It is not distribution network; they have excellent carrier relationships the world over.
Would Nokia be quicker in execution, I might still look at it differently but, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be that way. Let that sink in: it is – apparently – not a phone. Well, it is of course but one might ponder if that is the message you want to get across. Be not mistaken though, it offers some rather incredible specs: a full six hours (! Compare that to the i Phone where you could watch maybe 30 minutes of highlights IF you have downloaded the respective clips when you were in a Wi Fi zone last. QVGA on a 2.4″ screen, 3.2 megapixel camera (presumably with the trusty Carl Zeiss lenses, LED flash, video, free music via the “Comes with Music” service. It is not a phone, it is an entertainment hub, baby!
This year's nominees are: Amsterdam - Movels Bangalore - Mobisy Barcelona - skuair Berlin - Vii F Boston - Snap My Life Brussels - Mobixx Chennai - Mobile-worx Dusseldorf - Cellity Helsinki - Fromdistance Istanbul - Mobinex London - The 3G Dating Agency / Taptu Madrid - Kimia Milan - Waymedia Mumbai - Ziva Technologies Munich - hi Clip New York - Buzz D Oslo - Adactus Paris - Web Wag Rome - Nanology Shanghai - Duo Guo Silicon Valley - Funambol Singapore - m St. TV Stockholm - Momail Taipei - Toro This year's winners at the Mobile Monday Peer Awards Barcelona will also be invited to participate in the Innovation Pad activities at the Mobile Monday Global Summit in conjunction with the World Congress on IT in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 18-22, 2008.
The event is also going to showcase for the first time the new mobile urban guide.
The market place in mobile looks different though: DOS was nigh dominant (outside the mainframe and large enterprise side of things) whereas Symbian “only” covers about 5% of the current market.
It is big but probably not big enough to bridge the DOS/Windows migration gap.