Nokia, HTC, and Sony the most deserving of a second shot according to our readers (poll results)
posted by Chris P. / Mar 29, 2016, 8:38 AM
Phone platform never paid off, allowing the latter giant to absorb the former's handset division. And then run it into the ground—as of the end of 2015, Microsoft accounts for under 2% of the world's smartphone population.More often, however, things are not so clear cut, and there's no consensus to speak of—and perhaps for a good reason. Using HTC for an example, the Android pioneer has fallen out of favor for what is most likely a multitude of reasons, including its consistently under-performing cameras. With Nokia, its bet on Microsoft's Windows
And yet, when we're talking about companies as firmly entrenched in the public's mind, and despite their sometimes questionable decisions, losing a company to oblivion is rarely a good thing. As consumers, we want our variety, and we want the spirit and talent of old to not only be given a second chance, but to be worthy of it. So yesterday we asked you to vote for one of the several currently troubled companies that you believe most deserves a second shot. Nearly 2,000 of you voted.
By and far, Nokia—the de-facto forefather of the mobile phone—wins the popular vote, with a share of over 40% of all votes. Far behind, but bunched up together, come HTC and Sony, with 23% and 20% of the vote. Microsoft received the least votes, though BlackBerry wasn't much farther ahead.
These companies have fallen out of favor, which one do you think most deserves a second shot?
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Nokia, they ripped of the iPad mini and called the N1
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 8:40 AM 2
Apple, they ripped of the Nokia n9 and called the iPad nano
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 11:29 AM 7
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HTC- slowly but surely learning from their mistakes (updates became faster) hopefully we could really see some solid boomboxes this year :) Sony- still stuck in what they believe is a winning design formula coupled with slow market release, slow updates and relatively bug infested UI Nokia- boy I still have this gut feeling you will come back stronger than ever! Blackberry- meh.. good job with the security updates though Microsoft- more and more companies pulled their support out so the picture is certainly looking bleak.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 9:22 AM 3
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I don't agree with your term bug infested ui. So far i have not seen any major bugs. Even if there were bugs sony will update to new firmwares making the device almost bugless.
posted on Mar 30, 2016, 11:40 AM 0
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people are already annoyed by 2 factors: 1, it is the manufacturer's responsibility to at least eliminate almost all bugs before even letting the public get a hold of heir product, and 2. Sony is freaking slow at updates
posted on Mar 30, 2016, 2:28 PM 0
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many would like the return of nokia, but sadly that's not possible anymore... i mean it would have happened already.. microsoft are stubborn as hell and don't learn from their mistakes, blackberry could have their profits lifted if they continue producing android smartphones, htc are learning from their mistakes but slow as hell and are still too expensive and sony has a large fan base but needs to do something soon about their software and marketing, otherwise their products are quite good.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 9:46 AM 0
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Nothing to think too much about this one it is Nokia. They are the one of the first to do many things in this mobile world. They really do good design, both hardware, software and mechanical. Very few companies do that today. Every feature that they do, is useful to the end user, Glance screen, the camera, awesome microphones, OIS in a phone camera, superb image processing, battery performance, antenna performance, I could go on... Almost every company out there is using something that Nokia made first. If they come back we could get all of that stuff back. They have the end user in the mind when they make a feature. they do it to please the enduser first and then make money out of it. The other companies do it the other way around that. I am glad that people are seeing this and giving them a second chance 40% that is impressive.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 11:36 AM 2
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