Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 18:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of relative silence and vagueness, we're finally getting something tangible from Jolla, the promising mobile phone company which came forth from former Nokia employees. It's ambitious - they're not just going to create a mobile operating system, not just a mobile phone, but an entire ecosystem, including cloud services and data centres. At its heart? The beautiful city of Hong Kong. The prime target market? China.
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RE: Developing for China
by dsmogor on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 06:35 UTC in reply to "Developing for China"
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

Smartphone penetration in the western countries will be nearing saturation in the next 2 years. The marking of slowdown are already visible. Then it'd be only taking about sales directly from the competitors.
China and India are where the growth will be.

In the other hand if they don't get a foothold for the Jolla services in developed markets they might loose in the long term the same way as e.g. now evidenced by the platforms what were long leading mobile innovation in Japan and Korea. They need to be on a good terms with Facebook, Twitter, mapping providers (Nokia ?:)).
Developing kick ass integration with Chinese social internet in close cooperation with those companies is a good start though.

Edited 2012-10-03 06:54 UTC

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RE[2]: Developing for China
by dsmogor on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 07:09 in reply to "RE: Developing for China"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Tomi Ahonen stated, that in 2011 Nokia had a pretty much done deal with biggest China telecom to push MeeGo big time. It's understandable, Chinese government wants independence from US based ecosystems to control what will no doubt be big part of economy in the comming years. They will do whats possible to hamper Google, Apple and MS services growth in that market.
In the same time they want competitive software and so far have failed in pursuing that on their own.
Maybe Jolla bets on restoring that deal, maybe.

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