tech0505smartphones_385x270.jpgFundamental to the concept of SHUmobile is the belief that today’s “smartphone” is tomorrow’s “dumbphone,” in that as the feature functionality of devices such as Wifi, high quality cameras, GPS and so forth, will become cheaper to make and more readily available.  All About Symbian has an interesting article and brief discussion that indicates that Nokia is preparing for this paradigm shift in user expectations for smart devices:

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (CEO) and Rick Simonson (CFO), discussed Nokia’s smartphone strategy during today’s Q4 earnings call.

Nokia intend to further expand S60 on Symbian OS to new categories and

market segments as well as continuing to push it on to lower cost

devices. As a result they are expanding the S60 investment when

compared to Series 40. Furthermore they believe the combination of

Nokia’s five services (Ovi) with a larger portfolio of such devices

will see a change in the definition of smartphone.

Read the whole story here.

SHUmobile is being designed by the Seton Hall University community to ensure that our students, faculty and administrators will ultimately be able to best utillize these new means of communicating, collaborating and creating and sharing content to extend and enance it’s already rich campus environment, both physically and virtually!