Nokia is no longer an option for me. When my mobile phone contract ended in 2008 I made a switch from Nokia phones to Sony Ericsson. That phone ended up being a lemon (fueling my disliking of SONY corp) and it was replaced with one of the earlier model touch phones manufactured by Samsung. Eventually the lacking functions of the Samsung (no Wifi, 5.0MP camera and an OS that acted up from time to time) resulted in an upgrade to a smarter smart phone, or should I say smart device? It is a Windows Mobile 7 Device, a HTC Mozart...effectively the "ZunePhone" considering it's similarities with Apple iOS devices. It has a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM with a 8.0 HD camera...which produces very sharp images and crystal clear 720p video...And it has surround sound?!? Mind = Blown. This gadget I carry around, powered by a battery out performs a computer my parents got in 2006!
As I see Nokia ads I can't help but believe they have been left behind in the dust. Nearly every mobile phone on the market a few years back were Nokia's, and a few obscure models by foreign brands for people that wanted to be 'different'. Now people that still use Nokia's seem behind the times for some reason. Is Apple to blame. If the iPhone didn't create the touch phone they certainly popularized them, and created a new norm for a lot of population.
I could not find specifications for performance in the link above. The 12.0MP camera is very impressive though. It has microSD input as well as HDMI, very impressive. And they finally accepted 3.5mm audio.
Should I not be so quick to rule out Nokia devices? Or is Symbian (Nokia OS) and it's app's not enough to compete with the likes of Windows, Apple, and Android...not to mention Blackberry and Samsung Galaxy?
Who knows? Not me :P But what I will speculate on is the fact that all this competition in the mobile computing market is certainly a good thing for technophiliacs...and everyone that has compulsive urges to check on Facebook to "like" something every 10 minutes like clockwork.
Because I think images make my blog look good I have included a image of the first mobile phone I had. It was a hand-me-down from my brother (he upgraded to a cool and sexy Nokia). It is an Ericsson (no SONY) A1018S. The blue face plate could be changed with other designs (like anyone sold them...) and it had a case with a clip, so you could look cash with it clasping onto your belt and look important to phoneless losers of the time (lulz). This phone was later described as "being a brick" because of the size of the thing. I still have mine and it still works, neato...I'm going to ask chicks to put their number in it for me :D