This would have been Nokia's future

by Volker Weber

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Is that site a hoax? If not, it's just sad. Even the design of the page is "stolen" from

Johannes Matzke, 2011-06-21

Now imagine, Nokia had done Maemo full-hearted. No MeGo, no Intel and do it right and with power from the beginning. On from the Nokia 770, continue with the N800, N810 and then do it with force.

We could have been here *at least* 2 years ago. Imagine.

Aaah, this hurts.

Hubert Stettner, 2011-06-21

They advertise a wallpaper change as a major feature? ORLY?

Hanno Zulla, 2011-06-21

Reminds me of the old iPod Mini case...

The video just makes me realise how good Apple's ads are - this one is all about how cool is the UI or how good is the camera. Users need to be shown how the device can make their lives better or easier - thats what Apple's ads do so well.

Stuart McIntyre, 2011-06-21

I don't understand what Nokia is up to ... this looks beautiful and responsive and all the important apps seem to be there an work. What in the world could have made them use WP7? Meego looks and feels very similar in these Videos ...

So ... when can this device be bought? Have. To. Distance. Myself. From. The. Mainstream. IPhone-Crowd ;-)

Sebastian Herp, 2011-06-21

And the videos don't seem to be fake either ... here is a hands on:

Sebastian Herp, 2011-06-21

What Hubert said.
What Stuart said.
What Sebastian said.

Nokia became so sick lately.
Now setting up on my old iPod touch.

Markus Merz | Hamburg St. Georg, 2011-06-21

OK, that second video just makes it even more odd...

So how do you get to the phone app? Swipe (very slowly) from the side, then go to the apps view then click phone then dial... How about controls for the media player?

Seems they have gone the whole hog and removed all buttons to be replaced by swiping laboriously from one side of the device to the other...

'Using a mobile phone has never been this fun'? I beg to differ...

Stuart McIntyre, 2011-06-21

"You and I are both like guys who had this rich neighbor—Xerox—who left the door open all the time. And you go sneakin' in to steal a TV set. Only when you get there, you realize I got there first. And you're yelling: 'That's not fair! I wanted to try and steal it first!' You're too late."

This quote reminds me of the discussion above ;)

Mathias Ziolo, 2011-06-21

Der fehlende Telefonknopf hat mich schon beim N900 wahnsinnig gemacht. Trotzdem traurig. Sieht viel klarer aus als WP7 - und hätte mit Nokias Ökosystem harmoniert, das zumindest bis zu Elops Burning Platform-Memo weitaus stärker als wp7 war.

Christian Just, 2011-06-21

Mir gefällt das. Alleine schon weil endlich der hässliche Symbian Font verschwunden ist (ok ist ja auch kein Symbian). Aber in einem hat Stephen Elop ja recht gehabt. Nokia entwickelt viel zu langsam (im Softwarebereich), erkennt Trends oft viel zu spät und hat mit Symbian ein Betriebssystem welches wohl nicht mehr zu reparieren ist.
Trotzdem sollte sich Nokia mit MeeGo ein Hintertürchen offen halten. Windows Phone bekommt zwar gute Kritiken (mir persönlich sagt es nicht zu) aber es hat im Moment wohl einen ähnlichen Stand wie die Zune Player. Solide Hard- und Software aber ohne den entscheidenden Kick. Microsoft wird viel Geld investieren müssen um das zu korrigieren.

Die Webseite und der Spot gefallen mir eigentlich auch.

Henning Heinz, 2011-06-21

I don't understand this at all. Did they announce this just to prove they could create a nice smartphone if they really wanted to?

I am honestly baffled.

Eric Hancock, 2011-06-22

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