Strategic Implications of Nokia’s Intention to Enter the Netbook PC Market!!
Is this true?! A pre-emptive announcement indirectly from Nokia?
Just after updating my portfolio via gfinance I came across this. Sure its been mulled around the web in minute fashion and even lulled by at least 1 Nokia executive as something to consider … but this specifically could mean??
Before you call this news a bluff … here is direct from BusinessWire ‘A Berkshire Hathaway Company’ direct link
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Strategic Implications of Nokia’s Intention to Enter the Netbook PC Market” report to their offering.
With the advent of the digital convergence era, the boundaries between PC and mobile phone products are becoming increasingly blurred. Recently, Nokia announced its intention to enter the netbook PC market.
This report will analyze the possibilities for Nokia’s new product, including a PC-like product positioning scenario and a non-PC-like product positioning scenario. The report also examines the possible impact of Nokia’s product on the PC and mobile phone industries.
List of Topics:
* Analysis of Nokia’s intention to enter the netbook PC market, and the possibilities for Nokia’s netbook PC product, including a PC-like product positioning scenario and a non-PC-like product positioning scenario
* Impact on the PC and mobile phone industries in the different scenarios
Key Topics Covered:
2. PC-like Product Positioning Scenario
2.1 Product Specification Design Similar to Mainstream Netbook PCs
2.2 Nokia’s Strong Telecom Channel Foundation to Be Important Weapon in Initial Market Development
2.3 Profits to Be Limited if Nokia Enters Fiercely Competitive PC Market
2.4 Brand Is Double-edged Sword for Nokia in the PC-like Product Market
3. Non-PC-like Product Positioning Scenario
3.1 Core Concept of New Product: Portable Entertainment Platform Centered on Mobile Internet
3.2 Hardware Architecture Specifications
3.3 OS Choice
3.4 Strong Product R&D Capabilities and Channel Operation Experience to Support Nokia
3.5 Market Is Still Unclear: Consumer Acceptance Difficult to Gauge
Now, will this include Maemo, Symbian-Foundation as a portable MID OS variant or something new based on Linux?
Something is a Foot!
If Nokia could put Symbian-Foundation OS into a mini laptop … the options are boundless. If you recall Psion, the roots of Symbian was the most capable and powerful PDA in its heyday able to run a modem PC-Type II on the 5mx model and native support for viewing & editing MS Word/Excel documents (much prior to v2002 of course; this was 1993 we’re talking about).
The industry is WELL aware of S60’s performance for Video recording multi-broadband radio support, simulatenously – I can surf the internet, get emails on my providers 3.5G connection while streaming internet radio off my WLAN connection simultaneously. IF you question if Symbian or S60 5th Edition is up to snuff with multimedia and high-end technology, then just read about the Samsung Omnia HD! For a long while Apple has touted the benefits of OS X used as a micro OS in that other device iPhone; but I think its time Nokia show off what a mobile OS can do in a mini portable laptop or MID!
Don’t think its not capable … especially with OMAP 36xx or 4340 or 4440 cpu’s available with ARM Cortex A8 / A9 – the latter offer 150% better performance than the previous A8 and exceptional battery life with hardware video performance.