Nokia pulls the plug on its U.S. and U.K. online stores
posted by Nick T. / Jun 30, 2011, 1:47 PM
Shutting down its Internet outlets is actually a part of Nokia’s plan to shift its focus away from offering handsets directly to end customers and start selling more devices to wireless carriers instead. The big question is how interested wireless carriers will be in distributing the company’s handsets and how much attention these handsets will get from the market. Those of you who have been keeping an eye on things probably know that Nokia has not been doing very well recently and its market value is dropping steadily. Will the Nokia N9 or the manufacturer’s Windows Phone devices manage to bring the company back to its feet?
source: Nokia UK, Nokia USA via SlashGear
Did i miss the closing down sale???
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 1:52 PM 0
That's the interesting part, actually... there was little warning that I knew of... there were still online store promotions that were originally scheduled to go on for a while yet, into July in fact. And yet, they suddenly closed it all down today. No warning, no explanation (other than the obvious "everything leads to corporate suicide" explanation... thanks Elop man!)
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 4:07 PM 0
Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009
Wtf! I thought i still had today to buy under the sall! The had a $150 rebate on the N8 taking it to $249 now the site is down! The really dont want to stay in busniess
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 3:06 PM 0
Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011
Too bad I don't care since Nokia's phones are garbage.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 3:32 PM 2
Then why do you post and read articles about nokia? Stupid ignorant fanbois.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 3:51 PM 0
Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011
Dude seriously, No one can take you serious. This time it isn't because your photo is *** but this time it's because of what your typed. Nokia phones may be dated but they are far from garbage.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 4:16 PM 0
Symbian S60 3rd Edition was my favorite, and still is even if it is long gone... apparently, I am the only one here who thinks this way. Nokia does not have enough money to waste on R&D to make a new S60 3rd Ed. phone just for me when I am ready for a new one in, like, three to five years. Unfortunately, Symbian was dropped long before actual irrelevance... back in 2008, to be precise, mostly through management stupidity and arrogance. S60 5th Edition was a terrible disappointment to me when it came out. It looked cool, and the touchscreen thing sounded fun at first, but most of them were resistive (they were not bad for resistive, but still not capacitive until the X6), and they did not behave anything quite like the S60/S80 I was used to. Not only that, but they did not keep up on the specs end of things until Symbian^3 came out. S^3 was nothing more than a slightly improved, modified, and optimized S60 5th Ed. for capacitive touchscreens, but the hardware specs were much improved (aside from the sickening failures of components on the N8, a terrible sign of design problems on Nokia's part). S^3 was seriously like putting lipstick on the pig (S60 5th Ed.)... hence Nokia's "burning platform" issue. I would take a new S60 3rd Ed. phone over iOS or Android any day. But then again, that is apparently because I am wierd... everybody else seems to want iOS or Android.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 5:47 PM 1
6. mr. droid
Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010
I would be interested in a nokia devise. they used to be the only brand to buy. I have verizon and have had them for about a year and a half and have yet to see a nokia phone with verizon.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 3:53 PM 0
every "Nokia" branded phone made for VZW in the last, oh, at least 3 years, has actually been made by Pantech. They are only Nokia-branded (it had something to do with either CDMA patents or Qualcomm's BREW licensing, if I remember correctly). Which is why I have never bothered to entertain the idea of buying a Nokia on Verizon...
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 4:15 PM 0
Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011
I was thinking of buying the N8 but i guess not.... hmmmmm
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 5:28 PM 0
Too bad Nokia is going down hill since they make a deal with M$. Will never buy another Nokia phone for a long time.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 8:13 PM 0
I am a a former N93 owner and current N900 owner. DO NOT expect Nokia to support anything they toss into consumer's dumpsters on prom night. They will pretend like they never even knew they had anything to do with its creation a few days after the market tries as hard as it can to forget about its abortion.
posted on Jul 01, 2011, 2:12 PM 0
Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010
May 2010 @idiot1986-you don't want to comment on what I said because it's true. Apps do not make a handset great unless the handset is already a piece of crap(like the iphone)and needs the apps just to be competitive. And I state again, if android were better, how come the stats say differently? Face it: android will NEVER match let alone beat out symbian. If you do not like nokia so much, then why comment in the first pace? Go run along and play in your android sandbox. I'm sorry i keep posting this it's just so hilariously ironic.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 8:48 PM 0
That company is going to destroy itself....not that I dont like it...I actualy think its good for world... Don't get me wrong,these are my and only my preferences and I think that Nokia is dead, Symbian is the most idioitic and s**tty OS on the market and WP7 will not help them...this is my opinion and I'm not trying to convince anyone to it...in case some nokiaboy wants to fight...
posted on Jul 03, 2011, 3:55 AM 0
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