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Nokia Pushing Adoption of NoTA to Drop Development Costs

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Dec 15, 2008, 1:30 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Nokia recently began soliciting mobile technology companies to adopt the NoTA (Network on Terminal Architecture) concept. The idea behind NoTA is to reduce the amount of money it costs to develop new handsets and bring them to market. With NoTA, a phone's functions would be compartmentalized into swappable modules that are instantly compatible with one another. The phone would no longer be centered around a single application engine, but instead use a network of subsystems/modules. Each module would perform a single task, such as application processing, storage, connectivity, or multimedia, and communicate with the rest of the modules through nodes based on open standards. By using this idea, the costs of developing new cell phones can be reduced by 98-99%, according to Nokia.

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Dec 15, 2008, 2:37 PM

about time!

cellphones have been around since the early 70's (built by Bell Labs in Chicago) and here it is 30 years later and they just now realize they should make cellphones easier to develop! why are we in a recession again?
this would be awesome if this also applied to the radio in the phone it would swapping the radio in a gsm or cdma phone to whatever you use, this could also drastically reduce service and repair costs too...this would be cool

Dec 15, 2008, 1:50 PM


Wow.... dropping dev costs to 1% of what the cost currently is would certainly speed the development of phones (they could have more cooking up at the same time), as well as improve quality (more time & money to spend on getting everything right).

Of course, we'd probably only see a slight drop in costs, as this would allow the profit margin to explode. 🙄
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