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10:35 AM # Nokia Connection Keynote Over — great unveil with demo units all around. Ciao! More updates later! Stay tuned!
10:31 AM # The Nokia 3710 Fold announced. Basically a mid range phone with Ovi Share, Ovi Store and Nokia Messaging. Better interface to update people on the Ovi rollout.
10:30 AM # Yay! Nokia 5530 announced as well. Bigger upgrade to the 5800 XpressMusic. Instant access to entertainment wirelessly. Instant access to social networks.
10:27 AM # Nokia E72 announced. How sad! My E71 is obsolete! The E72 capitalizes on instant messaging service in the same way that the E71 was a great email tool. New intuitive Navi key for scrolling and browsing.
10:25 AM # Chris Carr back on stage. Basically was a wrap up of the Asian market, which is strong on SMS and music.
10:23 AM # Nokia Life Tools a success in India, where it pioneered. Hmm what did Nokia pioneer in the Philippines?
10:15 AM # Let’s talk about music. Over 3 million tracks downloaded since February in Singapore.Consumer downloads abre based highly on what is heard on radio. Discovered that the album is coming back — preference to download full albums vs single tracks (this is in Singapore)
10:19 AM # Indonesia has big success for Ovi Mail
10:13 AM # Comes with Music: MONETIZE FREE. I like this catch phrase.
10:11 AM # Ovi Store Statistics: 152 countries accessing store since launch, 75 devices in 5 different languages, mobile billing payment gateway from 27 operators, the #1 free category for downloads is applications, and number one for premium paid content would be games — no surprise here!
10:07 AM # UNVEILED:: Nokia N97. The new wiget functions are the new hghlight of the brand new flagship phone. The Ovi store is available to over 70 different Nokia devices.
10:07 AM # Eek, Internet a bit wonky
10:01 AM # Nokia Ovi Store and Forum Nokia. Discussion on Map API’s and other developer tools. Over 1.5 million vists per month on their website
9:59 AM # New focus area: creating irresistable solutions and vibrant ecosystems
9:56 AM # NAVTEQ technology for GPS – location based stuff, one of Nokia’s major investments thus far. Gives you a sense of where they’re going.
9:53 AM # Mobile Internet isn’t the Internet on your phone. It is about connecting people to what matter them, having access to information 24/7. There is also a strong altruistic purpose to this, allowing people who otherwise do not have access to information to be given more opportunity. I guess she’s referring to Nokia Life Tools and Mail on Ovi.
9:51 AM # The Internet: from “web brochure” to eCommerce to personalized content. More than 1.8 million people are becoming mobile phone adapters per day, mostly in developing countries.
9:48 AM # Mary McDowell, Executive VP and Chief Development Officer to deliver Keynote. Talks about bridging the physical with the virtual world, something which I think is very applicable in the Philippines, with blog events and such every week.
9:47 AM # Talking about Ovi Mail launch in several developing countries
9:46 AM # Ovi Store contextual to what region you are.
9:40 AM # Chris Carr on stage, VP of Sales South East Asia Pacific. Talking about “being freed from physical time and space. People want to contribute to the Internet”