h/t to Mongo
Have to agree, Nokia were great with hardware, got my 3110 in 3-4th poorest country in asia (at the time). Worked out it must be a good phone because of a street vendor who had 8 of them and sold telephone calls, loved it, could make phone calls when people using Motorolas couldn't, we could be sitting at the same table and they would use my phone! Maybe that was a problem, I only had 2 phones in 11 years, they were so well designed, now after a lot of hints i got an iPhone last week, will get a couple more over xmas, hopefully i can take them back and get cash otherwise i will have to give them back and tell the girls "to late", still im gona miss my NOKIA, the iPhone is much better but you get a connection to your Nokia, it is reliable, dependable and can go through shit and still work. I would and have thrown my Nokia from the second story to a friend at ground level because i never worried about it not being able to survive, also cheep. Do that with my iPhone, fuck NO, it feels better, it is much better in terms of teck but it dosn't have the connection. Early days i guess but one thing that comes to mind is that Nokia built things that could go through mind feilds, Apple build thing that allow yo to go around.
Different companies, different ideas, both producing great products. Well until Elop. It's a real shame what has happened to them, Elop is such a dick he makes the stupid cow that ruined HP look smart. I just don't understand why he has done what he has done, i don't belive he is a MS stoodge, he used to work for Lotus! He is a prime example of the rule that people in managmeant prefere to hire people who they think are less capable than themselves. He has destroyed Nokia as a viable company, all they have is a reputation which is sinking rapidly and IP, I don't think Microsoft will buy them as he has got rid of the people worth employing so it will be a Nortel but this time Google wont be dicks. Apple can outbid Google and Microsoft combined, MS dont have the maket share not to team up with Apple and they have a cross licence deal so they wont sue each other anyway and Google will just be happy to nutralise Nokias patent. Samsung wont enter this as they need Google or Microsoft so the only thing left will be the Nokia tradmarks, who will buy those? LG?
If i was to gamble i would say Foxcom, they build everyone elses shit and Nokia is still a good brand. Still it is a shame, Nokia was a great company but unlike SONY, big in the 80's, a one trick pony :(