[sc:mobile-category ]So Nokia has announced a press conference for May 14th and a second one on May 15th, so let’s talk abut the last one first and the first one last just to keep things interesting 😉
The May 15th announcement is about “Music discovery” and piqued my interest due to the inclusion of Alan Cross, a legend when it comes to the knowledge of music. Music discovery is kind of a challenge these days, long ago I gave up listening to the radio so finding new music is a challenge. I’ve been using AlbumReminder.com to keep track of artists I already know releasing new material, but I haven’t really found a good way to find new artists.
I’m interested to see what they come up with, something that I could use to link new artists to my existing ones and download either samples or full songs I could listen to in the car would be an interesting application.
Now then, that May 14th press conference.
It certainly looks like it will be a new high-end Lumia phone to replace the 920 and if it is just the 928 that will be a huge disappointment. It seems more likely to be the ‘Catwalk’ device which would pretty much eliminate all my complaints about the 920; thinner, lighter, SD card support all included.
In fact, I’d be hard pressed to find anything wrong with the it if the rumors are true. My HTC 8X is a great phone, but HTC has had to focus on its Android phones to try and recovery financially so their Windows Phone line has pretty much stagnated. On the other hand, Nokia has no distractions and has been pumping out a stream of low-end phones. Now it looks like they’re going to turn their attention back to the high-end and that may very well force me to pick up a new phone sooner rather than later.