Nokia Conection video – Nokia C2-03, Nokia N9, Symbain Anna, Qt for Series 40 and N9

Today the focus was very much off Windows Phone at a Nokia event, though we were reminded it will be their primary smartphone platform.  You can see the full video at the  Nokia Connection website, with a helpful bit to skip through the video by picking the speaker.

Nokia Connection Keynote Video

Here are the key points:

Windows Phone:

  • Windows devices this year, ship in volume in 2012.
  • Devices are working now in house

Symbian

  • 225m using Symbian right now
  • Nokia Oro, E6, X7 – launched with Symbian Anna
  • Anna includes update icons, new browser, portrait qwerty keyboard and 3D maps
  • N8 will ship with Anna in July, and the update will be available in in August for existing N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 devices
  • Support for Symbian will run at least through 2016
  • 10 new Symbian devices will be launched in the next 12 months (none mentioned today)

Series 40/Mobile Phone

  • Announcing the C2-03 – the 3rd Dual Sim device after X1-01 and C2-00
  • A touch and type slider
  • Has Nokia Maps installed and new browser
  • Nokia maps for S40 on new S40 devices
  • C2-02 also coming is C2-03 single sim

Qt / Developers

  • Developers are important to Nokia
  • Windows Phone Mango has new features for developers and opportunities which Nokia think are great
  • Qt powers over 100m devices
  • Qt developers will be able to target new markets and segments
  • Qt coming to Seriers 40 phones for the next billion.
  • Nokia / Ovi store has 6 million downloads / day right now in 190 countries and >30 languages
  • Operator billing in 42 countries for 121 operators
  • World class SDK and Qt Quick for Ui creation make it good
  • Nokia actively working on Qt 5 now

Nokia N9

  • Nokia looked for a better way to use a phone
  • More screen real estate availiable, and designed for use while mobile – 1 handed  use and being glance-able.
  • Curved glass
  • Swyping from edge of screen always takes you home – top, bottom, left or right
  • 3 home screens
  •     apps
  •     events (calls, notifications, activity sreen)
  •     open apps
  • always return to the view from which you came when exiting an app
  • single piece design  (body – the screen of course, is a second piece) with poly-carbon colored all the way through so scratches don’t show
  • Camera – Carl Zeiss, 8MP Wides Screen 16:9 wide angles lens, 2.2 aperture, HD video recorded with sound in stereo
  • Maps – drive navigation app, easier, voice assistance, free
  • NFC used to pair headset, speakers,
  • Qt phone (apps)
  • launching this year
  • Many innovations in N9 will be in other devices in the future
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About bluechrism

I am a software developer with most professional experience in the Windows .Net realm and I'm currently a WPF developer with Starkey Labs. However, I have wanted for some time to start the mobile developer journey properly and being an N900 owner, this was to be in the realm of QT. Job hunting, moving to Minnesota and changing jobs put my plans on hold 6-12 months but things are starting to settle now, just as I'm getting sorted to start some things, Microsoft and Nokia merge. This blog is about my novice mobile development experiences and hopefully will end up complete with links to download some apps on various platforms, but obviously by the name, Sybian, Maemo/Meego and Windows Mobile. In other stuff, I am English, I support Everton FC, I have visited Glastonbury music festival 5 times and recommend it to anyone. I am married and my wife and i have a dog called Friday.
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