Saturday, April 14, 2012

The battle of the phones

In earlier days it was Nokia and the rest. I have never had a Nokia but I am sure they were popular for good reasons. I never thought that they were a very attractive phone. The teens and twenties seemed to love them. A couple of models ago I broke my faith with Ericsson, later Sony Ericsson, now just Sony, and embraced Samsung. I am not surprised to hear that Samsung has now overtaken the previously unassailable Nokia in sales. I was a bit puzzled when I read about the statistics as there was no mention of Iphones, which seems to me to have replaced the long time favourite of the kiddies, the Nokia.

There is no doubt about it though, Nokia has always had a very distinctive ring tone. Is there a little desperation in this Nokia promotion?

14 comments:

  1. My Nokia flip phone, which I recently gave up, gave me twelve years of service (with the original battery no less). It still works too. Max

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  2. It seems like everyone and their mother has an i-phone nowadays. How the heck do they afford them? I know most have jobs but then a lot of people don't and they still have an i-phone.

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  3. Max, I am not sure if I am more impressed with the flip part not breaking or the twelve year old battery.

    Rubye, here many pay them off on a contract which often includes a generous phone call allowance. Mine, not an Iphone, costs $30 a week with twenty dollars of calls and sms allowed. But if I actually use it as a phone, it is nearly $1 a minute.

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  4. I had about five Nokias in succession and liked them all then eighteen months ago succumbed to the lure of the iPhone.

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  5. Victor, did your first have the really tinny ring tone?

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  6. $30 a week???? :-).

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  7. I think that is relatively cheap isn't it Windsmoke?

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  8. Probably Andrew, I don't really remember.

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  9. My first two phones were Nokia and they never gave me any trouble but then neither does my present Samsung one. My eldest swears by her Nokia - - they are all getting so complicatediof late - more to go wrong with them

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  10. $30 a month surely? I pay $45 and get $500 worth of calls and 1gig data. I currently have an SE, will upgrade when I'm at the end of my contract.

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  11. $30 a week is a rip off, you should check on that, you're probably paying $30 a month. I've always used the prepaid option, paying outright for a cheaper phone then just topping up the balance as I need to. I don't need any of the fancy phones or apps. My first phone was a Nokia, bought in 1999 or 2000 and it still works well. My current phone is a Samsung flip phone which doesn't give me any trouble either. I've had it for 5-6 years now.

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  12. MC, so true. We now experience phone crashes, like computers do.

    Fen, of course, yes $30 per month. Your deal sounds pretty good.

    Yes River, $30 per month. Six years old, dinosaur. You need a smart phone now.

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  13. Excuse me I think I hear my phone ringing haha! I love my Nokia flip thingy, it does all I want from a phone, I can make and receive calls and texts and that's enough!!

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  14. Grace, you being a female, and no doubt carrying a handbag, you probably have your camera with you all the time. Not all of us are so equipped so a reasonably good phone camera can be useful.

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