Mini is there a specific Nokia handset you're referring to? I happen to like the Nokia 6682. I have a few different phones. I still use my 6100 from time to time. Nokia's are solid phones. They're being passed by the likes of SE but they're still decent.
Well despite the recent handset designs themeselves.. I still think the Nokia interface is the easiest to use by far. The SE's always had the fancy features, but the UI was a bit of a pain to use. I had the K750i for about a month before selling it for the 6682. I want to get my hands on the N90 series phones.
Well I think Nokia really lost its footing once handsets started assuming the role as personal organization devices. Nokias were to simple and more users turned towards other manufacturers. That and the measly color screens Nokia stuck with for the longest time. The initial Nokia handsets which utilized the Symbian os blew. Remeber the 3650? Good god that phone was ugly. Seeing that phone forced me to get a SE.
Ok I'm a Nokia employee. I'm very sorry to hear that you're disappointed with our recent designs.. Could I get you some glÃ¶gg with that wine?