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News Sony Ericsson, Nokia pull handsets

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 25 Nov 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Tokukachi

    Tokukachi New Member

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    I had a N95 8GB and Symbian drove me crazy for 18 months :( It slow, buggy and not at all user friendly, I for one won't be buying another Symbian phone.
     
  3. crazyceo

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    I think I'll wait for Windows Mobile 7 in the new year before I upgrade from my HTC Touch Diamond. This is a shame though as I believe these handsets were pretty good.
     
  4. licenced

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    I stuck with Nokia for over ten years, from my first ever mobile in 1998.

    I recently bought an HTC Hero though and am really glad I did - the only thing it doesn't do as well as Nokia is the music player, but I can kind of live with that.

    Nokia got stuck in the past with Symbian (or their implementation of it) and it'll take a lot to catch up.
     
  5. Atomic

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    Symbian S60 v5 is a lost cause, it's rubbish and the UI is years behind the iPhone and Android...
     
  6. fodder

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    I had some SE phones with the older Symbian on, although the oldest were great the newer ones just became more and more unstable. I think symbian has become too bloated from it's original form.

    Using Android now, and it's very very good so far. (makes WM look like an ADD kids project). These newer phone OSs have the advantage of being built from the ground up with things such as G3, Wi-Fi, GPS, camera/video and media streaming etc. taken into account and not bolted on to an existing core.
     
  7. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Got an N81, so far I'm pretty happy with it. Fring is really all I use.... oh and music of course
     
  8. K.I.T.T.

    K.I.T.T. Hasselhoff™ Inside

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    My N97 was near unuseable when i first got it and even now its still got lots of annoying little UI issues and random crashes and just the stupid little ways Symbian does it own thing. Symbian in my mind work sas long as you don't ask it to do too much, like on the N72 it was awsome and you could get a weeks battery life out of the phone to boot but the N95 and N97 have just shown how badly it scales as a software platform.

    It'd be amazing if Nokia plan to do anything about all the N97's that are already out in the wild...
     
  9. scawp

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    I've had my N95 for about 8month and it drives me mad for the exact same reasons, also its very unintuitive nothing seems to work as you think it should and the menus are just stupidly organized
     
  10. scawp

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    p.s. I should have learned from owning an n-gage, the Symbian OS on that was shocking as well
     
  11. vampalan

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    N series phones are all show really, sort of like beta test for the E series, the E series are the ones you want if you dont want it to be full of bugs.
     
  12. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Symbian dies - everybody celebrates. Really, is someone going to miss that pile of steaming --?

    (N95 here and had I paid for it, I'd be really upset.)
     
  13. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    I was an N95 owner for 18 months aswell. Hated every time I had to use it.


    Good riddance symbian.
     
  14. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Returned my E71x after a week of use, the OS seemed like it was put together over the span of years, way too slow.
     
  15. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    I've had an N95 8GB for about 14 months and I'm really happy with it. Yes, you have to LEARN where things are in the menu (so who is really still using XP because they can't be bothered to learn a new OS?) and the predictive text is a little wierd, but it is still a good phone.

    I'm going to get a cheap deal on a new crappy phone in 4 months time and keep using the N95. Best phone I ever owned.

    Andy

    Yes, the sig needs to be changed...
     
  16. TWeaK

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    I've got an N97 but now I've gone back to my N95. Not because of problems with the phone's features as such, but the touch screen got damaged and it's become almost useless (have to open it up and use the arrow pad to actually do anything with it, can barely make or answer calls). I do miss it somewhat though, the FM transmitter was useful since I don't have a bluetooth radio in the car and typing with a keyboard was a godsend after the N95.

    I'm going to be claiming for accidental damage on the N97's insurance soon so it will be interesting to see what I get offered. I don't think I want the mini, if I end up with another broken touchscreen I won't have an arrow pad to use and one of the draws of the N97 was the screen size. Tbh I think I just want to get away from Nokia and get a decent HTC 'droid phone. Damned 2 year contracts...
     
  17. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    Maemo5 does seem to be the way forward.

    So looking forward to the N900
     
  18. crazyceo

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    Been using Windows Mobile for 3 years now. Currently on 6.1 which I've had no problems with at all. With Mobile7 out in the new year and Windows7 installed they're supposed to sync like peas and carrots, cheese and crackers, Breasts and whipped cream.
     
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    I'm surprised Symbian has even lasted this long.
     
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    3-4 months into my N97 contract and hating every second of it. Most bug filled piece of crap ive ever touched.
     
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