We review the Nokia X, the first Android phone from the now Microsoft owned phone maker
It took a long time between Microsoft announcing it was to buy Nokia’s mobile division and the deal be completed. During that period Nokia had plenty of time to plough its own path with products without the oversight of its future parent.
Although Microsoft might wax lyrical about how much it is behind the Nokia X, the reality is that it feels like a strange fit with the existing product line and very odd indeed for a soon-to-be-Microsoft company to produce a device running the Operating System of its arch rival, Google.
First of all, let’s talk about what the Nokia X isn’t. It isn’t a flagship device. It isn’t even a powerful device. And it doesn’t run Google’s feature packed version of Android with the Play Store and Google apps. So what is it?
Nokia’s run of being the world’s leading phone manufacturer has finally ended. Read on to find out more.
After 14 years at the top of mobile stardom, Nokia have finally fallen behind Samsung in the stakes to be the world’s biggest phone manufacturer.
In the first quarter of 2012, Samsung managed to ship a massive 93.5 million devices – 35% more than last year.
Demand for Samsung’s Galaxy range of device has seen the South Korean based giants record a $4.5 billion profit in total.
Kieron Howard has been a Symbiam smartphone junkie since 2003. Then he went cold turkey after scoring an HTC Desire – see how he’s getting on now…
In 2003 I purchased my first smartphone – A Nokia 6600. Featuring a 104MHz processor and VGA camera it was light year ahead of any other phone I had owned. Nokia used Symbian Series 60 on this phone and I loved it. Multitasking was good, the phone ran quickly and it was like a mini laptop in my pocket.
I took no hesitation in sticking with Nokia and Symbian for the next few years, why would I change? There was nothing else on the market that came close to the features that Symbian offered. Symbian for a while was a great OS, offering lots of apps while being fairly robust and tweakable.
In 2006 after the contract ran out on my trusty 6630 I bought its successor, the N70. This is where things started to go wrong for me, the phone was slow, Symbian felt like it hadn’t really been updated in years and to top it all off, the phone got wet a few months later and then failed to turn on.
Source: Kieron Howard