" keeping more focus and attention in our own garden we can see more flowers bloom faster, and if we focus our attention in improving our own garden, day after day, constantly, instead of wasting our energy in looking at what is happening in the neighbor's garden, soon our flowers will be at the level of the most beautiful flowers in the world by their own merit."
There is no arguing with that, Susan. Did you have the conclusion of Voltaire's Candide in mind with respect to the garden analogy?
I like the idea of combining touchscreen and keyboard. To some people, typing on keyboard is easier than on thr touchscreen. Is Nokia planning to make touchscreen plus qwerty keyboard ? (similar to the E63 or E71 serie)
Susan, app contest is a great idea, similar to what Google did previously for Android. However, app store and is required to grow the number of apps further. And will all these apps able to run on th next-gen Windows phone?
The new Nokia Series 40 phone devices, Nokia C2-02, Nokia C2-03, and the C2-06 will all have both touchscreen and slide out keyboard capabilities as well as “advanced” web and mapping features.Oh and yes, they are all Symbian devices and they will be low cost.
What I thought was very interesting that there is little to no mention about Symbian with the focus on Java and Web platforms.In my opinion, the contest is a good idea and would make sense to focus the content around Java and web applications as Nokia as this will be the most portable regardless of what mobile OS they settle on.Meanwhile, they get to build their app store and not have apps specifically focus on native Symbian, which the industry and developers would probably consider “throw away” apps due to Nokia phasing out Symbian towards Microsoft’s mobile platform.
Initially their strategy was to give good sturdy mobiles with a less price and that s how people developed liking flavor for Nokia Exactly These kind of prices are going to bring them back and increase their sales .
What makes you think that an app contest is not a proper marketing strategy? Marketing has changed in many ways during the past years, especially since we live in a social media era and marketers are taking good advantage of it.
What would it be a proper strategy for you for app to grow further?
I checked out the book. It sounds very interesting and the concepts can be applied to different aspects of business as well as personal life.
As for why we favor our own ideas, already touched by Mark Twain: "Anything you can do, I can do better," I believe this has to do with a lack of self-esteem that turns out into the need of self-assurance and a need of feeling superior. This is linked to how the inferiority complex in certain subjects appears as a superiority complex, which is is only acting as a mask to hide the real problem.
I am not sure if it's human nature as if it were something innate. I tend to believe it's more a learned pattern induced and fed by society and certain cultures. I always try to look at the cultures that are more concerned for an inner and spiritual balance between mind and soul. I would like to know if the Buhddists, for example, also think they can do anything better than others.
I believe that living in the illusion that we can do anything better than others is an unhealthy reaction in the long run. It's one step toward arrogance. Leraning to keep a balance in emotions and thoughts of our own Self is what leads us to more understanding and better actions.
Now, a good question is how do we see and apply these concepts in the case of the mobile companies and the endless stories for doing things better than the other/s. My very personal view is that keeping more focus and attention in our own garden we can see more flowers bloom faster, and if we focus our attention in improving our own garden, day after day, constantly, instead of wasting our energy in looking at what is happening in the neighbor's garden, soon our flowers will be at the level of the most beautiful flowers in the world by their own merit. And they will be appreciated and valued as such.
We can replace flowers by phones and it's the same story.
That will be covered. The estimated price of the Series 40 C2-02 and the C2-03 are about 75 euros or $105, while the C2-06 is expected to be available at 80 euros or $112. This affordability has to rise some sales numbers for Nokia. How do you see these prices in your area?
Changing the strategy to a global contest and more focus in the developing markets might bring a different result. Do you think a global contest can make a difference rather than the previous North American contest?
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