“Nokia will unveil its first touch-screen phone next week in a direct challenge to Apple’s successful iPhone, two industry sources told Reuters on Friday,” Tarmo Virki reports for Reuters.
“LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and several smaller handset vendors have rolled out their own touch-screen phones over the last two years, while the first handset using Google’s Android platform will also have a touch screen,” Virki reports.
MacDailyNews Note: All “uni-touch,” not Multi-Touch™.
Virki continues, “Both sources said Nokia would unveil its new phone — code-named “Tube” — on Oct. 2 at an analyst and media event in London.”
MacDailyNews Note: Related:
• Analysts warn Nokia’s ‘Tube’ Apple iPhone lookalike could fail due to disappointing operating system – April 11, 2008
• The knockoff parade continues: Nokia exec shows Apple iPhone lookalike ‘Tube’; dismisses Apple – April 08, 2008
Virki continues, “‘The phone is extremely important,’ said Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi. ‘We have been waiting for the market leader to respond to Apple’s iPhone for a year and a half now. There is a lot of pressure on Nokia.'”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]
“It’s the same old, same old in an iPhone-inspired wrapper… You can judge the distance behind and overall cluelessness of iPhone’s future roadkill by the amount they copy the iPhone’s exterior… This ceaseless quest to dress up antiques in Apple veneer is pathetic and sad… The question I’m left with for [all] of these companies rolling out imitation iPhones this year is: Exactly how stupid do you think your customers are?” – SteveJack, MacDailyNews, April 01, 2008