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03 September 2010

Sorry Nokia, but you deserve to die.

I am not a big fan of Apple's business model. And may be that's why I kept resisting the temptation to buy a new iPhone. Nowadays, no one cares about the mobile phone's hardware, or even software, it's all about the applications that run on it. And Apple was clever enough to create a huge ecosystem around their iPhones, Nokia on the other hand failed to do any proper actions. Their Ovi store sucks, and all the cool startups now such as Gowalla, Foursquare, et al consider Nokia as if it doesn't exist. They make application for iPhone, iPad, Android, and even Blackberry, but nothing for Nokia phones.

So I was forced to develop my own applications in order to be able to make use of the new web applications on my Nokia phone. Nokia then asked me to fill lengthy forms in order to give me access to their beta SDK. And they totally ignored me and never received anything from their site. And now that their QT SDK is publicly available I downloaded it yesterday, and guess what, the installer gave me nothing but errors although there is nothing on their site that says that my system doesn't meet their requirements.

I guess Nokia made it clear to me now that they have lost the battle against Apple and Google, and they have no plans to fight back. And for sure my next phone most probably will not be a Nokia.

Update: It finally worked now, yet I'm still not convinced Nokia is doing any effort to save its own butt.

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  1. I was a nokia fun too, at some point, I feel your pain. Try Apple

  2. Well, I guess you have not heard yet of MeeGo.
    Check it out: Looks like Nokia has joined forces with Intel to fight back, not only in the smart phones area but in the tablet and pad arena as well.

  3. @Anonymous
    Seems that I am forced to try iPhone, however I somehow find Android more appealing

    @Mohammed Gamal
    Looks interesting, but still not convinced, they aren't making developers life any simpler on their current phones. Plus Nokia is not able to settle on a certain OS, Symbian, Maemo and then this one, and this makes it hard to trust they are not going to switch to another OS sooner or later

  4. I was upto few months a fan of nokia, I got its N97, I think this will be my last Nokia purchase.
    OVI sucks, apps sucks, WiFi connectivity sucks, GUI is incomparable to Apple's

    @Mohammed Gamal, I think that this partnership will not save Nokia, Nokia needs to give a great response to Apple's multi touch feature, not by making the same thing but by providing a new feature.

  5. I think Android is the best.
    by the way, what is you mobile phone now?

  6. Hello. how can I contact you? can i have your email address please? thanks