Nokia’s head of North America and president, Chris Weber, was recently interviewed by VentureBeat. And wow, did he have something bold things to say. The overall tone of Weber’s interview was that Nokia wasn’t scared in the slightest. In fact, he claimed that Apple and Google’s app-centric operating systems were “outdated”.
According to the quoted executive:
Nokia‘s new superphones will offer a superior user interface and a better, cloud-enabled experience than its chief competitors…
Ironic given Apple and Google actually created their massively popular platforms whereas Nokia has to rely on others — because they failed. Add to that the argument that Nokia is only calling apps “outdated” because they’ve also failed at building a robust app network of their own and you can begin to see this is more buzz word marketing and attempts to create hype where there really isn’t
Nokia: Come back and brag to us when you’ve got something to show us.
Criticisms aside, we do see Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 going places — especially if Android becomes increasingly costly for 3rd parties no thanks to mounting lawsuits. In 2-4 years the mobile landscape could look very different.
Source: Venture Beat