It's a real shame to see a once proud manufacturer going for the low hanging fruit in a desperate attempt to stay afloat.
Nokia is backing ITV's X Factor with a dedicated application and exclusive content, but it will take more then Auto Tune to make Ovi a Christmas number one. The X Factor application can be downloaded from the Ovi store from today, and features "backstage gossip", "exclusive video content", a rating function and "lots of …
>In-app voting is the most obvious reason for having such an application
I disagree - there is no obvious reason for having such an application.
My first upmteen phones were Nokia and its a brand a really admire, but I'll never buy one again until they give up this kind of crap and go Android.
Is somebody deliberately trying to kill this company ? They keep going from bad to worse. For example, the N900 appeared to be a step in the right direction but then for some strange reason they left it half baked and then ran off with chip giant Intel. Now they announced the N8 since April but it has not yet been released.
I've been a Nokia fan for a while (they still make great hardware but software usability is shoddy to say the least) but I dont think I'll be buying any device from them again and this sort of XFactor strategy makes my decision a lot easier.
...it needs a pace maker, cardiac massage and some paramedics.
Still the best line is "range of Nokia phones", which means "not the N900". (SHOCK)
Not that I can stand X factor, simon cowell or the has been, wannabe strumpets Cheryl or Danni. I don't want the app anyway, it would just be nice to have Nokia supporting the N900.
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