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N97 Tour: Day 11, Chicago Mobile Camp

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Saturday was our third and final Mobile Camp at the Illinois Institute of Technology and it was a very mixed bag. The turnout was very low with only two attendees, which was the least of the three. Despite this setback, a lot more personal discussion came out of having such a small group and it allowed everyone to expresss their opinions without anything getting lost.

The most interesting discussion to me that came up at all of the Mobile Camps was why the US market is so different from the rest of the markets where Nokia’s devices are sold. In short, the US market saw the rise of desktops before smartphones, whereas the Asian market saw just the opposite, and Europe saw the rise of both at almost the same time. With that said, it’s no surprise that the iPhone has become so successful in a market that’s trying to get a desktop to fit in their pocket efficiently and with the immense amount of control the carriers have. It emphasizes yet again that Nokia needs to market themselves completely different in the US than they do in other countries and I think efforts like this tour are certainly a step in the right direction.

We also put together a video of Matthew demonstrating the video editing software built into the N95 from years ago that hasn’t been seen on more recent offerings. After seeing the demo and becoming much more focused on mobile blogging on this trip, I’d very much like to see this feature brought back on handsets in the future.

Big thanks to Jeremiah (Pseudofinn) and Craig (SockMonkey) for making it out to the Mobile Camp! It was great to meet you guys and share so many thoughts about the mobile industry.

I personally don’t have any images from the event, but here’s a picture of a movie poster mixup seen near one of the trains we took back to the hotel.

“Right in the Mouth”
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  1. Hi Jonathan,

    Here is the Link to the Original Article, ”
    Three Region Theory For Mobile Phones”:
    http://www.psfk.com/2007/06/three_region_th.html

    “OK, so here’s a theory about mobile phones and their use: in terms of phones their are three regions: Region 1 where the internet reached most people before mobile phones (North America); Region 2 where the internet reached most people at the same time as mobile phones (Europe); and then Region 3 where mobile phones reached most people before the internet (Asia, South America, Africa). The timing of the adoption of the internet versus the mobile phone within a region affects the relationship that region’s citizens have with their phone; and therefore should govern the services that will be used there.”

    Ms. Jen

    July 20, 2009 at 11:59 am


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