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?