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By • Sep 2nd, 2009 • Category: ! Product News
nokia New details came out in the keynote of Nokia’s N97 Mini price, its 3G Booklet netbook and its latest Comes With Music handsets, the nokia X3 and nokia X6.  Nokia, the world’s largest maker of cell phones, on Wednesday announced new phones loaded with more music features and better integration with social networking site Facebook as well as pricing for its upcoming Netbook. The company announced the new phones and services at its Nokia World Conference in Stuttgart, Germany.
The Finnish phone maker’s keynote speech launching its annual Nokia World symposium added more details to last week’s announcements, which included its 3G netbook Bootlet along with some new additions to the firm’s Comes With Music range
Nokia’s CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo launched the keynote by saying last week’s news of the netbook and N900 internet tablet was just to “whet the appetite”. Although many saw the pre-Nokia World announcements as grabbing the headlines first, as the news could be drowned out by IFA in Berlin, the large consumer trade show that starts around the same time as Nokia World.
Nokia N97 Mini
Top on the list of new phones is the N97 mini, a slightly smaller version of the existing N97 flagship smartphone. This new mini N97 has a shorter battery life than the N97 and also less memory: 8GB compared to 32GB for the N97. The touchscreen display is also smaller. The device is expected to ship in October. Its list price at 450 Euros or about $639 is not much less than the full-fledged N97, which initially went on sale in the U.S. for $700.
The new N97 mini also will have Nokia’s Comes With Music service integrated. This service increases the cost of the device, but provides users with a free download music service. And the device will be the first Nokia phone to have tighter integration with the popular social networking site Facebook. Nokia has struck a deal with Facebook to let users update their location and status directly to the Website through a Nokia Ovi account.
Nokia plans to offer the Facebook integration on other phones as well.
The N97 mini was shown at the event, after the rumour-mill went into overdrive over the past few weeks and leaked shots appeared everywhere. This 3.2-inch touch-screen Qwerty keyboard based handset builds on the success of the N97 . It’s set to ship some time in the fourth quarter.
Still, Nokia is not giving up. The phone maker announced last month a relationship with Microsoft to develop a version of Microsoft’s Office software for Nokia handsets. And last week, the company also announced its N900 smartphone, which is the company’s first Linux-based phone, which is expected to compete more directly with the iPhone and a flood of Google Android phones expected to hit the market later this year and early next year.
Nokia’s N900 price is comes in at €500, the Linux-based Internet tablet and is its first phone-based Internet tablet, as past N810 and N770 models had no phone elements at all. 80 per cent of its code base is open source, with its own section in the Nokia Ovi store opening soon. The N900 will arrive in the US in October and hit markets in Europe. It aimed at tech savvy adopters.
The Windows 7 Intel Atom based fanless 3G Booklet boasts 12 hours of battery life is priced at €575. It arrives with WiFi and native 3G/HSDPA support and it could become a good dongle-less device for solid Internet access everywhere.
The other devices that Nokia announced were somewhat of a surprise as they weren’t leaked beforehand. These were the Comes With Music X6 32GB and X3 mobile phones. These two are priced at €450 and €115, respectively, and come with the all you can eat music service. The X6 has a 3.2-inch capacitive screen touchscreen, whereas the X3 is a slider based handset.
Nokia is the world’s leading cell phone maker with close to 40 percent worldwide marketshare. Recently the company has been trying to diversify its business by offering its cell phone users online services, such as music downloads, games and maps. The company has created its Ovi service platform as a repository for all of these functions and hopes that one day all its Nokia phone customers will use their Ovi accounts to access and manage their music, video and photos.
But even though Nokia estimates the global online market will reach 100 billion Euro by 2010, the company must continue to feed its core device business with new phones. There’s no question that Nokia is still the leader in the overall cell phone market. It has done especially well providing low-cost devices to the developing world, but it has been challenged to keep up with innovations in the smartphone category.
Even though Nokia is the No. 1 smartphone maker worldwide, it’s losing marketshare to newer players, such as Apple with the iPhone and Research in Motion with its BlackBerry. Nokia is particularly challenged in the U.S., where it is virtually non-existent and lacks key carrier relationships for its hottest devices.
Unfortunatey, the new phones announced at the Nokia World are unlikely to slow its slide in the high-end of the market. While the devices mark improvements for Nokia’s overall product line, they are not revolutionary with respect to other products that they will compete with on the worldwide market.
Nokia was in Apple bashing mode in its speech where it showed a slide highlighting the cost of Itunes compared to Comes With Music. To download the top 100 UK albums in any given week using Itunes would cost €934, whereas the equivalent downloads would be free over Nokia’s Comes With Music service that’s provided free with one of its phone.
Life-casting was unveiled and is a new function tying in Facebook to Nokia’s Ovi map service, where users can broadcast their locations from a Nokia handset to a Facebook status update. This is on the N97 Mini and will soon be coming to the N97 handset in the announced 2.0 October firmware update, whilst the beta is already out at Nokia labs today


In yet another attempt to diversify, Nokia also plans to offer more sophisticated hardware, in the form of a mini-laptop or Netbook. The company announced the new device dubbed the Nokia Booklet 3G last week. And at the event in Germany on Wednesday it announced that it will ship the mini laptop in the fourth quarter of 2009 with a list price tag of 575 Euro or about $817.
What makes Nokia’s Netbook different from others in the category is that the device will have a GPS embedded to provide access to Nokia’s Ovi Maps software and service.
Maemo is a desktop OS adopted for Mobile. Desktop software apps can work on Maemo device with very little tinkering. So basically all Linux desktop software can be easily made to run on N900
True multitasking. Applications run paralelly at the same time, like on PC.
Long press works just like right click on a mouse.
With N900 is more important to get it into the hands of the right people, and to have bigger sales. Sounds pretty much like the marketing of Palm Pre.
Again talking about 5 generations/steps, and N900 is the 4th. So more important getting the right people interested, then high sales.(My take) sales will be focus of the next generation of Maeemo devices. probably in 2011.
The main key feature of N900 – the browser.
Eric John, Director, Ovi Store
Redownloading application status? New patch for the service to address redownloading in ~six weeks.
Refunds? Plans for DRM expansion for try&buy to make it easy have a trial version in a single app soon.
Nokia EVP Devices, Kai Oistamo
Symbian – it’s about smartphones. Telecom legacy and Symbian is optimized for it. It’s OS made for making phones smart.
Maemo – the opposite – taking desktop Linux distro and adding more and more connectivity. For developers we use a Webkit and QT above Symbian and Maemo. Developers will have a single environment to write apps in for both platforms.
Firefox – that’s technology we have today on N900, don’t make any far reaching conclusions. (As I see it, Firefox is an intermediary step, next versions will have Webkit based browser).
“Even if we tried we wouldn’t be able to stop Symbian.” We sold most S30 devices last year, stopped development 3 years ago. The same now is true for S40, development slowed, volumes grow. Similar process for S60/Symbian, now moving into mid market, big volumes growth.
The smartphone space is going to continue.
Maemo is a better future platform when pushing boundaries, making computers portable.
Aari Jaksi, Nokia VP, Maemo platform
S40 – really good for lowest end. Symbian – smartphone, operator customization. Maemo – great for mobile computers.
When we are developing Maemo device. first we develop software and services, then look what hardware is needed to them and device to shine.
Desktop Linux apps – in order to make it run on Maemo you only have to remake user interface. It all depends on app and developer, how much they want to adapt UI for Maemo. But I don’t think any desktop app can just run on Maemo mobile device. Optimization will be necessary.
For Maemo updates we have OTA (over the air capabilty) built in. We don’t know yet if we will be updating N900 to Maemo 6 when it comes out. Basically you can update N900 like you updating any Debian based PC. You can flash everything on it,  except cellular stack. So even if we don’t offer Maemo 6 update, you can do it yourself.
Development of third party apps for Maemo will move to QT by next version. To develop apps for Maemo right now you have 2 options:
Use tools we have right now, if you’ve done Linux development it should be easy.
In a few months we will have QT running on Mameo 5/N900, so you can wait for that.
Monetization opportunities for Maemo apps will be the same the same  as for Symbian apps.
Regarding the battery life for N900, it’s moderatly good already. But we are working hard even now to significantly improve it. And we have a pretty good chance to do it between now and official shipping date. It was difficult to optimize battery life to real life use scenario, because we had very few people using it due to need to keep it secret.
Now that N900 is announced, we can really get it out there, track how real people use N900 in real life, and optimize battery for that, which is very important for mobile devices. The goal is to have to charge N900 no more then once a day in most real life use situations.
We went with Windows on Booklet because people like Windows,are familiar and use a lot of apps on them. (translated – average user does not like Linux, just look what happened to first Linux based netboks). We could have made Maemo , but that would have needed serious adaptation.
Third party  handset makers and Maemo. It is possible for any device maker to make Maemo device.  

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