I have recently bought a Nokia N97 mini. Almost all of my previous phones were Nokia.
Big disappointment. Slow, buggy, poor battery life, poor touchscreen.
In my opinion Nokia is doomed if they keep Symbian.
My next phone will Samsung or HTC with Android OS.
[citation][nom]addictxd[/nom]i think instead of constantly upgrading the hardware capabilities, nokia need to concentrate more on vastly improving the software in order to compete in such a competitive market[/citation]
They are already doing so. In case you haven't heard, they teamed up with Intel (and as of a few weeks ago AMD) to create a linux based OS called Meego.
Symbian is dead. All developers jumped ship after it was announced that the N8 was suppose to be symbian's last outing. TBH The N8 is a fantastic phone and very well priced but its the Symbian OS thats letting it down. I would be surprised if this was released using Symbian. Hopefully it will have win7 or Android (tbh like the market needs another android device) or maybe the new palm Os just to be different.
Nokia has nothing to worry about if delivering more phones like N8, E7, C7 and now X7. They are all technically overall better phones than competition at sweet price points. Symbian^3 needs still a bit tweaking but its quite good. Symbian^4 will improve it even further. Worst competitor is Android phones although HTC makes so ugly and cheap looking phones with lousy cameras that it's weird that some people actually buy them. Only because of Android 2.1 and 2.2. Watch out for upcoming E7. It's very nice.