Today I was challenged to share my anticipation for the next instance of Nokia’s landmark celebration of mobile ingenuity. So, what will it take to excite me in London on the 26th of October?
As regular readers will recall, in May 2010 I asked if 2011 would be make or break for Nokia. While hoping it wasn’t, I feared it just might be. Pessimism wasn’t helped later when at least one analyst answered.
This has been an interesting year for the Finnish giant. It started with a singularity, was punctuated by an Elopocalyptic big bang, and has since churned in an expanding universe of naysayers. I’ve lately been concerned about Nokia’s universe contracting. I can’t recall any companies cutting their way to success.
So I’m looking for a great big MAKE from Nokia World 2011! I’m expecting rocking revelations. Passion-fueling presentations. News that assures us a fantastic rebound is closer than anyone dared hope. Something that restores universal faith in a company I know still has what it takes to not just succeed but exceed.
I’m convinced that much of the recent quiet hints at just that big surprising something. Bring it on, Nokia!