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  • Nokia Could Soon Become A Synonym For Bear [View article]
    No offense but this seems like bait, trolling for hits...
    Sep 28 11:53 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Finnished: Windows 8 Is No Savior [View article]
    It is not just loyalty, it is an opportunity.
    I still can't wrap my head around how a lot Apples value is based on a crappy phone design.
    Sure it is part of the ecosystem you get locked into with itunes
    (try moving those songs to another device that is not Apples) and a easy to use OS and such but, as a phone it sucks.
    I have owned both the 3G and 4 and had to tether myself whenever possible to make it through day battery wise and use ear buds because the bluetooth (on BOTH phones) was way below par (par=Nokia E71 owned before 3G).
    Not that my brand new Samsung S3 is any better. The battery takes more hours to charge than I get in hours of use.

    So yes, I think Nokia could do very well in the smart phone market.

    And to quote another poster Austintatious1:

    "Nokia was destined to suffer some negativity solely as the result of the Apple consumer cult, and will only get a fair shake in the marketplace if the afflicted consumers are somehow able to shake bonds of their affliction and come to the realization that there really are excellent mobile products out there besides Apple. We shall pray that they succeed in throwing off their iShackles"

    http://bit.ly/Q3OVtG
    Sep 7 08:08 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Finnished: Windows 8 Is No Savior [View article]
    Garbage!
    Upgrades are overrated anyways. So are iphones.
    Sep 7 06:30 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Finnished: Windows 8 Is No Savior [View article]
    My brand new S3 has terrible battery life with just the bluetooth turned on. Plus, it takes 5+ hours to charge that monster full. Here's to hoping the battery is defective and battery"s" and charger are on the way. Not only that, it is starting to show some of the glitches my S2 had like when on a call, the swipe to turn the screen on disappears as fast as it turns on. Really great for answering that other call, changing settings, NOT!
    May have to exercise my 30 day return privilege and regress my S2 to previous OS.

    The Nokia's charging solution is elegant and they make great phones, end of story. If the WP8 is as good as I hope it can be, it will be time buy out the contract and get the 920 in spite of shortcomings.
    Sep 7 07:40 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pac Crest has joined Deutsche and Raymond James in questioning the strength of demand for Nokia's (NOK) Windows Phone 8 hardware. Like others, it thinks initial sellouts were due to limited supplies, and believes AT&T is selling only 10K-15K Lumia 920 units/week. Altogether, it forecasts 1M WP8 shipments for Q4, with sell-through of roughly half that total. Meanwhile, Swedish carrier Tele2 says it has sold out its Lumia stock, but it received an initial shipment of just 2K-3K units. (Oppenheimer[View news story]
    My IT and photographer buddy has one. He loves it. He is taking pictures that people want reproduced for $$!
    Voice recognition is better than my phablet and the maps are great as well.
    The build quality seems very solid. Sound, bluetooth and battery are excellent as well.
    With W8 touch screen laptops coming out, it seems that this phone will be a winner.
    Dec 12 02:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Finnished: Windows 8 Is No Savior [View article]
    Outsider22, You are as full of it as my icrap phones were.
    As I stated before, iphone (s) is/are a lousy phone. Has nothing to do with looks and the shiny buttons. As a phone it just sucks. I have had many frustrating hours with my iphone 3G and 4 phones. Two years worth to be exact. Dropped calls, poor reception, lousy Bluetooth. Recent Bluetooth headsets that didn’t even work correctly! All the things a phone is supposed to do, the iphone did poorly. I mean, why even call it a phone? How about an ipod touch with cellular capability? I lost jobs, couldn’t make orders, frustrated other people ("hey its your phone, couldn’t be my sacred iphone 4! Check your bars!").
    It is hardly worth being Apple fan boy about a phone if the device works poorly in the capacity of a phone (which IS what it is marketed as).
    My friend just got a cellular extender for his home in Sacto county because he was dropping calls on his ipohe and I frequently could barely understand him. The At&t store gave it to him free since so many persons are having the same issues.
    My Samsung and Nokia phones had no problem and even without the extender AND sounded better than his 4S with it.
    My brother in law walks around the kitchen trying to get a signal to talk on his 3G while I’ve got 3 bars and no static on my S2. It is a riot remembering the “hello, hello” I used to have to do as well moving from one spot to another with little or no success in making the connection. And that typical look on his face, justifying his phone choice as “JUST THE WAY IT IS”. If I bring up that my phone works fine, he will point to his ipad and the fact his ecosystem is so much superior than Android.
    If I wore my phone on the other side of my body from my headset, I would get static. When I called Planatronics, what do you think they said? It’s the crapple phone. Same with Parrot. Same with Jawbone. I finally gave up and used modified ear buds with Jabra gels super glued on to them (hey, it works!) and ran the cord up the inside of my shirt to help with not getting them ripped out of my ears. All the time I was thinking “this is the way it is, all “smart” phones have these issues”. Forgetting I had my Nokia E71 that had fantastic battery life, great reception and close to perfect Bluetooth. I was the king of denial. These problems are not my beloved iphone. It is the stupid manufacturers that don’t get it. Apple is sacred! Till I woke up!
    I now try to ask the persons that call me with static “are you on a iphone?” Most of the time they are.
    So being the fan boy that you are Mr Scooby Dupy, realize that I have many more hours using cell phone than most persons and I run my entire business on it. Also that I have both a Macpro and a Macbook Pro I use daily and have been using Apple products before it was “sheik” to do so all the way back to the Apple II.

    I don’t care if Google or any company copied Apple products and I don’t care what your fan boy beliefs are. I want and need a phone that actually works! How can you call a smart phone smart when it is unable to make and receive calls? Isn’t that an anomaly?
    I would call it a dumb smart phone.
    Just keep being one of the sheeple that follow blindly into the slaughterhouse of moment to moment experience without seeing what really is. It is your beliefs that are based on reading concepts instead of real “hands on” experience.

    Obtw, what does “You are not research online to educate yourself at all, mean?
    Sep 7 11:25 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shh! Analysts Are Quietly Upgrading Nokia [View article]
    My IT pro buddy loves W8. I have yet to really see WP8, but, if it as good it really could be a game changer is the OS game.
    So much chatter over apps is like squawking wild parrots flying in the sky over SF. If people like it, the apps will come. Many of us consumers do not purchase the device for the apps anyway.
    If Nokia succeds in their final build of this product, it will be at the top of my phone list even if I have to buy outside of contract.
    Oct 26 03:16 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Raining Good News On Nokia [View article]
    Tried to get my brother in law to wait and try the 920. He is up for an upgrade but the Apple "ecosystem" has him by the short hairs.

    I think 10% is easily possible from the hardware side. I have no loyalty to any platform so I will be ready after the early adopters play the cards.
    Oct 12 02:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rare Apple Misstep Creates Opportunity For Nokia [View article]
    I have the same experience with my MacBook Pro and my Mac Pro.
    I ended wasting over 12 hours of my time getting these things sorted out. With Dell, the tech would come to my house and fix it. With Apple it took 3 trips dragging my Mac Pro a block or so only to have them tell each time it was a fluke. One of the problems was the computer would retro grade the OS. I would update to 10.5.3 and it would go back to 10.4.8 on start up (they just work).
    Finally I called the 2cd tier and told them if they didn't give me a refund or another computer I would never buy another Apple product again. To their credit I got a full credit towards another Mac Pro and haven't had a problem with it since.
    I am not an Apple hater, I use my Pro every day, but, the QC and customer service has dropped radically in the last 5 years and that is not a good sign for a huge company.
    Sep 24 02:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Getting A Lot Of Heat For Filming A 'Fake' Ad [View article]
    Wow! That low light on the 920 is amazing!
    Sep 7 08:11 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP to Apple: You Win [View article]
    This is not surprising. They dug their own demise.
    Since they did not honor the warranty on a printer I bought direct from them I have not bought another HP product period.
    Their service network was a joke from my experience.
    Aug 19 07:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Android Passes iPhone Web Traffic in the U.S. [View article]
    I used to "love" my iphone (if you can call it that). However, lately the phone is giving me issues even though it is housed in an "otterbox" and has not been dropped. Things like connects to bluetooth (BT) but I cannot hear it unless I restart the phone.

    Battery life is not great with BT on and everything else turned off if I actually use the phone. I keep it on the charger now as much as possible since I will run out well before the day is out. Without BT it can go all day since I probably won't use it without it. The 3g sucks a lot of power as well.

    I would really like a phone that can make it through the day on one charge. I like it enough to look forward to the new version coming out soon and I hope it turns out to be a better "phone" since I don't really use that many "apps" anyway. I bought it for easier use while driving or using contact info vs my "tilt" and w6.
    However I also use my mac more than pc for everyday surfing, skype and email so it is an easier solution as well.
    Apr 29 01:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: So, How Are Lumia 920 Sales Going? [View article]
    My IT Buddy bought this phone last Saturday. It is a very nice piece of kit!
    It completely blows my S III out of the water on voice to text, maps and a bunch of other features including wifi reception.
    I am impressed.
    However, since it does not have the Square reader app yet, I cannot justify it, since, I need that for payment in the field.
    He was very displeased with a scratch in the glass however...
    Nov 16 12:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If Steve Jobs were still alive, would the new map application on the iPhone 5 be such an unmitigated disaster?" asks Joe Nocera. It's a question many others are also asking, given the huge backlash to iOS 6 Maps. But to Nocera, a potentially bigger concern is that Jobs' absence will limit the risk-taking that drove Apple's (AAPL) meteoric rise. Joshua Topolsky: "The iPhone 5 is unquestionably the best iPhone ever made ... but right now Apple seems to be in a holding pattern, too comfortable or too scared to take real chances." (also: I, II[View news story]
    Good points. Apple certainly has the money to create whatever. They could have bought Nokia. Then we could have had a actual smart phone with great maps that makes and receives calls clearly.
    Sep 23 01:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Sink On Tepid Response To iPhone 5? [View article]
    Maybe he doesn't read or watch the news?
    Sep 22 09:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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