Nokia has announced progress on execution of its new strategy,
backed by product innovation and its continued commitment to the
Symbian OS. The vendor plans to start the delivery of its Nokia N8, E7,
C7 and C6-01 HSDPA smartphones with new upgraded Symbian Anna
software. Nokia has also unveiled the Nokia N9 HSDPA smartphone and laid
out plans for up to 10 new Symbian smartphones over next 12 months.
Today, at an event webcast around the world, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop
demonstrated how the company is making significant progress on the new
strategy it laid out earlier this year. From smartphones to mobile
phones, from services to user interface design, and from improved device
experiences to developer tools, Nokia outlined concrete actions for
growth and taking leadership across the board.
"Earlier this year, we outlined a comprehensive strategy to change
our course," said Stephen Elop, president and CEO of Nokia. "Innovation
is at the heart of our strategy, and today we took important steps to
demonstrate a new pace of innovation at Nokia. It's the beginning of a
new era for Nokia."
In mobile phones, Nokia introduced three new affordable devices - the
Nokia C2-02, Nokia C2-03 and Nokia C2-06. The portfolio includes dual
and single SIM options, and all three models offer a new, advanced web
and maps experience for Series 40 phone users, as well as the choice of
a touch screen or a keypad.
Nokia also restated its commitment to Symbian. This July, Nokia will
start shipping Nokia N8s, E7s, C7s and C6-01s with the new Symbian Anna
software update, which includes a number of user experience
improvements. By the end of August, existing owners of these devices can
also download Symbian Anna. And over the next 12 months Nokia plans to
bring up to 10 new Symbian-based smartphones to market.
Nokia also revealed its latest smartphone: the Nokia N9, an
all-screen device with three home views and a new user interface
navigated through a simple swipe of the finger. The Nokia N9 comes in a
polycarbonate design that enables superior antenna performance for
better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls; and a
smarter all-round experience with NFC for sharing and pairing to
accessories. The Nokia N9 will drive new innovation in the consumer
experience, and inspire developers to build more powerful Qt
The Qt framework is at the core of Nokia's existing smartphone
product line, and today there are more than 100 million Nokia Qt
devices worldwide. Ovi Store consumers are downloading an increasing
number of Qt applications, including in high-growth markets like
Asia-Pacific. Tapping into this trend, Nokia will make Qt core to
building applications that connect the next billion users to the
internet. For Qt developers, this will mean a dramatic increase in
reach and opportunity during the coming years.
Nokia is committed to connecting people to what matters to them by
combining advanced mobile technology with personalized services. More
than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia, from our
most affordable voice-optimized mobile phones to advanced
Internet-connected smartphones sold in virtually every market in the
world. Through Ovi (www.ovi.com),
people also enjoy access to maps and navigation on mobile, a rapidly
expanding applications store, a growing catalog of digital music, free
email and more. Nokia's NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital
mapping and navigation services, and Nokia Siemens Networks is one of
the leading providers of telecommunications infrastructure hardware,
software and professional services globally.