Nokia – Pulling Out All the Stops!
Nokia is pulling out ALL the Stops this Year!
With the 5800 NAM & Euro devices suffering Speaker issues and a decive and ruthlessly quick pull from the US Nokia Flagship stores (and retail recall) followed by just a intense restocking; Nokia is focused for 2009 & beyond!
Amongst the most anicipated devices of 2009, the Nokia N97 is … well …. DAAAAAMN! Yes I too have been excited about the N97 as well although the E71 has once again returned as my primary mobile computer (N86 gets an exceptional distractive nod as well). Beyond the speculation of the cpu used, RAM/Screen/style of the device, its the core OS – Symbian + S60 5th Ed – and the plethora of existing and future apps that’ll be ready at debut.
This year, for Nokia, Symbian fans, and users across the world, and the mobile Industry will have all eyes, ears, and fingers perked up and ready to dive into a new world of Content Consumption & Creation of the mobile web. Your fingers will get to taste beautiful & powerful apps for Video, Audio manipulation (better than that Guitar Hero junk), Photo Manipulation, Sharing, Video/Photo/Document collaboration, and a LOT more. However your thumbs will have a hell of a time working with the game plans your mind will need to come up with to interact with the friends, your family, the Web and the content/people in/out and behind it all!
Ovi Store – developers have a UNIQUE opportunity to be able to reap the benefits of sales of their hard earned work, awareness of users & the community, and the ability to gauge the conception just based on bragging about sales & download numbers (Apple App Store is so yesterday). Developers will be able to uniquely adjust future application focus to their target consumer markets, seeing how geographical location & demographics play an important part of application purchase & consumption – and possibly become more aware of how various cultures have different focus on software consumption and usuage. Ovi Store will allow developers a conduit for automatic updates or worth add-ons based on location that can immensely benefit the user of that application. Imagine a seemingly simple Finanical management application (where you keep your credit/debit cards, stock purchases, etc) is able to interact with a map application and route your needed calls to a local support centre when overseas or in a different province/state, manage distance in miles/kms, etc without your physical interaction.
Developers … pay special attention. Get your heads out of the iPhone bubble and be ready for a platform with great OPEN and FUTURE GROWTH potential that will NOT have to rely on just 1 manufacturer or status quo.
Developers, get ready to let your wildest application dreams come to reality … and be tuned into the Nokia Developer Summit 2009! On Day 1, April 28th 2009 guest speakers will be giving their expertise & excite on how the future of web collaboration, interaction, the social and applications will combine in the worlds strongest & most widely distributed (on products) operating system in the world. At 9AM (Monte Carlo, Monaco time), our even host Roby Tayler, Head of Forum Nokia will be kicking it off. At 10:40AM – 11:20AM Lee Williams (bio), Executive Director of Symbian Foundation will be talking about the Evolution of Open Mobile Platforms, and at 11:20AM – 12PM John Faith, Vice President & General Manager of Mobile Operations, MySpace will be speaking on Mobile Internet Futures – and their collaboration with Nokia on the N97 and future Symbian Foundation Platform devices. Also of note is the Technology Stream, with Andrew Shorten, Platform Evangelist, Adobe [think FLASH LITE].
I’m hoping a new evolution of Nokia Mobile Web Server can be coded and integrated for registered users of Ovi Services on their mobile S60 & future Symbian Foundation devices. No other platform has this ability let alone growth.
Oh and don’t forget developers ….
Forum Nokia’s Calling All Innovators Competition 2008