The problem with Windows phone that i encounter is that only a few people will carrys such a smartphone. The ecosystem is fragile and as compare to the andriod phones, not so many apps that can keep you and your friends busy. Moreover, if one person has windows and others Andriod then it is just difficult to get enough help or information about configue or apps.
"...the very good reviews that the windows 7 platform has until now."
"Until now." Lol.
Well, I'm glad it got good reviews. It may time to join the collective, which may have been the secret message behind CEO Elop's announcement ("Only the Lonely," see below). In other words, when a user joins Microsoft by getting a smartphone with Windows inside, that person will never be lonely again, as he or she will then become part of the Microsoft interconnected community, of which Bill Gates is the central religious figure, and Nokia CEO Elop his son. Elop will then be promoted by one rank in the alphabet from E to F. (And don't say Elop is Pole spelled backwards, because you've already missed your chance, and, besides, we refuse to take the blame.)
In all seriousness, though, I hope their new phone is boffo good. I root for them to succeed, the same way I root for the Mets and Cubs.
And if they let me review it, I might find some good things to say (if I can find good things) I have been brutally honest in the past, and was very unhappy when I had to write bad reviews, because it sometimes meant the loss of a huge amount of work on the part of one company or another--bad work, it turned out--but when the product is already offered for sale, then the reviews have to be honest. Better that a company asks for private reviews before release of the product, and then incorporates the suggestions, but then again maybe the market moves too quickly for very extensive QA feedback.
I myself is also Nokia user for quite sometime. The device hardware lasts long, the symbian OS is fast and responsive, and hardly did I need to reboot the phone. Until recenty i laid my hand on an Android phone..
"If Nokia is 'lonely' today it's because it pushed itself into the wilderness of the handheld operating system market."
Victims of self-injury still need our love. Maybe Nokia's code-naming of their new smartphone the "Masochism I" was just Nokia's way of tapping into a new customer psychographic. Who knows? They may be on to something. If people want Windows on their smartphone, they may also want to replace the ring tone with an electrode and crisp, high-voltage shock.
I for one want to extend the hand of sympathy and love to CEO Elop, and let him know I have a place for him in my house whenever he wants it (there used to be a bedroom in the basement that I can reconvert).
Rich, If Nokia is "lonely" today it's because it pushed itself into the wilderness of the handheld operating system market. It could have chosen Android but instead dropped Symbian for Windows where it is truly an orphan adopter.
Wale, Nokia panicked. That verdict may seem unjust to the current management but I believe it sums the situation where CEO Stephen Elop threw the baby out with the bath water. Symbian had a respectable market share and it could have been pushed harder, its kinks worked out and backed with great hardware.
People are touting Nokia's Lumia today but that's not just because Windows OS is so terrific but because the underlying hardware is attractive. Symbian should have done for Nokia what Windows OS is doing for the company today. They underestimated the impact of the decision to dump Symbian.
Right. It's not clear what Microsoft is doing to push Windows OS for handhelds or is this all on Nokia (backed by Microsoft's money)? Is Nokia supposed to be the only company using Microsoft OS aside from a handful of other OEMs?
As much as Nokia has tried to regain market shares, Microsoft needs to take some of the blame also. They have left the Windows OS stagnant for the last year and that has hurt Nokia. While Nokia was making the change to Windows OS, Microsoft should have been working on the OS and making a splash to draw customers away from Android or Apple.
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