For those of us growing up outside of North America, Nokia devices were our personal friends, at least until Apple and Google appeared on the scene.
In that context, we - at least, I - get a warm feeling to see a company that seemed to be doomed to failure with a new spring in its step. (Perhaps the same will be true for North Americans and RIM?)
Will Nokias Windows Phone-powered Lumia range be enough to see a significant third place gained in 2012?
Who knows? But, if nothing else, the company is demonstrating it knows how to put together a great tradeshow stand.
A Mobile World Congress, its stand was very blue, full of marketing messages and staff wearing stripey shirts, colourful bobble hats and wacky glasses. The latter put a smile on our face. The former are listed below.
- 90 percent of visitors to Nokia Store use their local language
- Nokia Store available in 190+ countries
- Nokia Store attracts more than 13 million downloads a day
- Monetize your apps with operator billing in 48 markets
- Nokia Store offers operator billing from 134 operators for your apps
- 80 percent of Nokia Store traffic converts to a download