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What features from Symbian would you like to see in Windows Phone?

| February 26, 2011 | 53 Replies

 

It is an inevitability that Nokia will be releasing Windows Phone powered devices. They have publicly stated that their primary smartphone focus is the Windows Phone platform. While the dust has settled slightly since the initial uproar, I wanted to take a look of things with as much of an open mind as I can do, from the user perspective.

Many of the comments we’ve been reading point out all the things Windows Phone 7 cannot do, but yet Symbian (and worse, other platforms) can do this also. To them, Windows Phone 7 is essentially a “downgrade” that they are not willing to accept. So, what if Windows Phone was an upgrade – would that make it more palatable? In essence, what are the features you would want in Windows Phone that were utterly critical to the Symbian experience? Things that you would not consider Nokia Windows Phone for if it wasn’t there, but might if it was included? It doesn’t have to be something remotely possible. It’s a “what if” anything goes type scenarios. I guess you could add Maemo 5 to the mix too as we’re basically talking Nokia OS features.

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If you just hate Windows/Microsoft branding/’ecosystem’ that’s a totally different matter. That’s totally OK, everyone’s allowed their personal preferences :). I really, really love Nokia and that’s why I want Windows Phone to succeed so that Nokia would succeed.

BTW, in a related post, you guys had an awesome discussion about the Hardware you’d like to see in the Nokia Windows Phones

Hardware Specs You want in Nokia Windows Phones

I could have continued to hate and deny this MS-Nok thing, or try to assess the situation and see what constructive thing we can do. This reminds of this post on the day of the announcement. I was pretty livid. Now as I read the analysis from people in our community and try out windows phone 7 for myself, the future for Nokia fans does not seem to bleak. We all hate it when people bash MeeGo and Symbian without ever trying it. Does Windows Phone deserve the same treatment? Ah, that’s another post altogether.

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Category: Nokia, Rant, Symbian, Windows Phone

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