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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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