Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows to replace Symbian as Nokia's main smart phone platform

11 Feb 2011   #11
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Oh my... So Nokia quietly accepted its defeat infront of iOS and android. They could have tried to develop Symbian OS but failed.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Feb 2011   #12
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Oh my... So Nokia quietly accepted its defeat infront of iOS and android. They could have tried to develop Symbian OS but failed.
They won't totally kill Symbian but Nokia will continue to support it
"Symbian software will become a "franchise platform"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #13
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I agree, but instead of merging with Windows phone OS, they could have tried developing Meego as their main mobile OS.

Anyways, I have had some really bad experience with Nokia in the last year and would never buy a Nokia again.
My N97 mini screen just gave up and the side lock just fell off. When I went to the Nokia repair center, the total charge for screen and lock change is Rs. 5000/- inc taxes. I went to a local repair center and they changed the screen and lock (original parts) for just Rs. 1000/-.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Feb 2011   #14
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I like Symbian.

And why windows, why not android?
Nokia said if they went with Android, they'd just become another Android phone supplier and with WinMo they'd get more opportunities out of it or something like that.

Microsoft have let Nokia have a lot of customisable options with WinMo though, which is odd because they didn't let HTC even put HTC Sense overlay in to WinMo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #15
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Microsoft have let Nokia have a lot of customisable options with WinMo though, which is odd because they didn't let HTC even put HTC Sense overlay in to WinMo.
Stephen Elop, the CEO of Nokia, was previously the head of the Business Division in Microsoft, and is a personal friend with Ballmer. I think this was agreed already before Nokia announced hiring Elop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #16
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Microsoft have let Nokia have a lot of customisable options with WinMo though, which is odd because they didn't let HTC even put HTC Sense overlay in to WinMo.
Stephen Elop, the CEO of Nokia, was previously the head of the Business Division in Microsoft, and is a personal friend with Ballmer. I think this was agreed already before Elop came over to Nokia.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #17
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I agree, but instead of merging with Windows phone OS, they could have tried developing Meego as their main mobile OS.

Anyways, I have had some really bad experience with Nokia in the last year and would never buy a Nokia again.
My N97 mini screen just gave up and the side lock just fell off. When I went to the Nokia repair center, the total charge for screen and lock change is Rs. 5000/- inc taxes. I went to a local repair center and they changed the screen and lock (original parts) for just Rs. 1000/-.
Been using my N97mini for almost 5 months without any problems
But I'm considering to switch to a Nokia based WP7 phone when it will be released
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kristalsoldier View Post
...bulk of Nokia's sales come from the non-smart phone categories (low-end, low-cost, basic features devices for the emerging markets)
Very strange comment... So Scandinavia, Europe and other parts of the world outside United States are "emerging markets"? Only America matters?

It's true Nokia has not found it's place in USA, but calling the rest of the world "emerging markets" is something I do not understand. Nokia still is the worlds biggest mobile phone manufacturer with almost 40% market share.

Same thing with "low-end basic features". You call Nokia N and E series low-end? Those phones are very high-end products, bringing in over third of Nokia's sales, not to mention other high-end models. .

If Nokia really moves from Symbian to Nokia, HTC and other Windows Phone makers get a really remarkable competitor.

Kari
I think he has a point if you look at Symbian as an OS and then the total WW sales of portable devices. And yes, the bulk of those go to Asia. Here is one of the charts I show in my latest presentation on Smartphones and Tablets. Compare the OS numbers to the Total numbers. Also note that Symbian is also used by many other manufacturers, not only Nokia


Attached Images
Windows to replace Symbian as Nokia's main smart phone platform-2011-02-11_1230.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2011   #19
Kari

 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #20
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Nokia and Microsoft: good for Finland, risky for Redmond

Quote:

Earlier, Ryan Paul was rather down about the announcement that Nokia and Microsoft were partnering, and that Windows Phone 7 would be Nokia's primary smartphone platform. It might work out well for Microsoft—it gives the software company a strong hardware partner with substantial international reach. But, for Nokia, he felt it meant the loss of control over its own destiny: Nokia is going from a vertically integrated supplier, building hardware, software, and online services, to just another handset builder, like HTC, Samsung, LG, or even Dell. A huge step backwards.

I'm not so sure. In fact, I think he has it backwards. I think that the advantages to Nokia are clear. Given the scant details revealed so far—perhaps no surprise given that nothing has been formalized just yet—Microsoft is the company in the more difficult position, and it has a lot of questions to answer.

Nokia needs a modern operating system


Nokia, in spite of consistent poor performance in the North American market, is a cellphone powerhouse. The biggest seller of cellphones in the world, it's a consistent technology innovator (for example, Nokia has had phones supporting NFC for several years: technology that other handset companies are only just beginning to integrate). It's also something of a smartphone pioneer; the Nokia Communicators were legendary, and even today the company's smartphone business is substantial.
Nokia and Microsoft: good for Finland, risky for Redmond
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows to replace Symbian as Nokia's main smart phone platform




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
anyone here not have a smart phone?
other than me? :confused: I have a dumb phone. a cheap $20 pay as you go phone... emergencies only. I put 15 bucks a month on it to keep it active. just in case the car breaks down. I had an iphone once for 2 days. took it back. I don't need it and hated the thought of paying 65 bucks a month...
Chillout Room
Connecting to a smart phone
Received an iPhone 4 S. D/loaded iTunes (for 64bit) and installed. Connected phone via usb port. iTunes does not show phone icon; no connection or synchronisation can occur. I have spent ages looking on the Apple site (boy they are tricky over there!) and the trouble shooter offered didn't...
Hardware & Devices
Question About Smart Phone
I know very little about Smart Phones. I have the kind of cell where all you can do on it is talk. A person at my office has a Smart Phone and told me that she could press a buttom and turn the whole room into a Wi-Fi area. I don't see how this could work. Is what she said true? Thanks,
Chillout Room
Software to backup Nokia phone on my Windows 7
Hi friends :D, This is a little out of our forum question but my last resort is my friends at 7 forum. Here is the question: i'm using a Nokia N72 & trying to backup its data onto my windows 7 but due to some reason it can backup everything except the messages. I'm using the latest Nokia PC...
Backup and Restore
Microsoft and Nokia bringing Office to Symbian
Microsoft and Nokia have agreed to bring Office Communicator Mobile, Office Mobile, SharePoint Server, System Center to Symbian. Full Story: Microsoft and Nokia bringing Office to Symbian next year - Ars Technica
News
Win 7, Bluetooth & Nokia N95 8GB phone.
Hi, I'm new to these forums, hope some one can advise. I have just installed the new RC version of Win 7 and getting to grips with it and along the way discovering which software or existing applications will run on/with the new OS, so far not that many problems and Win 7 has XP...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:57.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App