8 Outdated Gadgets You Must Toss
2. Any Nokia phone (for now)
At the risk of making another blanket statement about a smartphone, another risky brand is Nokia, which recently switched gears away from the Symbian operating system and will now start releasing Windows Phone 7 models. What is Windows Phone 7? That’s the re-designed Microsoft mobile operating system that borrowed heavily from the Zune media player. Now, Microsoft plans to make Windows 8 match the tile interface of their phones and even the Xbox 360. The problem? Nokia still sells millions of feature phones, many in developing countries (according to a recent NPD report), but have lost all momentum with business users. The brand is almost defunct in some offices, but may rebound.