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Glielo auguro, hanno molto da recuperare. Per quanto mi riguarda vengo da una pessima esperienza con Nokia, me ne terrò lontano per qualche anno.
I'm totally unconvinced and perhaps this is the first time I disagree with you so widely.
IMHO the problem with Nokia is not with products per se, it's rather the management of processes. N9 is a great phone with a good software, but they decided to kill it way ahead of its launch. I have no reasons to believe that windows phone is an inferior product and surely they have invested big money in promoting Lumia. but the issue is with the company and its ability to deliver products in a timely fashion, same problem RIM and Motorola face.
Btw, anyone who has a bit of taste and resilience to hype would agree that N9 is a cooler phone than iPhone <=4 and wins hands low
+Carlo Piana I agree with you. I worked in Motorola for a while (before Android, maybe in its worst period) and I can say that it was a mess. We were working on a lot of projects and products (a lot of form factors, 3 different operating systems) without a clear vision. Most of the time we didn't even know why we were doing that and we were aware that the quality of our products was not good and that they would have never been released. About Nokia it seems now that they're finally focusing on a single platform (with the exception of Symbian for the low cost market) and a very small set of products. They may finally have a vision.
+Emilio Pavia I most definitely agree that they now have a focused vision. Where this vision aims and where this vision will bring them are all entirely different matters, methinks.
+Carlo Piana sure, nobody can know if it will be a winning strategy... just the time ;-)
For now I come back to iOS development... :P
Carlo, there is a wow factor when you look at the blue phone that I haven't seen in a while. Phones are still fashion devices and, if marketed properly, they deliver. I am expecting a marketing campaign from Microsoft+Nokia+ATT that will be unbelievable. Remember that in the US a strong marketing campaign by Verizon managed to put Android (and the Droid, which was an ugly phone) on the map for goog ;-) It is not what's inside, in many cases.
+Fabrizio Capobianco ACK. As I said, the phone is gorgeous (assuming as I see it that N900 is very, very similar to N9 —including the feeling), and this is a plus. And yes, I've heard of 9-figures ad campaign. Is this enough to put the company back afloat, with the numbers that the dimensions of Nokia require? My guess is "too little, too late".
Carlo, you might be right. Let's see. There are a lot of people that do not have a smartphone, or are coming out of a old smartphone cycle with new expectations. If you did not like your Android phone (or you are ditching your BlackBerry device), this phone is an interesting option (as long as you know about it and it is marketed as super cool, which requires the budgets they have...)
It is definitely the year of Microsoft in the mobile space (and in the TV/living room) and I think that Nokia will benefit heavily from that.
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