Well, they still may say that Belle is a strong Symbian product running top-end Nokia smartphones. But it still is only an OS with a flashy name and designs like that of Android. To them it may look new and innovative (like they say). But to us, who have pretty much used Androids and Apple iOs’s inside out, Belle just looks ridiculous. But as mentioned above, the fact that Nokia Carla is scrapped for WP only closes the chances for Nokia in the market.
And that’s the point. I may sound a bit desperate with this. Because I know that phone I have, and paid for, has great potential within and I am sure would have been the one of the best in the market if it had one of those Android Os’s. But that was not to be.
Another NOT-TO-BE factor is the prices of Nokia’s in the market. Now look, I paid 140 Riyals/ US $370, which I know is a lot for a phone that under-performs. Stats may say that the deal would’ve been good. But a tech-guru would’ve said that I stick with one of those Galaxy phones (Bad luck for me).
Now, talking about paper, it is also quite evident they follow the motto of mass-production (from their paper-making days).
Now, I will let this bit of judging towards you readers. Here are some photos of Nokia’s creations from 2005-2012.
Anyways, what I can tell you is that competitors in the arena come up with better and importantly- different designs, and so there is exclusitivity in what you get, for instance when you buy an SII, SIII or Note. It just isn’t there when you buy a Nokia 5800, because you know that 5 minutes down the line someone will come at you in his dumb-mobile to show you his new 100$, 5230.
All together it seems that Nokia have lost it. Their innovativeness was the thing that helped them gain recognition, years back. And now it seems like, even the small share holders like LG and Sony may take over the spot which the big manufacturer currently holds.
Yes, it is sad to see this, but with the recent news that the ‘Symbian Carla’ is being scrapped, Nokia may just be closing up the road ahead for the Symbian operating system, giving users a hint that they are focussing on the much troubled Windows platform.
Sounds good?... Not for me because, I was one of the millions that spent a fortune hoping to get the best smartphone available and it is a pity that many are going to lose recognition. Also notable is that, the news about Nokia PureView 808, which runs on Nokia Belle is still high. So, will they scrap Symbian after all? Or will they break the 808 into a new WP7 device?... Who knows.
This long article here, was meant to be separate stories, but there were just too many problems to state, so I had to combine it all and put it forward to you readers.
Anyways, as consumers we can say is that if Nokia wants to get their share back into the smartphone arena, they may have to come up with one of the classiest, best looking, hard-core, exclusive and innovative phone ever made or even thought of.
Now after saying all that, I was just wondering. Is the 41 megapixel PureView 808 actually the ground-breaking and innovative 'one' we are looking and waiting for? Well, only time will tell.