I want to start out by saying I am a long time Symbian and Nokia user, I loved the flexibility Symbian offered me as well as the tons of features out of the box, but as of today, I am actually put in a tough decision as to what device as well as what Os I want to use.
Let me explain, in 2007 when Apple released the Iphone and still to this day not as much as before, Symbian and Nokia fans alike cried about a locked down system, no flexibility, limited features ect…. and now with Nokia’s decision to go WP we are in the same exact position maybe even worse, in comparison the Iphone 4s, has front facing camera, 3 models with different memory sizes, 1080p video recording, hdmi out 1080p no less, (although separate cable is needed) and a 8mp camera that matches any 8mp on the market, and may I add a full blown ecosystem, with more apps than you can imagine.
Nokia World is over and done and the new windows devices look good but I personally would have loved the N9 to be Nokia’s main device and I am sure many other Nokia fans agree, the N9 is everything Nokia stood for in the past, its theirs, its flexible, its different, can customize, has full blown bt functionality, nfc, ect.
Nokia WP is still WP with some added software from Nokia, Nokia drive, Nokia music, & the build, call quality & camera abilities we come to know and love in a Nokia.
I myself as a U.S. consumer now have my hand forced to choose an ecosystem instead of a device, N9 is nice but DOA, Symbian is nice (love my n8 with belle) but its over a yr old and would love the higher res screen and a bump in speed and that will die soon, so to me its either IOS or WP.
I have not mentioned android only because to me I don’t have much interest although it might suit me best of all as well as it seems the minute you buy an android its outdated in 2 weeks.
My Question to the Nokia users is if Nokia didn’t go WP would any of you have an interest in it, why or why not.
I personally will try the Nokia WP devices, but its really making it hard not to look at the other established ecosystem out there.