Daily Archives: December 4, 2008

John Gapper

What happens when you try to use a Canadian device on a German network at an event held by a Finnish mobile phone company in Brooklyn? Forget about it.

That was my experience this morning when attending Nokia’s annual capital markets day in my home city (OK, it’s a borough of New York these days, but it’s still a city to me). I could not get a decent signal on my T-Mobile BlackBerry.

That reflects on the spotty mobile phone coverage one gets even in big US cities, but it also seemed to symbolise something about Nokia’s struggles in this market.