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Nokia and UAE Exchange team up over New Mobile App

Nokia and UAE Exchange team up over New Mobile App

Intending to provide customers with information on latest exchange rates, offers and updates from their region on their phones, UAE Exchange, in association with Nokia and Asgatech, technology partner of UAE Exchange, has launched its exclusive mobile application.  It is integrated with Nokia’s HERE maps and HERE Drive. Users of the app will also be able to find branches on the map and use the voice-guided navigation that comes on Nokia Lumia smart phones.

Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, COO – Global Operations, UAE Exchange, said, “Through this initiative of going mobile, we have reached another milestone in our efforts to be easily accessible to our customers. We are glad that we partnered with Nokia to make this dream, a reality. We are working on improving the app with transactional features, which will enable our customers to send money right from their phones.”

Praveen Prabhakaran, Head of Developer Experience – MENA, Nokia, said, “We are, indeed, very happy to partner with UAE Exchange, which is known for its innovative edge and technology leadership. Our shared vision to bring the best services and innovation to our consumers was instrumental in bringing this project to life. We look forward to further innovating together and continue spearheading unique mobile services and apps that will delight our consumers in the region.”

The app will be available across all locations, where UAE Exchange has operations…….See More


Nokia reinvents Zoom with 41MP Lumia 1020 Smartphone

Nokia reinvents Zoom with 41MP Lumia 1020 Smartphone

Nokia has unveiled a new addition to the Lumia family in India –  the Nokia Lumia 1020. Nokia establishes a new benchmark in smartphone imaging with the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 1020. Boasting a second-generation 41-mega pixel sensor and optical image stabilization (OIS), Nokia Lumia 1020 with PureView technology reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than their eyes can see.


P. Balaji, Managing Director, Nokia India, said, “The response to the Nokia Lumia range in India has been extremely encouraging. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a stunning device with imaging capabilities like no other smartphone. We believe it will further strengthen Nokia’s leadership in imaging, which today plays a pivotal role in the lives of consumers,” he added.

Vipul Mehrotra, Director – Smartphone Devices, Nokia India, Middle East and Africa, said, “The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the first smartphone that not only matches but exceeds many standalone digital cameras for quality, ensuring people always have the perfect picture, whether that is day or night. With the Nokia Pro Camera app and the 41-mega pixel sensor, it boosts creativity and makes it easier to shoot, edit and share pictures of unrivalled clarity.”

Nokia Lumia 1020 also comes with HERE location suite and access to a world of music available to stream or download with Nokia Music. Consumers in India will also get an App Voucher worth INR1,000. Vodafone users of Lumia 1020 will be offered 2GB of 3G data usage per month for two months, at no extra cost.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in stores across India starting October 11, 2013. All Nokia Lumia 1020 owners and consumers will get support from the Nokia Lumia 1020……See More

Nokia brings Social Media Week 2013 to India

Nokia brings Social Media Week 2013 to India

Celebrating the power of modern-age communication, Nokia has broughtSocial Media Week 2013, which is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media, to India. Launched in 2009, Social Media Week is making its debut in India with Mumbai as the host city from September 23 to 27, along with 8 other cities globally. To identify the emerging trends of social media, this biannual multi-city gathering is organized across the world simultaneously and hosts multiple events of different formats and themes at several venues.


To engage more people and provide them an amazing experience throughout SMW, Nokia this year is giving 8 lucky people the chance to really immerse themselves in a new culture. As SMW kicks-off around the globe, Nokia will be taking people from four different countries, including India, UK, USA and Germany, and will swap their locations with one another. These participants will be recording and broadcasting their adventure armed with the ultimate mobile reporting device –  the new Nokia Lumia 1020. To create more incredible experiences, Nokia will be hosting the first Twitter-based Air Hockey Game called “Nokia PUCK“.

Additionally, Nokia will be organizing a mobile photography workshop and a photo walk with the theme “My Story in 41 pictures” at the NCPA auditorium on 23rd September.

Viral Oza, Director – Marketing, Nokia India, said, “Nokia’s vision is to connect people to what matters to them, anytime and anywhere. We see Social Media Week as an opportunity to be involved in new ways by which consumers connect with each other and to brands through real-time conversations. Over the years, Nokia has been globally associated with Social Media Week and today we are extremely thrilled and excited to bring this property to India for the first time. We are confident of its success here as we feel the timing is appropriate, especially when the reach and potential of digital media is gathering momentum faster than before.”

In its first year, SMW Mumbai will showcase multiple themes that the social media has made an impact on. Some of the themes that SMW Mumbai will focus on include advertising & marketing, business & entrepreneurship, education & learning, government & administration, health & wellness, lifestyle & culture, etc. Besides these, there will be events like Pinkathon, Mumbaism on Canvas, Mumbai Eye, Tweetathon, etc, which will be carried out in different formats. Different hubs across Mumbai will also be dedicated to apt themes and will host various activities throughout SMW…….See More

Microsoft to buy Nokia’s Handset Business for $7.2 Billion

Microsoft to buy Nokia's Handset Business for $7.2 Billion

As per the latest update, the Redmond giant Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services business, licensed patents and its mapping services.

As part of the deal, Nokia will sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft for EUR5.44 billion ($7.17 billion) in cash, payable at closing. The Devices and Services business acquisition accounts for EUR3.79 billion of that, with the patent licensing deal making up the remaining EUR1.65 billion.

With this agreement, Nokia will also grant Microsoft a 10-year non-exclusive licence to its patents and will itself focus on network infrastructure and services. Besides this, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop will be stepping aside as Nokia President & CEO to fill a new role at Microsoft as “Nokia Executive Vice-President of Devices & Services”. He will be replaced by Nokia’s Chairman of the Board, Risto Siilasmaa.

Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft, said, “It is a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services.”

“After a thorough assessment of how to maximize shareholder value, including consideration of a variety of alternatives, we believe this transaction is the best path forward for Nokia and its shareholders,” said Risto Siilasmaa…….See More

Nokia strengthens Lumia Portfolio in India

Nokia strengthens Lumia Portfolio in India

Nokia India has announced two new additions to its Lumia portfolio in India – Nokia Lumia 925 and Nokia Lumia 625.

The new Nokia Lumia 925 offers a superlative imaging experience enabled with advanced lens technology, PureView camera and Nokia’s next-generation imaging software to deliver clearer, sharper pictures and video as well as enhanced low-light imaging – all packed in a suavely designed, slim metal-polycarbonate body. The Nokia Lumia 625 flaunts a large 4.7-inch super-sensitive LCD screen designed for a great entertainment experience, with the added impetus of an exclusive video content app offering access to a rich cache of over 3,000 for streaming and downloading.

Viral Oza, Director – Marketing, Nokia India, said, “The Nokia Lumia 925 and Nokia Lumia 625 are perfect examples of our focus on innovation and continued investment in delivering truly compelling smartphone experiences to our consumers at every price point. The Nokia Lumia 625 is our largest smartphone screen to date and offers a superior entertainment companion to our consumers, while with the Nokia Lumia 925, we have introduced metal to the Lumia range in a sleek, lightweight design that consumers will love along with enhanced imaging capabilities – both reiterating Nokia’s commitment to advance experiences on the Nokia Lumia portfolio.”

Running Windows Phone 8, both the Nokia Lumia 625 and Nokia Lumia 925 provide personalization with changeable Live Tiles that update direct to the home screen, whilst the People Hub makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family. There is also Xbox Live and Microsoft Office integration and access to over 175,000 apps on the Windows Store. In addition to 7GB of online SkyDrive storage, the Nokia Lumia 625 has 8GB of in-built memory and SD memory card support of up to 64GB, while the Nokia Lumia 925 has 16GB of internal memory……See More

Facebook, Nokia, Samsung and Others join hands to encourage Global Internet Adoption

Facebook, Nokia, Samsung and Others join hands to encourage Global Internet Adoption

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO, Facebook, has launched internet.org – a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people.

The goal of internet.org is to make internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected, and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today.

The founding members of internet.org – Facebook, EricssonMediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung – will develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilize industry and governments to bring the world online. These founding companies have a long history of working closely with mobile operators and expect them to play leading roles within the initiative, which over time will also include NGOs, academics and experts as well. Internet.org is influenced by the successful Open Compute Project, an industry-wide initiative that has lowered the costs of cloud computing by making hardware designs more efficient and innovative.

“Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect. There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to all those who cannot currently afford it,” said Zuckerberg.

The internet.org website has been launched and provides an overview of the mission and goals, as well as a full list of the partners. In the coming weeks…..See More

Nokia opens Pre-booking for Lumia 925 in India

Nokia opens Pre-booking for Lumia 925 in India

As per a recent update, the all new metallic bodied Windows 8 smartphone fromNokia, the Nokia Lumia 925 is available for pre-bookings on online stores. With aluminum frame around the 4.5 inch display Lumia 925 showcases the PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range. It captures low light images and clearer, sharper video thanks to the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software. The Nokia Lumia 925 features the Nokia Smart Camera app, offering an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures anytime afterwards with options like Best Shot and Action Shot.

A wireless charging cover, available separately in white, black, yellow, and red can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem.

An additional feature of this smartphone is the Nokia Glance Screen as beta version introducing the standby screen clock. Now, with a quick look and without pushing any buttons, owners can see the time or the battery level indicator on the screen when the phone is not used. A double tap on the standby screen now wakes the phone up, making it easier to unlock.

The Nokia Lumia 925 offers a variety of exclusive services such as Nokia Music for unlimited streaming of free music playlists. The suite of integrated location and navigation services……See More