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Nokia adopting Windows Phone OS - how is it going to fare? (Poll)

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Nokia adopting Windows Phone OS - how is it going to fare? (Poll)
Nokia today released a statement that resonates louder than a bomb in the smartphone industry - the number one phone manufacturer is teaming up with Microsoft in a "strategic alliance" that will make Windows Phone Nokia's "principal smartphone strategy". This news is shaking the smartphone industry as we write this, and will surely continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

That's why we wanted to know your opinion about...


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Nokia adopting Microsoft's Windows Phone - how is it going to fare?
33.6%
747 votes
(747 votes) A revolution in the smartphone industry! I'm already thinking about buying a Nokia phone powered by WP7!
30.77%
684 votes
(684 votes) This is a big gamble as WP7 is yet unproven, and Nokia has a lot to do to be attractive again.
14.62%
325 votes
(325 votes) I'm unconvinced about this one, but it will bring more competition - and that's good for everyone.
21.01%
467 votes
(467 votes) FAIL!

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posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:31 5

1. your phone sucks (unregistered)


MAJOR FAIL WHAT HAPPENED TO MEEGO

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:16 3

9. polack (unregistered)


wtf r u smoking? meego is already dead and with it nokia would be too

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 08:10 1

37. Nobody (unregistered)


I'm commenting to you on a netbook running MeeGo. Feels... so... lifelike!! Can't really think of anything clever to say here, what with the constant beating of Meego's heart... pounding in my ears... pumping LIFE.... augh!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:33 1

2. philip (unregistered)


hey, at least they're not going with google android. nothing against android, but google and nokia? its just a weird mix

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:36 1

3. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


NOT a revolution in the smartphone industry but WP7 and Nokia will be see a increase in sale...this see great news everyone

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:41 2

4. Rajitt (unregistered)


Nokia should have opted for Android or they should have stuck to and tried harder for Meego. Windows Phone 7 is yet unproven and with lots of limitations. This seems to be Nokia's last step into the grave...sort of like a catalyst to sudden death...a sad day indeed for my fav phone manufacturer!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 15:00 4

14. Hallucinator (Posts: 338; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I'm pretty sure Android was unproven when it first started out. Without support wp7 wouldn't have a chance. I for one am very happy with Nokia's choice.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 09:35 1

28. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


me too. It will give WP7 the push it needs to be the major 3rd contender.. faster. Thats good news for everyone. Besides, Nokia can build some pretty nice phones. They might bring an interesting take on the OS.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:55

5. lfred150 (unregistered)


Just make sure Nokia has a North Amercian presence and an LTE footprint and life will be good.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:59 3

6. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Android would've been a better choice. But still. This is better than sticking with symbian.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:01 2

7. bluechrism (unregistered)


to quote Tomi Ahonen
http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2011/02/why-nokia-os-strategy-is-right-for-nokia-and-sh ift-to-android-or-phone-7-would-be-madness-now.html

@o"THIS IS HOW NOKIA FAILS

So, there are all those who scream that Nokia is failing. Is it? Lets only look at its smartphones. Nokia sold 100.3 million smartphones last year (profitably). The world's second biggest smartphone maker, RIM sold 48 million. Apple, the world's third biggest smartphone maker sold 47.5 million. Just counting its smartphones sales, Nokia is bigger than its two nearest rivals added together - and more than twice as big as its nearest rival.

If this is failure, please give me failure like this. If this is failure, every manager at Toyota or Coca Cola or Boeing or Levi's or Nike would love to fail this badly.

When you are that big, that you not only dominate your industry but you are more than twice as big as your nearest rival, and you fully control your own destiny, you do not abandon your own smartphone OS, or your partners, developers, app store etc."

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:41 1

10. dug (unregistered)


yeah you right, but the 100.3million is not smartphone is mobile phone trying so hard to look smart with their keypad shining in the dark.
the touch screen mobile phone from nokia probably only sell around 20million.
more people are awake and smarter now, they dont want another keypad phone that only good only for call and text or megapixel and ringtones.
people want more function in their smartphone, more people want smartphone and not mobile phone.
symbian can still always lying to us that it is a good OS for smartphone.
but in the end the world know how poor that keypad mobile phone OS.

no body want smartphone from nokia anymore, why? because the OS cannot perform like the other smartphone, you can deny it and telling story about blablabla UI blablabla how great it is, but the facts is there.
no solid argument for symbian is better than the other, even nokia fanboy will want meego? if symbian so perfect they will not want meego. because its so poor thats why the fanboy hoping for meego so much.

all i know is nokia and intel not working so well building meego from around august 2010, and nokia decision to choose WP is the only wayout for nokia. yes nokia twice as big as nokia nearest rival,but they only sold smartphone, and nokia big from low end mobile phone, but china keypad phone are getting better so if you judge the situation from fair view you will see that biggest phone manufacture is standing on burning platform and by advocate symbian like adding more oil and burn them self.
thats why i hate to being a fanboy and loyalist for a brand,because we will be blind.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 14:45

38. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


People buy them because they trust Nokia due to their reputation. Their bar phones are amazingly good compared to their competition and in the older days they were miles ahead of competition. It's just their touch screen phones, Symbian isn't the best software ever. They should add animations and a different type of software, like WP7, it is different and is successful. I recently bought a Nokia touch and type phone and I didn't think the idea was good but it is actually a really good phone. Just a bit of tweaks to their Symbian software will do the trick, Nokia has the potential - They just have to use it.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:07

8. Denn (unregistered)


Nothing sound interesting, just the 2 loser

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:52 1

11. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 592; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Windows FOR THE WIN. Nokia makes great phones... If WP7 gets behind thier OS as strong as they have been, it shouldn't be long until WP7 gains a respectable amount of market share.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 14:05

12. IOS 5 (unregistered)


This like a def guy asked blind guy to show the way lol

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 14:57 1

13. Hallucinator (Posts: 338; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Being on Verizon I have not had the chance to check out WP7, but everything that i have seen it looks great. I like Nokia phones and hope that wp7/Nokia have great success.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 16:40 1

15. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


I find this insulting, for Nokia to try to spin this off as "exciting news"!... I bought a Nokia for its Symbian OS, if I wanted Windows Phone OS I would of bought something from HTC or Samsung! Nokia and Symbian was a choice for us, now we are left with no choice! Symbian isn't broken, it's the upper management that failed to plan and execute that's broken. Meego was also miss-managed, it was meant to compliment Symbian in the tablet/netbook segment; thus creating a complete eco-system with the Qt framework as the link to manage both platforms growth. Mr. Elop was suppose to shake up management and expedite this plan, not kill it off and give up Nokia's assetts to microsoft!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 18:06

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Nokia should of added Android OS instead of this boring Windows 7 OS. Cause If Nokia did added in their smart phone it will sell. Windows 7 OS is jut plain LAME. And Nokia will loose even more money if they go with Windows.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 18:20

17. AAABall (unregistered)


Although Verizon doesn't have it yet, WP7 looks good. I think this is a good move.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 18:26

18. pegmo (unregistered)


for gods sake nokia wake up, its like you upset Android and windows decided to make a bid for your attention, you seem to miss the gravy train every time something happens in the phone world. Nokia are always 3 months behind the rest.
The touch screen revolution they missed by miles, and now your going to use windows, i just dont get it, why dont you use android and develop your fantastic meego platform as well as windows.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 18:34 2

19. Microkia (unregistered)


A revolution in the smartphone industry! I'm already thinking about buying a Nokia phone powered by WP7!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 19:46

20. hunt4dj (unregistered)


WP7 is not dedicated to a single hardware and so has some limitations in implementation. when nokia releases it custom tailored then theres gonna be modifications for camera for maps and lots more. so plz dont berate a good partnership here, and samsung and htc are too good to compete with android on them thats why nokia was smart enough not to start a android war. anyways with nokias hardware and windows software it should form a good phone not a great one but still way better than an n8.symbian is dead and everyone loves nokia for that. now let the giant learn some new moves.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 20:39

21. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Nokia still makes one of the best specced phones and they usually make sure everything works as advertised before shipping the final rendition of their phones. This should be a good partnership.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 00:38

22. webOSdev2.0 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I love Nokia hardware but hate Windows software, love Android but hate fragmentation, HATE APPLE LOVE STEVE JOBS. Webos is clearly the best OS out there taking the best of both worlds and giving it to the people. So I would like to say i'm not trying to offend anyone but give me the Pre3 already

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 03:50

23. vikas (unregistered)


dis deal will help for buyes with budget more than INR 25k ...so all the mid rangers will go wid android....but i m sure dat it will help nokia and ms to gain shares in hi end smartphone zone.....

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 04:14

24. mrcrangle (unregistered)


As much as I'm a Nokia diehard I can't help feeling that this is the beginning of the end for the Finns. Even if they do manage to create a bespoke version of WP7 for their devices, the bottom line is that OS development for Nokia is no longer 'in house'. This surely downgrades what they can offer. Then before long it's 'Nokia-Microsoft'....Sony Ericcson, anyone? Having said that, if so many Nokia staff have been working on Symbian^3 for so long and at such expense and failed to make it competitive then maybe it is 'do or die' for Nokia. I can't help but feel that they missed a trick with Maemo; as much as it's a dead platform I still love my n900 and don't see a single compelling upgrade for it in the market today.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 05:16

25. ryq (unregistered)


nokia will never get android because samsung and htc and motorola are already way ahead with their android phone. Windows is still barely new with few maker heavily promoting their windows phone since most of them are concentrating on android. and also, their new ceo used to work there! will it work depends on the apps avaialble.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 08:47

26. Shailen (unregistered)


Actually nokia was raising the temperature by leaks of meego but adoption of windows phone7 was so horrible and shocking.Everybody was expecting much more high from nokia because everybody knows what is nokia.So meego was the hot spot from somedays but they disappointed all.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 09:28

27. dennis (unregistered)


Nothing against Nokia. Never owned one of their phones. I say fail though. Nokia is still stuck with one platform. Windows 7 is not guaranteed to grow. Until it can be scaled down. Mid ranges Android and hundred dollars iPhone will also look like a better option. In my opinion Nokia should build devices with all he OS but with a different brand name.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 10:01

29. James Dang (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Why??? Why??? Nokia why are you having an alliance with WP7. Window Phone is not a user friendly OS. Why all those Android fan want Nokia to use Android (rusty robot) OS. Is is better for Nokia to have alliance with Apple instead of WP7 or rusty robot OS, coz IOS is much better than rusty robot!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 17:12

30. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


dude you have any idea what are you talking about?

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 17:28

31. anand tech (unregistered)


the alliance betwn nokia n MS is a dead rubber..
2 yrs of transition in this competitive market...
may be nokia wil be history by then....
nokia should have seen the writing on the wall...
nokia h/w is good but they shd have been innovative n aesthetic...
nokia n android wud have been the best combination... which i was hoping...
the reason given by nokia ceo of not picking android doesnt make any business sense
this the greatest gamble... the only 1 person to gain in this is MS....
they were struggling but now they have got the helping hand n
i think this alliance wil drag nokia to its burial...
n a g8 no. of ppl wil mourn it..

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 01:30

32. fb_dragon76 (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


windows hit some bumps along the way but all and all i really like this new wp7. its slick, fast and different. i like android, webOS, rim and even IOS has a little to offer but that's what i like. Difference. im no fan boy. i find what i like and enjoy it til im bored with it and try something new.. that's the way i roll :)

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 02:04

33. hazyls (unregistered)


I think I should start collecting Nokia top-end phones from now cos they may just end up as collectors items soon.

Then they will worth lots more than any of the android phone available now...

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 02:06

34. hazyls (unregistered)


By the way, I also happen to collect bronica and contax cameras

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 02:17

35. debracy (unregistered)


Is it smart for Microsoft and Nokia to join forces? Well, just imagine N8 + WP7, and you will figure out the answer. I owned an N8 (yes, past tense) and I understand its software limitations. N8 has tremendous hardware (and the camera - man you will never look back at phone-cameras after you tried the one on N8), but its software - no matter how much they have improved Symbian^3 from Symbian S60 - just isn't as good as iOS or Android. But WP7 can overcome that limitation. I can't see any phone better than an N8 running WP7, not the I-phone 4, not the Desire.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 08:01 1

36. Alui (unregistered)


WP7=iOS 1.0.
NO:
-file manager;
-sdcard support
-copy/paste
-Flash
-multitasking
-homescreen desktop image
-usb storage
-freedom to install 3'rd party app
etc.
WP7 works so smooth because those 1GHz processors have nothing to do.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 06:46

39. NoOneCares (unregistered)


Nokia knelt down to sucky WP7 and gave up it's even suckier SymbianOS.
FAIL!

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