Apple introduced iPad yesterday and today Nokia released a better than expected result for the last quarter of 2009.
Nokia still has the ability to make money with both traditional mobile phones and presenting a 40 % market share of the smart phones.
The media and social media mindset manager is Apple. Twitter was all about Apple, Steve Jobs and iPad.
iPad is a new thing. Some say it's just an over-sized iPod + iPhone but outsiders have merely touched the thing that will start shipping in 60 days from now.
Apple is the leader of the future outlook of mobile industry while Nokia is still both a stronger supply chain manager and low-cost production expert.
Apple makes more money with a very streamlined product line. The Nokia portfolio still consists of at least one hundred different models.
Apple leads in the fields of services from iTunes and the AppStore. Nokia's OVI is just an emerging thing.
These twok companies are approaching their clients from two different directions. Apple is leads the expectations of the innovators and mobile futurists.
Nokia still controls Asia, Africa and the poor man's / woman's mobility needs.
Who is going to win in the long run? Difficult to say. Nokia has to fight against Google, Samsung, RIM, Motorola and LG. Sony Ericsson isn't dead and buried yet.
The fight will continue. Nobody speaks about Microsoft at this moment. There are winners and loosers, but Nokia is still an important player.
Nokia has to move from Symbian towards Maemo operating system, but that's walking along a narrow line. Nokia has to take care of hundreds of millions of old users and improve its operating system to meet the needs created by the ever increasing user friendliness of Apple pads, phones and pods.