Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 09:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless European carriers are dissatisfied with the Nokia Lumia phones, Reuters has found out. According to the carriers, the Lumia phones are simply "not good enough" to compete with the iPhone and Android phones. Nobody comes into stores asking for windows phones, and one carrier executive said "if the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell". Ouch.
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RE: the tide is turning
by ricegf on Wed 18th Apr 2012 11:10 UTC in reply to "the tide is turning"
ricegf
Member since:
2007-04-25

I would love to see a strong third competitor in the smartphone market - Android has enough market share (no monopolies, please), and Apple is perhaps as big as they can get with essentially a single smartphone product.

But not Microsoft. Their abusive business practices ensure I would never voluntarily give them any of my money, though it's hard to avoid with their widespread patent extortion racket scourging the computing landscape. I'd actually be surprised it they didn't use secret Win8 contract clauses to try to ram WinP8 smartphones down the channel's throat.

I love my N900, so I was a huge MeeGo fan. WebOS had promise, until their sponsor also lost all sanity. RIM appears unable to execute on a recovery plan. Nokia is frantically throttling Symbian.

All that leaves are Linux phones like Bada, which aren't really sold in the USA, or the rather long shot hackables, or the promised Ubuntuphones.

I don't mind buying a niche geek product (did I mention I love my N900?). I just hope I can find a carrier that will let me use one on their network when the time comes. Megakudos to T-Mobile for providing excellent if unofficial support for my geekphones thus far.

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RE[2]: the tide is turning
by jgfenix on Wed 18th Apr 2012 11:46 in reply to "RE: the tide is turning"
jgfenix Member since:
2006-05-25

Then you should pay attention to Tizen.

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RE[3]: the tide is turning
by ricegf on Wed 18th Apr 2012 12:08 in reply to "RE[2]: the tide is turning"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Almost mentioned it, definitely wish the team the best, and will be delighted to consider any phones that run it. I'm just not aware of any serious products in the pipeline yet, and fear their window of opportunity may have passed.

I hope I'm wrong.

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RE[3]: the tide is turning
by dsmogor on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:16 in reply to "RE[2]: the tide is turning"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Tizen will feature dull TouchWiz UI anyway. Their use of rasterman's masterpiece libs and wayland looks promissing. That's the ultimate linux gui stack if you ask me.

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