Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 17th Feb 2011 17:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So the writing is on the wall. In a very bold move, Nokia's new CEO, Stephen Elop, has decided to fully ditch Nokia's migration plan for the past few years and have the company embrace his former employer's operating system, Windows Phone 7, instead. This noticeably implied getting rid of two competitors, Symbian and the upcoming MeeGo, which were both put on the road to slow death. This article aims at saying goodbye to an old citizen of the mobile space who's now heading to its grave: Symbian. (Warning: Rant ahead)
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RE[3]: I thought...
by Moredhas on Thu 17th Feb 2011 22:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I thought..."
Moredhas
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2008-04-10

But haven't they just doomed themselves to a high-end only strategy? You never see a Windows phone now with a CPU less than 1GHz, and pretty soon, those will be obsolete (providing manufacturers of WP7 handsets jump on the Tegra 2 bandwagon. Does WP7 even support multiple cores?). I don't know about other countries, but in Australia at least, Nokia is what people want when they want something that's just a phone. Every customer of mine thinks Nokias are easy to use (an opinion I don't share - they only think they're easy to use because all they do is talk and MAYBE text), and if Nokia are moving to a WP7 only future, it will be the death of their dumbphone market, the one place where they have clear supremacy over other companies.

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RE[4]: I thought...
by l3v1 on Fri 18th Feb 2011 07:12 in reply to "RE[3]: I thought..."
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

an opinion I don't share - they only think they're easy to use because all they do is talk and MAYBE text


Hell, it's a phone... One of my cousins recently bought a ~10 year old Nokia, replaced the batteries and is a happy camper. I understand him, if you want a phone, which you actually use for real communication (yeah, that is voice) then simplicity, small size, and >7 days of battery is a real blessing.

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RE[4]: I thought...
by aliquis on Fri 18th Feb 2011 18:48 in reply to "RE[3]: I thought..."
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

S40 will stay for low-end. And then there's S60/Symbian^1 and Symbian^3 where the later will be around for at least (?) two years. Plus they will push WP down lower on the ladder. So no. I think they have plenty of bases covered.

However maybe the low-end phones could had get S60 or Symbian^3 instead? But if price and battery consumption is the most important factors maybe not. I think Nokia know how to handle the un-developed market.

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