Insider look at Nokia design – how Nokia made money from innovation and design

| August 12, 2013 | 28 Replies


An old document has popped up that looks at some Nokia Designs (I’m guessing for internal purposes only)

This is discussed over at TheVerge forums by “*****” an ex Nokian who had these documents at the time before said devices were not even announced. They note that it’s probably a good thing they don’t have schematics of future Nokia devices, like the rumoured phablet, due to Nokia’s tight security.

In the link below we’re informed how Nokia’s designs helped them make phones quickly, cheaply and thus so much money.

We hear frustrations from this Nokian of Nokia reusing old parts because it was cheap or balanced the books OR had spare parts (hello N97!)

On the sound quality part, they note Nokia pays quite a lot of attention to the audio capabilities of phones. There’s a bit of camera talk (oh edof) but not too interesting here for ‘basic’ phones. We’re also told of Nokia’s USB-OTG implementation of which droids didn’t get till 4.0 and many apparently still not matching the USB capabilities of rm-645.

Nokia apparently had a ‘tick tock’ schedule. Tick to introduce innovation, tock to produce simplified versions with minor improvements (making use of the initial R&D)

Cheers “*****” for the tip!


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