Nokia takes us on an old-tech journey to a colorful finish
Hey did you hear that Microsoft acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services division? It has only been in the tech media pretty much non-stop since it was announced last year. Well the deal closed and in case you forgot, Nokia put together a nifty little video to remind you. It starts with the legendary Nokia 3310 handset setting off a Rube Goldberg contraption.
The journey is a predicable chain of events taking us through the evolution of technology culminating with a Lumia 920 Windows Phone taking a wagon ride to a sparkle finish reminding us that “everything just became a lot more colorful.”
Of course, the symbolism of using a Rube Goldberg machine is that every piece plays a critical role in order for the whole thing to work. Nokia is reassuring everyone that the whole gang at Microsoft (old and new) is going to make things work together “perfectly.”
1. kingEngine (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)
Is it me or is there a lack of symbian here?
3. Johnnokia (Posts: 519; Member since: 27 May 2012)
No wonder, Microsoft hated and destroyed Symbian
13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Well said and true
And I'm an Ex Nokia8800 Arte Sapphire user
26. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Where have you been
Posting after long time
23. akki20892 (Posts: 3463; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
MS should better know that they didn't made 3310 or any other Nokia phone till now. Don't take free credits, it was Nokia. I will not say anything after now whatever ms make.
Nokia was, is, and will colorful, MS u didn't make colorful.
31. sprockkets (Posts: 1163; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
"No wonder, Microsoft hated and destroyed Symbian"
lol, Microsoft didn't destroy anyone with their offerings! Nokia destroyed themselves with the help of elop.
36. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
And the board of members agreed
50. elitewolverine (Posts: 1594; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Agreed to release a OS like Symbian which had so many issues companies like Cisco Walked away from it.
You keep telling yourself that MS and Elop killed Symbian when it was Nokia who killed it years before, who knows one day you might actually believe it....oh wait...
2. Johnnokia (Posts: 519; Member since: 27 May 2012)
For the first time, an ugly Microsoft logo at the end of the promo
4. Manti123 (Posts: 117; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
Elop killed the most wonderful logo "Nokia...Connecting People"
9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Which had a open platform know it has a closed restricted OS
Connecting people has turned into disconnecting people
Nokia is dead Elop killed it and took the king on he's knees
24. akki20892 (Posts: 3463; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
We will see that logo soon my friends......soon.
I hope suri CEO will bring Nokia in better place than start new and fresh mobile business again.
I Want to see N10 powered by Android.
44. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Elop killed meego at birth, still have the n9 64gb
8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2014; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Being a Nokia fan, you hate on MS, who is now the parent company of Nokia's devices business. You spoil every Nokia article with your hatred towards MS, being a Nokia fan. Learn to live with it. Lumia is now MS's property. If you are a REAL Nokia fan, accept it and look forward towards a brighter future of Nokia with MS, instead of crying and cribbing.
12. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Majority of Nokia users are Android users cause Symbian was an open Linux kernel platform
Know it's a Unix like iOs
56. jroc74 (Posts: 4752; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Please post this again..please....wish I could thumb this up again...
Look at how small WP market share is....its at what 50+ million WP phones now? ..remember once upon a time Nokia was the dominate force in phones.
Look at Android's market share......where do you think most of Android's market share came from? Win Mo, Symbian/Nokia, BB fans.
Some WP fans just dont seem to get it. Companies dont loose millions upon millions of users to no other platform. Many of the users I mentioned switched to Android and iPhone. With Android market share, user base so large.....it has to include many from those I mentioned.
If it didnt...WP market share, user base would be equaling Nokia's/Symbians from years ago by now.
57. jroc74 (Posts: 4752; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I think WP user base includes mostly MS, Win Mo, Nokia, BB fans. Divide those 3 or 4 by how many WP devices are out there...and it should tell you where many former users of those platforms are.
Android and iPhone. With Android having more users than the iPhone...Android is where most former users are at.
I believe Android's mostly include Symbian, Nokia, Win Mo, BB, maybe even Palm/WebOS too. Especially with a former WebOS guy working for Google.
Not counting iPhone users coming to Android because the iPhone still has a huge user base.
17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3059; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Microsoft killed Nokia. To add insult to injury, somehow Microsoft doesn't understand that trying to take credit -- any credit at all -- for the history of Nokia is a total marketing backfire.
33. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3245; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Lol speaks the nokia fanboy who is pretending to be MS fanboy.
46. tasior (Posts: 214; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
Being a Nokia fan, I vote with my wallet, of what I want Nokia to be. So last year I bought Nokia 808, and plan using it till the end of 2014 - or untill something interesting shows up.
I know I'm being minority, neverthelss that doesn't mean my vote doesn't count. Thanks to Elop's policy, I'm left with frozen shop, old maps and dead security certificates. My phone is still usefull thanks to the true Nokia fans - the developers, who despite complete lack of Nokia support, keep their creations up to date.
As a true Nokia fan I think I deserve, for my Nokia product - that was released not even 2 years ago - to work.
So don't tell me that I'm not a real Nokia fan, because I don't accept Elop's managment. Elop has destroyed what made people wanting to be Nokia fans, and people who accept it (with all respect), don't remember what Nokia used to represent.
51. elitewolverine (Posts: 1594; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
No Elop didnt destroy it Nokia did, long before. Did you know when Elop joined, not a single working Meego Phone was ready to be presented towards him. That nokia's Symbian dealing and OS cycles were horrid, taken from Symbians teams own mouth.
What ELOP did was release Nokia from the financial binds of keeping up with iOS and Droid. How many apps did symbian have from the store that competed with iOS and Droid by 2010?
Talk about open all you want. If you want open, download dev preview and now you can install non-store apps. There.
55. jroc74 (Posts: 4752; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Funny reading this...when many, many so called Nokia fans get bent out of shape with the mere thought of Nokia going in with Android..... and ppl suggesting it.
When that could be seen as a Plan B if WP doesnt work out....or simply part of the original plan....do both.
Makes me wonder if its really WP fans and not Nokia fans...because a Nokia fan should want their company to survive, even if that meant doing Android too.
30. akki20892 (Posts: 3463; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
No problem my friend. We can edit and put Nokia - Connecting People.
5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 761; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Waitting for the next evolution of Nokia phones... Blah blah Nokia is dead? No it is not. I don't sit here and complain about WebOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian... Operating systems that don't get with the program are DISCONTINUED. YOU, a single spec, may have liked it - but considering you do not purchase billions of units of __________(name device/OS here) then your say means ZERO.
If anything Nokia fans should thank Microsoft for purchasing a sinking ship... Elop or no Elop. Trojan horse or Spartan warrior... go up and down, you cannot change a thing. The devices division, including some of the staff that have been there is intact.
The history and tradition is now engulfed and infused with that of MSFT's. Think of it as a rebirth. It's quite awesome really. The partnership sparked a great line of phones, and now that it is a single entity - coordination can only be better, products and teams more in tune.
I EXPECT A LOT BETTER, from what was already a great Lumia line! (this is not meant to say that Nokia/MSFT/Lumia/Windows Phone is better or worse than Android/iOS/etc...)
18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3059; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Over the next few years, every Finn who wants a better world, one that is not poisoned by the Microsoft monoculture, will leave Microsoft Mobile. The heart and soul of Nokia is something Microsoft cannot buy with their dirty money.
52. elitewolverine (Posts: 1594; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Yes like Nokia poisoned Symbian...yea...come on wake up, you think MS is poison? Ha, every company is Poison. Nokia used its muscle to buy symbian, f it up from its original vision by the time Nokia killed Symbian the orginal team hated it.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3059; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
the finns fell into a burning ring of liar
nokia went down, down, down
and the microsoft flames went higher, higher, higher
19. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I'm a Nokia fan so how could I be a troll
My name says Arte-8800
21. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2014; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Never in a million years can YOU become a Nokia fan.
34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3245; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Guy pretending to be a MS fan detected!
7. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2014; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
This news is almost 2 days old PA. Why did you'll post it now?
11. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2014; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I didn't notice the date you'll put PA. I'm sorry. My bad.
15. Liveitup (Posts: 1231; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Awesome video looking forward to more great devices, now that Nokia's employees ( now Microsoft employees) have more money at their disposal, looking forward to great devices. WP on the rise, haters gonna hate.
20. Lauticol (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
Very good ad!
PS: Stop complaining about Microsoft buying Nokia. You can't change it and Microsoft is capable of very good products!
22. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)
Would appreciate to see Nokia ends sooner the better
29. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Let's wait and see
I wouldn't want Nokia to dissappear, but WP to Rip rather
32. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)
Better both disappear
38. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2014; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Nothing else can be expected from someone who goes by the name FriendsOfSamsung.
39. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)
Well not surprising as well that I received this kind of reply from NokiaFTW
40. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2014; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
My username might suggest that I'm a fanboy, but unlike you, I don't disrespect other company's products. I respect all companies and OSes, but I despise trolls like you.
41. Peeyushmalik96 (Posts: 67; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
"Everything became a lot more colorful" ya why not microsoft yo ruined such a great company and got it for 10 times lesser the price it deserved...
45. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1408; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
So if you like Nokia you must automatically like Microsoft, or you're a troll? What logic is that? So does that also apply to Motorola/Lenovo, Chrysler/Fiat, Aston Martin/Ford? Just because a company is bought doesn't mean that's a good thing for the company being bought. I've always liked Nokia, they along with Motorola were my first mobile phones so they hold a special place for me. But I was not a fan of the original agreement to go with Microsoft, and the same goes for the buyout.
I'm not saying that they were in great shape before they went with MS, but it's not like they've shown marked improvement. Using the same amount of time that Nokia has been with Microsoft, where were Android OEMS like Motorola, HTC, or Samsung growth at, and where was Apple's growth atduring that same amount of time. Nokia/Microsoft growth isn't as significant as theirs was.
All I'm saying is a person can be a Nokia fan, and not a Microsoft fan, and not be a troll, or hater, or whatever.
47. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
That logic does not compute for shills.
Its not written on their self prescribed pay cheque from chosen company.
58. jroc74 (Posts: 4752; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I agree with this.
Especially if the Nokia you once knew doesnt look like the same, behave like the same Nokia you once liked, loved, used.
If...If...Motorola starts looking different for the worse, changing for the worse...I will despise Lenovo. Same for Android and Google. And I will jump ship in a heartbeat from Android if that ever happened.
So far...Nokia is saving WP single handedly....what does Nokia get out the deal? Rule a platform thats barely hanging on? Nice to try to be the savior...but dont wind up needing saving yourself...
53. elitewolverine (Posts: 1594; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
10 times less?
You are delusional. Nokia devices division is not what made them money, it was the patents, Nokia has kept those.
Also Before MS even entered the Race with nokia. Symbian was dead, Meego was dead. Both were dying platforms by all respects compared to iOS and Droid. Nokia was bleeding cash having two OS's to develop. Nevermind i know the real history of Nokia to you is roses with ms being the devil when reality is far harder to swallow.
43. joey_sfb (Posts: 2921; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
The old nokia symbian platform is 100x better and more flexible.
I have used and liked symbian. Elop burning platform speech is self serving. He also promise not to sell nokia to Microsoft and look what happened.
54. elitewolverine (Posts: 1594; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
100x better? Prove it, in fact prove what Cisco walked away from, Symbian. You know your bread and butter argument? Prove that Symbian whom other companies WALKED away from. Is better than a OS that NOKIA did not have to spend billions making?
You cant. Also flexible is in the eye of the beholder, sometimes flexible means unstable and Symbian proved that with inconsistent OS and apps that couldnt play nicely with other Symbian devices.
Not to mention as a developer preview device, which is free to get, you can install non-signed, non store apps.