I know that it is more in vogue to carry around a Samsung Galaxy S III or Note II, HTC One X or X+, Apple iPhone 5, Lumia 920, and the like these days. I remember tweeting about doing something on the Nokia 808 PureView about a week or two ago, and someone responding, “How do you even manage to use it?” Errrr… I just do.
Today, I was testing out Tweeties, a 3rd party Twitter app on the PureView and mentioned it. Here was a classic response from a good friend and long-time mobilista, Sola:
@mister_mobility this man..you went back to this your belle…in 2013!
— Olusola Osibeluwo (@belushibreezy) January 12, 2013
I do Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, email, web browsing, SMS, and lastly make calls. Basically, those are what the vast majority of smartphone owners do with their phones. Then, there are much more – LinkedIn, Maps & Navigation, awesome audio and video, super uber still photos and video recording, Calendar, Notes, Office apps, Bible apps, Weather, YouTube, YouTube downloads, Skype, Shazam, and Dictionary, among others.
Don’t throw app numbers at me; I have my needs met. Don’t tell me about the huge loss of market share; I have never been one to have a problem with standing out of the crowd. Performance wise, it still is a champ. Oh, and Harry keeps talking about having to manually set up Belle OS for internet use, but the joke has been on him. I’m not sure what century last he used one, but when I put in my SIM into the Pureview, the settings automatically show up and I am good to go. I NEVER have to manually configure it. I hope that Harry is reading this 😉
I currently use the Nokia 808 PureView as my daily smartphone, and it gets the job done nicely. So, I thought to ask this one question: What exactly is the problem with my using a Belle OS smartphone in 2013? Anyone have any idea?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.