[maemo-users] A Race between the IPhone and the Nokia IT WE

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Mon Oct 13 19:10:19 EEST 2008

 understood with respect to

    "JesusPhone and the Church of Cupertino"

but, hey, isn't Google also in the vicinity of Cupertino, i.e. Menlo 
Park? Then what does that make Andriod? And....by the way.........wasn't 
Forrest Gump^1 a true believer?

Given all the other products on which Nokia is focused, including its 
Symbian OS based smartphones, and the competition for resources that any 
corporation faces, the IT from Nokia is going to live on only if it 
finds traction within a sustainable segment of the business mobile 
device market. And to get that segment, the IT has to be able to 
flawlessly tether to 3G/4g networks, ideally without the need for 
another mobile device in one's pocket and to do the things that people 
in business actually do with those devices while tethered. The Iphone 
(or Jesusphone as you prefer) has served that market convincingly enough 
in its short time in the market as evidenced by  the rush by every 
competitor of Apple, Nokia included, to bring a derivative/clone mobile 
products to the market. Why even today while visiting my mobile service 
provider's (Verizon www site), I noticed that the home page at that www 
site is now touting a, guess what, touch screen, Iphone clone, whoops I 
mean, Blackberry that is soon to be released. One of the very smart 
things that Apple has done with the IPhone is to "play nice" (e.g. 
Outlook and Exchange sync^2,3 )with that other software giant, 
Microsoft, so, for example, . They learned that lesson ~20 years ago.

Here is the url to that www page if you are interested:


Yes, Steve Jobs probably comes closest to Jesus as a techno-deity here 
on this earth of ours given his  stunning success across all three of 
I.T., Telecom, and Entertainment. And cut the guy some slack. After all 
he has now outlasted Bill Gates while contending with some nasty health 

If he had it in him (probably not, because of those health challenges- 
who after all needs the additional stress associated with an 
acquisition)  he could do well to acquire Nokia and kick it up a notch 
or two. And with a market cap that, as of last Friday, is ~50% higher 
than Nokia, such an acquisition by Apple is not beyond the realm of 
possibility although it is very unlikely to happen ever and certainly 
not in today's financial crisis driven/constrained capital market. Apple 
is one of the few companies that succeeds mostly by organic growth 
versus acquisition (after all there is that Apple religion that you can 
only find at that certain address in  Cupertino). Nokia on the other 
hand would gladly trade a roster of execs to get one Steve Jobs. There 
are not many people on this earth who can run one large high technology 
company successfully let alone two at the same time.

Having said that I do hope the IT does live on preferably  within Nokia, 
but if not, then  elsewhere. And now that Andriod mobile devices are 
reaching the market  "elsewhere" is a possibility.

       1.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_gump

        2. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2483

        3. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2480

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


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Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 11:10 PM, Tim Ashman <tim at ashmans.net> wrote:
>> I also think if there was flash on the cnet page the iphone would just skip it
>> thus making the test easier for the iphone.  I amazes me that a supposed
>> educated tech review firm would miss this point entirely.  I think they are
>> just lame or they are slanted toward getting that next apple invite.  Either
>> way long live the NIT
>> tim
> Apple always preteds Linux doesn't exist... so it's kinda natural that
> fans of the JesusPhone and the Church of Cupertino itself would like
> to enlighten the masses about the superiority of their proprietary OS
> and "solutions" compared to "that other OS that doesn't exist".
> FC
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