NOKIA TOOK BIG LEAPS towards reinventing itself as a company, starting with a burning platform metaphor in February and culminating with the successful launch of its first Windows Phone nine months later. It's a success story in the making.
The new Nokia handsets are stylish and functional. They appeal to me and I will merit the attention of anyone with a two-year old Apple or Android handset.
I carry three different mobile operating systems in my bags. A Lumia handset will make it four distinct views of the mobile web. From hands-on usage of the Lumia 800, I think that Windows Phone will be able to render HTML 5 pages better than the other devices. This offers webmasters and content managers the prospect of focusing their efforts on a solid web experience, knowing their production lines can push information out without having to port it into an app.
Said another way, I think the mobile browsing experience of the Lumia series of phones will remove the unchallenged imperative of developing apps and restore faith in the native experience of browsing the web for interactive information.
If this happens, historians might look back at Nokia World 2011 as the time when the mobile internet experience was truly reinvented. I'm watching and learning.
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