Nokia launched the Nokia 3.1 smartphone in India in July 2018 and it was mainly aimed at the offline market. The successor to the Nokia 3.1 i.e., Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2 smartphones were announced by HMD global MWC this year and the company said that smartphones will roll out from April. Continue reading “Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2 listed officially, expected to launch in India soon”
If you just can’t get enough of the Nokia Lumia 1020, here’s more juicy information about the 41 megapixel camera phone. One of the most important factors of any phone launch is the pricing and it has been revealed on the show floor that the Nokia Lumia 1020 will go on sale in the US on July 28th, exclusive to AT&T at 299$, but what if it wasn’t? What would be its price if it was sold unlocked or off contract? The above image answers that exact question. Yes, it might cost 650$ unlocked, but that’s not going to happen due to the exclusivity. But then, the Lumia 1020 is a global phone too right? So what might be the cost in India when it launches here? Read on to find out.
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You might be aware that Nokia is hosting an event in London this week on May 14 where the Finnish handset market is expected to announce a new Lumia phone. We have been hearing a lot of rumours about the phone code-named “Catwalk” in the last few weeks. Nokia might finally make this phone official and call it the Lumia 925. The company has been teasing the new phone in a commercial aired on British television earlier today. The phone in the video looks a lot like the one spotted in the Catwalk leaks. This device certainly must pack some impressive camera features as Nokia decided to use the words “more than your eyes can see” in the teaser. I am right now sitting at an Airport in Chennai waiting to board my flight to London to cover the Nokia event.
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While we were pondering on what Nokia has up its sleeve for tomorrow, Evleaks, the master of leaks has done it again and has leaked out the upcoming Asha device slated to be launched in New Delhi tomorrow. According to the leak, the device is known as the Nokia Asha 501, which marches into the 5-series territory currently occupied only by the Lumia in the form of 510 and 520. While the picture doesn’t say much about the device, we expect it to be in line with previous leaks from the same Evleaks. The Asha refresh is a long time coming and with an impending launch tomorrow at New Delhi, Nokia is all set to compete with the low end Android devices with a better experience squarely in aim.
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Nokia and the Indian government have been at odds for quite a while regarding a purported Tax evasion by the Finnish company. A lot of multi-national companies like Vodafone and Shell too have been facing the heat regarding similar tax evasion cases. Nokia in particular had its Chennai Sri Perumbudur plant raided by the Income tax department. Finally, the Indian government decided to slap a tax demand of around Rs. 2000 crore for tax evasion, and a case was filed in the Delhi high court regarding the same. As of now, the case has been stayed and Finland has now come in aid of Nokia, with them proposing a mutual agreement procedure with the Indian Government based on a Tax treaty between the two countries.
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It has been while since Nokia has held any major press event in India especially an international press event which it is holding in New Delhi tomorrow May 9th. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is expected to unveil new products at the event. The invite says “Time to Shift Gears” and does not mention anything else. Considering this event is taking place in India , it would be safe to assume that we could either see a low-end Lumia device or new member of the Asha family being announced. In fact Elop has confirmed that Nokia would launch new Asha devices at the company’s annual general meeting held recently. So new Asha phones are surely coming. Continue reading “What will Nokia launch at an International Press Event on May 9th in India ?”
D Shivakumar, MD at Nokia India, has quit the Finnish smartphone manufacturer after an 8 year stint that began in 2006. Based out of Dubai, Shivakumar over saw operations in 90 countries including Africa, West Asia and India. Shivakumar has no intentions of being associated with mobility, telecom and FMCG once he returns to India in June.
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Nokia India has partnered with FC Barcelona to create an engagement platform for the Indian football fans by launching a new brand campaign called ‘Tiki Taka with Nokia Lumia’. The campaign is based on FC Barcelona’s famous style of play ‘Tiki Taka’ and would let the customers engage with their favorite football club. Continue reading “Nokia India and FC Barcelona partner for Tiki Taka with Nokia Lumia”
Nokia India has announced that they have appointed P.Balaji as Vice President and Managing Director for the India Area. He previously served as Managing Director of Sony Mobile Communications, India. He has 22 years of rich experience and has worked in sectors like sales, marketing, product management, operations, strategy, technical solutions, communications and corporate affairs in Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, AT&T and Tata group.
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Nokia has partnered with AudioDraft to find the best ringtone in India. You can create your very own ringtone that embraces the heart and soul of Indian music and stand a chance to win US$ 1,500 (~Rs. 76,000) in prize money for each selected ringtone, the prize fund totaling over US$ 37,000. The winning ringtone will reach millions of Nokia handsets. Continue reading “Nokia launches ‘India’s best new ringtone’ contest”
Nokia has announced that they would offer range of premium applications and games for select Nokia Symbian phones for its consumers in India free of cost. These premium apps and games worth Rs. 3850 are available for Nokia C5-05, Nokia C5-03, Nokia 500, Nokia 603 and Nokia 701 smartphones. Continue reading “Nokia India offers free premium apps and games for select Symbian phones”
Despite loosing market share to Chinese and Korean clones and to Dual SIM warriors like Micromax, Spice – Nokia is still the Most Trusted Brand in India according to the Economic Times Brand Equity survey for 2010. Nokia has bagged the title for 3 years in a row now. I feel Nokia still produces good value for money phones but there is nothing interesting in the smartphone space compared to the competition. Nokia just launched Dual SIM phones in India which Nokia loyalists have been demanding for ages. When I spoke to Jo Harlow of Nokia , she told me that the delay was mainly connected to enforcing quality in the Dual SIM products.Do you trust Nokia as a brand. Answer our poll below
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WeMeet Nokia is the name of a revolutionary service introduced by Nokia recently in India. It has been introduced by Nokia Research Center. It allows you to send bulk smses to many people even 100s at the cost of one sms.
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ET is reporting that Nokia is planning to launch a limited number of handsets at the sub Rs.1000 price point and is also planning to launch a handset at the Rs.500 price point.Nokia wants to boost it’s Nokia Life Tools offerings by offering low cost handsets to users in rural India. Nokia Life Tools is a service for the Aam Aadmi or the Common Man and offers tips about Agriculture , Education and entertainment to a user base who virtually have now access to the internet and other information sources.
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Nokia had initiated a global charger replacement program for 3 of it’s faulty chargers but looks like the problem affects a small group of Nokia users in India.Only Nokia 7210 which comes with the AC-3E charger and purchased after June 15th 2009 and before August 9th 2009 may be affected.This does not impact the usage or safety of the Nokia phone in any manner. Only the chargers which have been manufactured by a third-party manufacturer have been recommended to be replaced for free as a quality issue has been found
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