Cost cutting Nokia NoTA could be the future of mobile phones
The word is those wild Japanese mobile handsets can cost anywhere between ten and twenty million yen to develop, that’s a staggeringly huge $110 – $220 million just to push out a single mobile handset.
The Nokia Network on Terminal Architecture, or NoTA as its known hopes to alleviate those costs a little but “compartmentalizing” a handsets functions into swappable modules which all know how to play along on each mobile phone.
The potential of NoTA, if Nokia has got it right, is astounding, apparently development time for said modules is cut by up to two thirds with the cost being drastically slashed by 98 to 99%.
Nokia is cooperating with parts suppliers to see that NoTA is adopted and several Japanese mobile phone manufacturers have show interest apparently.
Source — Engadget