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Nokia makes a lot of phones

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Nokia makes a lot of phones. Most of them are good for basic telephony and text messaging.Nokia knows how to produce at a low cost and the company has a great distribution organization in Asia, Africa and South-America.Nokia does still have a big market share in Europe. Nokia’s role in USA is declining and it’s close to zero in Japan. What about Russia.Nokia’s phones does connect to the Internet. Surfing around should and could be easier. Nokia has been developing an iPod killer for years. We’ve not seen that fantasy gadget yet.There will be a new Symbian operating system available after the summer seasons. The Symbian promises to enable better smart phones. It’s true that Nokia sells more “smart phones” than Apple, but how smart are they?I’ve a Nokia E71 and it’s good for SMS (text messaging). I like the camera and the video is useful. It connects to the OVI service but I don’t know what I should do there. Today, I updated the FREE navigation and it wasn’t as painful as the E71 compl…

What kind of airlines do we need?

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What kind of airlines do we need in the future? I’m not the one to make the decisions. Twenty years ago, in  a small village in France, the world vision was very different.alToday, we understand the motives of terrorists and the global decision makers. In addition, there’s a deeper understanding of the force of natural incidents. What does really happen in Iceland? Do we understand the regional or European impacts? I’d like to say, we don’t understand the power of the nature. Finland is a microscopic BBP in the outskirts of the global economy. I’ve no idea about how to relate to the changes imposed by the present realities.

Is technology or nature leading towards dramatic changes?

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The 21st century will be the century of change. Some people say that “more changes will change in more places in the next 10 years than in the previous 100”. Most countries are not ready for this dizzying ride. How about little Finland?Writing a best selling change management program after the earth quakes in Haiti, Chile and China shouldn’t be difficult. The latest addition to the global change program are the ash clouds from Iceland. Cloud computing comes second to nothing compare to the power of the natural eruptions.In these days I do support the idea of “small is beautiful” and catastrophes can happen as long as they don’t start happening in my backyard. Small changes are wonderful but the disruptive one’s should take place somewhere else. I’m only capable to take care of minor things. I can talk about huge transformations but don’t take the drama too close to my home place. I guess, I’m becoming a conservative who would like to live a peaceful life in my little town an just wat…

About The Recession and how to get back on track

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When can we expect that the recession is over? Gloomy news about the housing problems in U.S. started in 2007. But the recession started officially a year later.The worst year of GNP decline in Finland was 2009, and we’re now moving very slowly out of the recession. The Finnish unemployment is expected to rise to over ten percent this spring. There are hopes for better times at the end of this year. Nevertheless, it’s going to take several years for the Finnish economy to recover. Maybe the whole decade of 2010 – 2020.  There U.S. Economy is moving forward while Europe is struggling with a new problem. Airlines have been grounded for several days due to the volcano eruption in Iceland. "We are not out of the woods yet, and there are still a lot of things that could go wrong, but things are improving," said David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor's in New York.In economics, the term recession generally describes the reduction of a country's gross domestic …

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in southern Iceland

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The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in southern Iceland has erupted twice in less than a month, raising concerns that it could trigger a larger and more dangerous eruption at a volatile volcano nearby, writes Washington Post. The scope of the flight restrictions surpassed any seen since World War II. In Europe, economists were assessing the longer-term impact of the historic flight disruptions, but winners and losers were emerging. Airlines and air-freight companies were the most affected, with the aviation industry facing losses estimated at $200 million a day. British Airways and other airlines said they are not insured against groundings by volcanic clouds. Lufthansa has been making test flights with ten planes at different heights to find out the effects of the volcanic ash an particles on the turbines. The tests are implicating no damage. The airlines are trying to get back in air as soon as possible.  Rail lines were seeing booming business, however, with many adding trains and operat…

Best mobile phone deals?

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Mobile phone shop UK offers the best mobile phones and contract mobile phone deals on Nokia, Motorola, Blackberry Mobile Phones along with mobile phone Latest mobile phone accessories.The link to Best mobile phone deals is here. The latest activity Wednesday, December 23, 2009. I added the link and will follow the activity of that blog. Why has it been quiet for such a long time? I guess the answer is in the other blog that focuses on some very different sales activity. Robert Williams does have another site and it’s not about mobile phones. Need to follow what this leads to. The other blog is much more active with latest activity Thursday, April 3, 2008. Is this a way to get links to blogs with a hidden agenda.

The Future of Energy Technology

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Water, food, air, energy and telecommunication are important development areas in developing countries.What can we do to be a part in the development of infrastructure in Asia, Russia, Africa and South America?Finland has a history of very rapid development from a poor agricultural country to an industrial state. We made the jump in a short time after the second world war.That means, we know how to handle a rapid development of the infrastructure. Most European countries had much more time to do the same job.

iPad and iPod killers 40 and 52 inches

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Everywhere people are working with bigger and bigger screens. The frenzy for “touch it” is spreading around the world and there is no return to stamp-size tiny screens with text messaging in black and white.iPod had a bigger screen. Now we’ve the iPad. How far are we going to go? When are we carrying flat screens with us? Where is the mobile world heading?This should mean golden days for the content industry when new platforms are released every third year.

Craig Newmark Founder of Craigslist about iPad

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Craig Newmark Founder of Craigslist posted April 4, 2010 03:29 PM: “Mostly, I feel that much of the hype is justified.”Personally, I think iPad will have an important role in my professional life in the beginning of next year: 2010. My idea is to transform it to a presentation platform that we can “give away” to our bioenergy and environmental customers, clients and partners. The most important stuff can be downloaded to the machine for instant presentation: movies, pictures, presentations, technical information and CHP-plant details.Multitasking wanted by most usersCraig’s opinion: “They did a really good job of engineering the device and keeping the price down. You can find plenty of people talking about that. I recommend the reporting from Consumer Reports, since they're totally trustworthy” and continues “You do want to be aware that the iPad has unusual USB charging needs.”Craig Newmark would like to see multitasking, and he thinks “have confidence we'll see it”. Multitas…

On the road along National Route 5

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On the road yesterday from Loviisa to Lahti and further on to Mikkeli, Kuopio, Iisalmi, Kajaani and Vuokatti. That’s the tourist center.This building is along the road between Iisalmi and Kajaani.That’s a mythical place: M. A. Numminen mentioned about the Baari in his book about beer. I’ve never been inside but the myth exists. I’ve been traveling past this building hundreds of times but never ever had the chance to drag my feet inside. It’s not a big deal but I got a photo of the building while in the back-seat and Olli was driving. I’m curious. Next time I might get the opportunity and promise to write more details about this building.Does anyone know about the Baari?