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walexx
30th August 2007, 10:40 AM
Are these guys for real ??. I have always had a lot of respect for Nokia, but this is just crazy, what a bunch of morons. They obviously have run out of ideas, so they will just go and take someone elses
http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2007/08/29/nokia-brazenly-copies-iphone-as-world-looks-on-in-shame/

Beast5500
30th August 2007, 10:48 AM
Sorry, couldn't resist this!
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone

graemie
30th August 2007, 10:49 AM
Imitation is flattery, but I doubt flattered is how Apple feels about it.

lavo
30th August 2007, 10:52 AM
I think Nokia are on a good idea. They have obviously seen that people want an iPhone. They also know that the phone is bound to one network, is not available on a plan, not 3G, and despite its great features it does have a lot of faults. And is only available in the US. Essentially re-release the N95 with a cleaned up interface, with a new look outside but the same hardware inside.

Release something similar that rectifies those faults before Apple does and Nokia might be on a winner :-)

lavo
30th August 2007, 10:55 AM
Sorry, couldn't resist this!
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone

That's gold :D

vargz
30th August 2007, 11:03 AM
Competition is good, imitation is bad.

This should keep Apple on their toes at least, despite being a shameless rip-off. If the iPhone doesn't make it to our shores (or isn't on the right network/plan/etc) then I would consider the Nokia version.

iSlayer
30th August 2007, 11:09 AM
They can copy all they want but fact is it is not an iPhone and never will be. The iPhone hasnt been successful just because its a cool device. It has the Apple/iPod brand behind it which is worth a hell of alot and it has the best software behind it which is where every other mobile phone/smart phone completly sucks.

Razer
30th August 2007, 11:17 AM
If this phone includes features the iphone doesn't it will also be a very cool device. It won't have the marketing prowess of Apple but it will be cool nonetheless.

mechcon
30th August 2007, 11:29 AM
maybe it'll actually be 3G shock horror

lavo
30th August 2007, 11:32 AM
Until the iPhone is available outside the US legitimately, I wouldn't call it a success.

(Sorry, but I am tired of this iPhone fan boy talk!)

mab
30th August 2007, 12:36 PM
If the iPhone doesn't make it to our shores (or isn't on the right network/plan/etc) then I would consider the Nokia version.

Me too :)

iTalk
30th August 2007, 12:44 PM
It's good for consumers, as the prices of the iPhone tends to drop by the time it gets here.
Nice work Nokia.

fompsweeva
30th August 2007, 01:48 PM
IMO the iPhone is no big deal.

I played with one in the USA and it's just a phone. A very expensive phone that lets you look at google maps and the internet. Pfft. If you're so addicted to the internet then you're better off spending the money on some counselling.

grorr76
30th August 2007, 02:00 PM
looks nice, i come out of contract mid next year so will definitely be looking at one of these phones and im sure nokias only the first.

Aa
30th August 2007, 02:14 PM
Apparently they are a bit embarrassed about it and are backing away saying it's just demoing the 'software' not the 'hardware'. (just on an identical looking phone..)

Bart Smastard
30th August 2007, 02:35 PM
Sorry iPhone fans but I'd go for the Nokia, unless it too is locked to one provider.

cosmichobo
30th August 2007, 02:46 PM
I'm sure if there's a whiff of a lawsuit in there, Apple'll go for it...

Meanwhile, yes, competition (what else than very similar products is competition?) is good for prices... and to keep technology advancing...

I only got an MP3 about a year ago (freebie at that, and only 128Mb but with FM radio), so I wont be breaking my back to buy an iPhone if/when it arrives on our shores... or a Nokia knock-off... or any other brand that jumps in there.

You just have to look at the amount of iPod look-a-likes to know that the iPhone is going to be "ripped off" a million times within the next year or 2...

lavo
30th August 2007, 02:53 PM
That's assuming people want a phone without buttons :-)

decryption
30th August 2007, 03:00 PM
I'm sure if there's a whiff of a lawsuit in there, Apple'll go for it...

Meanwhile, yes, competition (what else than very similar products is competition?) is good for prices... and to keep technology advancing...

I only got an MP3 about a year ago (freebie at that, and only 128Mb but with FM radio), so I wont be breaking my back to buy an iPhone if/when it arrives on our shores... or a Nokia knock-off... or any other brand that jumps in there.

You just have to look at the amount of iPod look-a-likes to know that the iPhone is going to be "ripped off" a million times within the next year or 2...

Nokia & Christian Lindholm made the mobile phone useable by normal people (much like what Apple did with the Mac), by spearheading the Navi-key system, used on the 5110, 3210 and so on, that really set the course for mobile phone uptake.

To go from that glory to this with the iPhone, disappoints me :(

I'd expect this level of knock off from China, not Nokia!

Rasta
30th August 2007, 03:05 PM
Sorry, couldn't resist this!
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone

Maddox, as much as he's an angry angry man, get's it 100% right most of the time.

Funny read... :)

Johnny Appleseed
30th August 2007, 03:12 PM
Patent issues aside, I'd say Apple's software experience will give it the edge. Plus the integration with OS X and, of course, the iTunes Store will further set the iPhone apart.

chrism238
31st August 2007, 09:21 AM
While reading about Nokia's recent foray, I came across these great ads for the upcoming zunePhone (http://youtube.com/watch?v=nRKIDdIaFyE) and the zPhone (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zPFu9ezddyk):)