Posted by: Tom Nolle
Integrated devices, Mobile, Nokia, Wireless broadband, Wireless handsets
Nokia’s launch of its touch-screen high-end smartphone was also a bully pulpit for the company to make it clear that their activities with Symbian and smartphones are not the main event, but a shift into the services market.
Nokia noted that Blackberries were not successful because of the handset or the handset OS but because of the service behind them. This is the first time a major mobile equipment player has articulated what we believe is the central truth of 2009 and beyond. The industry is moving to services as operators move to monetization, and those who can create service ecosystems will be successful.