Nokia takes the first swipe at BlackBerry: They “make a great snack” but Lumia is better for busines
Nokia Canada has taken to Facebook to claim the first jab at the new BlackBerry smartphones. Nokia stated that “Blackberries make a great snack, but for the world’s best business smartphone try a Lumia.” This is of course part of the new “Make the Switch” marketing campaign that encourages people to use the Lumia.
Windows Phone has native Skype support along with Office applications, plus SkyDrive for backup. BlackBerry is known in the industry for having the best, probably most secure, email support for businesses, but Windows Phone 8 also added many modern security protocols. In addition, BlackBerry has SAP support, Box and Dropbox for cloud storage and will soon be adding Skype to their list of apps.
It’ll be very interesting to see who wins the battle for 3rd place
Nokia takes the first swipe at BlackBerry: They "make a great snack" but Lumia is better for business | MobileSyrup.com
- 01-30-2013, 09:30 PM #4
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Nokia 5110>Nokia 3360>Siemens C56>Moto RAZR>LG Chocolate>Pearl 8100>Bold 9000 > Bold 9900 >Z10 > Aristo
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- 03-01-2013, 10:38 AM #7
Nokia is certainly pushing hard to take out BB in the business world. With Samsung already announcing it is going after the same market, is BB going to get squeezed out? The story at the link below describes Nokia's view with respect to tackling the business market and BlackBerry.
Nokia aims to win over BlackBerry business customers | therecord
Nokia is certainly having problems retaining customers with its current handset and Microsoft seems to be fighting for its life after finding the world of computing has shifted to mobile devices and seeing its market potential shrink considerably.
I don't think Nokia stands a good chance of making gains in this space. I find it odd that they view BB as a weaker company than themselves. Nokia is short of cash and having a hard time getting a lot of product on the shelves. BB still has around CAD $2.7 billion in cash and still has an operating surplus.
Still, BB should definitely be pursuing new growing spaces such as M2M and the "Internet of Things" in which it can be the leader and thrive. A story at the link below describes how M2M is and the size of the potential market. Since BB's QNX is already in so many devices, BB has a leg up on this opportunity.
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- 03-01-2013, 12:18 PM #8
is there even an mdm solution for windows phone? how can nokia be better for business? lolDownload The EGO Mag Online app for Blackberry 5,6,7, Playbook and the all new Blackberry 10!
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03-01-2013, 01:28 PM #9
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Well before they think about enterprise, Windows Phone has to make a proper OS. I have had the Nokia Lumia 900 for three months. Been using the Z10 for 2 days now and I have to realise just how unusable the Lumia is. Where checking mails, msgs, browing etc is fast and intuitive on the Z10, the Lumia is incredibly difficult to get around.Through the Years :2001 Ericsson T29s> Sony Z5> Sony Z7> SE Z600>Moto A760> RAZR V3>Razr V3i>BB 8800>BB 9500 >BB 9800>Bold 9900..RIM Returns with a bang
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03-02-2013, 12:36 AM #15
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I appreciate that MS and by default Nokia are doing their best but why would someone consider buying their product. I can't think of one thing. That is the problem one runs into when your computer/design principals are identical to Apple and Android. There is simply no way to get around it. Contrast MS approach to that of BB. BB has said from the beginning that their product is designed for the hyperconnected. A bit of a buzz word but they know their market and the people they want to sell to. They bought QNX and designed their new OS based on a microkernal design. Exceeding powerful, power efficient, stable and inherently flexible. They then created a UI that was unique with concepts such as flow, peak, hub, balance. These are state-of-the-art and trend setting. It is pretty clear that Samsung thinks so which is why they are bent on incorporating several of these key features into their phones. And then there is the future where BB's microkernal design has the ability to incorporate M2M applications.
I will be blunt in my assessment for MS. They do not have a compelling footprint in the mobile space and this is problematic. Mobile applications are the growth industry and it is transforming computing at all levels. Just look at the windows platform for desktop computers. Five years ago, I would have laughed at the idea that there would ever be a competitor. But several companies are now positioning themselves be the first to merge mobile and desktop computing. This is a direct threat to MS and it's primary cash cow.
- 03-02-2013, 02:52 AM #16
Trust me, nokia is pissing their pants right now! I would to if I tied my entire Corp to MS!
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- 03-02-2013, 03:06 AM #17Judge most Tech Articles by the comments it received, not by what the author is saying! Gets to the truth every time!
- 03-02-2013, 03:10 AM #18
As much as I dislike the idea of licensed BB10 I would like to see Nokia build a BB10 phone. Nokia phones. I do like the build. As for windows phone. It is beautiful but simple things take too long to do on it. Its all wow and less about productivity. Not that it isn't an enjoyable platform but lack off a real global search and other limitations drive me back. Nive try Nokia. Try again just as hard. Evebtually I may be impressed enough to try out one of your windows phones. Although really my qualms are with Microsoft not Nokia.
- 03-02-2013, 03:15 AM #19
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- 03-02-2013, 04:45 AM #20
I think the advantage that Nokia presents for the enterprise sector (especially if you are an office365 based business) is that they have some very cheap but pretty powerful phones for core business functions.
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- 03-02-2013, 06:47 AM #23
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03-02-2013, 06:49 AM #24
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I also use nokia 820 and on some aspects it is better than my z10..i.e corporate email/ exchange integration. Map and battery is also better. So Lumia is not all junk considering their line up from low end to high end.
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- 03-02-2013, 07:05 AM #25
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