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. Read more