I came across this video and upon watching it, many memories of Nokia rushed through my mind, its old struggles and new struggles, competition from rivals Samsung, Apple, OS rivals-Android, iOS and basically the media at large. Maybe it is just me and my memories of using Nokia tech, TV-out via RGB, GPUs back in the OMAP24xx era, Zeiss 5MP Xenon packing camera, playing One via hardware buttons, advanced Bluetooth profiles, HDMI and USB-OTG and other technologies that I was introduced to via Nokia devices. I am NOT saying Nokia was the first or best but hey, let me reminisce!
It was a little sad, especially with the musical score, to remember the iconic Nseries devices that did it all and more, to see the little Nokia car that could, struggle with the competition, going through harsh environments, getting damaged, dirty along the way, a refreshing wash in the river (Belle update? lol)and power sliding the turns, showing a clear determination to stay relevant in the (Smartphone) race.
Ah, it could just be me….mesmerized by my time off from work, spending way too much time oogling at the Pureview, flashing N8 Belle Roms and being baffled at the Lumia cab update files. Regardless, I find this video symbolic of Nokia’s past, present and future, loading up all it has (livery on the car), giving its best shot, among a sea of fierce competitors.
Our dear readers, what comes to mind about Nokia when you watch this video, looking at the detail of the car and the races at hand? Do you have any fond memories of experiences with Nokia? Did you secretly wish the Nokia car would crash and burn? Did the music “take you back” to the glory days of Nokia, where in your own experience, Nokia could do no wrong?
If nothing else, congrats and great job to the creator of the Nokia livery in Dirt 3: hahahi20