Nokia has been one of the few companies that has actually embraced open media in general and mobile blogging (photo blogging) in specific. A lot of credit for that goes to Christian Lindholm, the daddy of Nokia Lifeblog, a tiny application that lets you post photos to either Flickr or TypePad/MT blogs right from the phone itself. His concept of recording our daily lives with photos is so obvious, yet so powerful. Apparently, the application’s day to day responsibility is going over to something called Multimedia group, which means CL won’t be giving it as much TLC as he has so far. Lifeblog incidentally is going to be embedded in every single NSeries phone. I was checking out his blog and apparently, he is now looking for an encore. Now I am clearly reading between the lines, but looks like CL, one of the smartest wireless UI minds on the planet is looking at life beyond Nokia.
On his blog he writes, “I am looking forward to a long summer break. Six great weeks of holiday, two weeks bonus after being 10 years with Nokia and 4 weeks of normal vacation provides a perfect transition from Lifeblog to the next thing. During the summer I will think of what to do next. I am not in a rush away from Nokia, a company very very dear to me. “ Still, if a wireless company is looking to snag a seasoned hand away for the Finnish phone giant, this might be a good time to do so. I know Yahoo could use some wireless help. It certainly would be nice to have him basking in the glorious California sunshine. Meanwhile, we shall all enjoy Nokia Lifeblog. My Business 2.0 piece on Nokia Lifeblog.