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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
Open a topic and list them then.
Okay I'll list just one here:

How they openly stole and used a guy's method of creating copy protected software, and this guy never saw a red cent.
post #42 of 61
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Originally Posted by gammite View Post
you have obviously not used windows phone 7.
this

However, I don't think this too good for nokia and for us customers.
I mean Nokia and Microsoft doing a joint venture for releasing 12 new WP7 phones in 2012 was expected and I was really liking that but Nokia being outright bought by Microsoft may put an end to the Symbian OS (not that it was very good but it was improving and the new Anna update looked pretty cool) and most probably the Maemo/Meego OS(pretty cool linux-based(IIRC) customized OS ) too.

But I do expect that it would not make much of a difference to you North Americans where Nokia and Symbian is viewed as CRAPPPP! This may lead to better expansion of Nokia in North America but their slow loss of any interest in caring about Asia and the rest of the world where they have most of the market share.

Then again, this is just a rumour and I expect it to stay that way.

P.S. MICROSOFT IS JUST BUYING EVERYTHING
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I haven't heard about that. How did it happen? And will it actually affect their mobile phones?
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post #44 of 61
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
Once they do I will say RIP Nokia. They have truly made some great phones and some built like rocks, literally.
Lemme guess, you got iPhail

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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post
ouch :/

this = more and more jobs lost for us finns.
How? Nokia loosing it share of market every quarter, they released last smartphone on symbian again... they are driving on failtrain for years...

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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
Not likely. Nokia hasn't produced a single decent handset in North America for YEARS. They have models released in Europe and Asia that we'll never see. Microsoft will run the Nokia hardware into the ground. Not to mention Windows Phone OS is horrid.
mkay... rofl, ty you made me laugh

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Originally Posted by dizzy4 View Post
Nokia also outsells Andriod and Apple phones in most countries. The ovi store even outsells them in many markets. Nokia won't be sold to them, but the partnership might become more exclusive.

It won't really matter as long as Nokia keeps hardware design in house anyway. I LOVE my N8. 12MP camera with a REAL flash and an actual shutter.

I know that Symbian OS isn't the best in the world, but it beats Windows mobile by far.
hmm, not? They outsell in-car units only.

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So were Sony Ericsson, before they became horrid smartphones.
What? When it was? 1984?
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What? When it was? 1984?
Funny!!! Are you a comedian?
Phones pre-2005.
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Once they do I will say RIP Nokia. They have truly made some great phones and some built like rocks, literally.
I had one of those rocks
Nokia 3210.
Also, The 3.2MP camera in Nokia's old 6500 series are better than the HTC 5MP cameras
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Symbian is still the largest OS share in the world. If MS pulls this venture off they will be the most powerful in the cellular business over night.
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since no one has managed to point this out i feel that i have to:
Nokias competition does not come from SE, Motorola or one of those fancy new companies. The competition they face comes from Chinese pirates in thrid world countries.

The venture will most likely be extremely proftitable in the short and long run.
Nokias position on the third world markets and the shift to smartphones will eventually lead to a more marginalized market in the west. As long as Nokia and Microsoft can offer cheap and durable systems they will win this world.

Microsoft winning is the best way to go: no cloudcrap, no handset monopoly just pure good old fashion anti trust lawsuits and lovely standardization.
 
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I hope its true. Nokia used to be the best and with Windows OS it could trounce Apple and Android.
   
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They'll probably get it for a good price, considering how much Nokia has gone down the pan lately.
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