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Comment Day I thought I'd never see (Score 1) 370

This is a day I thought I'd never see. Wow! I started with Suse 5.2 back in 1998 and all those wasted years we dreamt of something like this and it's finally going to happen. World will never be the way it was if this will really happen. Too bad I'm too old now to actually enjoy this, but I will rejoice anyway just to support this. Now I'm a middle aged man, almost 40 years old, not interested to play Max Payne on my Slackware linux-box any more. All those wasted years.

Comment Re:Did the author completely overlook,,, (Score 0, Troll) 289

You wrote: "I find it pathetic that you have posted 3+ times about Nokia having "bad hardware" but haven't given a single example. " Well, I find it pathetic that you don't read what I write. I have mentioned N97 and N900 in this thread. Both of these have very crappy hardware. You don't believe me? Please do a search on Google if you don't believe me. I have used both, but please Google around if you don't believe me. I can easily name other models too if this wasn't enough.

Comment Re:Did the author completely overlook,,, (Score 3, Interesting) 289

You wrote: "Nokia has a significant market share in mobile world." Yeah, but that's decreasing at an alarming rate! Right now Samsung has passed Nokia, the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, in shipments of low-end handsets to Western Europe in the first quarter. This is very, very alarming news to Nokia supporters. Nokia has been strong in that area, but is losing now basically everywhere.

Comment Re:Did the author completely overlook,,, (Score 2, Informative) 289

You wrote: "It's not the hardware, it's the GNU/Linux software. And just because it doesn't succeed doesn't mean it isn't the best available from the perspectives of people who'd like a GNU/Linux computer in their pocket.". Do you really believe GNU/Linux software will bring Nokia back to top? I don't think so. I've been using Linux since 1998 and I love Linux, but I can't come up with any more than a handful of Linux applications that I'd actually want to run on my cellphone.

Comment Re:Did the author completely overlook,,, (Score 4, Interesting) 289

Traditionally >90% of the finnish people have been using Nokia phones, but this is changing now very, very rapidly. Nokia is seen as a "lamers choice" in Finland at the moment and the youth + older people are buying Android phones and iPhones more and more every day. Nokia is seen as a loser here in Finland at the moment. Well - let's face it - Nokia is a loser! 70% market value drop in recent 2-3 years - that's just something that's hard to believe, but unfortunately it is true.

Comment Re:Favorably? (Score 1, Interesting) 289

You wrote: "The only fix for Nokia now is to go Android, then the fact they make nice hardware means something again.". Nokia has been well known for making good quality phones, but this is not the reality any more. Hasn't been for past 2-3 years. Flagship product N97 had so many flaws you can not even list them here. Do a google search. N900's hardware has been a nightmare! Just browse and you will see why if you are not aware already. Nokia phones used to be good quality phones some 2-3 years ago, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case any more.

Comment Re:Did the author completely overlook,,, (Score 2, Interesting) 289

N900? What makes N900 hardware so special compared to other smartphones out there? Please, go ahead and enlighten us on this. You also wrote: "As far as I'm concerned the only thing Nokia is missing is a better marketing campaign for their product that compares very favorably with the Apple and Android offerings." Wait a second - compares very favorably? Would you please tell us how. I'm not seeing it. I think N900 is another major flop, but maybe that's only because I happen to live in Finland. Perhaps N900 has been a major success story somewhere else. Please tell me more.

Comment Re:This is not going to end well (Score 1) 419

Nokia is significantly bigger and richer then apple, roughly by about 4 times.

Absolutely not true. Apple is, in fact more valuable than Nokia and it is also making more profit than Nokia at the moment. Apple's market-value is roughly 147 billion dollars at the moment where Nokia's market-value is only about 50 billion dollars. If Nokia's market-value keeps on sinking like it has been doing for a long time now Apple could soon buy Nokia.

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