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The Power of Openness

Nokia's running an ad for its N8 phone at the moment. It shows the N8 on a remote-controlled helicopter and a toy train, playing Snake on a tower block, and controlling a wall of video screens, among other things. The tagline is "What will you do with it?"
Impressive though the ads and the phone may be, I'm not entirely convinced about the "open" credenti... Read more

Posted By Alistair Buxton on 3 November 2010

Tieto Diversifies as More Companies Jump on the App Bandwagon

Just before Christmas we spoke to some of Tieto's Telecoms and Media group for an update on their mobile strategy. We found them emerging successfully from a transition year. Tieto is an IT services company of around 16,000 people, of which 6,000 are in the Telecoms and Media group. In the past, the focus for mobile devices has been on providing outsourced devel... Read more

Posted By Martin Garner on 13 January 2010

Nokia Takes a Measured Approach to Being Bold

One of the big stories to come out of Nokia's Capital Markets Day was the revelation that it plans to cut its smartphone portfolio in half (see CCS Hotline about the event here). It set me thinking, "Is this a bold move?"
It's quite easy to argue that it probably is. Why? Because it risks opening big holes in Nokia's smartphone portfolio at a time when th... Read more

Posted By Ben Wood on 7 December 2009

Sticking It to the Phone Buyer

While setting up a new PC over the weekend, I ran through the usual checklist: tweak the operating system, install software, copy over bookmarks and peel off the small stickers that manufacturers think will enhance any glossy surface.
Taking the stickers off took almost as long as everything else, thanks to their particularly strong glue. As I sat trying ... Read more

Posted By Robert Caunt on 11 November 2008

Nokia Squares Up to Software Rivals by Buying Symbian and Moving to Open Source

Earlier this morning, Nokia announced it would buy the 52.1 percent of Symbian shares it doesn't already hold, merge the company with its own S60 organisation and create the Symbian Foundation. This new entity will introduce an open-source licence model for the Symbian operating system and the S60, UIQ and MOAP platforms. The move's a shrewd response to growing ... Read more

Posted By Geoff Blaber on 24 June 2008

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