Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:00 UTC
In the News An interesting discussion is currently raging through the world of computing, or more accurately, through the world of bloggers and analysts. It basically comes down to this: should the iPad be included in laptop and desktop sales figures? If it is included - Apple becomes the largest PC manufacturer in the United States. But, if the iPad should be included - why not the modern smartphone?
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Not so sure about Nokia
by tuzor on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:43 UTC
tuzor
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2007-08-07

"Suddenly, Nokia would be one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world."

Sorry there, not so sure about Nokia.
The bulk of Nokia's sales come from the smaller devices, the non-smart phones, the regular mobile phones, which can't really do much (not that their smart phones can do much either). Therefore no, Nokia isn't the largest computer manufacturer in the world and it will never be cause Meego is a pile of crap.

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RE: Not so sure about Nokia
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:45 in reply to "Not so sure about Nokia"
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2005-06-29

Therefore no, Nokia isn't the largest computer manufacturer in the world and it will never be cause Meego is a pile of crap.


Nokia is currently the number one smartphone company in sales by a wide margin. As such, including smartphones into the computer category would make them one of the largest computer companies in the world.

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RE[2]: Not so sure about Nokia
by tuzor on Mon 18th Oct 2010 17:01 in reply to "RE: Not so sure about Nokia"
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

"Therefore no, Nokia isn't the largest computer manufacturer in the world and it will never be cause Meego is a pile of crap.


Nokia is currently the number one smartphone company in sales by a wide margin. As such, including smartphones into the computer category would make them one of the largest computer companies in the world.
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That's what I was trying to say.
Yes Nokia is the largest smartphone manufacturer (for now at least), but most of those devices have nothing up against the likes of iOS 4 and Android 2.2. Most of these devices are running the Series 60 OS (Symbian 1, call it what you want), which is basically a joke.

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RE: Not so sure about Nokia
by Quake on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:48 in reply to "Not so sure about Nokia"
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

it will never be cause Meego is a pile of crap.

Wow... good answer!... but seriously, tell us WHY meego is a piece of crap because according to the industry, it isn't.

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RE[2]: Not so sure about Nokia
by aesiamun on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:04 in reply to "RE: Not so sure about Nokia"
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2005-06-29

Meego hasn't been around long enough to have any true history...

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RE: Not so sure about Nokia
by Darai on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:58 in reply to "Not so sure about Nokia"
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2009-09-09

To an extent I do agree, however seeing that Nokia does control most of the smartphone marketshare, I wouldn't find it hard to believe. But then, going that route, I'd have to say Microsoft and Sony would be a contender as well, consoles can almost do what PCs can do too.

To me, a smartphone is a smartphone. A PC is a PC. PCs can do anything, without requiring any connection to another PC. Most smartphones sync to your PC for music and other media. I don't really think an iPad is a PC in this regard, as I wouldn't be able to do everything as I want to as I would a traditional computer. Point in case: upgrading firmware requires you to plug into the PC.

Given smartphones are getting more and more like PCs, giving you nearly unlimited possibilities to do what you want with it. However they're just not quite there yet. I don't think I could post a super-lengthy post on a smartphone keyboard, and I'm not brave enough to try. ;)

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