Nokia has announced the launch of two new Lumia devices, the Nokia Lumia 1320 and Nokia Lumia 525 in India. The new Nokia Lumia 1320 is perfectly suited for entertainment and productivity, with a 6- inch screen and the latest software advancements for Windows Phones. The Nokia Lumia 525 is Nokia’s affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone that delivers a rich selection of high-end innovations and experiences taken from premium Lumia smartphones.
Viral Oza, Director – Marketing, Nokia India, said, “With its large screen, warm and playful design and our rich imaging experience, the Nokia Lumia 1320 is an integral addition to our Windows Phone portfolio. It looks to further expand our innovation offering by bringing the best Lumia experiences from Nokia and the latest from Windows Phone to a large screen smartphone, at a more affordable price.”
The Lumia 1320 features many high-end Lumia innovations on a large 6-inch 720p display and extends the Nokia camera app to another price range. With a range of imaging apps available, the Lumia 1320 comes with the most loved Lumia experiences such as unlimited ad-free music and global mapping with Nokia Mix Radio and global mapping and location services from HERE, so people can experience them at a more accessible price.
The supersensitive screen on Nokia Lumia 1320 allows people to do more, faster, even with gloves on. Furthermore, an update to the Nokia Glance screen allows people to see more on the standby screen with notifications for missed calls and new emails. Additionally, with Microsoft Office built in, documents can be edited and shared easily for maximum productivity.
The Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black from January 13, 2014 at a best buy price of INR23,999/-. The Nokia Lumia 525 is available in gloss orange, white, yellow and matte black from January 7, 2014 at a best buy price of INR10,399/-……See More
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 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
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
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 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
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, Ericsson, MediaTek, 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