Archive for December, 2010
Amazon.com today released its “Best of 2010″ lists, which include the bestselling, most-wished-for and favorite gift products as determined by Amazon.com customers in 2010. The Nokia N900 was the most frequently purchased as gifts in the wireless category! Yay for Nokia and Maemo!
Digitimes reported on Wednesday that notebook vendors are facing delays on their Android 3.0 tablet PCs because Google is currently prioritizing Android 3.0 support to smartphone manufacturers. Five players were mentioned, including Nokia. The rumor is hard to believe since Nokia has been saying they’re committed to the Meego and Symbian platforms.
To celebrate Qatar’s win to host the 2022 FIFA Football World Cup, Qatar Airways are offering free economy class return tickets with purchase of Nokia phones: Nokia N8, E5, E63, E72, C7, C6, C3, X3-02 and Nokia 6120. Twenty-two destinations in the Middle East are included in this deal. There is no limit on number of Nokia purchases.
I’ve been checking the inventory database of a major distributor in the US (not retailers like Amazon or Newegg) and noticed that Nokia finally provided the estimated arrival date of the Nokia E7. The blue and silver E7′s are expected to ship on January 13th, 2011. This distributor is receiving 2000 units for each color. While the suggested retail price is USD $679, it looks like the sweet spot for most retailers will be around $599.
Remember when we used our phones just for talking and playing snake? French company called Lëkki is bringing back the iconic Nokia 3210 in green, yellow, and black and selling them for $98. Pay an extra $13 for your own color combination. They will work on GSM 900 / 1800 networks and ship with a new battery.
Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (OPK) worked at Nokia for nearly 30 years, but last September his position as CEO was replaced by Stephen Elop. What is OPK up to nowadays? Helsingin Sanomat reports that he is back to living an ordinary life. He turned down dozens of offers to serve on boards of various companies and plans to teach business management to young people. There have already been discussions with one educational institute.
It looks like one of the most popular Youtube channels (currently #9) is heading to the Ovi Store. The Annoying Orange made an appearance at Nokia’s channel with a Christmas and a “flamin’ good new year” message. Towards the end of the video was a “coming soon” sign while the description mentioned, “Keep you eyes peeled for the Annoying Orange on Ovi in January 2011.”
Today’s big story is that Nokia may have started talks with Microsoft to create a new line of Windows Phone devices. This rumor comes from mobile insider Eldar Murtazin, who also added that this was a desperation move by the two companies to compete with Android. Whether this rumor is true or not, an interesting question is, “Would you buy a Nokia Windows Phone?”