My case for Nokia
Let me just start by saying that I have always adored Nokia as a brand, and still do. But, I’ll be the first in the room to admit and acknowledge that they are in the dump. Their decline was hard to watch. Apple and Google destroyed the company both in market share and mind share. Their deal with Microsoft was bold, albeit controversial due to the past relationship the CEO had with Microsoft. However, through their bond, they released arguably one of the most, or the most beautiful smartphone ever released to the public, the Lumia 800. A gorgeous product of design and engineering magnificence. Unibody polycarbonate ROCKS!
Nevertheless, both Microsoft and Nokia haven’t been able to capture the market the way they expected. Windows Phone is fresh and innovative, but the general public just don’t seem to care. This is just a quick opinion piece, so I’m not going to delve into crazy detail. But this is my case for Nokia.
Fork Android. And fork it hard. Amazon did it and the Kindle Fire is a proven success. Nokia is a hardware company with some of the best designers in the world. I can’t even begin to say how many times I’ve heard people say I would buy the Lumia 800 (or a Nokia phone with a design like that) in a heartbeat if it ran Android. Now, for Nokia just to be another OEM would be a tough pill to follow, especially since they basically dominated the industry for the past decade. But they don’t have to be “officially” because they have robust services. Nokia Maps for example is a viable competitor to Google Maps, so they have that in the bag. I personally think Nokia Music is great too. What I’m trying to say is, just fork Android and use Nokia services. Have Nokia Mail, Nokia Maps, Noka Drive etc… The best thing of all, APPS! Just do it Nokia! I don’t want you to die because of Pride and Ego. Save the company and reclaim your spot as NO. 1. Consumers will also love you for it.
FYI: I wrote this in haste so if there are any grammatical errors, I’m sorry.
Also, I loved you Meego, but you are truly lost