03-20

They should focus their efforts in a single platform. As it is right now, they have 3 platforms (symbian, android and meego), and none of them has the quality of the iPhone experience.

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RE: Nokia is deeply confused...
by Lobotomik on Wed 15th Sep 2010 17:19 in reply to "Nokia is deeply confused..."
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

There's more to life than the iPhone "experience". Some people do not want to carry around a large and heavy slab with a one-day battery life, no matter how stylish. Some prefer pink, or clamshell, or Hello Kitty themed, or a physical keyboard, or waterproof, a better camera, or a xenon flash, loud loudspeakers, or inexpensive... Apple provides no choice, although its fans never seem to notice. For some of those not totally blinded, one-size-fits-all is not the right approach.

Most people will not spend all day playing games and browsing the internet, but might like using their email and social networks, checking maps and location info. Nokia provides them with several price-performance-style points to choose and be happy. The Nokia "experience" needs improvement, but it is getting it, and it is good enough as it is, anyway.

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RE: Nokia is deeply confused...
by Neolander on Wed 15th Sep 2010 17:20 in reply to "Nokia is deeply confused..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Android ??? Nokia has no handset running Android, as far as I know. And if you list all smartphone OSs, you forget Bada and WiMo. Moreover, if you rode this thread, you'll see several reasons why Symbian *is* competitive with iOS... By being much better for a different, larger user base.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Oh, and RIMOS, too

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