Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Nokia

A profile of Nokia as it changes CEOs.

As the leader in mobile phones, Nokia now has to take a broader view of the market, he believes.

Perhaps most surprising, however, is Nokia's 770 Internet Tablet, a hand-held computer that does not contain a mobile phone at all. Instead, it supports web-browsing, e-mail and voice-over-internet calls (using Google Talk software) via short-range Wi-Fi technology.

Another danger is that Nokia may alienate wireless operators, its main customers, by helping consumers get round their proprietary networks and instead supporting open, internet-based services such as Google Talk in its devices.

Managing the complexity of converged devices is difficult, Mr Kallasvuo concedes, but it also provides scope for differentiation, “and overall that's an opportunity.”

I can see how helping users navigate the complexity of a mash-up of devices can be a differentiator, but why would Nokia be particularly well-placed to do that? I have an N70, and while its a good camera-phone, its not as good at simple messaging as my previous phone was.

2 comments:

Jay said...

but it takes good photos , and if it had a good browser with a really convenient browser you would have used it more often to blog ,post your photos , lesser visits to your neighbourhood cybercafe

Rajeev Ramachandran said...

yeah- but it don't. :-(
What I meant to say is that the damn interface is so cluttered and slow. I suspect Nokia may be the Yahoo of the converged world, not the Google. Nice, uh?