Posted on the newly redesigned Nokia YouTube channel, this video shows off the Nokia N8 smartphone – the device rumored to become Nokia’s new flagship device (apparently the N97 never reached flagship status – for obvious reasons). The N8 will be given much visibility at the coming Nokia World event taking place September 14-15 in London.
Archives for September 10, 2010
Kudos to the Fort Collins, Colorado-based team from DTSAgile who’ve put together the DTSAgile Wildfire Viewer web app built using the ArcGIS Viewer/API for Flex. The application shows data from the MODIS active fire detection system along with some impressive imagery courtesy of DigitalGlobe and also shows the location of burnt structures from this past week’s Boulder, CO wildfire where some 160+ homes were lost. See the viewer at http://demo.dtsagile.com/wildfire/. Of note, DTSAgile was the winner of the 2010 Mashup Challenge hosted at the Esri DevSummit http://www.dtsagile.com/
TomTom (@TomTom) has made available to their customers a free adaptor for the iPhone 4.From the company… In order to have your car kit for iPhone work with iPhone 4, you need the adapter for iPhone 4. This is included in our packaging from September 1st 2010. If you have bought a car kit before September 1st 2010 See more at http://www.tomtom.com/page/iphone-4-adapter
In a surprising move to many, Nokia has made a change at the top by replacing CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with “outsider” Stephen Elop. What’s surprising to many is that Elop, a Canadian, comes from Microsoft and takes over a company that’s synonymous with Finland and everything that’s Finnish! Some details from Nokia… Before joining Microsoft, Elop held senior executive positions in a number of US-based public companies, including Juniper Networks, Adobe Systems Inc. and Macromedia Inc. He holds a degree in computer engineering and management from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, which is his home country. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo will leave his current position as President and CEO of Nokia on September 20, 2010 and his position on the Nokia Board of Directors with immediate effect. He will continue to chair the Board of Nokia Siemens Networks in a non-executive capacity.
The mobile blogosphere/twittersphere/geekosphere was buzzing last night, many tweeters being startled by the news manily because of the following:
- Nokia to be run by a non-Fin
- Head honcho coming from the Microsoft camp
- Announcement has been made just days prior to the annual Nokia lovefest aka. Nokia World
- Rumor has it OPK has been scratched as a speaker at Nokia World
See also Jay’s notes on the move… quite interesting
More about Elop…
As president of the Microsoft Business Division, Stephen Elop oversaw the Information Worker, Microsoft Business Solutions and Unified Communications Groups. This division was responsible for the Microsoft Office system of programs, servers and software-based services, Microsoft Dynamics, business applications for small and midsize businesses, large organizations and divisions of global enterprises and Microsoft’s Unified Communications, products that provide complete software-based communications tools to business.