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The users: Nokia will be better off with Android

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:52

Last week was a great one for Nokia as the company announced that it's become profitable again, at least for the period of Q4 2012. Naturally, this makes us think that the company has a chance of stabilizing with Windows Phone as its main mobile operating system. However, even after the good news, most users seem to have remained firmly convinced that the Finns will be better off if they switch to Android, like... right now...

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:01 24

1. MONUQ (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)

They r doing great with with WP , may be at this time they want to concentrate on WP only....
This is good choice.....

They r also making good budget phones.....so stick on this...

Why not , in future there will be green robot on Nokia phones..

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:08 9

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

elop wont be the ceo forever , a new guy might change make that happen

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:40 1

49. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

I heard from a reliable source that the first meeting is actually over for Nokia to jump on to Android. This happened probably two weeks ago... Might take another year for the process to actually move... hoping for the best.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:10 5

7. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

since elop is pro ms, let the ceo utilise his ms experience to nokia. That way nokia can turn to profit stage and earn some extra cash, store more and more cash in two years time, then nokia can afford to release the monster spec on android :)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:28 8

12. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

they r doing great with WP
but they can rock with android.......

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:30 11

16. wendygarett (unregistered)

Everyone rock Motorola on android too, why's moto still on loss stage?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:35 1

37. geniusjatt (Posts: 21; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

fuc***g hardware

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:42 2

41. centurion (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

their updated it really suck

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:30 9

17. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

They're NOT doing great with WP.
Nokia 5230, a touch screen symbian phone, sold tens of millions units.
5580 xm, more than 20 million.
Nokia N8, almost ten million!

For the last quarter, Nokia sold a pathetic 4.4 million WP phones.

Do the math, can you?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:08 8

28. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

Derrrrr 4.4 x 4 = 17.6M...not far from the 20 million 5230s you speak of and that assumes static sales, where we know that Nokia Lumia sales are growing all the time as Nokia release to new markets and carriers.

I'm not sure if you are a bit DIM or just 5 years old....but why don't you do the math(s)!!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:12 3

54. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Well, you're comparing here one Symbian model with all available WP models. In 2010, for example, Nokia sold 100 millions of Symbian smartphones.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 10:36 4

65. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Holly s**t, you got 7 thumbs up for that?!?!
My God.. windows phone fans are clearly utter retards..

Actually kid, the Wikipedia states 5230 sold over 100 million units alone..as for symbian, it sold HUNDREDS of millions in total.

And now I'm outta here because if I see another reply im afraid my brain will get hurt.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 15:55 3

75. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Definitely! Arguing with them is like playing chess with pigeons.. Even if they know they're wrong they'll act as if they got it right or will flee by deviating from the topic.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 06:25

94. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

Who's deviating from the topic...and what does that quote mean...are you Eric Cantona?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 08:13

100. kujee (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 May 2011)

it is the programing used in both and sympian maemo and mego oss

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 06:24

93. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

Over what period, and in which countries and with which carriers?

If Symbian is so good why were Nokia in the sh*t they were in? They clearly didn't have confidence in the platform when compared to the new platforms of the day. Perhaps they did sell 100 million units, but that is when they had very little competition. You're not making a fair comparison.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 10:52 1

68. totally_rad (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

where does that x4 come from? and when there are phones out there that sell 40kk even your 17.6 suck.
and how much do you expect these numbers to rise? in two months we'll get new flagships from samsung, htc, lg and moto and the lumis 920 still hasn't been released in many countries.... also wp sucks

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 06:39

95. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

Totally Rad....that says it all. Did you jump off your skateboard to make that comment Dude?

X4...hhhmmmm...the clue is in the word Quarterly

Lumia 920 is gradually being launched across the globe and new carriers are just about to launch in the UK. I'm afraid that you have missed the point completely...why would Nokia want to launch an Android Lumia 920 and try to compete with all of these new phones you are talking about?

Nobody can compete with Samsung at the moment. Why be a small fish in a big pond when you can be the big fish in a small pond? In doing this, Nokia's phones get more press coverage and better press coverage. I think Nokia are very clever

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 07:29

99. totally_rad (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

>>Lumia 920 is gradually being launched across the globe and new carriers are just about to launch in the UK.
IT'S 2013!!!!! we're two weeks away from WMC! lumia 920 will look like a piece of wood in a month! and it costs OVER 500€ unlocked without a contract! also when you'll be able to apply a wallpaper, then maybe ppl will take wp seriously.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 07:32

111. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

Really...is that the big selling point of Android a bloody wallpaper! Get over yourself! Personally speaking I like a phone which doesn't lag every 10 minutes and remains fluid and stable. Come WMC the Lumia 920 will still have unique features over and above the highest end Android phone...low light photography and super sensitive display to name just two. Oh and it's just about invincible compared to any other phone

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 21:44

85. kujee (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 May 2011)

at least th old nokia was not on sale with buy one get one offer .... Tell me if you are so much of a geek which is better, More apps or less apps free apps or paid apps, customizable interface or fixed interface, OS that allow variation of hardware or hardware fixed OS Open source or Closed source developers should get supported and get paid or pay for licenses..... I think that you are the one who needs to do the math

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 08:48

103. mobilefuture (Posts: 221; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Darac, how can you even put up that comparison? 5230? Seriously? Dude that was when Nokia still had recognition. It was before Android brought it too its knees. That time is over. I get it android on Nokia would kill Samsung and the other OEMs but it's still putting up a competition without it. Even if it's a small fight it still is. If the OSs can't be compared cuz they're completely different then look at the specs. Or features. I mean best low light and OIS is pretty darn tempting. The thing is android would be awesome but WP8 ain't bad either. I'm a Nokia fanboy but I'm realistic. I bought an HTC explorer whe I could've gotten a lumia 510 or 610. I even recommend android to others. So you're not some big pro and neither am I going but at least we can think realistically. :)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:24 5

35. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

I agree with you. I think the WP8 platform is perfect for Nokia. They are the top handset with loads of innovative features and great specs. The build quality is always there with Nokia and they are getting some great press for the Lumia 920. I think they will release a new slicker high end WP8 phone this year and they may not be able to resist the demand for them to make an Android device. Nokia are the pioneers of quality handsets. Forget Apple, they can't hold a light for Nokia for consistent quality. Nokia took their eye off the ball and they have paid a heavy price, but they are back in the game with the Lumia 920 and the only way is up for them now.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:58 2

43. tuminatr (Posts: 861; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

make both, Android phones are hot right now

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 19:26

82. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

The best way to succede and what they need to do is release phones gor both windowd and android but they need to start playing the hardware game and. Put the best specs inside there quility materials that they always use along with the awesome cameras that are in them. Thats how the mobile phone market going to be from here on out. They should basicaly take all the best hardware and make aphone that has the best specs and rekease that phone on both android and windows phone that. Nobody has done that yet. Why nobody has is a surprise

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:02 3

2. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)

well. i would like nokia to alternate flagshipd like wp in h1 and android in h2 and so on.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:03 1

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Ouch. Where are that Nokia fanb... ah forget it, I think it's good for the Finns to back Win8 as long as strong competition forces Google and Apple to keep improving their OS.

The one device I'd love to have though is an Android with the 808 lens. Oppo licensed Sony's Exmor RS, why not go one bigger and do a cameraphone?

Don't forget to leave your like (reasonable readers) or dislike (Nokia fanboys) vote.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 19:18

80. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I am a reasonable reader and dont realy care for windows phone yet I had a htc 8x and returned it. But I hate when people asume somthing about sombody just because how they vote

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:03 3

4. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

seriously? WebOS? Such a troll that 4.89%

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:07 6

5. Ray.S (Posts: 388; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

Hey, WebOS is a great OS! Or at least it was...

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