Nokia announcement on Wednesday

Posted on 01 December 2008 by

The predictions were that Nokia World would largely be a software and applications event but Robert Scoble has stirred the pot and seen something else.

I asked “what about the touch screen cell phone that I’ve seen rumors about?” He said that no one had gotten it right yet. He said that even internally only a handful of people have seen the new device they’ll be announcing on Wednesday

‘Device’ he says. Does that mean its not a phone? It may be wishful thinking on my part but maybe it’s the announcement of the new Nokia Tablet. The one with 3G, hi-def camera and a Cortex A8 core on the Ti OMAP platform. Or is that just too small a deal? Are they going to announce something to go head to head with the iPhone? Are both the tablet and the new device one and the same thing. Is this the device that’s going to replace the E90 and see the tablet and phone products coming together for the first time? Somehow I doubt that. Fortunately I’m in the Barcelona timezone so I’ll be looking out for news as it breaks on Wednesday morning. Stay tuned.

Update: This Nokia countdown clock indicates that the announcement might be in the keynote tomorrow morning (0915 GMT+1)

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. HD says:

    I think it is going to be a N-series device for sure. Go to the above website, at the bottom right corner, it says ‘Be the first to find out the latest from Nseries in 2009′. When you click on it, it takes you to the Nokia event page – the one with the counter.

    Blauhung Reply:
    yup, and judging by the fact that the button says Desktop–>Laptop–>pocket I’m thinking it’s the N900 or whatever they’re gona call it.

    color me excited

  2. Will says:

    I think it is probably going to be a high-end N-series touchscreen phone. I remember hearing this on a podcast, maybe “All about Symbian”. If you think about it, it makes sense as the only other Nokia touchscreen phone is a relatively low end model. They need a high-end model to compete with the iPhone.

    As far as I know, Maemo for OMAP3 won’t be ready until the first half of 2009.

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