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My dear friend Christian Lindholm has left Nokia and joined Yahoo as VP of Global Mobile Product first based in London and then moving to California late in 2006. This indeed is good news, and a clear sign Yahoo is very serious about the mobile space. […]

My dear friend Christian Lindholm has left Nokia and joined Yahoo as VP of Global Mobile Product first based in London and then moving to California late in 2006. This indeed is good news, and a clear sign Yahoo is very serious about the mobile space. Christian who helped father the first real moblog app, Lifeblog, thinks Nokia is doing pretty well but its time for him to change. CL was also the father of the Nokia Series 60 and Navi-key UI. He and Russell in the same office… imagine! Talking about Russell, his love affairs with OSes are beginning to resemble the love life of Paris Hiliton. Today he is sweating Linux. CL, I know, will clearly add more magic to Flickr!

  1. [...] Christian Lindholm, the father of Lifeblog software and Navikey UI leaves Nokia . A few weeks later Lindholm joins Yahoo. A few months later WSJ publishes plans of Yahoo teaming up with SBC and Cingular of joining a co-branded phone made by Nokia. WSJ calls this move “launch of services for advanced cellphone networks.” The cellphone will play digital music, and will have a 1.3 megapixel camera, and be able to do other stuff like TV. (Sounds like 6682, doesn’t it!) I am guessing this is Cingular looking for content for its soon to be launched HSDPA network. Don’t worry, you won’t see the phone till next year. Yahoo just likes to announce ahead of time, it seems . [...]

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