Nokia and Symbian sure are losing mindshare in the market at an alarming rate. We brought you news of the closure of Symbian-Guru. Well, another pro-Symbian, pro-Nokia site, World of Nokia, has announced its closure (actually before the Symbian-Guru announcement).
The software continues to be bug filled on these new £500 devices and the final straw for a lot of people was the disaster called the Nokia N97 which at £50 a month in the UK some places to get free was far too overpriced and only once the new software came out at last year’s Nokia World could people finally start taking it seriously……..but also at the same time as announcing a software update they announce the N97 Mini (again the same phone but just bits missing and smaller) and the N900 which also will not be getting the MeeGo update everyone was hoping for.
What seems to have happened in the last 2 years is Android started off really small but with a great idea, listened to its users and developers and now here we are on Android 2.2 with services even Apple would like to have thought of. And speaking of Apple there is a new iPhone due next month which will as normal be the main talking point of the mobile industry and be a device all manufacturers try to beat (when was the last time someone called a device a N97 Killer??)
Really looking at the mobile industry it has moved on, other players have moved with the times and Nokia is still dragging it’s heels, you only need to see the large quantity of Nokia fans who have parted ways with the company and moved onto a different platform such as Android or iPhone.
It is the same script; just from a different cast.
Nokia is not dead. Symbian is not dead. But they sure both are slumbering, and for too long. This can turn out to be a very expensive sleep. Nokia and Symbian need to read between the lines.