When you run a highly competitive international marathon, it is not important to end first. It is more important to never give up, and conquer the final line with a sense of accomplishment, targets met, and vision to the future. This is exactly what Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is quietly doing.
Long-awaited good news reached Nokia when the Finnish manufacturer was proclaimed the second strongest mobile phone brand in China. Samsung took the first place, whereas Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), beaten by Nokia, was left in the third position. There is only a little difference in points between Samsung and Nokia, though, having both companies obtained 542 vs. 530 points respectively. Apple, however, ended with 411 points. The three electronics giant manufacturers are listed on the latest China Brand Power Index for 2013, which is funded by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and released by the China Brand Research Center.
So, you prefer to get access to drop box and games but do not seem to care about regular crashes that most Android users experience a couple of times a week? I have totally opposite priorities. And, there is ample free cloud storage available on all Windows phones just not dropbox. Just FYI.
Switched from galaxy to lumia 820 temporarily. The app selection is pretty pathetic. Not even basic apps like Dropbox or a good RSS client like Flipboard/Pulse is there. I am going to give it to my mother and return to Android or iOS. BTW the interface is absolutely lag free and no crashes yet. Android crashes on me several times even with a laggy interface.
Well, having been thoroughly immune to smart phone fever, my own interest in Nokia now would be that they chose Windows OS, and that they seem to have done a good job at it too.
I've been thinking of switching to a Windows phone, if only to "show" my daughter and son-in-law. I'll let you guess what cult they are members of.
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