Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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Nokia customers
by Moredhas on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 23:12 UTC
Moredhas
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2008-04-10

The only Nokia customers I had when I was selling phones wanted Nokias because of the consistency between every model. Symbian today would be pretty familiar to anyone who used a Nokia five or even ten years ago. As cool as Meego looks, the average Nokia customer is about as tolerant of change as the average Facebook user.

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RE: Nokia customers
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 23:39 in reply to "Nokia customers"
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2005-11-09

and the reason the Nokia customer base was shrinking is because of Symbian's lack of modernity.

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RE[2]: Nokia customers
by Moredhas on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 04:59 in reply to "RE: Nokia customers"
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2008-04-10

I can't see their strategy paying off, short term, though. Long term, Nokia will fade into being "Just another one of those identical Windows Phone manufacturers", short term, they'll alienate what user base they have left, and get a few early-adopter geeks like us in exchange. It will take the general public a while to realise things at Nokia are any different to business as usual, and most people have some fairly deeply ingrained preference of manufacturer already, anyway.

Edit: They should have focused on staying unique. Furthering Meego development, probably making it look like Symbian, or be themable to look like it (actually this video makes it look kind of like Symbian anyway), while still striving to bring new features in. The watchword of anything should be configurability, expose those that think they can handle it to as much new hotness as they want, while the regular schmoes get something they're already familiar with. They also needed more third party app developers, or a way to open up to the existing app stores of other OSs. QNX has an Android emulator, doesn't it? Meego could probably have done that, too. Sure, native apps would look and be better, of course.

Edited 2011-10-23 05:05 UTC

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