WOW! Product URLs at Nokia.com are FINALLY improved

😮😮😮 After several years, HMD Global has finally improved the way they list the products at Nokia.com 😮😮😮.

WOW! Product URLs at Nokia.com are FINALLY improved

singhnsk singhnsk
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😮😮😮 After several years, HMD Global has finally improved the way they list the products at Nokia.com 😮😮😮. In the old setup, all new successors were taking the URL of their predecessor. For example, under the old scheme, we were seeing this:

Old setup:

Nokia 6 was launched in 2017 and it got this URL: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6

When Nokia 6.1 was launched in 2018, the URL was transferred to Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6's URL was changed to: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-2017 (notice the year in the end)

Similarly, in 2019 when Nokia 6.2 was launched, the URL was transferred to Nokia 6.2 and 6.1's URl was changed to: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-2018

The problem with old setup was that all existing links featured in web publications, including Wikipedia, tech blogs, and even the Nokia community were referring to wrong pages. For example, the product URL in Nokia 6.1 introduction thread would now point to Nokia 6.2 since the URL was transferred. It will still do the same for this time, but the future is brighter.

New setup:

Now, under the new setup, the new products are using their own dedicated URL. Even though it is a bit weird for casual typing, it works better because now it will remain static. It will not change when the next successor to the series will arrive.

Nokia 6 now uses: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-0

Nokia 6.1 is now at: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-1 (notice the "6-1" in the URL)

Nokia 6.2 is now at: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-6-2

The future successors will continue to use the "6-3", "6-4" and so on.. Any links pointing to any of the old phones will not break when a new Nokia phone will come out.

Spoiler: Did you note the URL for Nokia 6 (2017)? It is now using "6-0". A little weird with that zero in the end. Wonder where the clean "6" goes? It is now a helper for redirection. So, a link such as nokia.com/nokia6 or nokia.com/phones/nokia-6 will go through the localization and redirection chain to redirect the user to the latest phone in that series, which as of now is the Nokia 6.2. Here's a visual flow:

Hi @dipankar paul, I am not sure if you contributed to this happening, but thanks nonetheless for listening to the feedback. A few days ago I was complaining of this and today it is in its all new avatar! Thank you for all the people who made this positive change happen 😊👌

Comments

  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
    ✭✭✭✭  /  edited March 10

    That's a very very positive thing I have seen happen recently. Thank you @dipankar paul and all others who made this happen and are continuously listening to the user feedback.

    Thanks to @singhnsk as well for pointing it out and sharing the feedback. :)

  • Lazysince1995 Lazysince1995
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    Talk on imagining first and now positive change in feedback. Plus that suggestions on moderation. Nokia is listening to us now. 🤘👏🙏

    @dipankar paul @HMDLaura

  • chetan18 chetan18
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    It's positive change. Thanks to @dipankar paul , @HMDLaura and their team.

    And also thanks to @singhnsk for sharing feedback.

  • madbilly madbilly
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    Hi @singhnsk,

    Good explanation thanks 👍 I also noticed this, nice work by the web team (I'm not sure who is in that team... @arttuaa ?).

    Cheers 🙂

  • SirFaceFone SirFaceFone
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    I'm surprised the pages for the first gen phones are still up.


    On a different note, that design actually looks pretty sleek . Especially with that silver and copper ( ~*-*)~

    Never thought I'd say that (I always thought it looked generic... then the 5.1 plus and 4.2 came out :P).

  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
    ✭✭✭✭  /  edited April 10

    I am going off topic here but i can't control my self so i'll say it.

    I feel with every new generation, Nokia devices have gone downwards in terms of design and feel. This is what I have noticed or maybe this is subjective and only I feel that way. 😅

  • singhnsk singhnsk
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    For me, I believe there has been refinements in design, but the materials used are degrading for sure. I can also say that there's a lack of fine detailing ever since FIH Mobile walked left.

  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
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    Yes, this too. But even in terms of design. For example, out of the 1st three phones, Nokia 3 was my favourite because of the design, Nokia 3 still is the best looking phone of the 3 series. Choice of materials was the top priority initially but then they need to make cost cuttings to bring the price down i guess. Nokia 3.1 was ugly, Nokia 3.1 Plus is okayish and then came the plastic 3.2. oooff. The gloss looks cheap. Only use matte if you make it Black. Make it glossy if you are going to be playing with colours. 😊

  • stipe1906 stipe1906
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    @singhnsk Great find.

    Good job in making the link structure so simple and usable.

    It's also great they keep all the product pages.

  • madbilly madbilly
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    I agree about the older product pages, I hope they never get rid of them.

    I also agree about design, I was thinking this last week. FIH Mobile's phones are really nicely made, especially the metal-cased ones, they seem much sleeker, much crisper lines, than the ones since the big split.

    Cheers 🙂

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