August 2009

August 2009

Nokia Booklet 3G


Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia today introduced a completely new product: a netbook, the "Nokia Booklet 3G". How did the world react? Nokia's share price fell.

Why? How is it possible that this announcement could backfire?

Windows.

I believe there is disappointment that Nokia did not introduce this laptop with some revolutionary new mobile operating system, something that could compete with OSX / iPhone OS.

Nokia wanted to announce a new product but instead they announced that they have no alternative to Symbian, no secret weapon that can turn the company around.

No iPhone 3G S at Sonera


(No) iPhone 3GS at Sonera

New phone, new year and same old story.

Last year Sonera, the iPhone carrier here in Finland, got fewer iPhone 3G's than they had pre-orders and had to wait a month or two before supply caught up with demand.

This year Apple had learned from their mistake and did not try to launch the phone at the same day in every country, instead in some countries, such as Finland, the iPhone was launched a few weeks later than in the US.