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

18 Feb 2011   #31
ADR

Win 7
 
 

[QUOTE=Kari;1241758]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post

I personally welcome Windows Phone in Nokia's phones but as a quite patriotic Finn, I have some doubts what this is going to do for the economy of Finland.

Kari
Well, had Nokia continued with Symbian, the economy of Finland would have taken a more serious dive. At least now it has access to a more modern and very well reviewed mobile OS. Had Nokia gone with Android, I feel that it would not have been able to strike any deals with US carriers. Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Pantech are already crowding the space. Why would Verizon and AT&T sign on another vendor with another Android customization??? And with no agreement with US carriers, forget about any serious penetration of the US market. I have the feeling that a top-tier Nokia phone with Windows Phone 7 Mango would be something that AT&T may go for (but not Verizon).


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20 Feb 2011   #32
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
The Nokia OS is STILL riddled with problems even on the later generation of phones - as well as an error or two there are serious useability problems.


Here's typical ones you can easily reproduce if you have a Nokia X6 type of phone

1) set the alarm and then set the keyboard / phone to LOCK. When the alarm rings you cannot switch it off -- the STOP button doesn't work -- the only way to stop the wretched alarm from getting louder and louder is to switch the whole thing off.

2) on the Internet if you want to say say Go to a URL the keyboard screen appears -- but if you decide you don't want to go to that URL there's no BACK / Cancel facility to rake you back to the previous screen.

3) navigation of accessed pages is absolutely horrible -- you get tiny images of the pages visited but no easy way to actually ACCESS them again.

4) Once you are Navigating a page there's no easy / quick BACK button to a Home page to select another URL from your browsed page.

It's probably the most frustrating Internet experience I've ever had.

Other times the screen is often unresponsive and the whole menu layout isn't very customisable.

For all the comments about Apple / proprietary software / expense -- even the SIMPLEST DUMMY can navigate the NET with EASE using an Iphone.

Samsung phones are looking good -- I'll test one or two later but I'm really tempted to eat Humble Pie and just get an Iphone.

But Nokia your OS -- at least on my X6 absolutely STINKS -- No wonder you need to change it.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Feb 2011   #33
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Samsung phones are looking good
jimbo
As an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S I'll give you my take on it.

Out of the box the phone has great hardware, not so great software. After a few months the phone would lag everywhere, even sending a text message, typing the text would be delayed. It was shipped with Android 2.1(eclair) and eventually updated to 2.2(froyo). From my experience, 2.2 seemed worse to me.

Now here comes the fun part. The developers community of this phone is absolutely amazing. Custom rom's being developed daily, and most of them outperform Samsungs own software. Since I built up the courage to start flashing custom rom's my phone has been brought back to life, and it can be alot of fun just testing new things.

If you like to tinker around and install experimental software, I'd recommend the Samsung Galaxy S to anyone.

If you want to enjoy the vanilla Android experience, I'd recommend you to the Nexus S. A Google branded phone manufactured by Samsung.

If you want something that works out of the box, no modifacations or anything, go with the I-Phone. (but what fun would that really be?)

If you had any questions regardng any of this stuff feel free to ask.
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20 Feb 2011   #34
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Samsung phones are looking good
jimbo
As an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S I'll give you my take on it.

Out of the box the phone has great hardware, not so great software. After a few months the phone would lag everywhere, even sending a text message, typing the text would be delayed. It was shipped with Android 2.1(eclair) and eventually updated to 2.2(froyo). From my experience, 2.2 seemed worse to me.

Now here comes the fun part. The developers community of this phone is absolutely amazing. Custom rom's being developed daily, and most of them outperform Samsungs own software. Since I built up the courage to start flashing custom rom's my phone has been brought back to life, and it can be alot of fun just testing new things.

If you like to tinker around and install experimental software, I'd recommend the Samsung Galaxy S to anyone.

If you want to enjoy the vanilla Android experience, I'd recommend you to the Nexus S. A Google branded phone manufactured by Samsung.

If you want something that works out of the box, no modifacations or anything, go with the I-Phone. (but what fun would that really be?)

If you had any questions regardng any of this stuff feel free to ask.
Hi there

Thanks for the info -- I think I WILL go for the Samsung -- however as you say the I-phone works just great straight out of the box. I have still have another few weeks on the old contract afte which I can change phones.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Feb 2011   #35
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Samsung phones are looking good
jimbo
As an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S I'll give you my take on it.
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Same here. Great hardware, great OS.
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20 Feb 2011   #36
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Samsung phones are looking good
jimbo
As an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S I'll give you my take on it.

Out of the box the phone has great hardware, not so great software. After a few months the phone would lag everywhere, even sending a text message, typing the text would be delayed. It was shipped with Android 2.1(eclair) and eventually updated to 2.2(froyo). From my experience, 2.2 seemed worse to me.

Now here comes the fun part. The developers community of this phone is absolutely amazing. Custom rom's being developed daily, and most of them outperform Samsungs own software. Since I built up the courage to start flashing custom rom's my phone has been brought back to life, and it can be alot of fun just testing new things.

If you like to tinker around and install experimental software, I'd recommend the Samsung Galaxy S to anyone.

If you want to enjoy the vanilla Android experience, I'd recommend you to the Nexus S. A Google branded phone manufactured by Samsung.

If you want something that works out of the box, no modifacations or anything, go with the I-Phone. (but what fun would that really be?)

If you had any questions regardng any of this stuff feel free to ask.
Hi there

Thanks for the info -- I think I WILL go for the Samsung -- however as you say the I-phone works just great straight out of the box. I have still have another few weeks on the old contract afte which I can change phones.

Cheers
jimbo
I'd have a look at some of HTC's offerings as well and I personally find the HTC Sense UI is better and smoother than Samsung's.
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20 Feb 2011   #37
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I do like the HTC's. They feel solid as. Their new lineup announced for the year are a bit dissapointing spec wise, but still great phones.

The only think I don't like about Sense UI is the big massive clock widget thing. A bit overkill.
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20 Feb 2011   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Thunderbolt looks nice - once they upgrade it to Honeycomb. And what about the Motorola Atrix. That looks like a real winner and trendsetter.
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