There are a must to network with possible partners and clients in the mobile space since is a great way to meet people.
I am planning to attend many of these events, so if anyone is going we will probably meet !
“the company announced that it exceeding guidance for Q4 sales, after a strong quarter of sales for its Windows Phone Lumia line and its Asha low-cost smartphones, with sales of Lumias nearly doubling over last quarter to 4.4 million devices.”
I am very curious to see what they will announce at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona!
Google finally released their Map application for iOS devices few days ago. Actually only for iPhone, leaving iPad out, why?
Playing around with the iPhone version on the iPad (so not getting the full experience) and comparing it with the Nokia Here application for iOS devices can’t decide which one is better.
For now I am going with Nokia Here and waiting for the Google Maps iPad version.
Nokia launched their mobile map application, Here, for other mobile platforms but also launched the Nokia Here MH5: Nokia Maps Framework for Mobile HTML5.
Jolla launches new mobile OS Sailfish which is based on MeeGo. More information are to be discovered as today there is a streaming video on Jolla SDK ! Also distribution of mobile content will be interesting to know what will look like since Jolla is a open ecosystem.
Here is a short video:
After the issues with iOS Maps application many turned at other solutions and asked for dedicated mobile applications for maps. I asked on twitter where was a Nokia Maps app for iOS and Android devices and today Nokia announced that the app is Here !
“People want great maps, and with HERE we can bring together Nokia’s location offering to deliver people a better way to explore, discover and share their world,” said Nokia President and CEO Stephen Elop. “Additionally, with HERE we can extend our 20 years of location expertise to new devices and operating systems that reach beyond Nokia. As a result, we believe that more people benefit from and contribute to our leading mapping and location service.”
That’s the name of the Nokia Maps app for iOS and Android devices:
“To further extend its location services, Nokia is launching a maps application for iOS under the HERE brand. Based on HTML5, it will include offline capabilities, voice-guided walk navigation, and public transport directions. The application is scheduled to be available for free download from Apple’s App Store in the coming weeks.”
Nokia Premium Developer Program is now live for developers to join and get the following features:
More infos here.
So finally Apple announced the iPad mini. It’s a direct competition to other tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. Funny how Apple arrived to the tablet size after denying such tablet size as valuable. Anyone who reads books on tablet knows that the 7″ size is a perfect fit, book page size.
Apple just added this new tablet to their portfolio in reaction to competition, so they are a bit late in the game for the first time. Interesting situation because it will increase competition. Many people will buy the iPad mini for sure as the market has a lot of room for mobile devices.
I am really looking forward to see whats coming out this month from Microsoft and Apple. Apple needs a competitor to Amazon Kindle HD and Microsoft needs to get into the post PC era with a tablet. Google Galaxy new mobile phones are in the works too.
So some very interesting competition is in the works for mobile computing ecosystems.
I would like to see Nokia Suite support for MacBook since I switching and also because now it supports Windows Phone so I think it’s time to support Apple laptops!
So the iPhone 5 was announced and not much innovation is to be found on the new hardware! Bigger screen and normal hardware evolution. A new connector (money maker!). No NFC, no wireless charging or anything that could innovate. Ofcourse iOS 6 will come out and add new feature to the new device and current ones. but I am surprised that no real innovation came out from this announcement.
The interesting part is that Amazon is a real competitor for Apple and Google. Amazon has all the digital content that Tablet and smartphone users are looking for.
As I mention before the real problem in mobile is payment, how you get paid for content. Apple used iTunes as the base platform, Amazon has their e-commerce store which during the years included all sort of digital content, video, music and apps. Both gathered people’s credit cards for payment, next step was adding a device to distribute and sell digital content. Very simple concept!
Great to see Amazon as competitor in the mobile space and looking forward to an Amazon smartphone!