Verizon Incredible & HTC EVO 4G, New iPhone, How Does Nokia Feel About That?

April 23, 2010, By Alex Ion

If you have the least interest in what’s happening in the mobile world, you know that the Verizon Incredible is here, the HTC EVO 4G will be soon available to Sprint customers and we know almost all there is to know about the new iPhone after Gizmodo got their hands on a working prototype that is very close to the real deal. But where does Nokia, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones, fit into this equation?

Let’s start with Apple. The iPhone has been a real sales hit, since launch. Now they have the iPad in stores and customers eagerly fighting for one. They also announced impressive financials, with higher than expected profits of $3.07 billion in Q2 — apparently sales in Japan and Europe were a big part of their success.

But now they have a new iPhone to launch sometime this summer. Call it iPhone 4G, iPhone HD, iPhone 4 or just the “new iPhone”, the device is going to be a hit just … because it’s Apple. Now don’t get me wrong, that’s by far the best iPhone to ever make it to the market, and it looks like Cupertino listened to their customers when it comes to the new iPhone.

Apple is doing great!

Then, there’s also the HTC Droid Incredible, which is already available on Verizon. A really powerful handset running Android 2.1, with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen display and an 8.0 megapixel with auto focus and dual LED flash, the Droid Incredible sells for $199 after a mail-in rebate. And you know in a couple of months Sprint will begin selling the HTC EVO 4G. It’s an outstanding mobile phone with a screen that takes all the honey. It has WiMAX connectivity, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording.

Which means that HTC are well covered for at least a couple of seasons.

So what about Nokia? Most of you already know that Nokia is the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world. But it seems that’s not enough to counter Apple and HTC, easily. The thing is we’d expect the Finnish giant to at least have something in their back seat pocket, something to get the world “wow”. Yeah, they have the N8-00, but all we have about it, are rumors.

Not to mention their disappointing earnings — 349 million euros, or $465 million, in the first quarter of 2010.

Nokia needs to start listening to their customers and bring their high end handsets to the market as soon as possible, otherwise they’ll be struggling against the likes of Apple and HTC for a long time now.

What do you folks think?

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