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Nokia, dethroned -- all hail the GM of mobile handsets

Jul 14, 2009, 22:31 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to TechCzar for this link. ]

"Nokia is still producting great hardware. The N97 is a magnificent device, capable of replacing your digital camera, video recorder, music player and mobile phone. However, it is run by software made in 2001. Symbain OS has become the Windows XP of the mobile world, unable or willing to change its ways. Perhaps market dominance and huge profits do this to a company, but Nokia has acknowledged that there is a problem and has still failed to fix/dump/upgrade Symbian OS.

"The real question is if Nokia can recover before the cost of an iPhone gets to the price point where the avg mobile user can afford it. The iPhone is still a bit of a “fancy” phone, but if and when it reaches $200-$300 without a contract you will see a mass exodus of former Nokia users who would have been bound for the N95-N97 range of handsets."

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