Dienstag, 27. September 2011

Nokia N9 .... and no glory at all :(

So finally Nokia made sure the N9 wont succeed by setting an unrealistic high price point.
The first Nokia mobile with very positive reviews in a very long time and Nokia desperatly tries to make it loose - just to legitimate the switch to Windows Phone.

I wonder what had to go wrong, to make a company like Nokia decide to make itself completly dependent on a single software company and let in-house know-how and potential accumulated over the past 10 years just go away. Take Samsung for comparison - their Android smartphonse do really well - but just in case something unfourtunate would happen - they still have plenty of other options like Bada.

I can't help but to feel a bit sad, the 770 and N800 were great development platforms. Instead of just using the linux kernel and some non-unix userland (owned and controlled by a single company), that platform really was linux on a phone. My 770 is still used as internet gateway, firewall and postgresql server.

Kommentare:

User hat gesagt…

Sure, same weird stuff happened to HP, when news of getting rid of PC sales plummeted their stock price.

Nokia, instead of quickly adopting Android for a few years until MeeGo is ready - did the worst thing instead - it became the little bitch of Microsoft and lost a lot of credibility and financial sovereignty.

Unknown hat gesagt…

I totally agree. I love the n900 I have..