Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 17:11 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Finland is Nokia. Nokia is Finland. I've traveled to quite a few number of countries this year, and the only place where I see Lumia phones is this chunk of ice that I call home. According to the Finnish business publication Taloussanomat, who references data from IDC, Q1 2013 was the first quarter where mobile phones from the South Korean handset maker Samsung outsold those designed in Espoo. If that's not alarming, I don't know what is." Ouch.
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I am going retro
by testadura on Wed 29th May 2013 21:32 UTC
testadura
Member since:
2006-04-14

What a pity.

Recently my HTC broke down, forcing me to revive my old trusty Nokia E65. What a blessing is this retro-phone ;)

After 3.5 years using an iPhone 3G and 2 yrs of using an HTC with custom roms, I find myself using a REAL phone again.

Battery life is great with 3+ days (the battery still works, while it hasn't been charged for 5.5 years.), call quality and reception is exceptional and I really like having a physical key to hang up!

By todays standards this symbian smartphone is not very smart, but as a phone it is still one of the best.

Too bad the nokia days are over.

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RE: I am going retro
by Kochise on Wed 29th May 2013 21:46 in reply to "I am going retro"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

We were all the first to follow the smartphone hype, thus to blame for Nokia's decay. Sure they could have made a Symbian/Meamo touch phone faster, but you know, marketing people...

Kochise

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RE: I am going retro
by libray on Wed 29th May 2013 22:31 in reply to "I am going retro"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

You should try out the Bold 9900/9930. This was the first/last RIM OS to have a keyboard and touchscreen. The Q10 is OK too.

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RE: I am going retro
by AndyB on Thu 30th May 2013 00:20 in reply to "I am going retro"
AndyB Member since:
2013-03-22

I remember being pretty happy with my Nokia N73 a few years ago. At the time it had the best camera on the market and was pretty good with email and internet for a small screen phone. Pity they didn't keep up with Symbian or I wouldn't have had to switch to Blackberry. OK, this was a bad idea in the long run, but the first Storm was way ahead of any Nokia at the time, and iPhone was just a toy for the Apple fanboys. Switched again to an S3 now, my carrier was offering it for free on my contract, no brainer really!

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RE[2]: I am going retro
by Fergy on Thu 30th May 2013 08:00 in reply to "RE: I am going retro"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Switched again to an S3 now, my carrier was offering it for free on my contract, no brainer really!

Yeah! Free phone! Why would you switch to a sim only contract where you don't pay for a phone each month right?

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