A gloomy day in dublin turned into a rather spectacular day meeting the spectacular Patrick Hamilton Walsh.
We have been friends a while now on twitter and have had several conversations and today was the day to finally put them chats into use and meet up for coffee.
In my recent post http://nokianewsireland.com/2013/07/30/patrick-hamilton-walsh-new-book-life-is-out-now/ this is the man himself i sat down with today.
His new book just launched (Life Is) and has sold out already which is an amazing achievement .
This guy has done it all a CV anyone would be envious of.
Patrick like myself is a nokia fan and this guy has travelled the world with his nokia phones and put them into perspective making videos and superb photos all taken on nokia devices.
Patrick also has the nokia lumia 925 like myself and we both await the Lumia 1020 and we cant wait to see what he brings us with the 1020.
We spoke about the smartphone market in ireland and the way it is and what the future is holding.
We spoke about how nokia lumia sales are in ireland which are steadily growing and what holds for the 1020,we also spoke about the LACK OF INTEREST from irish companies and their attitude supporting only Android and iOS,at the end of the day windows phone IS the third OS,it has a top ecosystem and the sooner the better these irish companies wake up the better,people want apps its that simple and to make any OS a success you need apps i cant make myself any clearer on that so if your reading this my note to irish companies is WAKE UP!
We also spoke on the attitude with some retailers,a customer going in asking for one product and been sideswept to another,we know who these manufacturers are and thats how they do business,they are buying the stores,i could go on all day about that and what i see in the business as im involved in it daily myself,and get to meet lots of interesting people.
Staff training is another thing that has cropped up with little or none this is another area that needs to be addressed by either the stores or the companies themselves.Advertising too is another important key factor which needs to be looked at.
We agreed on everything which was good,we both have the same ideas and thoughts and whats ahead.
Bucket loads of cash swamping the market with rehashed models and boring designs might work for now but people are picking up on that now.
So we have a pretty good outlook on WindowsPhone but MS need to pick up the pace too in fairness they are just not quick enough to release the apps people want but they are getting there slowly but surely.
We also spoke about Patricks goals and what his plans are which are amazing for somebody that has done it all what else can you do?
Patrick is going to continue travelling and keep sending us glorious photos from his nokia device,he wants change and is making changes and like myself i need a change in my current career which im currently working on.
To sum up partick as a person he is a total gent he is inspiring and im a big fan he has valuable skills and i learned alot form my meeting with him.
He has recently been on the nokia conversations site too about his new book and very much a well liked guy from what im reading,he is a nice guy ive met him and delighted to have met him.
You can follow him on twitter @ThePhoneographr and @theISbook.
I wish patrick the best on his future plans and was a pleasure to meet you.