Gizmodo is running a short Q&A piece with Nokia's North American VP of sales and channel management for multimedia, Bill Plummer, that covers GPS, HSDPA, WiMAX and Symbian-related topics. Plummer touts the Symbian OS highly: "From the standpoint of multimedia business, we are still very committed to Symbian and Series 60 OS on Symbian. Unlike other mobile OS's, Symbian was designed with mobile-device characteristics in mind, such as the display and the processor, from the outset. It is optimized for the mobile computing experience."
Gizmodo also asked Plummer when the U.S. will see HSDPA-enabled handsets and Plummer hinted that they could be coming soon: "On a global basis, N Series are multi-radio GSM and 3G radios, as well as wireless LAN and GPS--they are very sophisticated devices. In U.S. bands, these run on EDGE. The change to that will be the Nokia N75, which will work on U.S. UMTS networks. I also have to add: Watch this space."
For the rest of the interview:
- see this write-up from Gizmodo