What's the reason that Nokia cellphones become less popular?

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@youless (93502)
Guangzhou, China
December 31, 2011 3:21am CST
Nokia was the best selling cellphones in the past. However, today it seems that Nokia's market is shrinking. What do you think about it? Any reasons? I personally think that they have a failing operating system. Symbian is not good and especially today less software or games support this operating system.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
31 Dec 11
I guess it's just the marketing power of the other more popular celphones nowadays. I too had a nokia celphones when I started out. I even had one of the more expensive models. Then the blackberry machine took over and I got one. Nowadays, apple's got the power so I'm in the middle of transition too. I don't think it's anything but the marketing. If there are any glitches in the software, I'm sure they would have been able to fix it.
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 12
Yes, it seems that iPhone is quite popular.
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
@youless : in my country, blackberry is still popular..and if iam not wrong the second is samsung galaxy and samsung smartphone...iphone is too expensive for our pocket here...even we admit that no one of us doubt about the quality of iphone and all apple product
@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 12
Here Blackberry is not popular, whereas Android is the second popular cellphone after iPhone.
@zaahro (749)
• Indonesia
31 Dec 11
Maybe because nowadays people more interested in android and I don't know. Nothing is last, people like something new and fresh. But Nokia is still my favourite.
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@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
do you still like Nokia?/why?? what is the type of your current cell phone ??
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@zaahro (749)
• Indonesia
3 Jan 12
No, I'm not using Nokia anymore. But Nokia is still my favourite.
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@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
3 Jan 12
so what is your current cellphone??
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• India
31 Dec 11
their could be so many reason. 1. because they do not give dual sim phone, however less. 2.because their are more feature available in the other phone at the same prize.
• India
31 Dec 11
I think it mainly due to more software complaints. Am i right ?
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• India
1 Jan 12
nokia have less software complaints,samsung mobile are having more serious problems regarding software defaults.
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Feb 12
I don't even know that Nokia doesn't provide dual sim phones.
• Indonesia
31 Dec 11
I guess so but according to IDC America, Nokia still hold the top spot with the most sales, although it continues to loss market that should be willingly given yo Samsung. So, the cause of Nokia market Down are : 1. Operating system problem , not following the trend and people move to Android 2. Many smartphone market 3. The emergence of the local mobile vendor 4. Losing competing with local vendor 5. Nokia mobile feature.....behind the times
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
blackberry can be popular in our country because there are special message center like BBM (blackberry message).. maybe Nokia can imitate like that...Nokia message center maybe
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 12
This is a detailed analise.
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
Thanks less.....I think Blackberry loss the market in our country....their market in Indonesia almost closed due ignoring the government rules...to make server in Indonesia. I read the article about market Blackberry down because quiet expensive and the technology behind Android. Samsung and China vendor are dominated the smarthphone market in Indonesia.
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• India
31 Dec 11
Yes you are absolutely right. Their decision to stick to Symbian is the main reason for the dip in the sales of Nokia Phones. Android & iOS are much more capable mobile Operating systems and everyone prefers these OS now. There are not many apps available for Symbian and even the OS is not as refined as Android or iOS. I hope the sales would improve atleast a bit with their latest Windows Phone 7 lineup..!!
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@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
tell me, what is the advantages windows phone 7 and of course the disadvantages?? what about the android and symbian?? do you know it too??
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Feb 12
I have no idea of Windows phone 7.
• India
12 Feb 12
Windows Phone 7 is a OS which now gaining popularity and soon is coming into limelight. Nokia are now using Windows phone 7 (7.5 to be precise) in their high end phones. Windows is still in a development phase I would say. There are may disadvantages right now like No Bluetooth file sharing, USB file sharing possible only through Zune, strict hardware requirements, limited apps, necessary video encryption etc...It has a fresh and attractive UI though. Syncing with a Windows PC is easier. Its handles documents well. Overall its a good OS buts still needs a lot of improvement some of which is coming with Windows 8. It still lags behind Android and iOS but soon will be there competiting neck to neck with them,!!
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Well there are so many phones now in the market. Before, it was Nokia who offers a lot of models and they were most likely the number one selling phone before. But as technology develops, many other phones came into the picture with far better features and better performance. Samsung came into the picture and of course, the iphone. Truly they are great and wonderful. Perhaps Nokia failed to compete with what other phones have offered and this probably is the reason why their sales went down. But who knows.. perhaps now they are thinking of developing their phones to compete once again with the newer models and brands.
@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
What a pity for Nokia.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
5 Feb 12
I agree.. many people buy other brand of phone because they like the features of other brand. Even the other brand are more expensive that Nokia they still buy it because they like the application of it. Me,i love playing games in Samsung and Iphone because of the high technology that i see in their games.
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• India
1 Jan 12
yes, its because that they are no more in the state to competing, as we know this finlad company made its mark in the past but they are unable to do so in the future. may be its because they are not offering the same features as the other heavyweights are doing. and during the course of the year moble market has een growing with an immense rate.
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
What a pity.
• India
4 Jan 12
how much pity nokia situation has become within a short interval of time
@sivaeinfo (220)
• India
1 Jan 12
Nokia cellphone is getting degrade in its production and sales. Because apple will give quality products and also improve various features in it. Apple phone is highly protected and support various application and software.
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@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
maybe nokia is late too for anticipating the fastest of technology which implant in cell phone.. they are so proud with their latest product and underestimate the ability of android as operating sytems maybe
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
In fact Nokia is very durable since it will not be broken even if it is dropped to the ground.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
4 Feb 12
i agree..before all of my friend are using Nokia phone but now they are using androids. I don't have enough money to buy android phone but i always borrow my friends phone just to play games. We are still using Nokia phone but just for sending text message because it is still more easy to use type in Nokia than other phone brand. Happy Mylotting..
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Feb 12
If I will buy a new cellphone again, I will also choose Android cellphones.
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@Neriz69 (1042)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
Yes, i really think so too, I guess it's because their phones are so expensive, even their most basic cellphone is so expensive. Also there are so many other brands that are cheaper and much more functional than Nokia like myphone, etc. I think people are becoming more practical than being brand conscious now a days.
@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
It is not reasonable for Nokia to charge so much today.
@FluxNL (503)
• Netherlands
2 Jan 12
I think it is not mainstream to have a nokia telephone. The new mainstream are those stupid telephone by blackberry. Or those telephone by apple. Iam a proud owner of a nokia n73 and I like it because I don't feel the need of ping or other tings, And another advantage is when your nokia falls it doesn't break or is damaged. And when your iphone or blackberry falls it is damaged and it doesn't work properly.
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
But my friend often complains about her Nokia phone because of the operating sytem.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
1 Jan 12
No I think no popularity is less of Nokia phone. Still if I want to purchase new phone then I will prefer only Nokia phone.
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
I know it is durable.
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
yes, with many surveys said like that.. maybe here are my opinion.. 1. too many big opponent or competitor of Nokia, like from Blackberry, Samsung and so on.. 2. Nokia is late for updating many series and only depends on their famous series like N70, N73..they forget something that now the era of Tablet PC and smartphone and they are late for launching their series for PC tablet and smartphone.. 3. they are wrong when choose a partner..they should choose android as their OS in their cellphone or product, but they choose unpopular windows phone.. 4. the price of simple Nokia is still exspensive and it`s not popular when somebody want to buy a same price of Nokia with another smartphone who had price more cheaper than nokia series
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
I think the number 2 reason is the main one.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
1 Jan 12
I think it is because people want alot more features than what those phones offer. I really like my Nokia phone though. It is all that I need.
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 12
At least Nokia is durable.
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
31 Dec 11
Yes, yesterday I answered a discussion that why aren't Nokia moving onto the Android O.S. and a common response was that they don't want to be a part of the crowd and do what the others are doing. But unfortunately, people think otherwise and want an android phone. But if my android phone screws up, I may still go back to a Nokia phone. The first ever phone that I had was a 3110c. I loved it and still do. Also, the N8 is considered one of the best phones, with symbian Anna and 12MP camera.
@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Feb 12
Sounds like Nokia still has some faithful fans
@Informer (803)
• India
31 Dec 11
Hi Friend, Technology is all about innovation. A company can beat the competition if it has a great and innovative technical product and the company need to spend a lot to improve even best product it has. Nokia definitely is still the best company in my point of view but it its innovation and the barometer which keeps a check on requirement of the people is not there. In India it has great rapport among people but it fails to realize the importance of Dual Sim phones and that has put it behind.
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Feb 12
You are right.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
31 Dec 11
Hello you less I heard a rumour that Nokia is going bankrupt but I don't know how much truth is into that. I am a good fan for Nokia phones, but I rather use them as phones not for devices full of games and aplications. Cheers and Happy New Year !
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@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Feb 12
But here less people prefer to buy Nokia.
@succeednow (1636)
• Singapore
31 Dec 11
Hi youless, You're right. Just a few short years ago, Nokia used to be number 1 in terms of mobile phone choice. They excel in range of models, reliability, battery life etc. The Korean phones like Samsung and LG pale in comparison. Now the tables have turned. Samsung will be number 1 soon I think. The reason is because Nokia has failed to recognize a superior OS and insist on sticking to their Symbian OS. Now they are going with Windows OS but I think it's too late as they will lose out as far as apps are concerned. There are so many apps built for Android as opposed to Windows. So unless Nokia adopts the Android OS and jumps on the bandwagon I'm afraid Nokia will be history.
@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 12
You are right. If Nokia didn't stick to its Symbian, then perhaps today it still has a big market.
@dpk262006 (56484)
• Delhi, India
31 Dec 11
Hi! You appear right to me that many users are resorting to 'Android' operating system which is apparently much faster. Also, other companies such as Samsung and Motorola etc. are bringing in much cheaper handset in market than Nokia phones. Happ New Year to you. :-)
@youless (93502)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 12
Happy New Year