With every passing interview that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop does you learn just a little bit more if you are really paying attention. This time he sat down and did an interview with The Verge and we learned quite a lot.
(approximate place of time of each item in the interview beside it for reference)
- Confirmation of the expected speed of “Rolling Thunder.” Nokia’s device releases will be faster than we have ever seen before or Nokia is “..changing the Clock speed of the company” 1:35
- A statement that Nokia will not let fact that it is using the Windows Phone “platform” stop the software from being uniquely Nokia. That Windows Phone is just a platform “..to extend, embrace, you build upon it. That’s what we are doing to drive differentiation.” 4:30
- Nokia will protect what will make their Windows Phone different. Nokia reserves the right to say “..here is something that takes it a step further..” and keep it only on Nokia Windows Phone. Keeping something like Nokia Drive “..doesn’t fragment the ecosystem..” Nokia is looking to avoid developers having to build an app that could only run on a Nokia Windows Phone and not run on other Windows Phone devices. That would be the fragmentation. 5:07
- Perhaps Nokia still has a few tricks up it’s sleeve in terms of cameras. Mr. Elop mentions camera specifically as a what might make Nokia different from other Windows phones. 6:20
- Hints that the Nokia Lumia 900’s price point might be even lower than we thought. “We intend to be aggressive..” was his statement as far as pricing. He even went as far as saying “…even with the 900 we expect this to be a device that first time smartphone purchasers will be interested in putting in their pocket” So exactly how low of a price point are we talking here for the 900? 6:56
- Worry not about N9/MeeGo/Swiping in the future of Nokia devices when Speaking of MeeGo N9 experience “…we haven’t said..where that user experience where that gestureral work will land but it’s going to land but it’s going to land somewhere in the future” 9:20
If you want to see the full interview I have posted it for you below.
Via: The Verge