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- First: compare the hardware of the Lumia 925 with say the Samsung Galaxy S4 - design, build quality, camera etc.
- Second: imagine a world where Stephen Elop never left his windowless office in Redmond and Nokia has opted for Android instead of Windows Phone.
- Now: ask yourself where the Nokia brand would be today, if its only mission over the last 3 years would had been to build the best Android handset out there - competing only on the ability to produce really great hardware!
You can find more details about Fi's ideas & concept on their website...
Last week Business Insider ran an article about Abercrombie & Fitch which mentioned the fact that the "teen retailer doesn't stock XL or XXL sizes in women's clothing because they don't want overweight women wearing their brand." To prove this they quoted the CEO Mike Jeffries saying...
"Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."
I am currently in Bucharest, Romania for the Ro New Media Conference - a great and very well organized event around the usual subjects - internet society, social media, mobile economy et al. My presentation was about "Why Facebook isn't a Kids Birthday party". But I had to hurry a bit, because the speaker, who followed me, had a tight schedule: it was Victor Ponta - the Romanian Prime minister!
When I saw his name in the program, my first thought was: Oh well, another politician, who is using a "cool" Internet conference as a nice photo op, while knowing nothing about what is actually talked about there. Boy, was I wrong!
Mr. Ponta was introduced as an avid blogger (who does have a real(!) blog on Wordpress.com) and started his speech with a clear statement against ACTA, giving the reasons, why his government will not ratify it! Wow! He then went on and introduced his new "vPonta" iOS App, which launched today. With this app, he wants to establish a direct line between the Romanian citizens and their prime minister! Wow again!!
To be perfectly honest, I don't know anything about Viktor Ponta as a politician and have no idea how "direct" this line really will be. But what a contrast to most German politicians and their stance on ACTA or "direct lines"...!?
Two weeks ago in Berlin, Europe's biggest internet conference - the re:publica 2012 - wasn't important enough for even the Berlin mayor, Klaus Wowereit, to show up and say a few clueless words. For a similar conference in Romania the prime minister comes on stage, makes an intelligent policy statement and introduces a real, existing "government 2.0" app. What a contrast indeed.
Could Germany also get politicians like that - please?