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

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

by Darryl K. Taft

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Welcome

Here, Nokia welcome participants to the Nokia World 2010 show.

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Venue

Nokia World 2010 was held at the ExCel London exhibition center.

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Nokia Is Back

Niklas Savander, executive vice president of markets at Nokia, opened the conference proclaiming, "Nokia is back!"

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Stepping Out

Nokia World 2010 served as an introduction party for some, as the companys recently named CTO Rich Green marks time as a spokesperson at a major Nokia event. Formerly an executive at Sun Microsystems, Green joined Nokia as CTO in May.

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Goodbye

While some like Green were ushered in, others such as Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president of mobile solutions at Nokia, announced plans to leave the company. During a keynote address, Vanjoki said this will be his last Nokia World, at least from the Nokia side of things.

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Stepping Up

Meanwhile, Purnima Kochikar, vice president of Forum Nokia, stepped up her game in announcing 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 during a keynote address.

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Early Risers

Early risers are among the 3,000-strong Nokia users, developers, partners and others milling around the cavernous ExCel facility prior to the start of Nokia World.

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Developer Summit

The 2010 Nokia Developer Summit was held in conjunction with Nokia World.

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Meet the Experts

In the developer lounge, Nokia enables you to meet the experts.

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Dominant Platform

These sales and usage stats tell the story.

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Nokia N8 Smartphone

A new Nokia N8 smartphone is on display.

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Another Look

Heres another look at the N8.

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Nokia C7

The Nokia C7 is another one of the new smartphones Nokia announced at the show.

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Nokia C6 and Info

Nokia also introduced the C6 smartphone at Nokia World 2010.

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Nokia C7 Info

Here are some statistics on the Nokia C7 phone.

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More C7

Heres another view of the Nokia C7.

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White

Nokia is also offering the C6 in white.

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Nokia N97

Heres a look at a Nokia N97 mini.

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Entry

A Nokia display booth greets visitors as they enter the venue.

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Ready for the Holidays

As these new smartphones and other devices are slated for release this fall, Nokia is pushing them as gift ideas for the holiday shopping season. The on-site Nokia store offers gift suggestions.

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Are You Experienced?

The Nokia World Experience Lounge provides users with an opportunity to experience all the new Nokia phones, as well as older ones along with a variety of services.

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Lounge

The Experience Lounge is quite the experience. Note the entrance.

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Nokia E7 for Business

The new Nokia E7 is positioned as the companys top business phone.

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Hackathon

Nokia World also featured a "hackathon" for developer teams to compete in building the most innovative apps for the smartphones.

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