Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Why insult people who just happen to like aluminum as a material? What's wrong with liking it?


Most phones that are aluminum (like the HTC One) sell for no other reason than they are aluminum, even though they're not any more/less durable than a well made plastic phone. That makes them fashion accessories, and the people that buy them shallow.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Most phones that are aluminum (like the HTC One) sell for no other reason than they are aluminum, even though they're not any more/less durable than a well made plastic phone. That makes them fashion accessories, and the people that buy them shallow.


Ah, so the only criteria that matters, according to you, is durability, and anything else is irrelevant. Must be nice sitting there on the high horse and looking down upon the world around you.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Ah, so the only criteria that matters, according to you, is durability, and anything else is irrelevant.


No, I'm saying that if Nokia wants to build a killer Android phone, they just have to make one with an aluminum build. It doesn't matter how it performs, what features/specs it has, if it's not any more durable than any other smartphone out there, or even if you have to install a launcher to disable some horrible bloatware. People will buy it anyway just because it's aluminum. If you can make it silver, that's an added bonus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u2f0wIs1wE

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