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Why Nokia Why?

Posted by gvix on July 11, 2007 at 4:53 PM PDT

For a few years, I had a crappy mobile phone. I used it for what I thought was the primary function of owning a phone. You know, make and receive calls. For this purpose, the phone I had was quite satisfactory.

I had an ulterior motive as well for not wanting a new phone. I was waiting for multiple devices to converge and converge successfully into one device that would combine the power of a digital camera, a GPS and a phone, besides the other odds and ends. It seemed that the Nokia N95 was finally the answer. It promised all of that and more.

So I went ahead and bought it. Yes, it hurt my hip pocket a little. But hey, I am allowed to treat myself now and then!

The phone - works great! The camera - fantastic. 5 MP captures all my blemishes in great detail. The GPS - Morbidly unjustified piece of crap.

Yes, strong words. Strong words indeed. It's my frustration with using the GPS that has made me so disgruntled and annoyed with the powers that be at Nokia. What could have been the Pi