Nokia enhances Its Product Offerings for Mother’s Day

Nokia enhances Its Product Offerings for Mother's Day

To stay connected with mothers on Mother’s Day, Nokia has introduced various colourful and exciting gadgets. These products include Nokia Asha smartphones, headsets, portable USB charger DC-16 and the Nokia Lumia series. All of them are available in vibrant colours.

The smartphone series include Nokia Asha 205 and 311. Asha 205 priced at Rs.3,499 features new innovative Facebook key, QWERTY Keyboard, Nokia Xpress Browser with 85% data compression, 40 free games and also has a slam feature which can transfer data by slamming the two devices. This phone also provides free Facebook for 3 months for Idea Cellular consumers, whereas Nokia Asha 311 has a compact touchscreen feature with 1GHz processor. It enables over 45 lakh songs download. It features 40 games, Nokia map and Nokia Browser. It is priced at Rs.7,139 with the availability of Rose Red, Dark Grey and Sand White colours in the market.

Lumia series includes availability of Nokia 720, 520 and 920 for Mother’s Day. Lumia 720 is priced at Rs.18,999 and 520 at Rs.10,500. Windows 8-enabled Lumia 720 features include high-end camera and a multitude of navigation options. Embedded with five-mega pixel autofocus camera, Lumia 520 comprises of features such as digital camera lenses, Cinema graph and Smart Shoot. On the other hand, the flagship windows 8 smartphone Lumia 920 features wireless charging and integrated mapping experience……See More

Nokia, AppCampus join hands to create Apps

Nokia, AppCampus join hands to create Apps

Nokia India, in collaboration with AppCampus (Finland) and members of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels (India Chapter), has announced their initiative, “Appcelerate-India”, to boost mobile app development on Nokia Lumia and Windows platform. As a part of this unique initiative, AppCampus and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels India will invest in excess of $500,000 in “Appcelerate-India” and provide a combination of grants, seed funding, mentoring, incubation resources to discover disruptive applications and nurture talented Indian mobile start-ups.

Gerard Rego, Director – Developer Experience, Nokia India, said, “At Nokia, our aim is to support Indian app developers to drive path-breaking innovation on our platform. We believe that this will open up countless opportunities to shape the app ecosystem, giving developers the chance to give new and innovative experiences to consumers.”

Pekka Sivonen, Head, AppCampus, said,”It is exciting to build this type of start-up collaboration, tailored for the Indian market, where we truly get to reach developers and start-ups locally and help them evolve into the next Big Thing. This collaboration between AppCampus and Harvard Business Angels can bring significant and sustainable new opportunities for mobile-focussed entrepreneurs and their businesses.”

Ravi Gururaj, Co-Founder, HBS Alumni Angels India Chapter, said, “India has strong technology credentials and a renowned entrepreneurial background. The successful evolution of the technology industry in India presents a great opportunity for mobile app developers. We are now seeing a massive spurt in passion from the local ecosystem towards entrepreneurial ventures in mobile products. Through our collaboration with AppCampus and Nokia India, we want to support app entrepreneurs in their development work and create an innovation-led start- up culture.”

To involve consumers in the exciting world of mobile apps, Nokia India had created the world’s first app reality TV show, Your Wish is My App (YWIMA). With this campaign, Nokia opened up the world of app development to consumers which resulted in over 38,000 suggestions……See More

Nokia to offer BIGFLIX Application to Lumia Users

Nokia to offer BIGFLIX Application  to Lumia Users

BIGFLIX has announced its association with Nokia to launch the BIGFLIX App on Nokia Lumia smartphones – 520, 620 and 720. Buyers of this Lumia series of phones will be offered an exclusive three-month subscription to BIGFLIX services that would give consumers access to a catalogue of more than 1,500 films in more than six Indian languages on their Nokia Lumia smartphones as well as  their laptops, desktops and tablets.

Shreyash Sigtia, Business Head, BIGFLIX, said, “It brings us immense pleasure to associate with NOKIA, India’s leading mobile brand for its newly launched Lumia 520, 620 and 720 Windows 8 smartphones in a bid to augment our reach amongst the large user-base of Nokia, thereby offering the experience of movie entertainment at one’s convenience of time and space.”

Vipul Mehrotra, Director – Smart Devices, India, Middle East & Africa, Nokia, said, “For the new generation of the Lumia range, we wanted to combine great design and functionality with incredible entertainment options for our consumers. We are extremely excited about bundling the BIGFLIX app with the Nokia Lumia 520, 620 & 720 smart devices. We are certain that the young and technology-savvy consumers of the Nokia Lumia series will love this app. With access to an extensive range of blockbuster titles on BIGFLIX available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali and other Indian languages by simply streaming these movies on their smartphones, this integration redefines entertainment on-the-go…..See More

Nokia’s Shivakumar steps down

Nokia's Shivakumar steps down

As per the latest information, Nokia’s D Shivakumar, who is serving the company as Operations Head for India, West Asia and Africa, has resigned from his post.

Shivakumar spend almost 8 years with the Finnish handset maker.  Presently, he is based in Dubai, and oversees Nokia’s operations in about 90 countries. Now, he is planning to come back to India after the June quarter.

Shivkumar said, “When I joined Nokia, India had about 80 million mobile phone subscribers. Today, there are over 900 million. I believe that Nokia too had a role to play in this along with mobile operators.”

It is worth noticing here that Shivakumar has done an exceptional job at Nokia as he is responsible for driving numerous brand building initiatives in India…..See More

Nokia Reports decline in Annual Revenue

Nokia Reports decline in Annual Revenue

Nokia has reported decline in annual revenue to 2,227 million euros in 2012 from Indian business for the second consecutive year as compared to the revenue earned 2,952 million euros in 2010 regardless of increasing competition and currency fluctuation. Nokia has posted 23 per cent dip in revenue from 2,923 million euros at the end of 2011.

Spokesperson from Nokia said, “The year 2012 was one of transition for Nokia. While the first half of the year was challenging, our execution against a focused business strategy started to translate into financial results in the final three months of the year.”

The spokesperson further added that sales from India captured company’s cumulative revenue across all businesses including devices, infrastructure (Nokia Siemens Networks) and Here (formerly Location and Commerce).

In addition to this the report stated, “We are also seeing the emergence of various local mobile device manufacturers that are strong in a certain country or region, especially in emerging markets. Success of such competitors could adversely affect sales of our mobile devices in various countries such as China, Indonesia and India……See More

Nokia and NIA team up for Handset Insurance Plan in India

Nokia and NIA team up for Handset Insurance Plan in India

Nokia India has announced a partnership with New India Assurance (NIA). The partnership will provide Nokia’s consumers the benefits of a highly affordable and comprehensive handset insurance plan to safeguard them against risks of mobile handset loss and damage. This includes thefts, burglary, malicious acts, riots, among others, as well as damage that is beyond the purview of the consumer’s standard warranty.

Starting from a minimum insurance premium of just Rs.50/-, the plan will cost 1.25% of the purchased handset’s value. To avail of this insurance plan, consumers purchasing their handsets from a Nokia Branded Retail Store have to provide a few personal details and receive their insurance certificate, handout and payment receipt at the store itself.

The plan will be available from March 14, 2013 onwards on all Nokia devices purchased through Nokia Branded Retail stores across the country, initially in Delhi and the National Capital Region, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Cochin.

Segar Sampathkumar, General Manager, New India Assurance, said, “We are extremely pleased to partner a leading handset manufacturer such as Nokia to offer their consumers an exclusive insurance plan that not only protects their consumers against unforeseen events such as theft and loss, but also against device damage. Based on our deep understanding of the segment…..See More

MWC 2013: Nokia launches 4 New Devices

At Mobile World Congress, Nokia has announced plans to extend high-end innovations to more people in more markets. Four new devices bring innovation to new price points, while Nokia’s HERE location suite becomes available for non-Nokia phones in the

Windows Phone ecosystem. Nokia has also announced new developer partnerships that use Nokia expertise in imaging, location and entertainment to deliver exclusive application experiences. Finally, Nokia and Microsoft are combining their strength in the enterprise sector to bring more business customers to Windows Phone.

“The momentum behind Nokia is gathering pace. The launches today reflect our commitment to broadening our devices and services portfolio to meet the demands of people and businesses around the globe,” said Stephen Elop,

President & Chief Executive Officer, Nokia. By offering better experiences at a more affordable price we are reinventing the battle for affordable mobile devices.”

The Nokia Lumia 720 delivers a high-end camera performance at a mid-range price point. Nokia also unveiled the Nokia 105, its most affordable phone to date, and the Nokia 301, for more affordable Internet and email access, and camera experiences inspired by Nokia Lumia smartphones…..See More

Nokia is India’s Most-Trusted Brand: Survey

Nokia is India's Most-Trusted Brand: Survey

Recognizing Nokia’s commitment to the Indian market, consumers have ranked Nokia as the Most-Trusted Brand in India for the third consecutive year. The ranking is a part of the recently launched “Brand Trust Report 2013”, an annual research-based report by the Trust Research Advisory. The recognition highlights Nokia’s commitment to the Indian market and its continued focus on delivering consumer-centric innovation.

The Trust Research Advisory’s “Most-Trusted Brand” survey identifies brands that have won that most special attribute – the consumer’s trust. The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2013 is the third in its series and this year the report lists India’s 1,100 Most-Trusted Brands from 211 categories. It comprised comprehensive primary research based on 61 attributes called the Brand Trust Matrix, and was conducted among 2,505 influencer-respondents from 16 cities across the country.

“Trust is one of the most important values that can only be earned over time and with repeated positive interactions with the brand. Being selected as the most-trusted brand by consumers from amongst 1,100 leading brands in India is an honour for Nokia. This recognition is a testimony of our continued efforts to bring innovative products and solutions to the Indian market that positively impact lives of our consumers. We look forward to retaining and building on this trust for years to come,” said Viral Oza, Director – Marketing, Nokia India …….See More

Finally, Nokia Lumia 920, 820 & 620 handsets reach India

Finally, Nokia Lumia 920, 820 & 620 handsets reach India

Nokia has launched another set of Lumia handsets in the Indian market. Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices include Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 and the Nokia Lumia 620, bolstering its smart devices portfolio in the country. With the latest range of Lumia WP8 devices, Nokia is all set to lead the change for the Windows Phone ecosystem with its Lumia differentiators. The Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 will be available in the select retail stores across key cities starting January 11, 2013, while the Nokia Lumia 620 will start retailing in early February 2013.

The stunning Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, including the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation, while the Nokia Lumia 820 is a stylish, mid-range smartphone that delivers high-end performance in a compact package. The Nokia Lumia 620 completes the range of latest Lumia WP8 devices with a more fun and youthful appeal.

Nokia Lumia 920 will be available to Indian consumers at a best buy price of Rs.38,199 and Nokia Lumia 820at Rs. 27,559. Nokia Lumia 620 price will be announced closer to its market availability…..See More

Nokia and Vuclip join hands to empower Youth

Nokia and Vuclip join hands to empower Youth

Nokia and Maxus India has selected Vuclip to promote the Trendify brand campaign for Nokia Lumia 510 on Vuclip’s mobile video portal and social networks. To make Vuclip the ideal platform to integrate “TRENDIFY”, 65% of Vuclip’s 14 million Indian users share videos primarily through Facebook and Twitter.

Social users in general and the youth in particular are in the age of “discovery” enabled by the proliferation of Internet-enabled mobiles in India. Identifying this, Nokia, Maxus India and Vuclip have joined hands to empower the youth to discover and create new trends in time and spearhead innovative social media campaign on mobiles. As part of the product innovation involving a seamless integration with Vuclip, for the first time, the “Share” button has been changed on a video portal to reflect the brand campaign. The “Share” button for each video has temporarily been replaced with “TRENDIFY”.….See More