This is just the UK, what about the rest of the world? Will Nokia’s attempt at providing content be a complete turn off for the operators? It is definitely going to be one long and tedious fight and i m quite certain that it will be many times harder for the Chinese market with China Mobile monopolising especially most operators would have similar offering too. When you use a third party internet service aka something that is not offered in your operators walled garden then you are surely going to upset them.
With Nokia Siemens bleeding money, the $8.1 billion purchase of Navteq and now operators lifting their noses in the air and ignoring the Finnish giants products, it going to be interesting to see how everything will pan out in due time.