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02-14-2011, 09:51 PM #21
^ this is a forum for the the iPhone, an apple device, but I've noticed that a lot of people here keep an open mind and are not fanboys. I tried the samsung focus at an AT&T store and liked it. I only see good things coming from nokia/wp7.
02-14-2011, 10:28 PM #22
It's called a slotting fee
02-15-2011, 02:25 AM #23
In the past Nokia has made some great phones. They got left in the dust when its come to smartphones though, so this is a good move for them. They might actually get a good OS for their Sphones.
02-15-2011, 05:50 AM #24
Good move on the part of Microsoft! I have tested the Windows 7 phone. Very smooth when scrolling and great touch interface. I say the touch interface is second only to Apple at this time. Android should take notes on this one hahahaha!
02-15-2011, 06:48 AM #25
02-15-2011, 09:26 AM #26
Unless WP7 undergoes some serious, sorely needed, improvements and changes it will still be a POS OS IMHO. While I don't own a WP7 device I have had some time to play with them. The UI is just horrible, it appears to be poorly thought out and at the conceptual level of a five year old. Why on earth do the tiles not occupy the entire screen? Seriously why is there an empty black area on the left side of the screen that only is home to an arrow to the next page? Similarly a number of tiles may be visible with maybe 30% of content from the next page also being visible. This is by no means a smooth, polished or pretty interface. The layout is horrible, quite frankly, even with all of it's shortcomings, symbian had a better layout. I personally would have loved to have seen MeeGo evolve into something. I'm also not even mentioning the missing features in WP7 like copy/paste amongst others that are essential and considered basic in today's smartphone market. It's hard to say whether or not this will prove to be a profitable move for Nokia in the long term. It certainly won't hurt MS. The sad part is, with this decision, Nokia is now alienating it's long time userbase and developers. At least with MeeGo Nokia had developed QT to ease the transition for it's loyal developers. Hopefully they will do the same in an effort to retain those very same devs. If not there will be a mass exodus of long time loyal symbian developers to iOS and Android, a phenomenon that has already began. In that scenario Nokia will be relying on interest from the dev community in WP7(which is pretty low at this point) as opposed to bringing existing devs with them. As far as consumers and perhaps more consequently enterprise will be negatively impacted by this. After all the money that corporations may have invested in a Nokia ecosystem they will be left with essentially nothing and will likely adopt BlackBerry, iOS and if google can get it together, Android. At least with MeeGo it seemed as if Nokia was trying facilitate a seamless transition for devs and endusers alike. For all of those say that they have bought Nokia for their "quality hardware" is probably the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. I don't care how good the hardware may be, if the software does not integrate well with it and at least offer a half decent user experience then what's the point? So you can say "I spent $700 on this excellent piece of hardware but it doesn't do anything of value!" seriously people! I buy the iPhone for the complete opposite reason. It may not always be on the bleeding edge in terms of let's say CPU performance they offer an integrated user experience that is second to none, though I must say the iPhone 4 is an excellent piece of hardware all around!. That being said if I couldn't jailbreak I'd be on android in a heartbeat! I guess only time will tell if this was indeed a wise move on Nokia's behalf. I can say that WP7 is way way behind in the mobile game. Perhaps M$ will allow Nokia to contribute on the software side, either way I'm sure this will be a big win for M$. The question is will it be a win for Nokia too?
02-15-2011, 11:05 AM #27
WP7 *is* undergoing some serious, sorely needed improvements and changes. You'll have to wait and see. (Sooo much else wrong with that post but I've just finished work so I'll ignore the bait.)
02-15-2011, 11:09 AM #28
This MS-Nokia thing will be just like the xBox: MS will bleed money from their other divisions to prop this up until they can buy their way into market-leader status.
02-15-2011, 02:25 PM #29
Anyone whos owned a windows mobile device will agree that wp7 is the right direction for MS. And the stock look of the wp7 OS is far more eye catching than the iphones!! Come on now.
02-15-2011, 05:07 PM #30
I'll be watching this partnership very closely. I used to love Nokia, until their software went to crap. They make some of the best phones on the planet, and pairing with Windows WILL give them a chance to win me back.
Unlike so many Apple Fanboys, I actually don't NEED an iPhone, I just need a phone that does what the iPhone does... Without glitchiness.
For now, I stay with iPhone, but you better believe I'll be grabbing one of these to play with as a backup, and possible replacement.
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02-15-2011, 05:41 PM #31
02-15-2011, 06:46 PM #32
Nokia is a straight sell out! I had my bags pack'd ready to leave Apple for Meego! Both Android and iOS has been out for a while. I'm ready to try something new. I should have never put my hopes on the N9!
02-15-2011, 08:59 PM #33
This is going to be a great partnership. The world's leading phone manufacturer with an awesome OS. It will get better and better. Just look at iOS. When it was released it was laughable and now it is rockin. Android and Apple better be paying attention.
02-25-2011, 12:26 AM #34What Nokia did can prove to be a huge success......
It would be a great success if Nokia pulls this off. May be Nokia is planning to use Qt for WP7 and shock the competitors out there with huge success. If that happens that would be the biggest success story ever.