WooHoo! Devil's Ad-vo-tech!
Originally Posted by irlju
I think it makes zero sense for Nokia to roll out the 808 on Symbian in the States. It would do very little to help the WP platform, and that, it is becoming abuntantly clear, is Nokia's sink or swim lifeline.
I think it makes zero sense for Nokia to hype a press event like this, for a phone that is well known, tested, and already in the wild. Rollouts to new markets of the Symbian 808 have been little more than press releases. Hyping a US rollout like this is just as likely to **** off the media as it is to gain favourable press.
I posted a picture from SXSW of an 808 running Window Phone, taken in March, but not posted to twitter until last Friday, just hours before all the hype started to hit the net. Coincidence?
I'll do ya one better.
The COMPLETE lack of speculation about this possibility. Silence is deafening.
I figure there are two reasons for the silence.
A) I'm a pie in the sky dreamer high on crack (not necessarly beyond the realm of possibilities)
B) Rubino, Joire, Zeigler, etc, etc already have WP808's and they're under NDA's. They can comment on the breadcrumbs Nokia puts out, like the map of Hawaii, or the Roland sound board, but nothing else. The combination of the NDAs and the breadcrumbs keep a lid on things and at the same time, build interest and hype.
Now will somebody pass the pie, all this crack has made me hungry.