As noted by Tom Krazit of CNET News, there was lots more news from yesterday’s Nokia World event than merely the buzz about the newly announced highly attractive N97. It was also announced that the acquisition of Symbian by Nokia has completed.
One practical impact of the completion of this deal is that preparation can now accelerate – for the forthcoming Symbian Foundation, and for the deep integration of the Symbian and S60 software engineering teams.
As Tom Krazit notes:
After entertaining the world press in Barcelona during the early part of this week, Symbian and Nokia executives will be in San Francisco later this week to discuss their plans for mobile computing and open source, and we’ll have reports from the Symbian Partner Event on Thursday.
Personally, I’m about to board my flight to San Francisco for this event. I’m particularly looking forward to open and insightful discussion at this event – including the panel discussion on “Succeeding in the US: the key factors“, where I’ll be asking for comments and questions from the audience.
Just as I expect very significant amounts of wireless innovation to come from North America in the near future, I also expect very significant amounts to come, perhaps more in the future, from China. Later this month I’ll be speaking at an event in Beijing, about “Symbian Platform Development“. I’m looking forward to learning a lot – since I plan on listening as well as speaking 🙂
In case anyone would like to try to meet up while I’m in San Francisco or in Beijing, please get in touch.
Footnote: There’s still time to register for the Partner Event.