Will you miss Siemens Mobile?

It’s been all over the blogosphere – these are tough times for Siemens Mobile:

“Siemens are rapidly approaching the point where they are going to shut down their Mobile Phone division (reports The Register). Unless a buyer can be found in the very near future (before the AGM on Jan 27th), or at the very least a partner with investment, there’ll be no more Siemens phones. The division lost 140 million Euros in Q4 2004″

Jeff Nolan says he won’t miss them: “their handsets suck.”. I can’t quite agree – while Siemens Mobile haven’t been the most innovative manufacturer, they have certainly been the best one when it came to supporting standards: while you had to buy special software to work with Nokia phone, all the standard stuff worked with Siemens right out of the box, starting with the S25: OBEX, GIF or BMP for backgrounds, MID or WAV for ringtones, SyncML, Java – almost always worked better than on the respective Nokias.

I *would* miss them.

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  4. I had Siemens Mobiles for quite some years and IMO they are great.
    It would be a pity if Siemens would quit their engagement in the mobile world.
    But really outstanding are the cordless phones of Siemens. All others are crap compared to the Gigasets.

  5. I had Siemens Mobiles for quite some years and IMO they are great.
    It would be a pity if Siemens would quit their engagement in the mobile world.
    But really outstanding are the cordless phones of Siemens. All others are crap compared to the Gigasets.

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