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Would You Give Nokia a Second Chance?




Nokia was one the best companies out there back then. Things changed when companies started to get comfortable with their positions, such as Motorola with the RAZR. Apple introduced the iPhone last 2007 and Google also started with Android. Phones evolved to smartphones and Samsung took some titles away from Nokia later on.

Right now, I’ve been a little bit tired of waiting for Android updates. Hardware evolves very fast too, which is why I have my eyes on the Nexus devices but some part of me wants to get away from Android for a while and that part screams Lumia. I want you guys to convince me or influence my decision, so hear me out.

Ever since, Nokia was in a struggle. It had been so difficult to get back what was lost from them. Nokia had several options: Develop Symbian further, abandon Symbian and go with Android, or abandon Symbian and go with Windows Phone. A lot of people were already doubting the Symbian platform; Nokia chose to leave it and move on. Amidst the competition, it was very hard to stand out with Android. After all, Android was very similar to Symbian. For Nokia to stand out, they chose the road not taken, Windows Phone.


 

Windows Phone was a differentiating factor; live tiles look nothing like shortcut icons and wallpapered home screens. Honestly though, Windows Phone falls back in functionality back then – they held back the hardware capabilities of Nokia.

Unknown to us, Nokia has a lot of secrets hiding in their R&D department. Later on, they unveiled their last Symbian phone, the Nokia PureView 808. Five years in the making, they developed a 41 megapixel camera for a phone with breathtaking capabilities. The problem is it’s still on Symbian; it can’t compete with Android and iOS’ app ecosystems.

A little ways down the road, Nokia announced that they’ll be porting PureView technologies into the Windows Phone platform, Lumia. Sadly, a lot of buzz went out when everyone found out that Nokia faked their PureView Lumia ads. Everyone doubted Nokia once again, but upon the announcement of their phone, the Nokia Lumia 920, we were a little bit wowed. It seemed like Nokia had some more up its sleeve – PureMotion+ HD, wireless charging, PureView once again and more.

This time however, Nokia called PureView not their 41 megapixel shooter but rather the best of their imaging department; it sounded more like marketing than actual facts. The Lumia 920’s 8.7 megapixel camera didn’t fail however; it was great in practice.

Windows Phone 8 brought a lot improvements as well, but I’m still somewhat unconvinced. Some part of me says Nokia’s going desperate to be on top again, but the other part of me begs to give Nokia a second chance. Considering the app ecosystems, Nokia’s added functionalities and the uniqueness of Windows Phone, would you give Nokia a second chance?



Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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91 Responses

  1. Marcelino says:

    Definitely.

    It can happen to any company. Who knows? Apple or Samsung might face the same thing in the future.

    Nevertheless, Nokia’s products are always dependable.
    They just have to ‘clean’ that image of being left out.

    • steelicon says:

      Remember Nokia N97? Deception. Nokia N8-00. Deception. Nokia Symbian Anna, Belle, Carla, Donna. Deception. Support for Symbian up to 2016. Deception. The latest V2 “PureView” a.k.a., PureView Faux. Deception. Not finishing the Nokia 808 PureView RM-807 “Hyperion” to polished finished product. Deception. Killing of Symbian UIQ in favor of S60, because of politics, not because it is the better Symbian. Deception.

      The last straw was Nokia abandoning MeeGo and Symbian to depreciate their stocks further by going Microsoft exclusive.

      Hell no. Nokia burn in Hell.

  2. Juan Paulo Ducut says:

    give them a chance? they just made the game more awesome, they still rock! their windows phone is awesome too, talking here as an android user.

    can I have my free nokia lumia now?

    • Kevin says:

      Right now, my definitive answer is NO. But MAYBE in the future like when they finally embrace Android which I definitely think they would considering that Microsoft would eventually produce a pure Windows phone. With more vendors making a Windows phone vis a vis less than 5% percent of the market share, Nokia should consider the Android platform and dump Elop, its present CEO.

  3. ceegii63 says:

    AYE!

    just waiting to see who sells the 920 cheapest
    ROGERS CA = $599 CAD Unlocked
    Bestbuy US = $599 USD Locked
    AT&T (rumored) = $450 USD Locked

  4. Ghost Riley says:

    Yep I would. Sometimes, iOS’ UI gets boring. It’s too basic. I actually like Android’s widgets but then again, they iterate their versions too quickly.

    I think using a Windows Phone would be a refresher. I’d choose Nokia because of their Lumia designs.

    Now if only YugaTech would give me one… (crossed fingers)

  5. NemOry says:

    They will rule back the again for sure. It’s near.

  6. don says:

    ill give Nokia a second chance. even 3rd. Android is like iOS. nothing new to it. its just a plain copy.

    on the other hand, Nokia is different. thats why i want to try them. every aspect is fresh. new. :)

  7. rocketlog says:

    I’m actually trying to decide if I’ll go for WP8. I’ve gotten a little tired of the variety that Android has. Nanawa na rin ako sa mga custom ROMs. I guess I’ll still wait a couple of months para makita ko kung maganda nga. So far, I’m still leaning towards getting a 920. Pero depende parin sa price point.

  8. Ron says:

    Definitely! They have the most innovative smartphone right now! Lumia 920

  9. cheftonio says:

    Apps. Produce awesome apps iOS and Android can’t — that’s the time I’ll give Nokia a second chance.

    • fotolocco says:

      i am using W8 right now and I think the Nokia Store has lots of cool apps. There are apps way cooler than the ones you are seeing in Google Play. If the apps will be available optimized for the Lumia then there will be no questions asked…

  10. wacko says:

    definitely, waiting for lumia 920

  11. eyt says:

    nok yeah lum yeah!
    Oh yeah. The best OS platform in the market. Clean user interface, Social Platform developed for different personalities, amazing apps even though it only have 120k apps in the marketplace (big things come in small packages) ;)

  12. ThisIsLumia says:

    YES. I will buy the new Lumia 920 because I know it will be the best phone when it comes out. Nokia will be on top again. :)

  13. fotolocco says:

    I bought a W8 ultrabook yesterday from the PC fair here in MY. I automatically fell in love. Now I want to ditch my Android. My next phone will be a Lumia.

    Btw, i am still using nokia for my PH number.

  14. Gerard says:

    Love the hardware. Now if only they would manufacture android phones…

  15. JKisaragi says:

    “Considering the app ecosystems, Nokia’s added functionalities and the uniqueness of Windows Phone, would you give Nokia a second chance?”

    The Lumias on WP7 were good with their build quality and added functionality by Nokia. It was just that the OS itself was not ready and was very limiting. Now that the OS limitations have pretty much been worked on, I can say “Yes” to Nokia.

    I’ve seen PureView shots of the Lumia 920 online as well, and they were pretty impressive. Night shots turned out as if they were taken with helicopters overhead carrying spotlights to add to the lighting though. So I guess the tech is really that powerful. XD

    Regardless if they stumbled on their marketing, or if the term PureView is just a ploy, those shots (like the ones I found online at PhoneArena) speak for the Lumia 920, and they’re saying a lot. :)

  16. almed22 says:

    Nokia should have gone both with Android and Windows phone, that’s what the other companies are doing. Its sad because I’ve had good experiences with Nokia phones. I would really like to go back to the brand but not today, maybe in the next 5 years. I hope by then the Windows Phone will be mature enough to compete with other OSs. I really wish they would release Android Phones in the future.

  17. Ric says:

    I’d give Nokia a 2nd chance. Even a 3rd, or even a 4th. Hardware-wise, I believe Nokia still makes great phones. The N9 was a greatly designed phone; I was keen on getting one but before I could, I read that Nokia is abandoning Meego.

    For the Lumias, I still have mixed feelings. I personally believe that the success, or failure, of Windows 8 will make or break WP8. If Win8 soars, then there’s no reason not to get a WP8 smartphone. Of course, I have the assumption that Win8 and WP8 will have seamless integration. However, if Win8 fails then I believe WP8 will too.

    On a side note, I’d wait and see what Mozilla (Firefox OS) or Jolla (Meego) comes up with next year. But these will most likely be phones aimed at developers.

    If I had extra cash to burn, which I don’t, I’d definitely get a Lumia 920 just so I can try WP8. :)

    • vslayer31 says:

      idont think that windows 8 will be fail coz almost all pc’s are running windows and upgradable to windows 8

  18. Yuja says:

    I like the hardware. One thing i dont like is the symbian OS. those ASHAs that came out are really cool but the OS is still symbian. Also, if W8 mobile comes out, guess the price :)

    • steelicon says:

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but S40 is not S60 – S60 being Symbian. S40 is the older brother of S30 and both are dumb phone OS. ASHA is a dumb phone pretending to be a smart phone, thus the misnomer / misleading moniker of smart phone “lite”

      Ian Delaney of Nokia Conversations rebutted my statement by saying that “because it has got apps, it is a smart phone.” What a joke and what a tool. 0.o

      If you really, really want a real smart phone OS with true multitasking, get the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia 701 or Nokia 700. Don’t knock it until you try it, you’d be amazed and would probably eat your words. ;-)

  19. Jcnjcjcnjc says:

    I will, actually can’t wait for Lumia 920. Don’t really about how apps they have, honestly how many apps you actually use. I’m using an iPad, at first you’re excited to download as many apps you can, but after a while you just use a few useful apps daily and m sure these major apps are available in all platforms. Planning to my wife’s iPhone 4 and buy a lumia 920. Yes iPhone is easy to use, but that’s it. And youre lock in their Eco system, you even cannot Bluetooth your friend if you suddenly took a nice photo. Android is far better than iOS, but after using windows 8 for a few months, I might say wp8 will be great as an alternative to android.

  20. taro says:

    I firmly believe that Windows 8 (+WP8) will make it big this and the coming years.

  21. Vince says:

    For me, I’ll give them chance. Nokia served me well with their Symbian up until now because I still have my beloved 5630 as my secondary phone. I’d like to have one of their W8 phone, Lumia 820 because it supports memory card now.

  22. hatch says:

    For those saying that the os is not yet ready and will wait for it to be at par with Ios and Aos then u must be kidding. I guess u even didnt try using WP7. Anyway for me call me a fantard but ive grown up using nokia and their choice of having Wp7 and wp8 on their hardware is a good choice. Fully functional and very unique. It adapts to the one who uses the phone, the personalization, the sns integration is just soooo damn effing awesome. So yeah im gonna give nokia 2nd chance…

  23. modyakhoz says:

    too bad nokia entered the smartphone wars too late.. but i admire them because they want to be different from other smartphone makers.. but still i’m giving them a chance.. lumia is not bad after all..

  24. Nokianatic says:

    definitely ill buy he lumia 920. if they can only adapt android platform too in some of their phones so the costumers get more options hence a bigger chance to bounce back.

    ako ay lumaki sa Nokia, tulad ng karamihan sa atin.

    good luck nokia, sana lumago pa kayo!

  25. imhowee says:

    Definitely. Nokia is still the best when it comes to hardware and paired with a beautiful OS (wp8) it’s going to big. They will get on top again. Slowly but surely.

  26. Kannuchi says:

    Of course. Nokia chose the path of Windows phone, an OS affiliated to the top PC OS maker, that is Microsoft. This company has the machinery of software developers that can dedicate themselves to the creation of windows phone apps. Consumers like us will benefit since we will have an assurance of long-term support from the big company, Microsoft.

    For me, I trust Nokia brand when it comes to hardware and innovation. I discontinued buying Androids because I anticipate their too much release of non-innovative phones. IPhone is okay since they were able to dedicate successfully to their few lines of models, though icons are gradually becoming boring..

  27. Marky says:

    Absolutely! I’m currently an Android user (iOS before that) and waiting for Lumia 920 as my next phone. I’ve tried WP7 and saw a big potential. And this new Nokias are running version 8 so I expect even big improvements there from the WP7 I’ve tried.
    I think Nokia’s decision not to use Android is a good move because consumers might not actually pay them attention since there are tons of manufacturers there with Android devices.

  28. Roanld says:

    I love my N9 in white so now i’m getting the Lumia 920 in red.

  29. tonto says:

    Definitely! Actually, I never let go of Nokia. Symbian is old but still very reliable. Belle’s usable and it just works for me. My e6 covers the basics and I use it more often than my android (partly because I like physical keypads). I had experienced WP7 (Lumia 710) and it was simple and sleek, reminiscent of what made Nokia popular long before anyway, ‘bobo-friendly’ as we say. Having only one smartphone OS will also probably help Nokia with familiarity. If Nokia can provide the best hardware for WP, then they could easily grab that market.

    There were kinks here and there with WP7 (non re-sizable blue text in the contacts for example, one of the reasons my dad won’t use it) but they should be fixed quite easily (so fix them please!). Another problem is future-proofing. I hope that current WP8 phones are able to transition to future WP releases, at least maybe 1-2 generation above.

    I think one of the biggest consideration in transition is the amount of apps you’ve purchased in a particular platform. I’ve spent some on android, and I know people who’ve spent a lot on iOS apps, and moving completely to a different platform feels like wasting a lot of money. Otherwise, if you’re gonna have them all (OSs) anyway, then why not grab this one. In my opinion, the Lumia 920 looks to be the best of the initial WP8 releases.

  30. Ren says:

    this article is nicely written. No recycled or over-used “figure of speech”, reading this is like naturally spoken. i’d suggest that you give Nokia a second chance.

  31. topgun says:

    Nokia really deserve’s second chance, As time past by I gradually convinced that WP is really good choice for Nokia WP8 good and there’s still lot of room for improvement’s, Apps are currently pouring into WP which is good, Nokia Design,hardware and custome support, well nothing to say more, they are one of the best in the Market.

    Patiently waiting for L920

  32. Jayvee says:

    No. Their phones never departed from the usual Nokia device: fat, bulky and recycled. Plus, they’ve got their name tainted on the advertisement controversy. Samsung and LG now own my loyalty. I’m sure it’s now gonna be a tough choice between the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Lg Nexus 4 for those eyeing for the best smartphone at the moment.

    • kannuchi says:

      Among the phone manufacturers, Samsung is well-known for being the copy cat of other phones such as iPhone. Isn’t that more controversial despite its success? They maybe making lots of sexy-phones, but where’s the originality there? That’s why we think Nokia is still more reliable, even if they’re fat, but has bunch of ORIGINAL and INNOVATIVE features.

    • 2nd Grade says:

      Ahhh.. samsung.. the copycats… yes…

      http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/apple/

  33. jhayyap says:

    definitely YES just waiting for the L920 to arrive in PH :)

  34. guyrony says:

    Definitely a second chance with Nokia should their phones be priced accordingly and not aggressively because for now they are not the top player in the smartphone category and their Lumia phones are still very much expensive in the market.

  35. Levite says:

    Nokia… definitely. I have always been a Nokia fan due to their hardware. In fact I still have Nokia 3210 working… its just freakin durable. They just dipped due to their lack of innovation and got stucked with Symbian but now with WP8, I am screaming for Lumia 920.

    Looking closer to this handset, their specs is for the win compared with Iphone5 and even with Android handsets. So when will Nokia release Lumia 920 here in Philippines?

  36. Kulam says:

    I did, but now i regret it. Bought a Lumia 900 for my Dad (non tech-savvy) to replace his Nokia E63 despite the price (21k black market), primarily for the bigger screen (failing eyes) and ease of use…and so i thought. had a hard time transferring his data (contacts, calendar, etc…) over to the Lumia 900,even thought its a different OS, Nokia should have anticipated transfer from their old devices to their new ones.limited options (no sms templates, no blacklists, limited choice of apps). Will now get Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for him to replace his phone. If you just want a phone primarily for Call and Sms, hands down, you will enjoy the Lumia 900 (if you can set it up easily that is). if you’re looking for more, you might want to consider other systems rather than WP7/WP8. Promising? Yes. give them time,let’s see.

    • Epstein says:

      You probably did not search thoroughly. Have you heard of “Welcome to Windows Phone” Application? Nokia Suite 3.6 already have an option for transferring contacts. Have yo ever tried contacting support? They do have chat now you know…

  37. Kendra says:

    we have the same sentiment. i tried lumia and yes, i got amazed on its true multitasking feature. but what sets me back is that it has lack of apps than ios and android that was the reason i switched from my good ol’ winmo 6.5 back then. imoo, i’ll go for winmo8 if the app stabilizes sometime soon.

    • Kendra says:

      edited: we have the same sentiment. i tried lumia and yes, i got amazed on its true multitasking feature. but what sets me back is that it has lack of apps than ios and android , and that was the reason i switched from my good ol’ winmo 6.5 to ios and android back then. imoo, i’ll go for winmo8 if the app stabilizes sometime soon.

  38. marvin says:

    hell yes! i’ll even buy the surface! i had enough of apple and i want something new. i dont play games on my phone or my tablet (i have the console for that) so i dont need all those apps in the appstore. for me the lumia is a better phone than the iphone and a hell lot better than android. hope its available here soon!

    • Kendra says:

      i agree. as for my end, i need such apps for photog, productivity, references, and the like coz games is not top of my list so i’m not switching to winmo again. i hope winmo8 can improve it soon.

  39. Lexty says:

    Yes! and it also depends on your preference. How do you use your phone? Do you really need all the latest Apps/Games on your phone? kasi at the end of the day. its all about calls and text.

  40. Jazon says:

    I’ve been waiting for THEM to make me give THEM a second chance! I’ve been waiting for a worthy successor for the E63 for years and it never arrived.

    It’s their fault for being in the predicament they are in now. They failed to respond quickly to market demands, failed to adjust properly when they finally got out of their shock by adopting an experimental platform and failed to remember what made Nokia big in the first place: innovative, cool looking phones that catch attention. Where are all those Nokia phones that come in all shapes and sizes? Nowadays they don’t differentiate themselves, they just drift with the bandwagon.

    And I’m still waiting for a QWERTY phone from Nokia.

  41. Therese says:

    A huge yes!!! I think the mobile industry is still very young. While the uptake of smartphones has been very fast, smartphone penetration in various countries (even the US) is still not that high. A lot of people are still feature phone users, meaning there’s still a lot of room for other operating systems, like RIM’s BB10 and Nokia’s Windows 8. I am glad they did not go with Android – it is so hard to innovate and differentiate. I feel that at the end of the day, the more ecosystems there are, the better for consumers and developers.

  42. miongb says:

    my unsolicited advice? stay with android!

  43. sam says:

    Was never a fan of Nokia and have no plans to be.

  44. Lezure2010 says:

    Nokia’s mistake was to solely rely on Windows Phone for their Smartphones, whilst other manufacturers made phones with Android and Windows Phone OSes. The non-exclusivity of Windows Phone to solely Nokia has been their biggest downfall. Microsoft is allowing other manufacturers to use WP while Nokia ha set it’s goal to solely using WP for their phones.

    Nokia should man up and start making Android phones. Android plus Nokia’s Hardware designs would equal greatness.:)

  45. Alexus says:

    I would definitely give Nokia a second chance. I’m currently a Nokia phone owner, although it’s an S40 C1-01, a very reliable little device. I love Nokia for their dedication to make phones for consumers. They always make quality, user and environment friendly and long-lasting devices. Fir me I believe Nokia will never forsake their consumers, and their outstanding effort to go unique and different make them stand out. Go Nokia! I want an Asha 311 and a Lumia 920!

  46. pong says:

    Yes.. IF! the 820 is affordable. I like the 920 but i prefer exchangable cover’s than the camera.

    plus i don’t like my android anymore it’s an eyesore

  47. flipped says:

    My mind was all set for Lumia 920 due to its imaging capabilities but after reading reviews from tech blogs im having second thoughts. As what i have read, it only performs best on a low light scene. Checked sample photos taken with a regular light, ip5 outshines it. Im still doing research about this though as some tech blog maybe biased. Will decide once i can have my hands on it. BTW, i love how this article is written.

  48. meh says:

    Right now they make fat bulky phones, but the problem is windows phone itself has a huge lack of apps and options. Its like having a feature phone and not a smart phone

  49. pabs says:

    Sure, I’m waiting for the Lumia 920, Oh dear, when is it coming out? I’m through with Android, been to LG, Sony and lately Samsung, I feel like as if they’re one and the same, yes there are so many applications in the google play store but you can’t use them all., I have already sold my galaxy s2 and will be back to Nokia soon….

  50. Dina says:

    In fer, Nokia has always been reliable. They deserve a chance because they’re not afraid to take a risk. Lumia line is very unlike most smartphones we see today, I’d love to have one if I have the monies lol

  51. zi says:

    First of all, rather than selling you the Lumia 920 first, I’ll sell you windows phone 8.

    Arguably the difference between WP8 against the competitor is that, it revolves around people, instead of apps. You can say that its the most personal mobile OS out there. With the Live Tiles, and customization they made, it even move their award winning design (metro) to a whole new level.

    When I say personal, you don’t see just a grid of icons, like the ios or resource hog widgets that android has. Right from the get-go you see a more personal experience that other mobile OS can compare.

    If you did you’re homework and setup everything up with a microsoft account. Once you login in windows phone 8, everything will populate auto-magically! Eg. if you lost your windows phone 8, or was destroyed, and bought a new one, as soon as you connect, all your sms, pictures and videos heck even your app settings are prepopulated!

    Yes app settings, that means if you have say unlock angry birds 2 levels already once you redownload the angry birds app and have it synced, you see all your achievements are save, as well as unlock levels. The same thing with the App Reader App, say you bookmark an article and didn’t finished an article, once you download again, you can continue where you left off.

    And people complaining App Ecosystem? Don’t worry, Im’ about 100% sure it will come, Why? On a developer perspective, Microsoft gave the most compelling offer to developer. First they charge less to developers, (subscription and their cut per app). And what’s more compelling is that WP8 and Win8 have shared code, meaning you can code once and deliver it on both platforms, WP8 and Win8, no other OS can compare with flexibility and ease of transition, oh not to mention you can code in pure html5 and js, as well as code in C++ which alot of old programmers here are already familiar with. Plus the windows store offer more languages and more countries as compared to any platform out there.

    Microsoft says they have 46 out of the top 50 apps out there, and they won’t be finished till they made a commitment that they’ll have every top app. So not sure what people are complaining, with windows phone 8 using the NT Kernel, and with shared code, if you’re a developer you’re crazy if you won’t take advantage of this opportunity, (write once and deliver in both win8 and wp8).

    It has the most comprehensive e-wallet experience on any mobile OS. Competitors cannot compare. Paypal + debit cards + credit cards + membership + loyalty cards with support on NFC’s Tap and Play. I can honestly say its e-wallet done right.

    Office! – unlike the competition they use native format, they don’t do post conversion, so basically you’re editing a true document in their *native* format. Not only its fast but it ensures the compatibility to their desktop counterparts.

    Microsoft has the strongest ecosystem out there. With deep integration with Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Skype, Xbox Live, Windows 8, Outlook.com and . No other OS embraced these popular services like Microsoft. Not to mention they did it so beautifully! Just compare the contacts of Android and IOS with People Hub and you’ll see what I mean.

    People hub:
    http://cmsresources.windowsphone.com/windowsphone/en-us/How-to/wp8/block/people-concept-hub.png

    vs IOS contact list
    http://media.idownloadblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/iphone-contact-list.jpg

    So basically Mr. Yuga and all other potential converts here, is shouldn’t we aim in a more personal experience? Where the OS revolves around us and people important to us, instead of just a grid of static apps that go in/out. Microsoft answered the app count 46 out of the 50 top apps and will continue to work on every checklist, to me they’ve done a phenomenal work, and windows phone 8 is arguably the best mobile experience out there.

  52. zi says:

    Now for Nokia hardware, let me start to say that its one of the most solid build quality you can have for a mobile os,

    Here’s a pic of a Nokia Lumia 900 that survive a 16-ton truck.
    http://ow.ly/i/15P1G

    And the 920 has even have a stronger build, coz of the gorilla glass 2.

    PureMotion+ HD – I believe they have one of the best display in the mobile OS even rivaling iPHone’s retina display as per all of the reviews out there

    PureView – it has the best camera in low-light none can compare. With the Optic Image Stabilization built in as hardware instead of software, say goodbye to shaky videos.

    Wireless Charging – Lumia 920 has one of the best battery out there, that only pales in comparison with the RAZR MAXX series, but with wireless charging, you’ll get more juice out of your Lumia.

    Nokia exclusive apps – its certainly welcome to have more apps in wp8, and I believe with these apps you get a more complete experience should you switch to the wp8 platform.

  53. LSTRIPPO721 says:

    NOKIA’S BEEN ON UPS AND DOWN FOR A LONG TIME. YET STILL THEY COME BACK WITH NEW STUFF’S. AT FIRST I PROMISED MYSSELF TO NEVER BUY A NOKIA BECAUSE OF ITS UGLY SOFTWARE, BUT I LIKED WINDOWS PHONE AND AT THE MOMENT I KNEW NOKIA DITCHED SYMBIAN FOR WINDOWS I BECAME AN INSTANT SUPPORTER OF NOKIA, NOKIA’S NEVER BEEN BETTER SINCE THERE MICROSOFT PACT. THEY JUST MAKE MISTAKES, LIKE ALL OF US. SO YES, I GIVE THEM SECOND CHANCE AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!

  54. allen83 says:

    I think you forgot the other option. Abandon symbian and continue to support the MeeGo OS. For me a differentiating factor for Nokia would be the MeeGo OS not Windows Phone

  55. daniel says:

    Nokia on Android? I will give up my semester worth of tuition fee. LOL hahaha but sorry NOKIA NOT IN(‘Android’) is a no for me.

  56. steelicon says:

    Remember Nokia N97? Deception. Nokia N8-00. Nokia Symbian Anna, Belle, Carla, Donna. Deception. Support for Symbian up to 2016. Deception. The latest V2 “PureView” a.k.a., PureView Faux. Deception. Not finishing the Nokia 808 PureView RM-807 “Hyperion” to polished finished product. Deception. Killing of Symbian UIQ in favor of S60, because of politics, not because it is the better Symbian. Deception.

    The last straw was Nokia abandoning MeeGo and Symbian to depreciate their stocks further by going Microsoft exclusive.

    Hell no. Nokia burn in Hell.

    • Epstein says:

      WoW! galit na galit! Pinilit ka ba nilang bumili?

    • steelicon says:

      Actually there is such a thing as truth in advertising and marketing ethics, but such arguments are beyond you and such a waste of time since you probably are thinking that you know-it-all and every opinion that is not your is probably wrong.

      Such a waste of space for such beings like you.

    • steelicon says:

      …and no, I’m not angry. I’m indifferent. Couldn’t care less about Nokia nowadays, just answering the question and telling it as it is. Telling the truth is better than telling lies, so there. ^_^

    • kannuchi says:

      Reliable ka nga! Deception..

  57. aqua24 says:

    reviews and price will determine if i would give nokia a second chance. but i hope nokia will succeed coz it will be good for the consumers.

  58. bob freking says:

    bob,
    don’t buy a nokia windows 8 phone. Its awesomeness don’t need fa660ts like you.

  59. wendell says:

    always a nokia fan…..i will..if the price is right =)

  60. justin says:

    I gave them a second chance months ago… Well all i can say is am in love with my lumia 800 since day one. I knew what i was getting into when i bought this baby, hardware-wise and software-wise and nobody has the right to question that since that is what i really wanted for myself.

    at the end of the day it always goes down to whats more usable for you.

  61. Denzel says:

    It’s a shame that Nokia abandoned MeeGo, given that it gained attention for its swipe function. Though Nokia Belle is a very fluid, capable OS, its resolution, capacity and performance, isn’t enough to top, even the best midrange Android phones out there. I hope Jolla would release its “Sailfish” OS successfully sometime. :)

    • zi says:

      while meego was a promising OS, you can’t deny Nokia was indeed a sinking ship. They wouldn’t survive if they have gone to Meego route. Their only 2 choices are android and windows phone platform, and they use the latter for the sole reason that they can differentiate more in windows phone ecosystem.

      Microsoft is going strong this year and the foreseeable future, and they pledge to go ‘All in’ in terms of marketing both windows 8 and windows phone 8 platform.

      To be honest its makes much more sense if you have a giant partner like Microsoft that will do the advertising for you, wouldn’t you agree?

    • steelicon says:

      @zi

      “Embrace, extend, and extinguish”,also known as “Embrace, extend, and exterminate”, is a phrase that the U.S. Department of Justice found was used internally by Microsoft to describe its strategy for entering product categories involving widely used standards, extending those standards with proprietary capabilities, and then using those differences to disadvantage its competitors.

    • zi says:

      @steelicon – well with significant marketshare Microsoft can indeed do that again, but we are talking about mobile platform here.

      The tables have turned and Microsoft is the underdog here, the monopolizing giant are Apple and Android who solely dominate the mobile scene.

      Microsoft enter the game means more choices for us consumers. It also introduce more competition. More competition amongst the Giants (apple, google, Microsoft in this case). is always good.

      It brings innovation and differentiation. Like now Apple was so complacent with their iPhone by giving us an update of ‘copy and paste’ after a year of its infancy. The competition forced them to adapt technologies and innovations not in their roadmap so to speak.

      In the end it will force these giant to give us better value for our money. so its win for us consumers. :)

    • steelicon says:

      @zi

      To completely understand what is going on today, we need to study history.

      It has been done by Microsoft to several companies before, the most notable one being Netscape VS. Internet Explorer.

      Netscape had almost 100% market share, Internet Explorer almost none.

      Is Internet Explorer the best web browser today?

  62. zi says:

    wish there’s an edit function pardon the engrish… lol

  63. Mahlditality says:

    I’d say give it a chance…

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