2 Responses to “Nokia Looks Beyond The iPhone”

  1. Constable Odo

    Well, at least he understands that lots of features don't always translate into a easily used product. Some users will be able to take advantage of most of the features and they'll be happy, but the average user will just end up frustrated and buy something simpler to use next time. The top-of-the-line Nokias are feature for feature some of the best handsets offered if you're willing to pay for them and take the time to learn how to use them. Nokia has nothing to be ashamed of. It's just that those handsets are only suited for a select few that have the money and expertise to take full advantage of them. There will always be a niche demand for those types of handsets and I'm glad Nokia builds them.

  2. SteveS

    He's right in some respect… When all devices had a cumbersome interface, you could differentiate your product through hardware design alone. The iPhone changed that. The software design / OS is clearly the more important factor now. Nokia is a great example of that. The N95 beats the iPhone on paper, but when it comes to actual use, the N95 is garbage by comparison. It's not even in the same league.

    The good news for Nokia is that if a company like Palm which was nearly down for the count can come up with a nice interface like their WebOS, others like Nokia should be able to compete as well (eventually). The problem is, the iPhone is a moving target and is regarded as the best right now. Momentum is in Apple's favor now. Just copying Apple won't be enough. Companies will have to out innovate Apple. Anything less is just damage control.