What can we expect from Nokia to show this week, and their product focus for the 2011-2012.
Nokia Connection 2011 goes down in Singapore on Tuesday, and we’re expecting big things from the stumbling phone giant. Nokia has big gaps to fill in as it was once considered an indutry leader and now it trails in the back of smartphones line up. No fewer than four vice presidents will be speaking at the summit, along with CEO Stephen Elop, who has promised some market changing devices. We will get to know about them in coming week. So, what are our expectations or predictions, read on to find out.
1. Nokia N9: MeeGo phone to be shown as a reality: The Nokia Intel relationship over MeeGo has experienced a roller coaster ride, with lot of expectations from the platform yet with no real outcome. Some consider that MeeGo has already lost considerable time to reach market and it will be hard to penetrate. But samething could have been said about Android when it started to target iOS, and today Android owns more market share than iPhones.
2. Nokia Windows Phone in flesh: A prototype was already shown. But now a working and real device would be shown in the conference. The same device they aim to release in 4th Quarter of 2011. So, what will Nokia and Microsoft partnership bring special to Windows line-up of phones, other than the Ovi platform? We still have to see.
3. Lower priced smartphones for masses: One of great things about Nokia is their low priced line up of phones that still are more in sales than any other phone. Nokia is still persuing Symbian OS for that. And we expect to see newer devices at the conference which feature Symbian S60 and S40 to power cheap phones that mimic powers of smartphones of today.
4. A Nokia tablet: Nokia boss Elop said back in April that he doesn’t want Nokia to “be the 201st tablet on the market that you can’t tell from all of the others. We have to take a uniquely Nokia prospective and so the teams are working very hard on something that would be differentiating relative to everything else that’s going on in the market.” What that could be, we’re not sure either but we’d be interested to see just how Nokia intends to get in on this growing market.