Enterprise Mobility: Nokia World 2010: Smartphones, Software, Developers and New Faces

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-09-16 Print this article Print
Nokia World 2010: Smartphones, Software, Developers and New Faces

Nokia World 2010: Smartphones, Software, Developers and New Faces

by Darryl K. Taft
Nokia opened its Nokia World 2010 conference in London on Sept. 14, proclaiming the company is back in the game with new phones and a new attitude. The cell phone giant also held its Nokia Developer Summit at the same time as Nokia World. At the developer event, Nokia announced enhancements to the Nokia Qt software development kit (SDK), improvements in the Ovi Store, and lowering the barrier to entry and increased monetization opportunities for developers. Along with four new phones, Nokia announced new IT services and strategies. The show also saw some new faces join Nokia, while other older ones announced plans to leave. Moreover, Nokia officials said the company is ideally placed to capture much of the projected growth in the global marketplace and that the company intends to maintain its leadership in voice and data for the masses. With that in mind, Nokia ushered Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, in to discuss the issues of the digital divide and how to continue to work to bridge it. Nokia did its part by introducing a new lower-cost feature phone with advanced capabilities, the Nokia C3 Touch and Type. This eWEEK presentation depicts some of the people, places and things that made up Nokia World 2010.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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