I HAVE SEEN THE future of Nokia's product line and I want some of it in my hands mainly because the Nokia Lumia's touch, feel and function totally relegates my iPod Touch.
Some terrific hardware inside the Nokia Lumia 800 makes this phone a Hero Product for me. Products I use every day work better on the Lumia. Nokia Drive takes my maps to a new level. Mix Radio helps me escape from the overweight iTunes, Lumia 800's intelligent icons don't require me to tap and see because everything automagically pushes fresh content directly into view on the screen. This intelligent presentation makes the iOS 5 notification flow look irksome.
A lot of visual purity appeared on screen at Nokia World 2011 and it would have made Jony Ive envious. Nokia has a strong legacy of functionally beautiful phones. The products Nokia announced and shipped today symbolise a new dawn for Nokia and they restore my faith in the company's understanding of how people want to connect.
As an early adopter of LAYAR, I really like Nokia's focus on looking behind objects with Nokia Live View. The company's push into sensor-aware contextual knowledge complements Nokia's integration of relevant and immediate services fed by users.
Things like the Nokia Public Transport Application should play well in the Irish market. Prospective developers would like knowing that 175 developers have recorded more than 1m downloads each. The current rate stands at more than 10m downloads a day.
Nokia brings Lumia to the market with apps I need: Facebook, Flickr, Entertainment Arts content and special offers from Sesame Street. I also like the elegant integration with quick Office tools, Skydrive and Sharepoint.
I last attended Nokia World the year the iPhone launched. The energy, product line and developer commitment appear more focused than in 2007. It feels like a new dawn for Nokia.
Sent mail2blog from my Nokia E7 in the Excel Centre during Nokia World 2011.