Nokia chief exec teases new developments, explains how Nokia will differentiate its Lumias
Could Nokia be readying Meltemi?
Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia chief designer. Image courtesy of AP.
15. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
Those comments are hilarious! These execs still haven't learnt jack!
People DO care about which OS is running their phone! Additionally, people would rather buy a lower rated Android "smart" device than a completely different "low-end" device running a "low end" OS.
While Android has a unifying effect on users Nokia is creating a class system with the WP vs Meltemi devices. (Oh, you're using Meltemi, because you can't afford WP!!)
38. xq10xa (Posts: 149; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
I own a Lumia 900 and 800. I second your motion. Only reason I have Windows Mobile is because Zune Pass. thats it.
2. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)
Nokia is definitely coming back. They are putting all the efforts and most of which is not understandable by people who do not know strategic management. I personally do didn't like many of Elop's early decisions but it seems if Nokia is able to come out of this tough time for once, it will gain its glory again in a few years. I wish Nokia to keep standing to provide us innovative products in future. WP 8 should bring many changes which Android and Symbian lovers seek for (I cross my fingers).
31. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I want 2nd MeeGo phone .
3. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
i am a nokia fan..
I have been using nokia since begining..
So, I really want them to succeed
18. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)
Its u the huge troller.... With a diffrent name. Or is it Eaxvac
Nokia with stephen Elop = looose....
5. OuterHeaven1987 (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 May 2012)
"Biggest rival Google Maps offers 1 language and only 28 countries"
1 language? I was just navigated by a german voice by Google Maps. No English and dozens other languages in there?
14. Victor.H (Posts: 462; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Thanks, wasn't aware it supports German as well, will fix that in the article.
6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
i think they should create a flagship series. Lumia is nice, but after a while the naming system would go haywire and we wouldn't know which is the high end one. right now there is only 610, 710, 800, 900 --- i see that higher is better but it doesn't seem catchy. there should be a name to any direct competitor to the Galaxy and iPhone.
gaaah, i'm so excited for WP8. can't wait till WP Fanboys show up and it's a 3-way OS War! hahaha. imagine the fanboy chaos when phone smackdowns are made.
iSheep, Fandroids, Windows Phone what? Suggestions? hahaha.
19. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
We will probably see a new name when the WP8 comes out, since then they can get hardware crazy.
7. FoneAddict (Posts: 209; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Nokia still haven't distinguished their products compared to other Windows Mobile phones. As far as things stand, Microsoft appear to be the dominant partner in this relationship and I don't see that changing as long as Stephen Elop stays at the helm.
26. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
you have to look closer because so far you're blind a little bit. no offense.
34. Veigald (Posts: 240; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
Haven't distinguished their products compared to other Windows Mobile phones? Probably not, since Windows Mobile phones are sort of outdated.
When compared to other Windows Phone phones however, it should be pretty obvious that the Lumia 800 and 900 are distinguished, why else would Lumia 900 sell in spades and HTC Titan not?
37. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
This is a really cool article explaining Windows Phone 7.5 it is recommended that you read it thoroughly.
my-symbian . com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=392156#392156
Just remove the spaces before and after "com"
8. maverick786us (Posts: 134; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Well I am bit pleased with Nokia after Lumia 900. Although only after the release of Windows 8 Apollo I will conclude how good the OS platform is. I think moving from Symbian to Windows might have been a nice way. But one big mistake that Nokia did was ditching MeeGo. It is the best OS platform. They still have time to consider MeeGo and keep it alive, use it for some of the high end smartphones along with Windows 8.
Don't know the future of S40 platforms as i hardly care for dumbphones
9. angelesmec (unregistered)
I am a Nokia fan & user for a very long time (Symbian days). I have nothing bad to say about Nokia, my years of using your phones was a pleasure. Even though I will be shifting to Android this July 2012 becaused it caught my interest and emotions xD rather than Windows Phone, I would still say goodluck and more powers to you old buddy. I learned so much from you and made me a smartphone enthusiast the way I am right now.
16. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Goodbye old chap. Enjoy your Android. We won't miss ya.
10. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
Please Nokia, give us an sneak peek at your new WP8 phones.
11. joeymk (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
To much android funboys on this article. I know vote down.
12. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
So many good memories with Nokia. Don't want them to go away...
Who can forget Nokia 3310 and Space Impact?
13. Raptor9142 (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)
NOkia is loosing market.. Its not working hard for ppl.. its working hard to take ur money by any means.. even if they sell trash at cheap rates
17. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)
Wow why all these thumbs down.... Looks like
Android fandroids fans?
21. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I really noticed that. :)) i know most of these people are fandroids and really want nokia to totally go down. Brace yourselves, WP8 is coming. *this comment is protected not to be thumbs down by trolls*
23. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
no. nokia fans are thumbed down, even androids are thumbed down, even apple fans are thumbed down. OMG blackberry fans are back!
35. Veigald (Posts: 240; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
Are there enough BB fans for all those thumbs down then? :P
20. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
Nokia is lost without Symbian and MeeGo and all of the Open Source Software. Even Nokia 808 PureView, a technology 60 months in the making, is not spared from this childish approach not to launch it globally after spending so much R&D man hours not to mention a pile of $Millions, then not launch it to the global market. What a load of bull.
24. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I hate Nokia for letting their maps to be available for the others. Let them stay with google maps.
It was one of those factors which gave Nokia advantage over competitors.
Luckilly they still have blisful photo pillar.
25. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
when i heard the word ELOP.. i know it is trashtalk
27. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
fandroids are everywhere. They keep saying they don't care about Nokia but thumbing down like crazy every single user who says something good about Nokia.
probablby frustrated douchebags or kids who received their first phones a year ago. Just don't know what was before. Android is not everything babies. And not the best system either.
40. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Hehe....true, dude. Most of these noobs would never know how cool N series was back in the day. I myself use android right now. But I see a lot of fags (a.k.a. fandroids) who are more annoying than the iphone fans. It's about freaking phones and OS's - not life and death - chill out, fools.
29. bayhuy (Posts: 307; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
Nokia is back!!! (...on the "burning platform")
44. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Personally I find fandroids more annoying and disapproving than apple-fans.
30. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
bayhuy is back!!! (...on the ''burning pants'')...needs some water lol
32. KOUROS (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
I wonder what will happen to Nokia in the coming years?
Join BB, or or IOS, OS....
36. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Wow, who has the troller accounts leaving swathes of thumbs down on innocent comments?
42. azafirster (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 May 2012)
I think segmenting or fragmenting your product is ok, but fragmenting the OS is a downer. I don't know how many OS nokia has now. Learn from your rivals.
43. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)
I love retards are like The should of go with meego lol pls you really thing the haven't seen and knew what is coming on wp8 plus the release of windows 8 and tables plus working with a company that is sitting on 58 billions cash money lol trust wp8 will be unbelievable.
46. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)
If we're gonna play the waiting game; then forget wp8 and just wait for wp9!! Microsoft can't keep on putting off their best efforts for later becasue by then it will truly be too late.
I pity Nokia for not having the courage to endure the tough times and go forward with Meego. As of right now for all the splash that wp is making they still can't break the 1% barrier; even their old windows mobile platform has a bigger share established.
My two cents by the way,
straight from my Meego powered Nokia N9 =)
45. madan325 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 May 2012)
The only reason I am using a WP is Nokia backing it up. Nokia lumia 900 looks n feels superb. After more than 2weeks exp. Found out about its gorgeous looking display. Nothing comes closer to lumia 900, previous ios user.
No plan of switching back.