This is about Nokia. They deserve one.
I have been convincing myself to not do this act for a longtime now and I lost to myself today. No matter how silly and weird this maysound, what's got to be done, got to be done. I am angry. Bear with me.
People around me who buy new phones these days couldn’t stopthemselves from commenting on my Nokia 5800 even if I keep my mouth darn shut. Iwould do some base arguing but would brush aside the topic at the next possibleturn.
Today a friend of mine who bought a new Phone boasted of afeature with the remark that it would take Nokia several generations toincorporate. The feature was the ability to type faster with a software called Swype which integrated with the Qwertyonscreen Keyboard. (It's a nice application; check it out) His statement was soloaded with Language that I had to pause and reflect within myself for a whileto react to it. I couldn’t let it go this time. And that how this rantoriginated.
Let me tell you some History First. I am going to brag; youare warned.
I bought a Nokia 6600 one week after completing 12thstandard (2006). The phone cost me Rs. 8800. I got it at a time when 95% of thepeople around me didn’t understand the term "Smart Phone". That isbecause a lot of smart phones didn’t exist at the time other than Nokia with afew Exceptions.
Nokia 6600, a S60 v2 device; had a 6MB internal Memory and a104 MHz ARM 9 Processor and looked like a solid self defence brick that couldbreak open anyone's head. I loved it.
I remember installing applications like Xplore and whenpeople around me saw the phone showing drives as C, D, E like in a PC theyalways got amazed. This is of course very common in phones these days. I read alot of books using the Mobipocket EBook reader and there were a huge lump ofsoftware available. There was no OVI Store at that time. And the rest isHistory.
Nokia grew and I got my Hands on the Next Smart phone Nokia5800 XpressMusic in 2009.
Nokia 5800 had 81 MB internal storage and 128 MB RAM with a434 MHz ARM 11 Processor.
It was me and my phone and we lived happily undisturbed. Somuch for History.
In the recent present smart phones have become a commonthing. That is good. Technology is to be shared and has to reach amongeveryone. I respect that and I agree with that.
I get seriously annoyed when a person comes to me and says,"Did you know that there is an application through which I can save battery inmy phone?"
And I would give them a courteous smile feeling happy attheir new; old conquest.
Or they would ask something like, "Did you know that Ican use the Flash in my Phone as a Torch light by means of a software availablefor my OS? Can you do that in your Nokia?"
That would annoy me a little bit, but I would still brush itaside; smiling. I would say to myself, "I have been using such a softwarefor a couple of years now".
And one day I hit the peak of my annoyance when they startedcomparing their mobiles with mine. They would find a software with a specificpurpose and enquire whether it is possible in my Nokia or not. They foundpleasure this way.
And these days I find it a common slang to blatantlybelittle Nokia's older smart phones at any given chance because anybody canpurchase a mobile with a 1.2 Ghz high GPU processor.
May be Nokia has fallen out of favour, but It is my humblerequest to everyone who read this to never ever compare a Legend like Nokia andthe Good Old Symbian operating system to the Toys which are available in themarket today. These old Phones are almost half a decade old; leave them alone. Ifyou want a comparison game try it with the Lumia 800. Thank you.
P.S: I have been using Swype for the past 3 years in myphone.
P.P.S: I feel betternow.