Nokia: We’ll match Apple by 2011

Apple Online Store“If he had wanted to debunk those rumors that it might buy Palm, Nokia’s new mobile phones head Rick Simonson could have picked a more outright denial,” Robert Andrews reports for paidContent.

Andrews reports, “Simonson, who in November switched from CFO to run the mobile unit of Nokia’s devices division, tells India’s Economic Times… ‘I can even make a prediction for 2010: In Latin America, we will grow faster than [RIM]. By 2011, our efforts will start producing results, as we will be at par with Apple and RIM in smartphones. Not only we draw level with them, we will also win the war because, in addition to email, we will be adding content, chat, music, entertainment and several other features, which will soon become very critical for success of any company in this space.'”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: First of all, RIM is nowhere near Apple’s level and, second of all, massive self-delusion is no way to run a successful business.

52 Comments

  1. “Not only we draw level with them, we will also win the war because, in addition to email, we will be adding content, chat, music, entertainment and several other features.”

    Ummm…last I checked, the iPhone already has all of these features.

  2. “Not only we draw level with them, we will also win the war because, in addition to email, we will be adding content, chat, music, entertainment and several other features, which will soon become very critical for success of any company in this space.”…

    e-mail, chat, music, entertainment?… Doesn’t this already exist on iPhone? RIM? Palm PRE? Motorola Droid?

    How old is this Rick Simonson? Near retirement? Used to NCR and typewriters with “ribbons”? What a loser comment to make! UNLESS, Rick is trying to imply that in 2012, Nokia will be where Apple iPhone is in 2009! Then he may have something!

  3. It’s the OS and its usability, stupid. You can add all the content you want (see “Verizon”)…but if no one can access it easily, it just won’t matter.

  4. Listening to fools like this is getting to be too much for my brain. Why not shut TFU and just execute instead of giving the world useless hyperbole? Just out of general principle, he should be fired for being an idiot. He is doomed to fail!

  5. Has that brainless wonder even looked at an iPhone. Because he just described a few of the iPhones features. I just wonder if someone slapped a Apple sticker on one of Nokia’s cell phones and told the boss this is the item to beat!

    I wonder if he is walking around nude? Any bold kids out there?!

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