"COMING-SOON" DEATH OF KAIOS PHONES IN MALAYSIA

(Image) Recent development of mobile apps for iOS and Android by both public and private sectors in Malaysia e.g.

"COMING-SOON" DEATH OF KAIOS PHONES IN MALAYSIA

abbas abbas
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Recent development of mobile apps for iOS and Android by both public and private sectors in Malaysia e.g. for use on the LRT, PLUS highway, TouchNGo apps, Superstore mobile apps and local authority smart apps just to name a few has made me predict Nokia 8810 4G and the likes of other KAIOS phones will soon not see the light of day in Malaysia. This is because local app developers will not waste their time and money developing KAIOS apps for the local market who are really not interested in them. Furthermore, the price of smartphones recently has been so competitive, they have manage to compete in feature phone territory. Clearance Sale for smartphones which sell cheaper than a Nokia 8110 4G were sold-out before you know it. In this picture I took today from a popular local wholesale mobile distributor, for a difference of RM15 or the price for 1 large pizza takeaway from Pizza Hut, one can forget buying a Nokia 8110 4G in favour of a budget smartphone and for the Malaysian consumer, more importantly, can install local apps for their convenience. The pace these apps develop is tremendous. What one assumes to wait for 2 years will probably be out of the oven within a year. The scene of mobile phone development in Malaysia was different when I bought the Nokia 8110 4G in 2015. This is the reality for the Malaysian mobile consumer. It is very clear to me the direction it is heading.

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  • abbas abbas
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    Opps. Typo error It should be "...I bought the Nokia 8110 4G in 2018." 😞

  • singhnsk singhnsk
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    That's kinda the story globally. Smartphones can easily undercut the asking price of 8110. But let's be honest. The 8110 isn't about the apps, except the basic few needed for a general purpose use. The devices are more about the memories and nostalgia and best suited for those who only look for a basic backup phone. If you need Apps and Services, then feature phones get out of the choice instantly.

  • wasn't KaiOS all about bringing the apps to the feature phones and parity?

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