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Nokia Launches IPhone Rival!  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

I am now getting to the opinion where I think there is too much choice!!

I have problems just texting with my N95!!

Looks impressive though and the market is getting very competitive, certainly with the release of the Google "Android" phone.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7649397.stm


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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6581 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
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Looks really nice. I'll definately keep a close eye on it.

I just cannot justify myself to be chained to ATT (here in the US) for the rest of the iphone's useful life..



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2682 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.

-A



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2575 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...

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2796 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

I much prefer my E66. Nokia generally makes very nice phones that are very reliable.

User currently offlineHapppyLandings From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

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...


Quite peculiar.

BTW. The new nokia is nowhere near as good looking as the iPhone.... As much as I am a non user of anything apple (for business purposes) the nokia just does(and will never have) the 'cool' factor....


I was always a Blackberry guy until recently, when I decided I did not want to be reached by any means 24/7..... Welcome the Motorola KRZR, and with it... "piss off and dont bother me"  Smile

If it were not for that excuse, I would be an iPhone guy.... That is one cool piece of equipment!.



LOL!!! By the way, while doing spell check before I posted... iPhone is in the a.net dictionary....... Nokia is not recognized..... that is comical.


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2507 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.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Good on Nokia.

I do not buy these but if I was to buy, I would chose Nokia over the i-phone.



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2489 times:



Quoting HapppyLandings (Reply 5):
Nothing will ever be a competitor to the iPhone...

Bit of a sweeping comment there don't you think?



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2489 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 ,)


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

I think the unlimited music thing is a bit irresponsible.

Their argument is that it will ween people off downloading illegally - but if you down 3,000 tracks in a year for example, that is worth more than £129.95.

Not good practice in the current climate of music purchasing.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2487 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 9):
I wouldn't buy a iPod or any expensive must-have-things, I rather buy air tickets ,)

The same goes here. I love my trips, mileage runs, status with airlines, lounge access and free upgrades!!

However if I was to buy I'd still prefer Nokia over the i-phone.



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2484 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 11):
The same goes here. I love my trips, mileage runs, status with airlines, lounge access and free upgrades!!

Glad to see you have your priorities right Mrs!!!!



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2473 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 11):
The same goes here. I love my trips, mileage runs, status with airlines, lounge access and free upgrades!!

 checkmark 

The more older I grow the more I like the 'Services Over Stuff' thinking.


User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

It doesn't look as nice as the iPhone imo. It seems wayy too chunky and brick-esque  Smile
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  Smile

I'll just make both companies happy with my Nokia N95 and (soon to come) iPhone  Smile

Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
I have problems just texting with my N95!!

Lol. What problems do you have texting with it? Do you find the buttons rather small?

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

The Nokia 5800 or "Tube" is a good phone.

However, it seems more targeted to the youth market who want full multimedia capabilities and something cool... which is fine.

I however, will be waiting to upgrade to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and has 384MB of onboard RAM. It seems very capable.

http://www.gearpatrol.com/images/sony.xperia.x1.lg.jpg



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2443 times:



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 15):

Why get a Sony Ericsson Windows phone when you could get a far superior HTC device with all of their experience with windows mobile?

HTC make superb handsets.


User currently offlineTeme1976 From Finland, joined Feb 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2416 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 13):
The more older I grow the more I like the 'Services Over Stuff' thinking.

My thoughts exactly. As a friend of mine says: "Ascetic is esthetic". Or saying less is more...

Having said that, if my 5 years old Nokia decides to retire I would consider buying the new "Nokia touch screen phone" .


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2796 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2415 times:



Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 16):

A lot of it has to do with big names, big brands etc. Apple, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, all these are major players in the mobile phone market and much bigger than HTC.

Kind of why everyone wants the iPod when you could get a cheaper, larger memory Microsoft Zune or SanDisk mp3 player.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2398 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2394 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..


User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6581 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
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Quoting Andaman (Reply 9):
Nokia and Apple target to the different markets, Nokia's volumes are huge. They sell more than a million phones every day.

Exactly. and that is why it could a problem for Apple

http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/007853.html



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4880 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2356 times:



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 15):
I however, will be waiting to upgrade to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and has 384MB of onboard RAM. It seems very capable.

I have an iPhone which I got for free from my carrier Fido. The only reason I got it was because of production delays holding back the Xperia X1. It's not bad, not great.

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 16):
Why get a Sony Ericsson Windows phone when you could get a far superior HTC device with all of their experience with windows mobile?

HTC make superb handsets.

HTC is in fact manufacturing the X1 handsets for SE.

YOWza



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2346 times:



Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 16):
you could get a far superior HTC device with all of their experience with windows mobile?

Not a fan of the HTC design. I think the X1, being a dynamic, innovative and eye-catching design and piece of equipment expresses myself better when it comes to mobile phones.

and

Quoting YOWza (Reply 22):
HTC is in fact manufacturing the X1 handsets for SE.

 checkmark 



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2209 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.


25 Mt99 : 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
26 Bravo45 : ...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
27 Klaus : Ease of use — to which the animations do actually contribute as well — for most people makes the difference between functionality they actually k
28 Post contains images Mt99 : 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
29 Klaus : 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
30 Sovietjet : 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
31 Klaus : 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
32 Post contains links Andaman : 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
33 Bravo45 : 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
34 ThePRGuy : Well I take it all back.
35 Post contains links Klaus : Apple's (official) market share was especially low when looking at the fact that they hadn't offered the iPhone in most of the world (ignoring the ex
36 Mt99 : Unfortunately - i travel abroad often. Motorola had a huge chunk of the pie with the original Razr. Look at them now.. Im just saying Listening to NP
37 Revelation : All very good points. For some reason, the phone vendors seem to not understand it's all about usability. The biggest problem I have is Apple's typic
38 Klaus : Then roaming can be a relevant issue indeed, if the iPhone carrier's roaming offers are that much worse than those of the competition. Which is one t
39 Klaus : Well, I've just got me a new iPod Touch which comes without any strings attached. Since I don't really need a cellphone that badly, it's an excellent
40 Revelation : Yes, I agree. I'm hoping the early adopters are helping to pay down the infrastructure so some more reasonable plans will be made available. I just d
41 Mt99 : Eh.. who has the energy? besides sometimes ids just nice to hear whats on the air on that moment Thats my take too. I have 5 months to figure it out.
42 Klaus : Exactly my idea. As long as I'm in reach of a WLAN access point, I can just surf the net, read mails and so on through my iPod Touch as well. What "e
43 Post contains images Keesje : I use my old nokia 6310i brick because it drops on the street without getting damaged, has 1 thumb navigation, works a week on a battery and fits my c
44 Sovietjet : Not exactly true. I sold phones for about 2 years at a local retailer which covered almost all major providers. We had multiple carriers and many dif
45 Post contains links Bravo45 : This thread had me thinking about me changing my, over 3 yr old but trusty Nokia 6620. One of the reasons I didn't get another was the fact that I rea
46 Keesje : For my next agenda / phone / messenger / notes makes / camera / navigation system / MP3 player / alarm clock / radio, TV is definately a must. In my
47 Bravo45 : lol I am with you, trust me (if you were being sarcastic that is). I am still not convinced that a camera has anything to do in a cell phone, but the
48 NQYGuy : I have an N95 8GB Black at the moment, and I've been reasonably happy with it- but it does get a bit sentimental at times! Anyway, I think I'm due for
49 Sovietjet : The N96?
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