NokiaWorld: The Only Possibility Today is Brilliance

I’m looking forward to seeing what Nokia delivers to the marketplace today. I’m excited at the possibilities.

However I still retain a sad-reality-view.

Today, Nokia needs to deliver unmitigated brilliance.

It’s a binary situation. Either it’s brilliant or it’s not. It’s that simple.

I am quietly fearful that the company will vomit out a range of almost-nice devices, especially given that — as Martin Bryant at The Next Web tweets just now — today is ‘Symbian Day’.

Just last night I was talking with one of Symbian’s key employees.

“What are you hoping for?” I asked the chap, referring to NokiaWorld today.

“Continued existence,” he said.

Straight face. He wasn’t joking.

Today, I don’t want to see another S40 device with a slightly better this or a slightly enhanced that.  I don’t want to see yet-another-6700 slightly modified device.

And I don’t want them to reveal the Nokia N8. It’s done. It’s out there already.  By all means announce that it’s shipping today, or do an Oprah ‘look under your seat’ moment for the attending delegates.

But please don’t shovel us any more shit please Nokia.

You can follow all the joy at

And the All About Symbian team will be live blogging every pico-second of the event over at All About Symbian right here.

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