Party like its 2010
Has Nokia invented a time machine to now go back to when both these companies were still relevant?
The relaunch of the Nokia mobile brand will include the man who once ran mobile games maker Rovio. HMD global Oy, owner of the Nokia brand rights, said that longtime executive Pekka Rantala will become chief marketing officer of the company, effective immediately. Most recently the chairman of Jot Automation, Rantala is best …
Actually, I think they are onto something.
In a world where everyone has at least one smartphone in his hand and at least a couple of spare old ones in his drawer you need to use some elastic rubber and a sling to get rid of the surplus supply. Otherwise you are not selling anything.
I actually still use my Nokia (Asha 205; looks like a poor man's BlackBerry) because 1) it still works, 2) is dual SIM, 3) needs to be charged once a week/every other week, depending on use, 4) is small and lightweight, 5) can do everything a phone should be able to do.
So yes, I wouldn't mind buying another Nokia, which should be a phone first. For all the 'smartphony' stuff I use a tablet anyway; I think it's more practical that way.
Hear, hear. I still have two Nokia Asha 302 in daily use. They have a hardware keyboard, they've been dropped more times than I can remember, they only need charging every few days and most importantly, they just work. Amazingly, I can even use WhatsApp on them - although they are based on S40 (well, until they end of the year, anyway). I'd buy another Nokia to use just as a phone any time.
HMD global Oy, the parent company of Nokia,
Say WHAT? HMD Global just tries to relaunch the "Nokia" phone brand, but it is most certainly not the parent of Nokia the company (which is still going strong in network equipment). Nokia just licenses the brand to HMD, and has a representative in HMD's board.
I still have a working 9210 Communicator.
And I still like the form factor and the keyboard, I take it out for a stroll occasionally, what about a modern one, Nokia.
I am not surprised if people get a bit mixed up regarding what Nokia is today as a lot of people believed Microsoft bought the whole company and not "just" the cell phone part, and the brand recognition was with the phones, no doubt.
Nokia Networks compete's well with Ericsson and Huawei.
Still have a working 5230. But it looks so dinky when compared to a 7" phablet.
I want a good and proper phone like the Nokia 6210 - with oodles and oodles of storage space though, and some seri-ass battery life of a week (or better).
Won't mind if the screen is LCD or paper, it will be used mainly for calls/texting/whatsapping.
But what the hey, I'm probably dreaming.
Best of luck to Nokia.
Hardware and R&D of Samsung, aggressive pricing of Xiaomi, software of Sony (minus the bundled bloatware on Xperia phones), combined with the experience of Nokia in the handset business.
A bit of Finnish determination and ingenuity would help too.
The best revenge is tremendous success. Let Microsoft languish in its Lumia quagmire.
today dublin bus tweeted a pic of 10 phones passengers left behind. half were dumbphones and most were ancient nokias. they last forever and are near indestructible. i use one myself. i see them still in use by people who also carry smartphones.
so if and when nokia put out a new phone i'll probably be there waiting to buy one. no smartphone other than symbian for me: 1) lasted more than a day on battery. 2) could be depended to bounce off the ground unbroken 99 times out of a 100. 3) had a brilliant comfortable keyboard instead of virtual crappy ones. ymmv.
I would buy one. The Jolla phones need a real name behind them so that users have more confidence as well as some management control to ensure they produce one working product instead of spreading their efforts trying to produce tablets, licenseable software etc. If they can produce a full featured smartphone for €169 with a production run of only 1000, they should be able to produce a worldbeater on a production run of say 250K as long as they can get some R&D money to sort of the deficiencies. .