Nokia Air: Finnish cloud ambitions revealed

Nokia Air: Finnish cloud ambitions revealedRemember when Nokia wasn’t synonymous with Microsoft? Nah, me neither. That was ages ago now.

A leaked YouTube video shows what might’ve been for Symbian and MeeGo, had Nokia chosen not to abandon the “burning platform” in favour of Microsoft's, er, rescue boat.

The two-minute video details Nokia Air, essentially a cloud-based system that promises – or promised – to store all your junk up in the virtual sky.

Even apps would be stored by Nokia Air. Rather than downloading a game and repeatedly installing updates, Nokia Air would stream the most recent version direct to your phone.

Interestingly, the Nokia Air video also shows off a couple of new devices, in the form of an unnamed “slim and stylish” tablet (with Tablet S-style weighting at the top), and a smaller device with a flexible display – referred to only as the “mini”.

Judging by the news and Twitter content, the Nokia Air video appears to have been put together around mid-2011. Of course, Team Elop is all about Windows Phone now, so there’s little to no chance of seeing Nokia Air become a reality.

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3 comments

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 26, 2012 at 17:32

Grrrrrrr

AhmadCentral  Jun. 27, 2012 at 00:58

Grrrrrrr

Agreed,

I liked the way Nokia were going with Symbian and Meego after the disaster of launching S60v5 to compete with the iPhone software in 2008. The latest Symbian OS from 2010 onwards could have been very successful.

Pondlife  Jun. 27, 2012 at 10:47

Not sure that level of cloud integration was sensible then, even now it seems a bit optimistic.

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