According to Nokia, the youth of today are done using the iPhone and are unhappy with the experience they’re getting from Android. Or so said Niels Munksgaard, director of Portfolio, Product Marketing & Sales at Nokia Entertainment Global in an interview with Pocket-lint.
“What we see is that youth are pretty much fed up with iPhones. Everyone has the iPhone,” he said. “Also, many are not happy with the complexity of Android and the lack of security. So we do increasing see that the youth that wants to be on the cutting edge and try something new are turning to the Windows phone platform.”
The company has signed on with Microsoft to make Windows Phone handsets, and debuted the first two of those handsets in late October.
“When you walk up to a retail shelf at Phones4U and see the number of black mono-blocks sitting on the shelf, it is very confusing to the consumer. We want to deliver services and phones that are different.” Nokia’s phones are different. The Lumia 800 for instance sports a very unique design compared to other phones on the market, one that’s bound to stand out against the competition, at least on a store shelf.
A lot of us here at TB HQ have grown pretty found of Windows Phone in the past few months. I’m a huge fan (and love the Lumia 800), and Noah has even ditched his iPhone in favor of using a Windows Phone handset as his daily driver.
Nokia is expected to announce its first Windows Phone for the U.S. tomorrow at a T-Mobile event.
What do you think? Are the youth of today done with iOS and Android? Is it time for new unique phone designs and a new OS?