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now if only they would mate the beautiful hardware with a useful os and better internal specs.
seriously, my year old thunderbolt is just as fast as these... but damn those Nokia phones look nice.

Nokia has always had beautiful hardware but the crappiest of OS.
For example the Nokia 8600 Luna and the Nokia 8800 Sirocco / Carbon Arte.
Some of the most beautiful phones that I had the pleasure of owning.
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Allow me to translate: We chose this design and these common colours so apple can't win when they sue us.
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Allow me to translate: We chose this design and these common colours so apple can't win when they sue us.

Apple already had a patent war with Nokia a year or two ago. Apple lost.

@mbudden

I re-researched and found that I was both correct and incorrect. The article that I had read on the Forbes website (31 Dec 2011) states:
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Last month when Nokia launched its Lumia smartphones in Europe, some optimism returned for Nokia investors on the hopes of a turnaround in the Finnish phone maker’s fortunes.

A recent survey by BNP Paribas, however, indicated that only 2% of Europeans are interested in buying Nokia’s first Microsoft’s Windows Phone model Lumia 800.

Nokia-Microsoft partnership not working

The whole purpose of Nokia partnering with Microsoft was to increase its presence in the smartphone market, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Not only is Nokia losing its presence in the smartphone operating system market through its declining Symbian brand, but also Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is also losing market share.

Going by what Forbes stated (I think that they are fairly trustworthy), I was correct.

Bloomberg stated (23 Jan 2012)
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Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)’s first phones running Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) software may have sold enough units last year to help rebuild investor confidence in the Finnish company, which lost $19 billion in market value in 2011.

The Lumia handsets, which went on sale in Europe in November, probably sold 1.3 million units globally to operators and retailers by the end of last year, according to the average estimate of 22 analysts compiled by Bloomberg. The projections range from 800,000 to 2 million and only one analyst predicted sales of fewer than 1 million handsets.

Nokia’s fourth-quarter results will also include the N9, a Lumia 800 lookalike running Nokia smartphone software called MeeGo, which began shipping in September at prices from 480 euros. The N9 may have sold 1.4 million units last quarter, Pareto Oehman analyst Helena Nordman-Knutson said.

Going by this newer article, I stand corrected.

That said, note the bolded part. The two things to note are, firstly, that Bloomberg is wrong when they say that the n9 looks like the 800, and secondly the n9 sold 1.4 million units without any advertising to speak of and in only secondary markets shows that demand for a SwipeUI phone is very strong. It certainly stands in contrast with the multi-millions spent advertising WP7.
Edited by hajile - 1/25/12 at 8:02pm
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If kids cared about their education the way they do about their latest quad core cell phones, we'd be living in a completely different society.
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If kids cared about their education the way they do about their latest quad core cell phones, we'd be living in a completely different society.

We probably wouldn't have education at that point.

Seriously....The people at my school don't know crap about phones.....It's either iPhone, or droid, and if you have a droid, you hate it, and are getting an iPhone at your next contract signing. And then once you are ending your 2 years of iPhone, you rage about how "apple screwed it up, and just wants more money, so they made iOS5 lag really bad on my phone"

EDIT: oh, and within the first month of owning said iphone, you need to break the screen, and complain about how apple is dumb because they made a phone out of glass. Or, get it stolen, and be stuck using a nokia from 2002 because your parent won't buy you another iPhone.
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