OK, lets take a look at some of these assertions, shall we?

  • Quote: "Once upon a time, phones were used as effective communication devices and with them you could reach people all over the world"
  • Retort: Stop playing Snake long enough to mash those little numbered keys with a ten-digit Sequence and you’ll find that a mobile phone is still quite an effective communication device.
  • Quote: "FYI, there are actually better games out there. Go home, to your dads PC or whatever, find some nice sharewaregames on the internet. There are lot's and lot's of games with more than 2 colors... yes... that's right, more than 2 colors. You can even buy games for a much cheaper price than your little box you like to call "celluar phone", "
  • Retort: Now we're getting somewhere. Dude, it’s not a GameBoy. These games may well appeal to the all-important pre-teen market, but nobody buys a phone based on the games it has. Also, the reason people like to call that "little box" a "cellular phone" is simple; they recognise that the main function of the device is to facilitate telephonic communication via a cellular wireless network. We call these magical things "phones".
  • Quote: "What's next? Eventually, Nokia will disable all abilities to dial your friends, send messages, call 911 and so forth and transform the phones into handheld gaming devices, packed with games and sell them for the same price"
  • Retort: Not a good business model for a company whose target market comprises mostly of people who use their cell phone as a phone. FYI: Nintendo pretty much sewed up the handheld game console market some time back. Gameboy’s have a wider selection of better games, the console thingy is cheaper and, hey, you don’t have to pay a monthly fee to Sprint/Verizon etc.
  • Quote: "The mobile phone industry have realized something important. Well, at least Nokia has. Nokia went for the youth market. Ericsson went for the buisness marked. Nokia is now the world leader in mobile telecommunication, Ericsson struggles with poor results."
  • Retort: True, up to a point. The reason that Nokia is doing so much better than Ericcson, Motorola, Sony, Siemens and, lets see - oh yeah: everybody, is that they make cell phones that are stylish, light, have good performance and are easy to use. Nokia also targetted the market in segments - "youth", "business" etc. There’s a lot of people aged 20+ using their phones and most aren’t bothered about the games. Ericcson and Motorola are suffering because of corporate inertia and complacency.
  • Quote: "Like it or not, the youth market is really important. The youth have money. "
  • Retort: Again, I agree with this sentiment. The youth market is important - young people are "early adopters" of new technology. It’s their parents that have the money, though.
  • Quote: "Phones are the latest Fashion Accesory....but they won't last forever"
  • Retort: I’m sure they’ll turn out to be just a faddish as televisions, cars, refrigerators, electricity and, oh yeah, phones.
  • Quote: "What I want to know is, What happened to E2? Why is nonsense like this being cooled? "
  • Retort: I agree