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Posted Sep 14, 2010 0:53 UTC (Tue) by klbrun (subscriber, #45083)
On the other hand, a huge market is non-smart phones in the developing world, and Nokia is already there (one of the reasons Nokia is still number one in cell phones). Although various Chinese companies are developing cheap Android platforms, I doubt these will make much headway in that market, because what people need is cheap access to the wireless network, not network heavy software apps on power hungry platforms.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 3:26 UTC (Tue) by AndreE (subscriber, #60148)
Now with symbian^3 based on opensourced symbian code, and meego having a very heavy Nokia presence, jumping in with Android would utterly destroy its relevance
Posted Sep 14, 2010 8:00 UTC (Tue) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018)
But this expertise is not as much in the phone makers' lab as it is in the chip makers' (TI which Nokia used in many of its phones, Qualcomm which HTC uses in its phones, etc...) labs.
Really, Nokia quickly needs a new phone that can compete with the Androids and iPhones of this world. And if they are waiting on Intel to deliver an Atom-optimised MeeGo running with an Infineon modem, they will be out of the picture before then.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 22:39 UTC (Tue) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
Posted Sep 14, 2010 22:44 UTC (Tue) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Sep 14, 2010 8:33 UTC (Tue) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted Sep 14, 2010 9:41 UTC (Tue) by klbrun (subscriber, #45083)
Posted Sep 14, 2010 13:44 UTC (Tue) by nicooo (guest, #69134)
Industrialized countries also have a huge non-smartphone market.
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