At 01:43 03/03/12 +0900, you wrote:
> Hi all;
> My perspective is that if Nokia and Siemans have some
>decent technical people, put them in Japan or Europe and
>give them a month, I think they could build an imode emulator
>for their phones. I-mode isn't a big hulking scary thing after all.
>cHTML is no big deal. It just depends how many other i-mode
>related things they want to support like ringtones, i-appli
>and other stuff. But I think if they just hire 10 good technical
>people and give them 1 month, it would be no problem
>to get a nice bug-free imode thing for their phones.
the japanese and GSM markets are very different and thus require very
different product line management approaches. in japan you develop one line
of phones that will sell for about 40,000 yen (due to high subsidies) and
for GSM you develop a variety of phones each with different price points.
Nokia tried to apply its GSM business model to Japan and failed and didn't
really want to spend the money to create a new business model for Japan. So
far Nokia hasn't suffered globally for this decision but it may change in
the future. one chapter of my book (global competition between and within
standards: the case of mobile phones) analyzes this in quite a bit of
detail from a historical perspective.
Received on Fri Mar 14 01:04:29 2003