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  • Is It Time To Get On The Nokia Train? [View article]
    You can go on and on actually. People/companies make mistakes and misjudge things all the time. This is a fact of life. However, it is not the past but what the company is doing now that is important.

    Sony got popular when they brought walkman into the market but they failed to realise the potential of portable mp3 players, which are essentially a newer generation of portable personal music players. Many people thought Sony shouldn't have missed this mp3 craze. After all, who popularised the idea of people stucking 2 mini speakers into their ears while on the go? Apple, on the other hand, capitalised on this idea very successfully with the iPods.

    Well, Steve Jobs said the smaller screen tablets were DOA (dead on arrival). Just see how well the 7" android tablets are selling. Had Steve Jobs been right on this? Apple is selling the Ipad Minis now.

    Innovation can bring-about problems as well. Having produced & sold successfully the iPhone 2G & subsequent 3G/GS, Apple kind of screwed up with the antenna design of iPhone 4. Yeah, it doesn't cause problems all the time. You just have to avoid holding it in a manner which could cause problems or buy a bumper case...... but for argument's sake, the world's most innovative mobile phone without a well thought-out antenna design? Come on....

    Lastly, whether or not the companies have responded late to market requirements, we'll just have to see how the consumers decide, who will vote with their $ ie buy the products. I personally don't think the game is over for Nokia.
    Nov 6, 2012. 08:05 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: A $3 Bargain On Mobile Phone Hyper Growth [View article]
    "With Apple and Android, you are getting an ecosystem that has been "known" for years. Once you are an Apple or Android owner, it's going to be mentally difficult for you to switch to another ecosystem. You have been using your favorite apps for so long. You have been using your favorite apps for so long."

    Switching between ecosystems should not be difficult. Each platform has that mobile OS & market place to download apps. Conceptually, they are very similar. It is the fiddling within the OS itself that needs some time to adjust to. I am presently an Android user. I have to say that even within the same version of Android, finding stuff around the OS may not be straightforward, because the different manufacturers place different settings on different menu or choose to do things differently from the the vanilla version of the OS.

    As for apps, they shouldn't cause difficulties to switch. I mean how different can Facebook, What's App, Angry Birds or Temple Run be in iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone 8. And talking about the no of apps, how many do we really need/use everyday?

    The note abt perception of Microsoft's products being inferior, do you know Android has its fair share of security problems too? It seems that an average Android phone user choose to ignore or not interested to know. At least, the sale figures of Samsung Galaxy phones seems to suggest so.
    Nov 5, 2012. 09:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Burning Cash On Its 'Burning Platform' [View article]
    "Lumia WP8 is 60% heavier than iP5."

    how much is that extra 60%? 100 grams? if we adults are incapable of carrying that additional 100 grams, we might as well go naked. clothes & shoes are not light you know?
    Oct 27, 2012. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Re-Emerging In A World Market [View article]
    "Yes there is plenty of room for a "third ecosystem", but it will not be one from Microsoft, and that is the point which some are missing."

    Do you know how many developers are there on the microsoft platform? microsoft provides 1 of the best development tools & platforms for developers to program & roll out apps quickly. Talk about the lack of apps available on win store, when developers start working on win 8 mobile apps, the number will grow exponentially. Don't underestimate this fact.

    Relate this to my earlier point that consumers don't care about the technology, they will be open to buy a product that allows them to do their stuff easily & in reasonable response time. I am not prepared to write off win phone 8 at this moment as it has shown to be user-friendly and fast. In fact, many people who own devices running win phone 7.5 are happy with their phones despite not having the upgrade path to win phone 8. By the same token, if BB10 proves to be a good product, I believe it has its place also.

    I am very puzzled with all the microsoft/nokia-bashing, that win OS is full of security loopholes & their product releases would be plagued with problems. Hey, Android has its fair share of security problems too. Do consumers care? Sale numbers of Samsung Galaxy S3 & Note 2 show that they don't. Apple has had problems with their iPhone 4 & 5 releases also. Remember the antenna issue, that Steve Jobs had to teach iPhone users how to hold iPhone 4 properly to make/answer calls? Millions of iPhone 4 were still sold subsequently. Can people be more objective & look at a product or suite of products on its own merits rather than just bash anything that comes from that company?
    Oct 26, 2012. 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Re-Emerging In A World Market [View article]
    "Both companies unfortunately are relying on their pasts and its old outdated technologies to somehow miraculously propel them into the future and to the top of the podium once again."

    can enlighten me why windows 8 is an outdated technology?

    many end-users have no clue abt the technology behind a device. many just happily use them as long as they can make/answer calls, sms, what's app, surf the web, use facebook, check their emails, etc easily & with reasonably fast response time. how many iphone users actually care about the great things abt iOS 6 or how elegant its codes have been structured or programmed? they will care if they can't make/answer calls, sms, what's app, surf the web, use facebook, check their emails, etc easily & with reasonably fast response time.

    so far, win phone 8 seems to be quite snappy & user friendly.
    Oct 25, 2012. 11:06 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment