Well, it was a rough-and-tumble 2 days, but Nokia World 2010 is behind us, which means it’s time to see how I did with my predictions. There was so much going on at Nokia World, and I have a ton of thoughts that I’d like to share, but to make sure I get everything, that’s going to have to wait until a little later – perhaps tomorrow. In the meantime, let’s see how I did.
For scoring, I’m going to give 2 points for a full-on correct prediction, 1 point for a half-right prediction, and obviously zero points if I completely missed it. If you don’t like the scoring, sorry, go start your own blog. 🙂
1. E7 – I got this one right, but was off on the pricing – it’s over 100EUR *more* than the N8, not less. However, I got the rest of the details correct, including the Q4 ship date, so I’m going to give myself the full 2 points here.
2. Dumbed-down N8 – I pretty much missed the boat on this one. Sure, you could say either the C6 or the C7 fit the bill, but neither really looks like the N8, and they both have features that are better than the N8 here and there. Zero points.
3. Something off-the-wall – again, I missed it here. I suppose I could argue that the CBD display on the C6 fits this one, but that’s pushing it, since I originally said it would be something stupid, and from the looks of it, CBD is *not* stupid. Zero points.
1 and 2. I was totally off here – Nokia only announced one S40 device, so I get zero points here (doubled?)
3. QWERTY Touch-and-Type – Well, they did announce another touch-and-type phone, but it has a normal numeric keypad. 1 point.
4. Clamshell – missed the boat, zero points.
5. Booklet 3G Redux – sadly, I was mistaken here, too. I really wish we would have seen this. Zero points.
1. Ovi Maps upgrade – duh, nailed that one – whole new interface and navigation. They did announce the new check-in service, with various ‘plugins’, so I’m going to give myself 1 point.
2. Ovi Files rehash – nope, zero points (what a waste).
3. Ovi Social Messaging Beta as Ovi Social – I’m going to give myself half-credit. All of the new smartphones did launch with this integrated, but they didn’t officially call it ‘Ovi Social’ like I thought, nor does it integrate with a central Ovi buddy list. 1 point.
4. Ovi Contacts, Calendar, Mail, Chat will use the same buddy list – again, I was too optimistic here – they didn’t announce *any* upgrades to these services. Zero points.
5. Ovi Music in 5-6 new countries, but not the U.S. – no Ovi Music announcements that I saw, zero points.
6. Ovi Suite for OSX and Linux – nope, zero points.
7. Ovi Player upgrade – nope, zero points.
8. Web TV to Ovi Video with original content – again, negative. Zero points.
So, out of a possible 32 points, I got 5. Rough stuff. Apparently, I’m a bit more optimistic about it than even Nokia was (or hopefully they’re going to have another event really soon to announce all this stuff they missed?). Hopefully next year I’ll do better. What was your favorite announcement at Nokia World 2010?