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Nokia to invest in new materials and tech, be transparent about software updates

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:18

During Nokia's earnings call today, it became clear that the company intends to direct some effort into developing and implementing new materials and technologies for its future Windows Phones...

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posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:36 7

1. tes101 (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Fantastic news transparency is the best policy. I need a metal sliding qwerty wp8 phone!

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:38 6

7. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

WP8+E7 look a like!!!! WIN WIN WIN!!!

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 10:50 3

9. Skoll (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

yes plz!!! something along the lines of a E7 or a HTC 7pro

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 14:51

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

no HTC 7 PRO, to bulky.... ugly design....

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 00:36

11. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Amen to that :) I hate soft key pads.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:38 2

2. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Last Chance for Nokia ?

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:48 3

3. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Nice I hope Nokia will be rocking with wp8 and its own features like Nokia music, Nokia map, and pureview.

Beat of luck

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:55 2

4. Aeires (unregistered)

Android doesn't have the best update record, I know, I've been using them since it was first released. That being said, just about every phone you buy with Android will receive at least one update, high end ones maybe two or three updates. In comparison, Nokia and MS dropped the ball when people bought new phones only to find they weren't getting W8. The transparency is a great policy, it's just like everything else Nokia is doing, too late.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:31 1

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I am going to half agree, and half disagree.

As far as Android goes, I think the future with ICS and JB devices are going to be much better about support and updates. I am not so much talking about the next OS update as I am Software and firmware updates. Things that users truly need. Dumding down the UI's are a great indicator that Android manufacturers realize this is an area they can improve in.

But Nokia is not finished. The slightly better performance in sales than what "experts" predicted, Microsoft's deep pockets, their outstanding support of their 900 when it had problems at launch, and their continued desire to produce exclusives and unique devices really paint a decent portrait of where Nokia could be in 18 months or so.

If they survive Q3........

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 10:02 2

8. Aeires (unregistered)

I don't think Nokia is finished either, just their transparency stance should have been there from the beginning.

I'd hate to see either Nokia or RIM go out of business, they still bring great things to the mobile community.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:35 5

6. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

I shall be loyal to the HMS Nokia to the end....Women and children first.

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