Will IPhone lose market share to Nokia's new operating system?

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  1. GarytheiPhonema macrumors member

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    Apparently Nokia is going to build another one of its own operating systems, and its called Meltemi, to replace the S40 one that was on feature phones. I know Apple might introduce an iPhone 4S to possibly be sold for cheaper in emerging markets. Do you think Nokia's new OS will beat it? Years ago before I met my wife (LOL) I worked as a missionary in Namibia :)cool:) and there is plenty need for budget phones there! Who will get there first do you think?

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/29/nokia-to-turn-mobile-landscape-on-its-head-with-meltemi-smartphone-os/
     
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  3. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Not gonna happen. If people need a cheap phone, they will get a dumbphone or a cheap Android, if they need a smartphone, they will get an iPhone or Android (possibly WP7). Btw, I grew up in Namibia, and was there over xmas, The iPhone is there but Android is already taking over because of it's price.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Its quite possible - Nokia is a major phone manufacturer and was very popular in Europe.
     
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    Didn't Nokia sign a partnership deal with Microsoft to use WinMo7?
     
  7. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but I don't think that forbids them from developing new stuff outside of WP7
     
  8. auxsend macrumors regular

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    True. Nokia never makes sense to me anyways. Carry on.
     

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