Nokia, your time starts now!

3 Jul

It is probably for the first time, ever, that Nokia has agreed it is the underdog in the smartphone space and it comes from none other than Anssi Vanjoki, who now heads the Finnish handset giant’s ‘Mobile Solutions’ business that is essentially tasked with bringing hi-end smartphones (and probably Internet tablets).

I am committed, perhaps even obsessed, with getting Nokia back to being number one in high-end devices. Achieving this will require performance and efforts over and above the norm,” he wrote in a blog post.

Vanjoki also clarified that Nokia would bank upon Symbian and MeeGo for its smartphone portfolio. However, the upcoming N8 will be Nokia’s last smartphone running on Symbian^3 OS but he added that there is a “very strong possibility” of seeing a Symbian^4 N-series device. This does not bode well for the N8.

Having said that, it is reassuring to see the biggest player in the business admitting its weakness and promising it will do more to address it. Now all that we ask Vanjoki and Nokia to do is to put these words into action. We certainly won’t mind some competition in the smartphone space, which is currently dominated by Apple and Google.

No Responses to “Nokia, your time starts now!”

  1. Thakur July 3, 2010 at 4:56 am #

    I doubt they will succeed.

  2. Nokia July 3, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    How will they compete now? What features can they bring to the phone. They will have to contend with Microsoft for the fourth spot in market share after Apple, Android and RIM

  3. John Smith July 4, 2010 at 3:26 am #

    When will the phones start shipping? They not only will have to offer unique features but will have to be priced lower than competitive offerings.

  4. Tim July 4, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Bye Bye Nokia

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