Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nokia Pledges Wide Range of Dual SIM Devices at Launch

L-R: Head of Marketing, Nokia West Africa, Reuben Onwubiko; Solutions Marketing Manager, Nokia West Africa, Beatrice Olumhense; Head of Care, Nokia West Africa, Silvin Sinan; at the launch of the new Nokia Dual SIM phones X1-01, C2-00 and C2-03 held at Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos.

Nokia, the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile phones has declared that the first set of Dual SIM phones launched in Nigeria and other markets recently is the first range of Dual SIM devices that will soon hit the Market. 

Nokia’s Head of Marketing for West Africa, Reuben Onwubiko disclosed this in a chat with journalists at the launch of the Nokia Dual SIM at the Computer Village, Ikeja.

He said the Nokia X1-01, C2-00 and the C2-03 have been very well received by Nokia faithful across the country. According to him, these devices are very affordable and competitive amongst its peers.

The Head of Marketing, Nokia West Africa, said the robust portfolio of Dual SIM devices would meet the  respective  needs  of  different consumers.

According to Onwubiko, Nokia is not only leveraging on its track record of  consistent  innovation  in  the  production  of durable devices but has evolved  dual  SIM  phones  with  its  Dual Simple proposition with the new innovation  of  Nokia’s Easy Swap. He said the move validates the fact that Nokia is a listening brand that will continually seek innovative solutions to customer needs.

Speaking  further about the product range, the Product Manager, Olumide Balogun, said  in  spite  of  being  quite  affordable,  the  features will certainly  delight Nokia faithfuls.  The phone according to Balogun has the  new  Easy  Swap  innovation  which  means  you can change SIMs without switching  off  the phone. 

With the new Nokia Dual SIM Range, consumers can assign  ringtones  to  each  SIM  so  they  know which SIM is being called. Consumers  can  also decide which phone to assign to calls, which to assign for  browsing  the  web  or  even  which to use to send sms’ based on their preferred  operator  offers  Other  features  include microSD support up to 32GB,  media  player, 3.5mm AV connector, GPRS, camera, micro USB connector slot  as  well as the new Nokia web browser which makes browsing faster and more affordable.

The Nokia X1-01, C2-00 and C2-03 phones come with Nokia’s proprietary Nokia Life  Tools  Service  which  gives  consumer  access,  tips  and  advice on Agriculture,  Education,  Entertainment  and  Healthcare. 

Nokia’s Head of Care, Silvin Sinan, 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 reminded consumers to always be  original  and  buy authentic Nokia products with the 12 months warranty sticker  on  the  phone  box  and  even  go a step further by using the SMS warranty  check,  using  their  IMEI to ensure that the physical product is indeed fully covered by Nokia 12month free warranty service.