Nokia adopts Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform
0. phoneArena 11 Feb 2011, 01:51 posted on
Nokia will accept Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, but will keep support for Symbian, and will also out a MeeGo device by year-end, with MeeGo staying as an open-source playground...
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1. Murtuza1 (unregistered)
Is this the beginning of "The Change" ???
2. OverRatedChild (unregistered)
Finally! I've been waiting for something like this to happen for so long!
Nokia = Great value for Money (Great hardware, low cost)
WP7 = Nice OS with good Apps
Nokia + WP7 = Perfect Phone (Though not for everyone)
23. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
wp7 5000 apps nokia fails with smartphones. I would rather get an HTC or Samsung wp7 if I get one at all
29. Schmao (Posts: 358; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Using only app count to bash a platform is a failing argument. You probably live in the US where only low end Nokias come. Nokia makes top of the line hardware. WP7 is a good platform, a good update will make it great.
24. asdsadas (unregistered)
haha are u kidding ? nice apps? hahahahahahhaahahahaahahhahahahah ! 5,000 apps is nothing compared to 200,000 android and 350,000 in iOS! haha id rather get an android !
28. Schmao (Posts: 358; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
HAHAHAHAH! If someone says there are nice apps, that refers to quality not quantity. Most of the apps you need are in the 6000+ WP7 has. I have seen over 30 apps in Android that do exactly the same thing. What a waste. The huge numbers don't really mean much. Android doesn't even have a Netflix app for streaming. WP7 does having only a fraction of the apps.
BTW I am not bashing Android, I love it. Even so, WP7 is quite good.
44. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
True... I'm still waiting for Netflix and Hulu on Android. Mostly Netflix ...long overdue
60. LordBonztie (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
normal people hasnt seen the apps that you can download using the symbian os. dude. learn how to hack. be wise.
3. Venkata Sudheer (unregistered)
why would a failed platform was taken by the failing company, and they call this as strategy?
Nokia and Google mixed could have elimiinated the samsung,HTC and LG or Nokia would have been more respected if they have struck to Meego
35. Schmao (Posts: 358; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
First of all, you have some GREAT English.
Second of all, WP7 is far from failed. (Where do you get your facts from)?
Third. Nokia is not failing, SYMBIAN is failing, which is why they are leaving it.
Lastly Competition in the market is healthy as it causes competitiors to step up their game.
4. vince (unregistered)
now that's a big news!
5. Rajitt (unregistered)
Nokia should have opted for Google's Android, as Microsoft's Windows has lots of limitations. Android grows many times more than Windows.
6. Nokia2 (unregistered)
Nokia will break free of WP7 limitations. Otherwise they will just become a generic hardware manufacturer because wp7 is soooooo restricted.
7. Willi (unregistered)
Very bad decision... quitting Nokia. Joining the Android army. WP7 and Nokia fail.
34. Schmao (Posts: 358; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Lol. WP7 is pretty good right now. Would you like to expound on why this "fails"?
8. Alui (unregistered)
I wonder how a N8 user feels now:). And MeeGo is D.O.A. as I expected.
9. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
This is a huge game changer. This is the first real challenge to Android taking over entirely. Apple will probably always continue to hold a small niche in the US, as they have with computers, but world wide they have always been going nowhere fast, as they have with computers as well. Huge coup for WP7. I mean, it doesn't get any bigger than Nokia.
10. Prodigy (unregistered)
WP7 is simple and beautifull OS with a lot of potential. If they continue to develop it, Android maybe in some trouble.
11. rav405 (unregistered)
I hope nokia does not get an update where wp7 would come to N8......I hate wp it does not even multi task which is the most disappointing ommission...
32. Schmao (Posts: 358; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
Multitasking is comming in a near future update. Better start coming up with a better argument.
12. howiebeadle (unregistered)
Why did't i write "in loving memory of nokia, instead of n900" in my n8 submission. Sad sad day!
40. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
My N900 is running Android now. I had high hopes about Alien Dalvik, but the modern (post iOS) world doesn't wait for early adopters like myself; I had to evolve quickly. It will be the last Nokia I ever own. I have owned 9 Nokia phones since my very first cell phone in 2000. Over a decade of an enjoyable part of my life has died today. Every single member of my family and about 75% of my friends have moved on from their old, awesome Nokias to iPhone and none of them will ever look back. I guess I should've taken a look at every single person around me, given up on being an idealist, and sadly admitted that this was inevitable...
13. saneok (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)
I like this. competition is good! its gonna push Google and Apple even more to innovate and improve. the more competition there is the more us the consumers win! Go Nokia!!!
14. Preetam (unregistered)
so Nokia will adopt Win7 and partner with Microsoft, and the same time continue with MeeGo and Intel??
15. Aquos (unregistered)
Just "WAIT & SEE"
I'm sure Nokia will add so much to WP7...
Yes, I agree it's not as great as Android, but Nokia can add much to it.
I don't think Nokia is such a naive company to use WP7 just as it is right now esp if they mentioned they are going to adopt it and create a new ecosystem.
And for all those Nokia haters, face it! Nokia creates the most stable phones in terms of hardware, unlike the fragile Samsung, LG.....etc.
16. alex (unregistered)
boy the do have too work hard too have A hi end divice.
17. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I think you people looking down on WP7 are missing the big picture here. Of course nokia isn't going to start shipping phones with the current version. Pay attention and you'll notice they never said windows phone 7. And they are talking abou long term plans. They're talking about the future of WP and how nokia and Microsoft will work together to make it better than ever. Remember the 7 is the version number. It won't be around forever. As an apple fan I really look forward to this and wish it would happen sooner rather than later. This will [eventually] spur a lot of advancement and innovation from nokias competitors.
Did anyone notice that RIM wasn't even mentioned? Nice to know nokia has written them off.
19. randomguy (unregistered)
this is great, hope they unveil the new devices in these few weeks (hopefully during mwc 2011 which is 2 days away?)
WP7 ftw ! :)