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William K.
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Nokia and low cost phones.
William K.   3/16/2013 2:06:11 AM
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Probably Nokia has figured out that not everybody wants a $400 phone that does everything. And possibly not everybody likes the shape of those phones, and the lack of actual keys. Consider that not everybody wants to drive a Lincoln Towne Car or a big fat Cadillac, nor even a Rolls Royce. There is indeed a nice niche for phones that "do phone stuff" and not much else. Caller ID and the answering machine function are the main extras that some of us would limit a phone to. BUT if Nkia can make the package more robust and durable then they can certainly gain a chunk of the business.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Reputations?
Adeniji Kayode   3/15/2013 4:16:27 PM
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@Wale,

I agree with you, no manufacturer can actually say he has the monoply of the market.

Wale Bakare
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Reputations?
Wale Bakare   3/15/2013 9:34:58 AM
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Nothing more left for OEMs operating in smartphone business - gambling, that's what i would call it. Apple's rumoured to venture into smart wrist watch amid conjestion and competition in smartphone markets. Nokia now came up with 2 dual sim-card phone. All these 2 have long been in markets for sometimes and their prices are far too ridiculous - low prices. You never know, big boys at times have resources and capability to spring surprises. What do you think?

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Re: A good move
t.alex   3/15/2013 2:22:06 AM
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Wow! I could never imagine what I am gonna do with 4 sims in 1 phone!

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: A good move
Adeniji Kayode   3/15/2013 1:37:35 AM
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@ t.alex

I just remeber, there is a particular LG pho.ne that accomodate four sims at the same time and its selling like .

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Re: A good move
Adeniji Kayode   3/15/2013 1:32:40 AM
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@t.alex,

That questions may have several answers all at the same time.

In some part of Africa, an average person has minimum of two sims while at one time or the other, four sims is still normal to have,this is caused by so many reasons though.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: A good move
Adeniji Kayode   3/15/2013 1:22:03 AM
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@tirlapur,

thats what i,m talking about,  this Nokia's move is like taking a step forward and two steps backward at the same time.

i still cannot fathom what change this new phone would bring.

Wale Bakare
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Re: cool stuff - Dual Sim Phone?
Wale Bakare   3/14/2013 9:36:47 AM
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@Adeniji,

Nokia cannot afford to get dumped out mobile scene - the markets are indeed becoming more interesting unlike when the Nokia was top brand phone and also lots of value added applications are increasing on daily.

One thing is Nokia's schrewdness in its hardware contributed to decisions of either joining Andorid or Windows in the first instance.

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Re: A good move
Ariella   3/14/2013 9:11:09 AM
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@t.alex I haven't ever worked with one. Even when I had a job that required a cell phone, it was my own and not monitored by work. My husband gets a work-issued Blackberry, though, and some applications are disabled -- the same ones that are blocked by the servers at the office.

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Re: A good move
t.alex   3/14/2013 8:52:40 AM
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Ariella, 

yes... what do you think you would you use a dual-sim for?

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