Sunday, May 07, 2006

Nokia 770 Tablet critisism

Nokia 770 got terrible review from Rob Pegoraro of Washington Post. According to him, everything is wrong all the time. Some miraclous moments he came across with and during those moments, Nokia 770 was almost OK to surf the web. Seems like Nokia has some tough challenges in fixing up the flaws.

Friday, May 05, 2006

ATI, Nokia and Bitboys

Bitboys has always been a strange bird on graphics frontier. Tiny company in the middle of nowhere, but their products have been ahead of their time. Bitboys was never able to capitalize their expertise in personal computer graphics segment. However, mobile graphics has meant booming times for the company and growth has been rapid. Nokia is the important key in this capitalization as a big and demanding customer. They dragged Bitboys product development into right direction and now leading mobile graphics solutions come from Bitboys. One bump on they way to happiness remains though – capital expenditure.

Nokia doesn’t want to invest capital in their partnerships if somehow possible. This means tough times for their collaborators. They need to carry the risks and find resources, Nokia provides orders but that’s it. Bitboys didn’t have deep enough pockets, and therefore outside investor was needed. Now the support is there, money is abundant and resources adequate. ATI and Nokia will continue, but Bitboys will disappear into history.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Nokia also ties with Visa

Came up with this interesting piece of news. Nokia and Visa are working together in order to bring out mobile paying system in Malaysia. Hot (literally) markets of Asia are just drooling to get such system.

Nokia ties with Adobe

Nokia will start to ship their N93 with Adobe’s Premiere Elements 2.0. This means that N93 owners can edit the video clips that they have shot with their handset. This is very cool news, especially if it doesn’t affect pricing. My guess is that with this sort of announcements, Nokia is trying to prevent N93 price from eroding. Technology is hard to change in millions of units sold, but software can be updated and stuffed into the physical product in abundant quantities. Let’s have more of this, shall we?