When I think about this year, there is one word that comes to mind to best describe it: bold!
In January, we brought Lumia to the US by launching Nokia Lumia 900 at CES, followed by the unforgettable Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel wonder at MWC in Barcelona. Fast-forward to September and New York, where we launched the most innovative smartphone – the Nokia Lumia 920 and its sister, the Lumia 820. And, as if this wasn’t enough, we also surprised you with Nokia Lumia 620 launch in December.
In between the Lumia launches, we also introduced HERE, made the best location apps even better and celebrated Nokia Asha’s first birthday. We also launched a great line up of affordable feature phones throughout the year – Nokia Asha 311, Asha 308 and 309, Asha 205, Nokia 206 and Nokia 110 to name a few.
In high heels
For Nokia Conversations, I think 2012 has been the year when the blog really grew up. Not just because it’s been led by two Finnish women who both like wearing high heels, but also because our readership figures are at an all-time high and we’ve grown bigger in a bunch of other ways.
Earlier this year, we invited our editors and readers from Nokia Maps, Nokia Connects and Nokia Loud & Gear blogs to join Nokia Conversations. This means that you can now find all the Nokia news in one single place – right here.
Nokia Conversations also continues to be one of the most read corporate blogs in the world. And our international editions add to the mix, providing locally relevant stories in six different languages.
It was in the latter part of the year when I started my own Nokia Conversations adventure, as I assumed the editor-in-chief throne of the blog, following in the footsteps of my great predecessors. I have to say that at times it has felt like running in high heels – but I have loved every minute of it!
2013 is going to be a great year
Without giving away what Nokia might have in store for 2013, it’s safe to say that Nokia Conversations will continue to excite you with more great product news. We will also continue to bring you the inside stories and get you to meet the experts and innovators behind our products.
But Nokia Conversations is nothing without you – our dear readers. Thank you for your continued engagement and passion. Thank you for your comments, feedback and shares. And above all, thank you for coming back to our blog over and over again, bringing a couple of friends with you every time. Thank you for 2012 – let’s make the year 2013 even better and bolder!
Happy holidays! Hyvää joulua!