A few weeks ago, Nokia Connects held a media contest to award tickets, travel and accomodation for some lucky blogger to express why he or she was excited about Nokia World 2011. I already had all that covered, but gave it a shot just in case my wife or a friend could use the prize. Worth a try, right?
Granted, my entry began by addressing cynicism, some personal but largely general, which had to make it a long-shot. I walked readers through my Nokia journey for this year, with the aim of providing an objective yet ultimately optimistic view of the company’s prospects. Continue reading
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Is it bad that I was so apathetic about early Nokia World talk this year? After all, I blog a great deal about the company… mostly around business practices, community and technology. I should cover an event this important. But I’m not a device reviewer per se, which probably explains why I never get invitations to these shindigs. Which probably explains the apathy.
Even without all that, though, just from an end user standpoint I have had difficulty getting fired up over the London event. Just as Nokia can’t seem to get fired up about its end users. Seems the sentiment is returned according to the screen snag shown.
Oops, cheap shot. I don’t want to turn this into yet another bashing-cum-analysis piece. After witnessing the Nokia World twitterflood from excited folks like Jay Montano and Matt Miller and remembering my recent vow to look for the positive, I figured what the heck– do a remote write-up on the affair, Day 1 at least. Google would provide my virtual ticket. Continue reading