Om Malik at GigaOm reports on Nokia’s purchase of Plum and the anti-buzz on Nokia.
Lately, Nokia is starting to look like the next Sony. At least in the sense that they are also a mighty manufacturer extending their business into content – and finding it tough to navigate. Then all of a sudden, their hardware business is threatened (not coincidentally by the same CE companies).
I’m a Nokia fan. I love my N95. I still keep a sim card in it and use it as my back up phone. I love my iphone, too, but I hate it when its battery dies every afternoon. That’s when I’m happiest to see my N95 sitting at the bottom of my briefcase…Bouncing around in there for what seems like weeks, it always has a charge and is ready to save the day.
Yes, I’m a Nokia fan, but it’s beginning to feel nostalgic. Like that band you loved…Their first two albums were great, but you stopped following them after a while. You still have a soft spot for them, but you don’t buy their new releases. You hope to get a chance to see them live again, but only if it’s the original line up and they play their hits.
Keeping my N95 in service feels like I’m keeping that band’s first two albums on my ipod or iphone for when I’m in the mood.
Maybe Nokia could put the band back together with its original members and do a greatest hits tour…..or a one-off at the Nokia Theater?