From www.gizmodo.com :
Gizmodo scoop: Nokia to announce Series 90 operating
system next week #
We just got a tip that next week Nokia is going to announce something
even bigger than those three new phones we mentioned earlier today:
a new multimedia-centric smartphone operating system called Series 90.
They're also going to unveil at least one new handset running the new
OS next week, and the word on the street is that this first Series 90
phone will be the most advanced consumer handset from Nokia yet.
Rumors are finally mounting about what will be announced at the
Nokia Mobile Internet Conference (http://www.nokia.com/nmic)
I feel that if confirmed this will be the important 3G push that
was expecting from Nokia. After not evolving (just updating and
their Series 40 and 60 Os and hardware platform in the last two years,
Series 90 could be at the base of the new generation 3g handsets
designed to maintain their market leadership in the 3G era.
Since now Nokia has maintained a very low profile on 3g handsets
fuelling a lot of criticisms and discussions about their ability to
remain competitive against Microsoft and the Japanese and Korean
producers entering the historically dominated Nokia markets.
There is a strong push from operators (See Vodafone and Orange)
to became more independent form Nokia that is actually controlling
most of the "user experience" marginalising their capability to develop
distinctive services and so avoiding the ISP "dumb pipes" effect.
So the new Os and hardware are strategically important to the
the future of Nokia and to the future of the mobile markets as a
whole. It could pivotal to the future of Symbian and also about
the future of i-mode abroad.
I really look forward to see what will be announced and to start
discussing with you.
giovanni bertani mobile vas consultant and analyst
Received on Fri Oct 24 00:27:07 2003