I hope it's before Nokia World, if not that would be shame ,that's what I think!
2011-10-14 21:32 - edited 2011-10-14 21:33
No respect. The North American Market has gone to the dogs. We can’t even get an update for our phones after it has been release to other countries for over 2 month. Now we see why NOKIA is sinking they can compete in a 1st world market. I can almost guarantee that AT&T, Verizon Sprint or not even Metro PCS can’t save them in the North American Market.
The Nokia brand here in the States has gone from lukewarm to cold. Lukewarm when they were releasing flip phones on Verizon and AT&T, cold now that the only Nokia phone worth mentioning was the Astound on T-Mobile (basically, the C7). Other than that, people have to go the completely unorthodox route of NOT buying a phone from a carrier, and I know NO ONE that does that. Buying a phone from Amazon? For $499?! And then you go on the same monthly plan as my friend who got a Samsung Galaxy S2 and paid peanuts for it?! Why would you do that? Well the answer is because once you hold a Nokia in front of your face (like my E7) you realise why it's so important to you to be different and not a sheep. Or worse, an iSheep
But Nokia's past is written. And Nokia's future looks bright here. Microsoft is chucking $30 million at Nokia for a six-month marketing blitz for their new Nokia WP7 phones. In a few months, I hope to sitting on the NY subway opposite not an iPhone or a SGS2, but a Nokia. And not some 1998 flip phone, but a snazzy, gorgeous Nokia, crafted by skilled designers who care about form factor, and running either Symbian Belle or "C" or the awesome-looking Mango from Microsoft.
Things may have been terrible here for Nokia, but things are looking up. I for one, can't wait!
By now, I've been enjoying the benefits of the Symbian Anna update for almost a week now; for certain, I can say that this update has brought a lot of abilities that have certainly changed the overall way I look at my N8. For starters, as I greatly appreciate that new and totally improved way I'm able to enter text to my device (via the virtual portrait QWERTY keypad). It feels good to finally have the ability to hold my phone in a portrait position in order to write with one hand or in this case, one thumb (thanks to the newly updated Swype app)!
In a nutshell, this much needed update arrived at a time that is most critical to the brand as far as its image is concerned. For certain, the update had increased the overall value of all symbian^3 OS devices; however, I cannot help but be concerned over how long it has taken for this much needed and anticipated update to arrive and be available for download on our devices. After the press release of 08/2011 of the "Global" arrival of Anna to symbian^3 devices, only to then realize that it was only available to some parts of the world and not some major countries like the UK and the US was a particularly harsh moment for Nokia as well as their many brand loyalist who felt like they were being left out in the cold. With support dwindling in the US for example, can they as consumers be blamed?
Anyhow, the update is here, I now feel that I can breathe a sigh of relief. The arrival and distribution of Symbian Anna was a much needed move for both the end users as well as this bleeding corporation. My hope is that what faith has been damaged can be restored. I am sure that will happen as long as Nokia continues to recognize that there exists a band of loyalist who love this brand and thoroughly enjoy the products that have been released thus far. I have always enjoyed my N8, but now, I love it even more now! While I will eagerly look forward to the Belle update when it gets to our product, I do plan on enjoying the benefits of having Anna on my device.
Thank you Nokia Team & keep up the good work!