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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Nokia dual SIM phones hit market

Yielding to the demands of emerging markets, particularly Nigeria, the global mobile phone brand, Nokia has officially unveiled is first dual Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) phones into the market place.

Managing Director of Nokia West Africa, Mr. James Rutherford who performed the unveiling in Lagos, at the weekend said the move goes to show that Nokia is a listening brand.

According to him, consistent with the reputation for churning out innovative products and services for its respective customer segments, Nokia has introduced a set of dual SIM phones.

Branded Nokia C2-00 and the X1-01, he said, the devices were the most affordable amongst its competitive peers across brands.

As a listening brand, he said, Nokia would continually seek ways to surpass the expectations of its customers.

Rutherford explained that in spite of being quite affordable for its prize band, the C1-00 was imbued with features that will certainly delight Nokia customers.

He underscored that fact that the phone has an external SIM slot for multiple SIMs, in addition other features, including microSD support up to 32 Gega Byte (GB), media player, 3.5mm AV connector, General Packet Radio Services (GPRS), Video Graphics Array (VGA) camera as well as web browser and micro Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector slot.

The C1-00, he said, is also a messaging device which means users could stay in touch with their loved ones with the chat applications of Yahoo, Facebook and other social media platforms.

He further explained that the X1-01 on its part is an affordable dual-SIM music phone, which allows users to give each SIM card a name and a dedicated logo as well as MP3 dedicated ring tone.

Other features of X1-01, he listed to include an MP3 music player, built-in flashlight, extra long battery life and pre-loaded games.

Rutherford noted that both phones come with Nokia’s proprietary personalised service, the Nokia Life Tools (NLT).

“The NLT enables users to benefit from personalised information on health, agriculture, sports and entertainment. Subscribers can also learn English as well also enjoy jokes.

Mr. Rutherford explained that these features and benefits are only available in genuine Nokia devices and advised Nigerians to avoid being conned into buying counterfeit devices under any guise,” he said.

ITRealms Online recalls that Nokia is the celebrated world’s number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market share and beyond its leadership status as a manufacturer of devices, has assumed the position of a leading solutions provider in the converging Internet and communications industries providing internet services that enable users to experience media, messaging, maps and games.

Remmy Nweke
ITREALMS Online ... delivering news for ICT4D

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