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Nokia takes us on an old-tech journey to a colorful finish

0. phoneArena 08 May 2014, 21:08 posted on

Thanks to a Rube Goldberg machine, we take a stroll down memory lane as Nokia reminds of that Microsoft...

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posted on 08 May 2014, 20:18 9

1. kingEngine (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


Is it me or is there a lack of symbian here?

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:21 17

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 1108; Member since: 27 May 2012)


No wonder, Microsoft hated and destroyed Symbian

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:47 6

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Well said and true

+1

And I'm an Ex Nokia8800 Arte Sapphire user

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:20 1

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Tell me about it...

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:25 1

26. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Where have you been

Posting after long time

posted on 09 May 2014, 13:05

49. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Do i know you?? :P

posted on 09 May 2014, 22:04

61. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Symbols

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:14 9

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; 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.

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:52 5

31. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; 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.

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:12 2

36. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


And the board of members agreed

posted on 09 May 2014, 15:11

50. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; 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...

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:20 8

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 1108; Member since: 27 May 2012)


For the first time, an ugly Microsoft logo at the end of the promo

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:31 9

4. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Elop killed the most wonderful logo "Nokia...Connecting People"

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:39 7

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

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:16 7

24. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; 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.

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:27 3

27. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I had the N9 but then sold it

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:29 4

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Was N8 user....

posted on 09 May 2014, 00:44 2

44. SPASE (Posts: 207; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Elop killed meego at birth, still have the n9 64gb

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:39 3

8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; 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.

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:46 5

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

posted on 09 May 2014, 15:54

56. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; 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.

posted on 09 May 2014, 16:02

57. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; 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.

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:51 8

17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; 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.

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:06 2

33. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol speaks the nokia fanboy who is pretending to be MS fanboy.

posted on 09 May 2014, 06:33 1

46. tasior (Posts: 265; 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.

posted on 09 May 2014, 15:13

51. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; 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.

posted on 09 May 2014, 15:49

55. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; 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.

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:31 2

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


No problem my friend. We can edit and put Nokia - Connecting People.

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:34 4

5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; 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...)

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:57 3

18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; 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.

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