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Old 04-24-2009, 07:14 PM
jaialai.technology@gmail.com
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Default What happened to Nokia as a Sprint phone maker?

I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
all
these POS Samsungs?

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: What happened to Nokia as a Sprint phone maker?

On 2009-04-24, jaialai.technology@gmail.com <jaialai.technology@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
> What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
> all
> these POS Samsungs?


You're not serious, are you? Nokia CDMA phones were so horrible that
Nokia ended up outsourcing all their CDMA phones to Pantech.

I loved my Sprint Samsungs and I love my current GSM Samsung on T-Mobile.
UI is much better than the Nokia's, and the hardware quality is light-years
better than the utter crap Motorola manufactures in China.

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Microsoft's new marketing slogan for Windows is "Life Without Walls."
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:44 PM
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At 24 Apr 2009 18:22:30 +0000 Steve Sobol wrote:

> > I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
> > What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
> > all
> > these POS Samsungs?

>
> You're not serious, are you? Nokia CDMA phones were so horrible that
> Nokia ended up outsourcing all their CDMA phones to Pantech.



While true, Nokia makes some very good GSM phones. (Although,
apparently, there ARE exceptions!)


> I loved my Sprint Samsungs and I love my current GSM Samsung on T-Mobile.


> UI is much better than the Nokia's, and the hardware quality is light-

years
> better than the utter crap Motorola manufactures in China.



I've never been much of a Moto fan- I always thought their menus were
prety counter-intuitive. I do like the Samsungs personally, but they're
pretty reviled in most phone forums for some reason.

I really liked my son's Samsung A437 until he lost it. I replaced it
with a low end Noka (2610) that absolutely has the worst display I've
ever seen on a color-screen phone. Nokia created an amazing piece of
tech with the 2610- a display equally hard to read in ANY lighting
conditions! ;-)



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Old 04-24-2009, 11:16 PM
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Default Re: What happened to Nokia as a Sprint phone maker?

On 2009-04-24, Todd Allcock <elecconnec@AmericaOnLine.com> wrote:

> I really liked my son's Samsung A437 until he lost it.


Exactly when did your son go insane?

Whoops. You meant "until he lost the phone."




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But if you have no walls, how can you have windows?

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Old 04-25-2009, 03:29 AM
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"Steve Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
news:slrngv4ehk.70u.sjsobol@amethyst.justthe.net.. .
> On 2009-04-24, Todd Allcock <elecconnec@AmericaOnLine.com> wrote:
>
>> I really liked my son's Samsung A437 until he lost it.

>
> Exactly when did your son go insane?
>
> Whoops. You meant "until he lost the phone."
>
>



Yours would make sense if he actually liked the Nokia more than the
Samsung... ;-)




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Old 04-28-2009, 05:11 AM
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Default Re: What happened to Nokia as a Sprint phone maker?

On Apr 24, 2:22*pm, Steve Sobol <sjso...@JustThe.net> wrote:
> On 2009-04-24, jaialai.technol...@gmail.com <jaialai.technol...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
> > What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
> > all
> > these POS Samsungs?

>
> You're not serious, are you? Nokia CDMA phones were so horrible that
> Nokia ended up outsourcing all their CDMA phones to Pantech.

Well, the one I have has been working pretty great for, like, 5 years!
Almost 1 year ago I did have to replace the battery but I suspect
that
it wasn't designed to last 4 years anyway. Is any cell phone
battery really expected to last that long?
Anyway, I am a fan of Symbian OS and was hoping to be able to upgrade
and still stay with Sprint
but I see that isn't currently possible. No smart phones available
with Sprint run Symbian at the moment.

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:09 PM
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On 2009-04-28, jaialai.technology@gmail.com <jaialai.technology@gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, the one I have has been working pretty great for, like, 5 years!


Which model?

I had an Alltel 6185, and a Verizon 3285 (essentially a 6185 with a different
body). They SUCKED.


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Old 04-29-2009, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: What happened to Nokia as a Sprint phone maker?

On Apr 28, 2:09*pm, Steve Sobol <sjso...@JustThe.net> wrote:
> On 2009-04-28, jaialai.technol...@gmail.com <jaialai.technol...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Well, the one I have has been working pretty great for, like, 5 years!

>
> Which model?
>
> I had an Alltel 6185, and a Verizon 3285 (essentially a 6185 with a different
> body). They SUCKED.

PM-6225. I am not claiming that it is the best phone ever but the
thing
has refused to die! It works as well as the day I bought it.
I do like some of the fun stuff on modern phones though...If I upgrade
it won't be for practical reasons.


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Old 04-30-2009, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: What happened to Nokia as a Sprint phone maker?

jaialai.technology@gmail.com wrote:
> I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
> What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
> all
> these POS Samsungs?


Nokia didn't want to continue making their own CDMA phones. They had
some great CDMA phones back in the early part of the 21st century.

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:33 PM
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At 30 Apr 2009 09:21:33 -0700 SMS wrote:
> jaialai.technology@gmail.com wrote:
> > I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
> > What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
> > all
> > these POS Samsungs?

>
> Nokia didn't want to continue making their own CDMA phones. They had
> some great CDMA phones back in the early part of the 21st century.



Really? What were they? The 5180/5185 were mediocre and it all seemed
pretty much downhill from there! ;-)

I should probably credit/blame Nokia, whose phones I've always generally
liked, for leading me away from CDMA. Following the next smaller Nokia
at each contract renewal, I jumped from analogs like the 232 and 252, to
TDMA units like the 8260 then to GSM with Voicestream and my trusty Nokia
8290, perhaps my all time favorite phone (judging by how impressed I was
with it in its day.)

That little guy was a conversation starter. Few who saw me use it could
believe it was a real cellular phone.



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Old 04-30-2009, 09:10 PM
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On 2009-04-30, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
> jaialai.technology@gmail.com wrote:
>> I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
>> What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
>> all
>> these POS Samsungs?

>
> Nokia didn't want to continue making their own CDMA phones. They had
> some great CDMA phones back in the early part of the 21st century.


You mean the mid-90's. My CDMA 2180 was a solid performer. And built like
a brick.

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Microsoft's new marketing slogan for Windows is "Life Without Walls."
But if you have no walls, how can you have windows?

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Old 05-01-2009, 02:07 AM
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Todd Allcock wrote:
> At 30 Apr 2009 09:21:33 -0700 SMS wrote:
>> jaialai.technology@gmail.com wrote:
>>> I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
>>> What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
>>> all
>>> these POS Samsungs?

>> Nokia didn't want to continue making their own CDMA phones. They had
>> some great CDMA phones back in the early part of the 21st century.

>
>
> Really? What were they?


3589i.

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Old 05-02-2009, 03:07 AM
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Default Re: What happened to Nokia as a Sprint phone maker?

On 2009-05-01, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
> Todd Allcock wrote:
>> At 30 Apr 2009 09:21:33 -0700 SMS wrote:
>>> jaialai.technology@gmail.com wrote:
>>>> I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
>>>> What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
>>>> all
>>>> these POS Samsungs?
>>> Nokia didn't want to continue making their own CDMA phones. They had
>>> some great CDMA phones back in the early part of the 21st century.

>>
>> Really? What were they?

>
> 3589i.


I'm not positivie, but I think that one used a Qualcomm chipset (I
think it could run BREW games). Nokia's prior efforts using their own
silicon were wretched, but they apparently didn't find it economical
to use someone else's chipset for that one line of products since they
gave up altogether not too long after that.

Dennis Ferguson

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Old 05-02-2009, 09:07 PM
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On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 20:10:29 +0000 (UTC), Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
>On 2009-04-30, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
>> jaialai.technology@gmail.com wrote:
>>> I just noticed...no more Nokia phones sold by Sprint.
>>> What happened? Nokia phones are great quality...why replace them with
>>> all
>>> these POS Samsungs?

>>
>> Nokia didn't want to continue making their own CDMA phones. They had
>> some great CDMA phones back in the early part of the 21st century.


>You mean the mid-90's. My CDMA 2180 was a solid performer. And built like
>a brick.


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>Microsoft's new marketing slogan for Windows is "Life Without Walls."
>But if you have no walls, how can you have windows?


Responding to your sig for no good reason:
What Microsoft meant was that Windows *security* is like life with walls.


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