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Having two competing OS technologies is two more than most cellphone companies. And one more than the others. Nokia are clearly going to have to dump one of them. They can't do this without upsetting some people.

Why? Nokia is not Apple, they are selling more than one model of phone and to more than just one set of consumers. Yes, I know you want to kill the majority of Nokia's phones, and you want them to only sell highly profitable phones to rich people. But since they sell phones to everyone, they need different solutions.

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Here's what Jean-Louis Gassee thinks:

Now wasn't he one of the Scully men at Apple? And didn't he start that company that developed that wonderful OS, only to have it fail dramitically? Oh yes, that's him, he sounds like a great guy to take advice from...[/QUOTE]
post #163 of 203
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As I have explained before, prior to the iPhone a consumer could select a device, and select a network, this ability was not a new concept that Apple brought to the table.

Customers have always been *able* to do this. But largely speaking they did not actually do it.
Can you imagine a customer turning up at a Vodafone shop saying: "I would like to move my subscription please. So that I can get my hands on the B52487-B, My current network only supplies the B52487-A."

With iPhone we saw for the first time a mass migration of consumers. I am describing a dramatic change in consumer behaviour, not an innovation by Apple.

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post #164 of 203
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Customers have always been *able* to do this. But largely speaking they did not actually do it.

So why make the claim that Apple introduced this, they didn't.

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Can you imagine a customer turning up at a Vodafone shop saying: "I would like to move my subscription please. So that I can get my hands on the B52487-B, My current network only supplies the B52487-A."

No, I couldn't image them doing that, as that isn't how I have changed networks in the past. And in the past if I wanted a particular phone, I just purchased that phone and put my SIM in it. And why put the stupid codes in your message? it decreases the validity of your point.

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With iPhone we saw for the first time a mass migration of consumers. I am describing a dramatic change in consumer behaviour, not an innovation by Apple.

No, the way you were descibing it was this was an Apple innovation, hence my concern.
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Why? Nokia is not Apple, they are selling more than one model of phone and to more than just one set of consumers.

I think it's crystal clear why.

As Gassee says developing and maintaining an OS is difficult and expensive. Squandering effort to develop two rival products is incredibly wasteful.

At the simplest possible level, I think someone might ask. Why not just make one good one, rather than two less good ones?

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post #166 of 203
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At the simplest possible level, I think someone might ask. Why not just make one good one, rather than two less good ones?

Yes you could say that, but you also have to look at the target for the OS
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No, the way you were descibing it was this was an Apple innovation, hence my concern.

I would respectfully suggest you read what I actually wrote, rather than what you think I wrote.

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post #168 of 203
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Yes you could say that, but you also have to look at the target for the OS

Why should an OS have a target? The idea is to create a single platform capable of supporting all applications. If the OS is *not* capable of delivering that functionality, then dump it.

I'd agree that a supercomputer needs a slightly different OS than a cellphone.
But developing two different cellphone operating systems within the same company is absurd.

I once worked for a game developer that developed two rival graphic engines. It went bust.

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post #169 of 203
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I would respectfully suggest you read what I actually wrote, rather than what you think I wrote.

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It was 101 I replied to. And I stand by what I have said, what you have written, and the way you have written it described the way it has always worked, it is not a new concept that came about with Apple.

Maybe you should go back and re-read what you wrote, as I don't think you understand what you wrote.
post #170 of 203
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Why should an OS have a target?

What is the point of writing an OS, if you have no intention of deploying it on anything?


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I'd agree that a supercomputer needs a slightly different OS than a cellphone.
But developing two different cellphone operating systems within the same company is absurd.

yes you are right, but I can't see them getting rid of S40 for a while yet.

Nokia doesn't class Meego as a "cell phone" OS

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I once worked for a game developer that developed two rival graphic engines. It went bust.

Maybe you aren't the best person to give advice then?
post #171 of 203
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It was 101 I replied to. And I stand by what I have said, what you have written, and the way you have written it described the way it has always worked, it is not a new concept that came about with Apple.

Maybe you should go back and re-read what you wrote, as I don't think you understand what you wrote.

I think the posts are clear.

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With iPhone, the consumer selected the device, and picked whichever carrier that went with it. Even if that meant moving carrier.

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It's the choices of consumers that now drives the market. Not the choices forced on consumers by carriers.

I am describing a change in consumer behaviour - triggered by the iPhone. Not some marketing innovation by Apple. Apple's sole innovation was making a better device.

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post #172 of 203
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Nokia doesn't class Meego as a "cell phone" OS

Quite!

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Maybe you aren't the best person to give advice then?

My advice to Nokia would be "Compete with rivals. Stop competing with yourself".
But don't worry.
They aren't going to listen.

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post #173 of 203
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I think the posts are clear.

You are welcome to your thoughts, but in this case you are wrong.



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I am describing a change in consumer behaviour - triggered by the iPhone. Not some marketing innovation by Apple. Apple's sole innovation was making a better device.

Again, this isn't a change in consumer behaviour if consumers were already doing this. Maybe you weren't doing it, but others were.
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They aren't going to listen.

Well I could understand why they wouldn't.
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Well I could understand why they wouldn't.

Self competition certainly seems to be part-and-parcel of the Nokia corporate ethos.

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Again, this isn't a change

When something goes from "not very much" to "an awful lot", it is often described as a "change".

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post #177 of 203
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Which claim did I make which is false. Please explain?


You snipped it. Here it is:

"Let's see, you made a claim regarding Nokia not making any more Symbian based N series devices. Where is your proof of this claim? I posted something that proves you claim was wrong, but your hatred means you will ignore this. Says alot about you."
post #178 of 203
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With iPhone we saw for the first time a mass migration of consumers. I am describing a dramatic change in consumer behaviour,
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Never once have you posted any support for this contention.
post #179 of 203
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You snipped it. Here it is:

"Let's see, you made a claim regarding Nokia not making any more Symbian based N series devices. Where is your proof of this claim? I posted something that proves you claim was wrong, but your hatred means you will ignore this. Says alot about you."

The dropping of Symbian on future N-Series devices was widely reported.

http://www.nokiaphoneblog.com/2010/0...eries-devices/

Sometime later Anssi Vanjoki said there "may be" a Symbian 4 device called N-series. Something I took to be a political statement in case of a backlash.

Today he's left the job.

What is it with all this LIES and HATE - nonsense with you guys?

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post #180 of 203
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When something goes from "not very much" to "an awful lot", it is often described as a "change".

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Lets see some stats.
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Never once have you posted any support for this contention.

Never once. Apart from post 127


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post #182 of 203
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You snipped it. Here it is:

"Let's see, you made a claim regarding Nokia not making any more Symbian based N series devices. Where is your proof of this claim? I posted something that proves you claim was wrong, but your hatred means you will ignore this. Says alot about you."

Nokia has made that very confusing. See what you can make of this remark, and I'll tell you what the interpretation is thought to be.

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Symbian is the chosen platform for us for smart phones, said Kai Oistamo, Nokias executive vice president for device, MeeGo is about the next wave, where wireless devices will go next.

It's believed that it means that currently, Nokia will be making Symbian smartphones, but in the future, they will move them, and any other devices they might make, to MeeGo.
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Nokia has made that very confusing. See what you can make of this remark, and I'll tell you what the interpretation is thought to be.



It's believed that it means that currently, Nokia will be making Symbian smartphones, but in the future, they will move them, and any other devices they might make, to MeeGo.


I think he's talking about a post-smartphone world, anticipating huge marketing emphasis on other form factors, which will use MeeGo.

Just my guess.
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I think he's talking about a post-smartphone world, anticipating huge marketing emphasis on other form factors, which will use MeeGo.

Post smartphone!
COOL!
I wonder what that will bring?

Perhaps something cool like tablets?

Or perhaps little phone-sized tablets that make phone calls?

Double Rainbow all the way!

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post #185 of 203
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I think he's talking about a post-smartphone world, anticipating huge marketing emphasis on other form factors, which will use MeeGo.

Just my guess.

I'm not so sure about that. What IS a post smartphone world? People will still need a small phone/computer device to take with them at almost all times. I guess we could call it something else, but it won't be.

I believe that over time, Nokia will be abandoning Symbian. Symbian 3 has already been called "creaky" among other things not positive. There's only so much you can do to an OS that was never designed to do that.

People have to separate Symbian from Nokia. I'm sure that inside Nokia they're aware of this problem. That's why MeeGo, after Meamo. It's like Apple buying Next when Copeland failed. If a company doesn't understand when what they're relying on isn't going to work in the future, they're finished.
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I believe that over time, Nokia will be abandoning Symbian. Symbian 3 has already been called "creaky" among other things not positive. There's only so much you can do to an OS that was never designed to do that.

I am certain the abandonment of Symbian has been in Nokia's plans for a few years. But there are two problems.

1) They can't do it without upsetting a lot of people.
2) The alternative isn't ready for prime-time yet.

So they are stuck in the middle, forced to work on two overlapping technologies. One old and clunky, the other modern but only half-finished.

Apple found themselves in a similar position.

I think the open-sourcing of Symbian was the first step in the jettisoning of it. Perhaps they thought other manufacturers would step-in and contribute to the upkeep of the ageing OS. But it was an uninviting prospect. Like inviting a neighbor to fix your toilet.

Perhaps a new management team, less concerned with politics, will be a bit more brutal.

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post #187 of 203
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What is it with all this LIES and HATE - nonsense with you guys?

You started it, we just followed your lead
post #188 of 203
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When something goes from "not very much" to "an awful lot", it is often described as a "change".

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yes it is. But that still doesn't change the fact that the behaviour you described in the message I referred to is still the same as it has always been. If you meant something else, you should have said it, stop whinging at your mistake, man up and accept it.
post #189 of 203
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You started it, we just followed your lead

Perhaps you'd be kind enough to point out where I accused anyone of lying.
Or accused anyone of being blinded by hatred.

Or perhaps merely holding a different opinion from you is justification enough?

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post #190 of 203
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[/SIZE]I wonder what that will bring?

Your extreme hatred is coming out again, once again it shows how you can't be objective
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yes it is. But that still doesn't change the fact that the behaviour you described in the message I referred to is still the same as it has always been. If you meant something else, you should have said it, stop whinging at your mistake, man up and accept it.

Oh dear. If you can cite a prior instance where customers have migrated networks to get their hands on a phone in huge numbers - please do so.

I described a sea-change in customer behaviour (as part of a much larger argument) backed it up with evidence. And am now accused of lying and hatred. This is pretty tiresome.

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post #192 of 203
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Perhaps you'd be kind enough to point out where I accused anyone of lying.

Do you have an issue with reading. You have been the one lying constanting in this thread.

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Or accused anyone of being blinded by hatred.

Again, this wasn't said, you are the one showing extreme hatred, if I followed everyone elses statements I would call you can extreme Apple fanboy, you can't be objective,


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Or perhaps merely holding a different opinion from you is justification enough?

Nothing wrong with a different opinion, your issue is you can't handle anyone elses.
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I am certain the abandonment of Symbian has been in Nokia's plans for a few years. But there are two problems.

1) They can't do it without upsetting a lot of people.
2) The alternative isn't ready for prime-time yet.

So they are stuck in the middle, forced to work on two overlapping technologies. One old and clunky, the other modern but only half-finished.

Apple found themselves in a similar position.

I think the open-sourcing of Symbian was the first step in the jettisoning of it. Perhaps they thought other manufacturers would step-in and contribute to the upkeep of the ageing OS. But it was an uninviting prospect. Like inviting a neighbor to fix your toilet.

Perhaps a new management team, less concerned with politics, will be a bit more brutal.

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They were hoping that other companies would hop onto the bandwagon. The only other company I know that has a Symbian phone is Sony/Erricson. Instead the rest hopped onto the Android hayride because it just a much better OS, though still rough.
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You started it, we just followed your lead

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Originally Posted by Carniphage View Post

Perhaps you'd be kind enough to point out where I accused anyone of lying.
Or accused anyone of being blinded by hatred.

Or perhaps merely holding a different opinion from you is justification enough?

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Your extreme hatred is coming out again, once again it shows how you can't be objective

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Oh dear. If you can cite a prior instance where customers have migrated networks to get their hands on a phone in huge numbers - please do so.

I described a sea-change in customer behaviour (as part of a much larger argument) backed it up with evidence. And am now accused of lying and hatred. This is pretty tiresome.

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Do you have an issue with reading. You have been the one lying constanting in this thread.



Again, this wasn't said, you are the one showing extreme hatred, if I followed everyone elses statements I would call you can extreme Apple fanboy, you can't be objective,




Nothing wrong with a different opinion, your issue is you can't handle anyone elses.

Look guys, I want you ALL to stop this now. It's past the silly point, and is rising to the delete point. I don't care who started it, so don't bother.
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They were hoping that other companies would hop onto the bandwagon. The only other company I know that has a Symbian phone is Sony/Erricson. Instead the rest hopped onto the Android hayride because it just a much better OS, though still rough.

I agree.

Android makes it very difficult to give away a worse OS.

Android also makes it very difficult to *sell* a worse OS. So unless Windows Phone 7 is really amazing, I can't see it finding much traction.

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post #196 of 203
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I agree.

Android makes it very difficult to give away a worse OS.

Android also makes it very difficult to *sell* a worse OS. So unless Windows Phone 7 is really amazing, I can't see it finding much traction.

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MS will have its supporters. Companies that made Win Mobile phones will be making WP7 phones, just not as many models. That alone might limit sales.
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MS will have its supporters. Companies that made Win Mobile phones will be making WP7 phones, just not as many models. That alone might limit sales.

MS originally announced seven manufacturers.

It's apparently down to 3 or 4 now. HTC, Samsung, and LG are in.
The story is that Dell will be launching models too, but not in time for launch.

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post #198 of 203
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MS originally announced seven manufacturers.

It's apparently down to 3 or 4 now. HTC, Samsung, and LG are in.
The story is that Dell will be launching models too, but not in time for launch.

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I believe it's still more than four.
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They were hoping that other companies would hop onto the bandwagon. The only other company I know that has a Symbian phone is Sony/Erricson. Instead the rest hopped onto the Android hayride because it just a much better OS, though still rough.

What about the Japanese companies that make Symbian phones for their market?
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What about the Japanese companies that make Symbian phones for their market?

And which one are those? As far as I know, there aren't any. They all use home grown OS's.
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