Nokia Focuses on Developers to Build a More Vibrant Mobile Ecosystem for the Future

At the OneConnectedWorld event by Nokia, more than 300 media, bloggers, developers and invited guests from around the Southeast Asian region joined Nokia as the company shared its vision of a connected world with smart devices and solutions, and how building a vibrant ecosystem with developers, regulators, incubators and mobile operators is key to creating an exciting mobile future. With more than a million Forum Nokia developers in Asia, Nokia outlined the importance of establishing local collaborations and creating locally relevant content and applications across the region to benefit consumers.

?Nokia?s strategic vision is to build a vibrant mobile ecosystem with content publishers and developers and to further build on Ovi, our open platform for services on the mobile. As a global platform for third party innovators,

we recognize that content plays a key role, particularly locally relevant content,? said Miikka Nevasalo, Head of Forum Nokia, Asia.

He added, ?By collaborating with publishers and developers to create an ecosystem that drives innovation, we can create rich user experiences for consumers and greater opportunities for the mobile ecosystem.? At the OneConnectedWorld showcase today, Nokia, together with its developers and publishers, demonstrated the latest innovations in products and services, including 2C2P from Singapore, who was recently announced as the Grand Prize winner of the Nokia Calling All Innovator 2009 in the Emerging Markets and Mobile Necessities category. The application from 2C2P, Mobile Credit Card Terminal, gives business owners the ability to charge a credit card/debit card, and to manage transactions securely from Nokia S60 devices without additional equipment. Interactive sessions provided a platform for Nokia senior executives and industry experts to present opinions and views on the fast-changing, exciting converged world of mobility and the internet.

Nokia also announced collaborations with the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (?Cradle?) to provide support to local developers and assistance in bringing their ideas to commercialization. Nokia had recently entered a similar relationship in Singapore with the Media Development Authority (MDA) and Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF).


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