Archive for the 'Series 60' Category

Why People Buy Nokia

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

I have been following the news out of Nokia World and have been asking myself why people buy Nokia. My previous criticisms of the Nokia/Microsoft tie-up have been based more on a technical/developer/UI viewpoint. However, most people aren’t like me. What makes people buy Nokia phones?
Firstly, there is actually a technical aspect. For example, people […]

The Innovator’s Choice

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Last May I wrote about deeper apps and how developers that used to prototype on Nokia S60 have now moved to Android as the prototyping platform of choice. I have seen this trend deepen and now, noone asks for a S60 proof of concept. The innovator’s choice of platform is important because it’s where the […]

Decline of Nokia Not Offset by Others

Friday, September 9th, 2011

IDC has some interesting figures that show smartphone sales in Western Europe have reached a tipping point. Q2Q11 was the first qurater where smartphones sales exceeded feature phone sales.

The press release says "mobile operators stopped subsidizing feature phones in Europe". It would be nice to know why. Maybe smartphones have reached the stage (features and […]

Nokia R&D and Symbian

Friday, August 26th, 2011

According to my web logs, my post yesterday on Nokia MeeGo and Belle was very popular. Some people agreed with me on Twitter. However, a tweet by Sebastian Brannstrom made me look at it from another angle. He said "I think an important factor is the staggering cost of Nokia R&D. They can’t develop at […]

Canalys Q2 2011

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Canalys released their worldwide smartphone statistics for Q2 2011 yesterday. An amazing 107.7 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2011. Only a few years ago I was saying the smartphone market was small compared to the market for all phones. Today, smartphones are ubiquitous and mobile development is no longer experimental but mainstream.
Here’s […]

Nokia Museum

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

If you have ever done development on Nokia phones or even owned a Nokia phone, you should find interesting. It contains just about every one of Nokia’s phones and currently lists 801 models. The early phone names are very entertaining … ‘Talkman’, ‘Actionman’ and ‘Cityman’. Just think if they used these names today.

Nokia and Qt

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Nokia reached a significant milestone today. However, more recent events at Nokia have turned something that would have been very significant into something very few people will care about.
What I am talking about is the release version of Qt SDK 1.1 and more importantly the possiblity to publish applications on Ovi that make use of […]

Distimo April Report

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Distimo have a new report that compares the various App stores. 
Extrapolating current numbers, Distimo predicts the Google Android Market "to have only 40,000 applications less than the Apple App Store for iPhone by the end of June 2011, and will close the remaining gap before the end of July 2011."


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