Nokia confirms wide Mac support in 2009

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2004
    That there big London
    Very funny. A bit late now, don't you think?

    If Nokia had supported Mac for the four years I owned a Mac and a Nokia, then maybe I wouldn't have switched to an iPhone. :D

    Oh alright, I'd have switched to an iPhone anyway. :cool:

  3. macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2007

    What the heck did that guy say? :confused:

    BTW, nice avatar superleccy. They're the best.
  4. macrumors 603


    Apr 21, 2003
    Well, its marketshare.

    There wouldn't have been much point four years ago, with only 3% marketshare. Why would any company put all that effort in for such a tiny market? The investment wouldn't have been worthwhile.

    However, now, its different, with Macs becoming more popular and its marketshare growing every quarter. Happy times!

    Personally, I'm hoping for a OSX Nokia backup client.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2003
  6. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    To be fair, they've never had their (generally less than impressive*) software suite for OS X, but in 2003, in Panther, almost 50% of the support list for iSync was Nokia, and all the products on the list with the most complete iSync support were Nokia. My Nokia was the second most-trouble free experience I had with a phone on OS X after my iPhone.

    * Although one really great feature it did have even five years ago was the ability to sync a phone automatically when it moved into range and had not been recently synced.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2004
    That there big London
    Indeed. I was speaking from a selfish point of view.

    Probably true, but probably largely because Nokia had (and still have) so many handset models. I had to wait until Tiger before I could get my Nokia-of-choice working with iSync at all, and it was only fairly recently (admittedly via a free iSync plugin from Nokia themselves) that I could do this without the aid of hacks or paid-for add-ons. Even then, the results were often less than perfect. Also, features that have been supported for years in Windows-land, such as firmware upgrades and backups, have never been available on OS X.

    Of course, it doesn't matter now anyway. :)

    :) Oh yes.

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