I really do like my Nokias, they are great tools, but Nokia seems to have this intention to destroy themselves their company and their products.
Perhaps its not an intentional decision, and is caused by committee issues and being driven by too many masters.
There are long lists of problems (minor and major) with the Nokia E series phones which all should be fixable, especially given the time between 2009 and now.
Many have been fixed, but equally many have not.
Personally I feel that Nokia are making a mistake trying to emulate the sort of corporate ownership that Google and Apple and Microsoft are doing. Stuff like requiring me to give them my credentials to all my email systems to facilitate them making their IMAP model conform and behave like it should have if it was built to the proper standards in the first place.
I feel that they are making a big mistake and that they should focus on simplicity and functionality.
It would seem to me that there are still quite a many users who value phones designed along the lines of the E52 and the E72 (with perhaps the E63 thrown in for good measure).
Equally there are many people buying **bleep** phones like Huawei which often as not have 1/3 of the features that the Nokai's have (and may not even support 3G or even decent data rates). Rubbish like the Asha phones which have
simply shows that Nokia knows that people still want cheap phones.
But Nokia seems to ignore results of surveys like that done by GSMARENA. They summarise their results well here
And this table helps understand that around the world most people want to
Clearly there is a good market for phones like the Eseries phones. People still have the same basic needs, Email still works the same ways (you know, IMAP, POP ...) and browsers like Opera show how fast things can be even on an E63
What Nokia should do is stop seeing its customers only as a walking wallet to poach, but as the people who keep the company alive.
I would like them to start listening to us, iteratively developing and tuning their phones, not making radical chanages every 6 months with new models (that do nothing new) all the time.
I belive that it would not only be more profitable, but would increase Nokias market share.
Not everyone wants a phone that runs out of battery in 12 hours.
Tell me I'm not the only one who thinks this?