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  1. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    I'm a Nokia and Windows Phone fan. Being one is hard these days...

    As you all know, Nokia has just announced a tablet that runs ANDROID...

    ...that is the rival of my preferred mobile OS, Windows Phone. (Nokia made me love WP)

    Literally torn between these two right now. LOL
    11-21-2014 12:19 AM
  2. broar94's Avatar
    Just like how Nokia came up with Nokia X with specifically Android.. it wants a pie of android tablet market too. Now, all future wp products are Microsoft Lumia and not really Nokia's anymore.
    11-21-2014 12:23 AM
  3. Stephen Vogel's Avatar
    I'm in the exact same boat. I jumped on WP because of Nokia and a Nokia / Android setup is quite appealing to me in theory. That said, at this stage it doesn't feel like the Nokia of old anymore. Things like support, build quality etc are unknowns in this new Foxconn arrangement.
    LumiaWorld likes this.
    11-21-2014 12:59 AM
  4. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    Yes you guys are right. The Nokia today is not the Nokia that we used to know in the past.

    But I can't help myself to support them even though they're using Android simply because they are Nokia. Plus, I love underdogs...

    But a part of me still wants to be a Microsoft fan all the way
    11-21-2014 01:33 AM
  5. realwarder's Avatar
    The Nokia engineering team is mostly with Microsoft. The Android tablet is made by Foxconn with a Nokia logo on it, so is basically from a different company.

    Doesn't stop it looking nice, but its not for me.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-21-2014 01:40 AM
  6. stenson625's Avatar
    Some don't understand the trick! It's Nokia's tabulate and will meet Nokia's standard in order to protect the name, Nokia! Quit referring to the product as Foxxcon's. It isn't! It is a Nokia device trying to steer people to her future ambition, Android, when her deals are over with Microsoft!
    Buy this tabulate and be rest assured that Nokia won't undermine her name to the muds!
    LumiaWorld and Sonu K like this.
    11-21-2014 02:56 AM
  7. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    Nokia said they designed and made the software on the tablet so it's still a pure Nokia device.

    Foxconn is only in charge with the manufacturing...
    stenson625 and Sonu K like this.
    11-21-2014 03:01 AM
  8. stenson625's Avatar
    What about the Nokia's laid off workers? Will they remain idle?
    If the company is torn into two, between Android and Windows, then she will be better of than sourly putting all of her eggs in one basket! I will go Android, if Nokia or a part of her goes Android!
    <Smiley face>
    11-21-2014 03:02 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I think it's great what Nokia is doing and I hope they continue.

    If you haven't seen the website for the new tablet you should take a look at it - Nokia N1

    This to me is a way for Nokia to test the waters with new products and honestly I hope they are no longer the 'old' Nokia because that's what got them into trouble in the first place.

    The tablet looks amazing in quality. I'm unfortunately not ready for a new tablet but I'm going to keep my eyes on what's happening. A Nokia and Foxconn partnership could be the beginning of a new stage for Nokia to bring out quality products and good prices. I just don't want them flooding the market. I rather them produce some quality devices and go from there. They say they're not doing phones but who knows what 2016 will bring.
    Sonu K likes this.
    11-21-2014 04:08 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What about the Nokia's laid off workers? Will they remain idle?
    If the company is torn into two, between Android and Windows, then she will be better of than sourly putting all of her eggs in one basket! I will go Android, if Nokia or a part of her goes Android!
    <Smiley face>
    Small steps. What do you keep referring to Nokia as a 'her'. Not that I have any issues with that. It's an 'it'. A company and a town.
    11-21-2014 04:10 AM
  11. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Small steps. What do you keep referring to Nokia as a 'her'. Not that I have any issues with that. It's an 'it'. A company and a town.
    Same reason why people call a boat "her" and give them female names
    stenson625 likes this.
    11-21-2014 04:13 AM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Same reason why people call a boat "her" and give them female names
    And the reason is???
    11-21-2014 04:21 AM
  13. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    And the reason is???
    Endearment...?
    stenson625 likes this.
    11-21-2014 04:29 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Endearment...?
    Well I had an idea what it the reasoning was but I was hoping someone would tell me something different. I know for the most part that people call their items female names or using female terms because they have a 'relationship' with them. This is usually 'men'. But I was hoping we'd get away from that in reference to a company or product. :/
    11-21-2014 04:32 AM
  15. Wam1q's Avatar
    Well I had an idea what it the reasoning was but I was hoping someone would tell me something different. I know for the most part that people call their items female names or using female terms because they have a 'relationship' with them. This is usually 'men'. But I was hoping we'd get away from that in reference to a company or product. :/
    Maybe that person is not a native English speaker. For example, in my native language, all company names are masculine. So we do refer to Nokia (or MS or Google) as 'he'. Nothing wrong with it. BTW, we refer to Windows (both the OS and the actual object) as 'she', Android as 'he', chair as 'she', table as 'he', bottle as 'she', tree as 'he', flower as 'he', clock as 'she', book as 'she', etc. So it's perfectly normal to refer to an inanimate object/product/company as 'he' or 'she'.

    This isn't affection or anything... It depends on the language. Some objects can even change gender. Like in my language, the moon is masculine (he), but the full moon is feminine (she). So the moon becomes a 'she' for a couple of days each month. :)
    Last edited by Wam1q; 11-21-2014 at 05:58 AM.
    Sonu K likes this.
    11-21-2014 05:31 AM
  16. vineet_vpns12's Avatar
    Maybe that person is not a native English speaker. For example, in my native language, all company names are masculine. So we do refer to Nokia (or MS or Google) as 'he'. Nothing wrong with it. BTW, we refer to Windows (both the OS and the actual object) as 'she', Android as 'he', chair as 'she', table as 'he', etc. So it's perfectly normal to refer to an inanimate object as 'he' or 'she'.
    .
    agree.
    windows central as "he"
    Wam1q likes this.
    11-21-2014 05:41 AM
  17. jddumawa's Avatar
    And the reason is???
    *Personification
    stenson625 likes this.
    11-21-2014 05:52 AM
  18. Wam1q's Avatar
    *Personification
    Not necessarily. That person seems like a non-native English speaker. That would mean Nokia is feminine in his language.
    11-21-2014 05:57 AM
  19. aximtreo's Avatar
    Love the lyrics you used. Great song back in my younger days,

    Love Nokia and MS.
    LumiaWorld likes this.
    11-21-2014 06:28 AM
  20. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    There are rumors circulating that Nokia will be making a comeback next year...

    This is really a hard time to me as a Lumia and Nokia fan. Which among the two will I support more?
    04-20-2015 08:45 AM
  21. snowmutt's Avatar
    I simply cannot imagine that any product with the name "Nokia" on it going forward will be anything close to the amazing tech that it was when sold to MS. All the engineers, designers, testing labs, R&D, and all other important Nokia hardware departments were moved over to MS or shuttered. Heck, I am worried anything coming from Microsoft in the future won't be nearly as good.

    If Nokia ends up back in the game,it will be from scratch. It will be very interesting to see how they assemble their products, or if they even truly do.
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-24-2015 05:14 AM

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