Matt Drance on the Nokia X5

Matt Drance:

The X5 is clearly a low-to-midrange model that complements the much more interesting N8, and Nokia has always been a volume player. What’s truly remarkable is the communication: why make such a confused, tainted announcement at your own event?

Indeed, the N8 looks competitive, or at least interesting. One more thing Nokia could learn from Apple: let your high-end phones turn into low-end phones as they get older and obsoleted. That way they’re guaranteed not to distract attention from the new high-end models, and they serve as a stable, known target for third-party developers. What do iOS developers have to do to support Apple’s “new” $99 iPhone? Nothing.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010