Nokia CEO says devices in "different shapes, sizes and configurations" will be succeeding the Lumia 900
The Finnish giant's strategy with WP devices is to target different markets with different tailored propositions, depending on what it deems necessary for that market. In Europe, he said, LTE will play increasingly important role, but hasn't started to catch up yet the way it has in the US, so the Lumia 900 with LTE was first released for AT&T.
He mentioned, however, that Nokia has a deep bench for 2012, working on "successor devices" after the Lumia 900, phones with "different shapes, sizes, [and] different configurations, of course.... There is a lot more to watch.”
Apparently the strategy is to keep the excitement going, announcing devices at short and steady intervals, until a whole portfolio range of Nokia Windows Phones is released by year-end. On popularizing the platform he says:
"The point is, we are educating consumers about the tiles, about that experience, because what is out there in the industry today, people are most familiar with, is a grid of applications and icons that don't do anything. They aren't used to things that are scrolling, that are alive, that are presenting information. So as we introduce them to that, we are confident then that we will see some good momentum. But it is still very early days...
Our first priority, always, always, is to differentiate our experience from Android and iPhone. That is job one, two and three quite frankly.
We also learn a new thing about Nokia's Stephen Elop - turns out he is a pilot, and would like to see more airplane-related aps in the Marketplace, although well aware that not everybody shares this passion, and there are more pressing apps to populate the Marketplace with at the moment.
1. vivek_ananda (Posts: 14; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)
will windows mango phones be provided upgrade to windows apollo a.k.a windows 8? And will windows phone ever receive bluetooth file transfer function? I'm on verge to buy a windows phone but these two factors are holding me
3. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
As a huge Windows Phone supporter, I really have to tell you to hold off until more information on Apollo becomes public. What more functions it will bring, and it will be a ton, is still up in the air. I can not see why blue tooth capabilities wouldn't be enhanced, as the business integrations are a huge portion of WP8, but I haven't heard. As for legacy support, Microsoft is being even more tight lipped, but I can't imagine that 2nd Generation devices wouldn't get it, but it is likely 1st generation devices may not. I haven't heard, but I am mining WP websites and forums for gossip. I will of course shoot any competent rumors I hear to PA when it shows it's ugly bead.
16. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)
Yes and no. First of all, MS will bring Apollo to first gen devices i remember that was stated by someone at Microsoft, that all devices will get support to 2012 and after that i doubt it, but that was stated over an year ago, or more but i remember it clearly. As for the bluetooth transfer - not likely. As i recall Apple didn't support BT to prevent piracy, but with Win8 i think it's logical to make the NFC a requirement and that will replace BT transfer in the not long distant future ( i'm thinking that because for the NFC requirement for every Win8 tablet, it's logical that WP will adopt it as well with Apollo in a big way).
2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Nokia's WP devices which they have right now are great, just lower the prices and they'll sell. We're also waiting for the Nokia N8 of Windows Phone.
4. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Boy, a Nokia portrait slider like the Dell Venue Pro would be a dream device for me....
5. StreetNerd (Posts: 684; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
For me it would be the Nokia E7 with WP ^^
6. Gcombs (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
For me it would be Verizon getting some new devices period.
7. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
I would love to see Nokia make a nice little comeback with great and different designs for phones. Like N90 or the 9500 communicator or even the 9290. Obviously those phones were for a different time but honestly that's what made Nokia so unique. Make some neat crazy designs and see the people come back. Make sure to keep quality the number one priority though.
13. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 476; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Nokia quality is what has kept them in the game. In shaky times, I hope they realize that and continue to uphold their superior marksmanship as seen in the Lumia 800 and 900! I agree!
8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1429; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Yes Mr Elop different shape, size, model, look & feel, colors. But you have to agree that Lumia 800, 900 and N9 looks same. With Lumia 900 bigger screen.
It's about time you bring trully different design aside from Lumia 710.
12. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 476; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
How can you complain when they have the best industrial design and finish since the iPhone? Some people want smaller screens, others want larger ones... There is a well deserved market for both the Lumia 800 and 900.
15. Stuntman (Posts: 590; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Elop's description of live tiles sound a lot like widgets to me.