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Nokia aiming to reinvent itself as an "Internet company"
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Written by Danrok   
Friday, 09 May 2008 10:09

From ArsTechnica:

Nokia phoneDuring Nokia's annual shareholder meeting yesterday, CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo seemed to change the direction of the entire company. "Our goal is to act less like a traditional manufacturer, and more like an internet company," Kallasvuo told his shareholders. "Companies such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft are not our traditional competitors, but they are major forces that must be reckoned with. Make no mistake: We are taking on these challenges seriously and aggressively."

That's a refreshingly open-minded attitude from the leader of a global technology powerhouse. Kallasvuo is effectively saying that the times, they are a-changin', and Nokia must look in unexpected places for the ideas that will take the company into the next paradigm. All three of the mentioned companies are tough competitors with designs on the smartphone (or voice-enabled portable computer) market.

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