Nokia CEO Hints At Snapdragon Phone

What Nokia needs is less Symbian, and more innovative phones like they were wheeling out a couple of years ago with their N-series line. Merely whacking a 1GHz Snapdragon chip in won't help pick them up off the floor, however great they're doing financially.

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I mention this because Nokia's CEO Olli-Pekka Kalasvuo has told BusinessWeek that "Qualcomm definitely is a potential partner going forward. The companies did fight a long time in court, and now we see them as a potential partner."

I hope for our sake this potential partnership with Qualcomm comes in the form of a blazing-fast Maemo or MeeGo phone (their new venture with Intel), rather than some bog-standard N97 clone that turns out to be another "tremendous disappointment." [BusinessWeek via Electricpig]

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Sandeep Murali

"What Nokia needs is less Symbian, and more innovative phones like they were wheeling out a couple of years ago with their N-series line."

How is that even possible when those same innovative phones were built on Symbian?

Once again, what Nokia needs is not LESS Symbian, but a more attractive UI overlay for Symbian. S60 is the problem here, not Symbian. Something that they are working on right now.

Symbian to S60 is what WinCE is to WinMo, Zune and WinPho7. Or Unix to OS X.

We've had this discussion once before, Kat. Can't believe you still made the same error.