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Video: Stephen Elop speaking at the Nokia World 2011 Developer Opportunity stream

| November 17, 2011 | 27 Replies

 

Nokia Conversations just uploaded this video recorded during Nokia World Developer Stream. This was just near the entrance of the experience areas.

Elop notes that since the partnership was announced, the number of applications and developers has gone up in anticipation of what Nokia launched on 26th October (and zomg, it was already on sale Yesterday. So unlike Nokia).

That was corroborated recently in a report that showed Windows Phone has quickly risen past RIM behind the iOS and Android platforms in developer interest. That’s no small feat, given that the new devices still need to get traction, an from the report, the major reason for the confidence in the platform was because Nokia steppe in. It’s one of those more than the sum of parts thing.

I’d imagine that the developer interest will be helped further when the juggernaut Windows and its iteration in Windows 8 rears its head to tablets.

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Elop says that what Nokia brings to developers is a deeper appreciation of what it means to be successful. You got to admit, their Nokia developer pages are really helpful to devs, whether they were working on Qt or now on Windows Phone platform. As well as that, you also need scale, which Nokia can bring in terms of volume and countries is stil unmatched.

BTW you might want to read this article in Reuters showing Nokia’s focus first on volume, later delivering that higher end device: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/16/us-nokia-ceo-idUSTRE7AF1O820111116

But it’s not just about Windows Phone as Elop points out, there’s the mobile phones effort (S40), he talks about the Qt platform that has served very well and notes that it will be serving the next billion too. aka Qt for S40 (with Swipe as Marko Ahtisaari hinted)

 

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Category: Nokia, S40, Windows Phone

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