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#1 User is offline   Ken Gracey 

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:04 AM

I know this hasn't got a lot of attention in the last 24 hours, but with Nokia jumping into bed with Microsoft full story here in case you missed it) Does anybody apart from my cynical self, see this as a last ditch desperate attempt, by two once mighty warriors, Falling the might of Apple.

Or should Steve and the boys, be quaking in there boots, that the words biggest handset maker, is about to adopt and operating system them some people out their call superior to Both Android and Apple IOS ?



Whats everybody Gut feeling on this... should all run out and buy Nokia Phones :P

Of course on the positive, side at least when they release new phones, they wont have reception problems :emoticons-gratis-1:


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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:59 AM

Meh. Probably will save Nokia and won't hurt MS - people upgrading from a dumb phone will most likely go with them. The rest of the world has already moved on.
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:47 PM

I think MS needs more help than Nokia to be Honest.





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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:27 PM

It sounds to me that they are unable to come to terms with the fact that Apple has replaced them as the top company in the country.
In the long run i think that this alliance will prove to be a wasted exercise.
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:53 PM

I see it as two, once dominant companies, realizing that to compete in todays changing market they need to change and diversify. I'm not saying it will work, but good on them for trying to adapt. Mr Harvey Norman should take note. Change or die
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 02:09 PM

both companies are struggling to come up with original ideas that work in the wild, both companies should fear Apple and Android.


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Posted 12 February 2011 - 02:16 PM

They both basically missed the boat... It goes to show if you don't move with the times, you go stale and end up shooting yourself in the foot.

It amazes me how they both lacked the foresight. They were both in a powerful position to lead the way, but they grew stale and complacent and this is the end result.

I'm glad, because Apple Rules!!!!
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:02 PM

View PostBrianB, on 12 February 2011 - 12:16 PM, said:

I'm glad, because Apple Rules!!!!


But Android is staging a coup!
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:22 PM

You are right alex, and it's a damned big coup.




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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:59 PM

Nokia will become more like HTC, and maybe that's okay. Nokia haven't made a good UI beyond their dumb phones. At least this will leave Nokia to focus on getting their hardware right and tweaking Windows Phone 7 to help them make a competitive product.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:29 PM

Think that the move is four years too late for both companies. It will be especially bad for Nokia as it has now ceded control of the OS to Microsoft and has thus now become just another commodity manufacturer.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 05:27 PM

Saw some concept photos of their handsets, though, and would be appealing to many. This might be where they can differentiate. But even so, they're probably still ahead compared to using Symbian. I'm still not writing WinPhone off altogether. But doubtful they'll be in the top 2 smartphone OS's.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:40 PM

More news concerning this topic has since come to light. Nokia's shares have dropped in value and the company has virtually become a division of Microsoft.

I'll write a longer post on this matter when I get home.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:35 PM

Would seem it might be a moot point. Nokia has now confirmed that they won't be releasing anything with the current version of Windows Phone 7 and will be waiting for the next major OS upgrade (due October).

They simply do not have that amount of time to make the move. By then Apple will be onto iPhone 5, Android multiple new handsets and HP will be pushing on with Web OS.

I have the feeling both have been slow getting into the new generation smart phone game and combined it seems they might just even be slower.

IMHO I really don't see why they went exclusive with MS (yes they got paid money). I would have opted for Android and MS (and let them bid on which one Nokia would release first).

A really out there idea may also to have talked with HP about potentially building their handsets (not a HP strong point or really Palms) leaving HP to focus their hardware nous on the tablet platform.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:33 PM

Nokia getting into bed with Microsoft was an insane idea from the start, and after all the dust settles the New CEO of Nokia will be looking for a new JOB.






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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:41 PM

...along with all the other employees of Nokia.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:21 PM

Insane idea, yep. Could we expect anything different from the current illustrious (not!) CEO of Microsoft who not that long ago publicly ridiculed Apple for introducing the iPhone to the world. He said something along the lines of, "This concept from Apple will never succeed." He still has his foot firmly stuffed down his throat from that comment!
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