A drowning man will clutch at a straw – that’s what most of the mobile companies out there have been doing for the past year or so. Call it iOS thrashing or Android hammering, all leading device manufacturers have either taken up shelter under the Android umbrella, or they are faltering apart every single day. Blackberry and Nokia are no exceptions and they have their eyeballs rolling down their progressive sales graph. Motorola took the challenge and trusted Android, and all we know is that for the first time in several quarters, Motorola gave a smashing green flag with its Q3 numbers inflated with Android device sales.
Blackberry is still trying to figure out a way… I have one recommendation – atleast change the design of your 100 year old handsets! They all look the same
Nokia started ramping up with MeeGo, made collaborations with Intel and other hardware manufacturers, but MeeGo is seems is getting too delayed. So plan B is to make upgrade the existing framework and bring up Symbian to match up-to-date user interfaces and functionality.
Its worth noting that more and more people are switching to using smartphones and fewer prefer hanging around with laptops, to read their emails at least. But smartphones have also turned into entertainment devices – you play Angry Birds, watch youtube videos and chat on facebook 25 hours a day – all through your phone. For this very reason, the phone hardware needs a boost as well. Nokia until now have been shipping phones with processors which are pretty much unknown to users. Can you name a processor with its full specs for any of the smartphones released by Nokia? The buzz marketing strategy being followed by others is to hype up the processor power and Memroy, so even people who don’t need it buy it just because they are getting more for the same price. So Nokia decide to pay attention to this virture of phones and is now boasting of coming up with Dual Core handsets in 2011. We all have ofcourse loves Nokia to the fullest in the 90s and early 2000s. but they just haven’t kept up with the smartphone industry. To be true, Symbian is slow, does not support touchscreen devices as fluently as does Android and iOS and looks quite crude (infact looks like a beta build of a mobile OS)!
We wish to see great phones from Nokia soon, and hoping that they live up to the promises they have made with MeeGo – iOS and Android for sure will see a strong contender in the ring.
For those of you who have not heard of MeeGo, watch the video below:-