Definitely there is some speculation on what kind of application may come up, will it unique while compared to present ones. Another aspect is in low end markets while Nokia has 45% of its 2 lakh retail outlet in rural areas hence i think the demand for low end models will be highly prevail.
You know, what if Nokia doesn't have in mind compiting with iPhone anymore and has set different goals for the next moves? This is something that keeps me thinking. I don't see Nokia too interested in compiting with Apple as it is in winning new markets.
I also notice that Nokia's willingness to enter stronger and triumphant in the American market is not the same anymore.
Would you say this makes any sense from your viewpoint?
If I remember correctly from other discussions, you have been supporting Nokia saying it's a strong company in the emerging markets. How have you seen the reaction to these news in your part of the world?
You have a good point with the target group. I believe the app contest is going to lure many young developers, as you well noticed, and I also believe these young developers are going to purchase a Series 40 phone and spread the word in the social media.
All this makes for an interesting marketing campaign where the capital invested by the company is small and the message reaches millions. Every marketing campaign that ever involved the consumer it suceeded in one way or another. What makes the difference here is the campaign being active and challenging.
I am very curious to see how this contest will develop and what results we are going to see in just about less than three months. We have to recognize that as a marketing campaign is an interesting one. As I mentioned in the article, all the developers who are serious about enetering the contest most likely will buy one of the Series 40 phones. As we have seen, the prices are very affordable. For anyone willing to win the big prize it is a very little investment.
Now, if this is going to have any noticeable effect in the larger mobile world it is yet to be seen. At least it will put Nokia on the map again.
I also included the link to Create for Millions, maybe you haven't noticed it?
I believe the market for mobile apps is dominated by the Apple and Blackberry platforms. It is interesting to see this Nokia effort to try and gain some traction and become a competitor in the apps industry. It is a good idea to hold this competition as the company may gain valid and worthy business strategies and designs essentially for free. Overall, I think Nokia's plans will not dramatically impact the mobile world as some drastic changes would need to be made if Nokia is to compete with the iPhone and Blackberry businesses.
Susan, it’s another way of advertisements for the company and new product Series 40. I think so because any application development contest can target the youngster’s tech community. It has 2 advantages, primarily by make sure of their participation with creative apps and secondly news can easily spread among such community for a wide debate. Mainly most of the smart phones or tablets are using by peoples in age range of 20-45 and they hardly like to regain their market share through such releases.
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