Nokia Plan Z (part 2)

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Earlier this year (some time during August), I had created a post called Nokia Plan Z. While I could not yet complete and publish this post but the very essence of this post is now already known to all, in forms of:

  • The Nokia Z Launcher
  • The Nokia N1

So, I guess, my part-fiction “story”, which I had in my head then, was not wrong at all. I just hope the rest of it also coming true, very soon.

Some of them being:

// # 1

Nokia might still be working on a “Kick Ass Android Phone” which would be launched on the very next day they are allowed to make mobile devices again (as per the MS agreement). This phone might have the best specs to date, a good UI and UX. Or it is quite possible that they are doing something of their own?

// # 2

Heard some rumours some where that Nokia N9 (MeeGo) is not dead. So, I assume it is going to come back in some form or the other. May be like a cloud OS or a major uplift to first the software and then, the hardware? Who knows, but changes of software + hardware combo is still remote. I would still bet on something cloudy.

// # 3

Here Maps going mainstream, leaving Google Maps way behind. Guys, I have worked in the team that used to develop Here Maps. And let me tell you, they are an awesome team. Right from the designers to developers to managers. So, this product is going to go very far and bring Nokia “BACK”

Some more still, but I guess, that is all for today. It wouldn’t be wrong to tell that Nokia is definitely going to make another 150 years in history. Once again, I have to say, kudos to an awesome team at Nokia.


Jolla problems

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Why I will stop using Jolla for a while:

  1. 6 nights in a row, the phone has switched off over night and then, stuck in reboot loop (yes, the battery was charged at about 50% and for 2 nights, the phone was even plugged to the charger). To be able to start it again, press the power button a couple of times (and get annoyed by only seeing the Jolla logo and red led) and finally, I need to pull out battery, put it again. And yes, I think its overkill for getting my laptop every-time and trying to get the phone out of reboot loop by reseting it using telnet. Also, my TOH has become little loose on the corners because of this exercise.
  2. Problem with connection: I have just moved to a new address and don’t have an internet connection. So, I am using wireless tethering a lot. But apparently, I see this problem with connection (for data connection) a lot and this annoys me again. I need to switch off the data connection from settings and turn it on again for the whole thing to work again.
  3. MMS: I sent an MMS about 30 days ago. Its still sending!
  4. Yellow thing (like burnt screen) on one side of the screen.

I get annoyed by these “small” issues and would rather prefer a working stack of things. I have liked Jolla from day one and support their eagerness but guys, be realistic. You people are shipping a CE hardware. These issues will reduce your credibility in the market.

And as an end user, I think every person (including me) will get annoyed with the above mentioned problems. At this moment, I will switch back to my precious Nokia N9. Will eagerly wait for the software  updates for Jolla and will make a #switch when they are fixed!

Can the community point me to any (reliable and not hack-ish) fixes, please? Or should I give my device to Jolla HQ for debugging? What should I do? Please suggest on my twitter handle @aseemshakuntal.

Nokia Plan Z

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Long ago in 2007, when the first iPhone was launched, everybody at Nokia thought that it is going to take a very long time for this new kid on the block to come in real competition with the GIANT. They were busy making a self-proclaimed, before-its-time internet tablet which was based on debian linux (later Maemo, MeeGo).


If the rumors are correct, then Nokia had a perfectly working “touch based” Symbian phone during early 2003 but it was only in early 2009 when they shipped their first touch screen device for all the markets (we might want to forget Nokia 7710, which was launched during 2004).


</this post, still, work in progress>

Little did they know what was coming through!

The Final Nail in the Coffin

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With Microsoft firing 18000 employees, 12500 of which are ex-Nokians, this was the final nail in the coffin of Nokia, a company that once used to manufacture 12 phones per second. I seriously doubt that these reductions have any thing to do with being more agile or setting the focus. I think that this was all a part of a plan.

A plan that was so well executed that most of the world thought that all the employee reductions, closing of sites, killing of technologies etc. were merely a part of trying to keep the shareholders happy, trying to keep the profit and trying to build an ecosystem. In all this hussle-fussle, so many things were lost! And what the f*** is a burning platform? To this date, I still don’t understand the need of a burning platform memo!

Look at all of it in this way: Nokia was growing fast,  very fast with its revolutionary work for Linux based mobile phones and given the outcomes with Nokia N9, upcoming MeeGo and Qt based ecosystem, its partnership with Intel, and a massive portfolio of Symbian phones (including Feature and Smart phones) it was getting tough for other competitors like Google, Samsung, Apple, Microsoft (who was yet to create a mark in the market with its meagre 1% share). People say, everything is fair in love and war and in this war of winning the market shares, there was quite a bit of money laundering and foul play orchestrated by Nokia’s rivals/competitors to bring down their biggest competitor. It not only meant to just kill all ambitions of Nokia as a mobile phone company, but to also disrupt exclusive talent that Nokia had retained since long. All of this was smartly lead by Mr. Stephen Elop.

As of today, I have officially given a middle name to Stephen Elop and that is: Mr. Stephen Fucking Elop. Look at this man’s credentials, aren’t they <sarcasm>IMPRESSIVE</sarcasm>!

<me>coming up with another post, Nokia Plan Z very soon!</me>


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There has been too much of the talks going on about what happened to MH370. I thought to add one more to it (but I am really not sure if somebody has already thought about it?).

Before I begin, I would like to pay deep regards to everyone on-board the missing jet. Your family members loved you and they miss you. May god be with all the family members of those on board. God bless and god speed to their lives.


I believe that MH370 has not crashed. I assume it is just lost in time. Like one of those sci-fi stories coming true. I believe they are out there, somewhere, in some distant galaxy, in one of the multiverses and they don’t yet know that they are lost.


Kudos to Nokia

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I personally want to congratulate Nokia for their android phone adventure. I think that the execution team at Nokia should be given credits for this.

Just thinking..

  1. Nokia killed MeeGo and pushed their first Windows Phone within 6-8 months
  2. Nokia is “almost” acquired by MSFT, yet they managed to push an android phone

Kudos guys! Only if you people could have put all this “valor” for pushing the right innovations from the start?

#qt, #ecosystem, #meego, #nokian9