Nokia bets its future on Windows Phone 7


Nokia used to be the world leader in mobile phones but lost out when smartphones took off

Here's my report on Nokia's first phone to use the Microsoft operating system, which the troubled company hopes will renew its fortunes.

Rory Cellan-Jones Article written by Rory Cellan-Jones Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent

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    Comment number 13.

    I bought a nokia 3 years ago (nov 2008) discounted because the model was a year old! It took another 2 years for apple to get near the hardware spec (5MP camera with direct access from lock and own shutter button, wifi tethering, etc). Nokia led the way with hardware but software has not kept up, apple has excelled in software (& marketing) so I dont have a clue what I would get now.

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    Comment number 12.

    Nokia have lagged behind? Really? In some sense yes, but on many others, not at all. My Nokia N8 (from last year) has a 12MP camera which takes GREAT photos, USB on the go, HDMI out, 16GB mass memory and a micro SS card slot, built-in free navigation with support for pre-downloading of maps (good for low data charges when abroad)...

    Show me any other phone which is as complete as this.

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    Comment number 11.

    Nokia I fear will be very much a reduced force in the cell phone market unless they get some really smart advertising going that will show off the merits of the Windows operating system. They need to show off the speed and slickness of the phones social integration plus the maps that you can download for free that don't eat up your data. Nokia is going through a sea of change a good one hopefully.

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    Comment number 10.

    Simon, I suspect it's down to the fact that Rory's previous piece was on exactly the same subject. That one attracted 70-odd comments.

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    Comment number 9.

    Surely a good move for Nokia would be to incorporate/renovate aspects of the iconic Nokia case design to a smartphone equivalent wouldn't it?
    With Microsoft on their side I wouldn't be surprised if we see things like advanced motion capture incorporated into the handsets ...Not sure what for exactly, but would be exciting apps to write, or am I jumping the gun here? :)


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