Can you think of a 5th Nokia blunder from 2009?
If you are reading this post, you are most likely a fan of Nokia devices and I wouldn’t be here writing this site if I too wasn’t a Nokia fan. That said, enthusiasts like us can also be the biggest critics of the companies were are passionate about because we want them to do better and know that they can. Rita over at Symbian Guru just posted an article on the top 5 Nokia blunders of 2009 that made for a good read and also spurred me to think about what the open, number 5 blunder could be.
Rita listed the following four as the top blunders of 2009:
- N97 release firmware
- Ovi Share
- Nokia N86 8MP announcement
The 5th spot was left up to readers to provide in the comments so head on over and leave your opinion there. Looking back on 2009, I personally find the lack of North American presence and seemingly disregard for North America to be a candidate for the final spot. We did see the E71x and Surge come to AT&T, but Nokia let AT&T ruin the fabulous E71 device with their crapware and other limits that has actually made my Nokia E71x Starter Guide quite popular as people tried to clean up their devices. T-Mobile would have been a perfect carrier to launch the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic with since T-Mobile already carries some low end XpressMusic devices and Nokia could have promoted this one as a higher end music device that supported Amazon Video on Demand video content and still could have sold it quite cheap. We now see the N900 available and supported on T-Mobile’s blazing 3.5G HSPA+ network, but again there is no carrier involvement which greatly limits Nokia’s visibility in the US.
Hopefully, we see more carrier relationships and partnerships in 2010. I know we will see more awesome devices, but it sure would be great if more people here knew about them.
I think there were also successes in 2009 and I will soon be revealing a post about the achievements from Nokia in 2009.