Video: History of Nokia – by cnetuk

| September 30, 2011 | 56 Replies

cnetUK takes a look at the history of Nokia and have produced a 3 minute presentation video on it. For Nokia fans this is something we’re all familiar with, but this video probably isn’t for us.

Luke takes a look at Nokia’s phone past, noting the N95 (though pictured is N95 8GB) having everything we come to expect in smartphones today, (even to ‘primitive’ form of apps.)

Then a critical moment when iPhone arrived and Nokia did not have the right response.

Something that will hurt your ears, they note then the N8 which they say “sucked”.

Finally now they note Nokia’s new direction to put Symbian and MeeGo aside, to go for Windows Phone. Ahh, how everyone dismisses Symbian but completely forget something awesome called Maemo.

Since 2007 we have been looking for another N95. Nokia had many opportunities back then to create a super powered flagship to prop up the hardware side, compensating for the poor software, but we didn’t really see that either. Continued self flagellation and an attempt to make it as easy for the competition as possible puts Nokia where it is today.

I hope that in the next couple of years Nokia will become a serious contender again, and not the forever underdog it seems to be. I don’t really care with what OS. But the longer it takes them to do anything, the harder it becomes to get back to the top.

In this video, Luke Westaway delves deep into the history of mobile phone giant Nokia, lingering over moments from the glorious to obscure. Pretty much all of us have owned a Nokia at some point, or at least used a mate’s for a cheeky game of Snake, but this Finnish company has an unusual past and an uncertain future. Hit play for Luke’s witty and enlightening take on the history of this household name.

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