Nokia has always been among one of the most innovative companies around the world. If you think about it, they have some of the best smart-phones ever made. N95 was certainly a great try, and the soon to be released N97 is another step by Nokia to dethrone the mighty iPhone in the smart phone market. Nokia and Apple may be competitors, but it’s good to see Nokia understand the contributions that Apple has made to the mobile industry:
It’s still disappointing to see Nokia become a market follower instead of a market leader. It has yet to connect with the U.S. audience, and its iPhone killers have not quite got the job done. The problem is a lot of these companies try to compete with iPhone as a device and not a platform. Let’s not forget that imitation does not count as innovation either. Nokia is a great company, and it will continue to contribute to mobile industry with its products and services. But I just don’t see them wrestling the U.S. market away from Apple. The question is whether Nokia can slow down the global growth of iPhone.