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Nokia – It is hard to be really bothered January 3, 2011

Posted by mjpower4 in Mobile Phone, Nokia, Technology.
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My on off relationship with Nokia appears to have finally dies a death. Painful, slow and difficult to watch Nokia has become a little bit of an irrelevance in mobile tech. Yes they sell shed loads of phones to the great unwashed but fail in their once core market – the tech savvy and gadget man. Their place has been replaces by the aspirations of the iphone and ios and the myriad of android phones.

Take this as an example my wife is not a gadget freak or particularly tech savvy but she has switched to android – Samsung Galaxy S. This after years of Nokia and Sony Ericsson loyalty. The new smartphones just work and although I haver flirted with android this does not suit me at the moment but for wifey it just sorts what she wants asap and with little dificulty. Email – check, SMS – check, games – check, online shopping on the move from real web sites – check, ebooks – check, relax in bed or at work down time to watch movie – check.

Nokia – ermm. Yes the N8 build quality looks mint but it cries out for a decent os – oh for android eh!! It tells that when she had the option of the N8 it only received cursory attention a telling sign of Nokia’s waning influence. I think inside Nokia there must must be a killer handset screaming to get out but is obfuscated by poor design and a mishmash of buggy menu’s etc. Shame the king is dead long live the king.

The E7 could be Nokia’s saviour however knowing them it will be a little bit of a nearly but not quite. The last great handset Nokia produced probably the E71, which was improved by the E72 but thats all. Failures include the N97 debacle alongside the N97 mini which my son had and quickly switched to Blackberry and the bold 9700.

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