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April 12, 2012



That has to be the best summary I read on Nokia situation and what to do to it these days. I am a loyal Nokia consumer. I have a nokia 5800. Who used this phone can't stand the sight of any Lumia (or Asha's for that matter) phone! That simple. There is only two paths to follow for consumers like me. Stay with their old Nokia until it dies... and then move to Android phones, which is the closest think to the freedom (specs and hardware) we have with our Nokia's phones... or through our phones through the window right now... and move to Android phones, which is the closest think to the freedom (specs and hardware) we have with our Nokia's phones.

The problem is the phone in some extension. I refuse to buy a phone that is not Nokia's factored. Here I prize your reference to Ferrari in the other article because if I had the money to buy a Ferrari, I would want to buy a Ferrari-made Ferrari, not a Fiat-made Ferrari. In Brazil, the price is a big problem. Local Nokia is selling their more than limited new phones, which are basically Windows Phone, with a price that I can pay for any smartphone with Android, which will offer me bluetooth transfer, a better phonebook, card slot, etc. Example, Lumia 710 costs around US$ 400. Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus costs around US$ 380. I refuse to pay for a new Nokia phone that won't give the same experience I have with my Nokia 5800. That simple. I am ready to move to Samsung in the end of the year if Nokia doesn't come with something new, enticing and not WP-limited-based.

Basically, Nokia is FORCING their consumers to move to the rivals because we don't have a Nokia option. I'd buy N9 or 808, but they are too expensive here. However, 808 is based in Symbian, and I've seen enough to know that the Symbian powering it is way better than what is powering my four years Nokia 5800. Nokia should release a phone (or phones) based in the 808 Pureview, with a 5 MP cam, just a simple stereo 3,5 mmm jack without the dolby features, less internal memory (say 2-3 gb), just [email protected] video. Keep the Ovi store because it may not be that big compared with Android's and Iphone's store, but it has a lot for us, Symbians, to play around.

Of course, Elop has to go. I daresay, if it was possible, the board of directors should go too! For the love of God! I can't understand how a company can kill their chicken of the golden eggs when what they have to offer to replace it can't live up! Windows Phone WAS NOT, IS NOT, ABLE TO SUPPORT EVEN WHAT THEY OFFERED PREVIOSLY! Even without a card slot, I'd buy a Lumia 710 running Symbian or Meego or whatever, because surely I'd be able to use the bluetooth to send my files and I'd have a decente phonebook.

In some way, Nokia used us as its guinea-pig for the horror that are Lumia's and Asha's. I fortunately researched before buying the Lumia 710 I saw in a store, but what of the consumers who didn't. They took home a phone that can't measure up to what they have. I don't want to go back down memory lane to the 6120, which I kind of what WP phones are now. I want a full up to date Nokia phone with everything I am used to and the improvements of technology (rede b/g/n and a better cam resolution, etc). A trustful Nokia phone!


I also don't think that Nokia can fight Android without solving its internal problems, which are difficult given the fact that Symbian and Meego teams were fired. I may be wrong, but every consumer that was forced to Android phones, will come back the moment Nokia released something with specifications that live up to the Nokia name, to its fantastical hardware. Firing Elop is the first step to keep the company from sinking.

They lost too much in the smartphone, but I believe that the 808 pureview set the way to go for a while. Yep, Android is this and that, but it didn't gain anything up to when Nokia started to sink. I don't have much on the new Windows, but from what I read, I'll pass Windows 8 and since WP 8 is related to the desktop version, I can't see it going anywhere near the potential that Symbian has. Let alone these boycott.

And why not adopt Android once and for all? Supposing there is something in the contract with Microsoft that prevents Nokia from keeping its own OS or adopting another one, Nokia has three paths. Stay with WP and dies, Stay with WP and hope MS can develop a software able to give Nokia's consumers the experience they are used in Symbian... sometime ahead (if so)... or Leave it hoping to go up again with other OSs, even if that means to fight Microsoft... and dies later. I'd go with the latter. If I have to die, I'd die fighting.

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