Enterprise Mobility: Nokia's Lumia 900, 800, 710 Unveiled at CES
Nokia has certainly managed to attract buzz at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, where its products on display include the high-end Lumia 900 and Lumia 800, and the more midmarket Lumia 710. Ever since Nokia opted to abandon its homegrown operating systems (including Symbian) in favor of Windows Phone, a new line of products and a renewed push for market share were inevitable. Now that the contours of Nokia's overarching strategy are more visible, it's clear that the company is betting that a small collection of higher-quality smartphones will offer an effective counterargument to the market flood of Google Android devices of highly varying quality. Microsoft has also indicated that it will join Nokia in pushing the latter's smartphones hard on the open market. Although Windows Phone attracted critical praise upon its release more than a year ago, sales performance has been far more muted, and Microsoft needs offerings such as Nokia's to sell if it wants its mobile plans to finally succeed.