Nokia Poised for U.S. Growth

nokia-ovi.jpgNokia has big plans for the U.S. market, even as Apple and Google strain to invade Nokia’s turf, according to a new New York Times article.

“It’s very clear that Apple, Google and other players are bringing in a lot of new directions,” said Nokia’s chief executive, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, in the article. “Convergence is a nice, dandy word, but it means industries colliding.”

For Nokia, the cell phone’s growing role as the indispensable device in a wireless, Web-connected world ought to be a boon, the article said. After all, it “already sells half of the world’s so-called smartphones–Web-enabled devices like the iPhone, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and Nokia’s N95.”

The article goes on to detail some of Nokia’s recent initiatives, including Nokia’s free music push and (struggling) Ovi media service.

Nokia Pushes to Regain U.S. Sales in Spite of Apple and Google [NYT]