UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3188 times:
I'm a big fan of the Samsung i900 (Their GSM iPhone rival). I played with it and probably will be buying one soon. Price is steep ($1000 retail here in Moscow) but it seems to be a great little device.
Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3081 times:
That looks quite good. Generally I am not a big fan of Nokia's design, don't know how they got that 40 per cent market share globally. Well their phones are user friendly at least. As a Finnish tax payer I can only hope they keep on going, they still have their headquarters here...
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8499 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3013 times:
Making phones is what Nokia does and does best. This one will take sales away from the iPhone due to it's lower purchase price. Nokia has a habit of coming to market with innovations late, and has a habit of succeeding when doing it.
Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2995 times:
Quoting HapppyLandings (Reply 5): Nothing will ever be a competitor to the iPhone... Apple is a cult! People do not want to say I have the Nokia 995374573748374834783. They want to say I have the latest version of the iPhone...
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 6): This one will take sales away from the iPhone due to it's lower purchase price. Nokia has a habit of coming to market with innovations late, and has a habit of succeeding when doing it.
Nokia and Apple target to the different markets, Nokia's volumes are huge. They sell more than a million phones every day.
I wouldn't buy a iPod or any expensive must-have-things, I rather buy air tickets ,)
Pawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2973 times:
It doesn't look as nice as the iPhone imo. It seems wayy too chunky and brick-esque
I don't think Apple have any problems with this competitor.
How much memory will the new phone have though?
Apple's iPhone is 16Gb? The Nokia N95 is 8Gb although a 16Gb version is due for release next month I believe
I'll just make both companies happy with my Nokia N95 and (soon to come) iPhone
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8582 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2904 times:
Quoting Elite (Reply 4): Nokia generally makes very nice phones that are very reliable.
I have had 5110, 6130, 6310, 6310i, 6680 and now have an E51. The only lemon was the 6680, battery life was garbage and the slide cam hardly ever worked properly. The E51 is the best phone I have ever had, it does everything I need to do so I don't see any iPhones or iClones in my future.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
ThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
Quoting Elite (Reply 18): Kind of why everyone wants the iPod when you could get a cheaper, larger memory Microsoft Zune or SanDisk mp3 player.
not really the same kettle of fish as we are talking completely different product and operating system.
HTC make great quality windows 6.1 handsets - for instance the TYTN which is much like that SE one above, whereas SE are just entering this market, having used symbian for a long long time - which makes me think - why get the Sony on a windows mobile handset where HTC have much cheaper, reliable models..
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21629 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
What makes the iPhone a hot seller is primarily the following:
- the firmware (OS X)
- the multi-touch user interface with various touch gestures
- the capacitive touch screen (needs only a slight touch, no actual pressure)
None of the would-be "iPhone killers" thus far has even come close to that combination, and the new Nokia apparently is no exception according to the tests I've seen.
Having some kind of touch screen (especially if it's just a resistive one as in this case) and at first glance looking somewhat similar to the iPhone misses the point completely, as anyone can easily find out by just using both devices side by side.
: I've been meaning to ask.. why is this so important.. my bf has 3G iphone.. and sure its "cool" to zoom in and stuff.. but the same functions can be
: ...combined with the standard headphone jack, this is the only phone that meets all specs I would have liked to have in a phone. And the free music d
: Ease of use — to which the animations do actually contribute as well — for most people makes the difference between functionality they actually k
: I use my bf iphone all the time. While the unlimited music is indeed icing on the cake, the loaded maps is a great selling point for me, and the radi
: It depends on the amount of roaming you require and on the actual prices. You must have fabulous FM stations... over here it's formatted-to-death-alw
: Apple IS NOT a major player in the phone market. Just because the iphone gets a lot of hype doesn't mean that Apple is a major phone seller. They hav
: Depends on the segment. In the no- or low-margin segments Apple just doesn't compete at all (as with their other products). In the (currently) much s
: According to Gartner the smartphone market shares Q2 2008: Nokia.. 47,5 RIM.... 17,4 HTC.... 4,1 Sharp...4,1 Fujitsu..3,3 Apple... 2,8 Apple's market
: Thanks for the headsup, I'll keep my expectations low on this one then until assured from a reliable source. But I still think if the phone delivers