Chris Lau - Seeking Alpha

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Name this Phone Maker's Ad Campaign: iDoalotmore

In India there is an ad campaign, iDoalotmore.

Which smartphone device maker does this ad represent? Here are some of the features for this phone:

  • True multi-tasking
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Wireless file transfer (BT 3.0 or wifi)
  • FM transmitter
  • Hot swappable Micro SD
  • Faster GPU
  • Better camera with Xenon
  • AMOLED display
  • Single piece Aluminum chassis
  • "Replaceable" battery
  • Applications store with 70,000 apps
  • Customizable fonts/themes/ringtones/wallpaper
  • HDMI out (w/display fully repeated)
  • Dual charge ports (USB and micro pin) to support continuous play over USB OTG
  • Dolby Surround 5.1
  • Pentaband 3.5G
  • Free on and off-line globally supported voice navigation
It's not Android.

It's not iPhone.

It's not Blackberry.

It's Nokia. It's quite remarkable how rapidly Android and Apple are growing in North America. 

Overseas, however, Nokia is still doing quite well.

Nokia is still the #1 phone maker (by units) in the world. 

Research in Motion is also doing quite well overseas, much like Nokia. RIM recently saw somewhere between $5B to $12B in market capitalization (share price) evaporate as the excitement over RIM's Playbook waned. As that value flattens or falls over the next 2-3 quarters, QNX, an operating system used in autos and power plants, will prove to be an important transition for RIM. 

RIM's market capitalization is $23B. Nokia's is $30B. Apple's is $312B.

More articles on RIM Here.