Remember we said, we will be posting the interview with Anca Ventura (Senior Manager Portfolio, Planning & Analytics, Nokia) soon. Well, here it is. This was taken at the Nokia Lumia launch in Karachi, Pakistan. Let’s get on with the interview now.
Q. What is the purpose of this event?
The first thing is the global launch of Nokia smartphones, in particular partnering with Microsoft to bring Lumia product line with Windows Phone. For us, today is very important. We are officially launching Windows 8 phone devices in Pakistan partnering with Microsoft. Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 is our market point in history for the operating system. You will not only see in the market, devices launch with windows phone 8 but we are expanding ‘online’ system to increase partnership with Microsoft and other partners.
After a few delays, Nokia Pakistan finally had their most-awaited Switch to Lumia event in Karachi on 12th February 2013. This event marked the official launch of the current Lumia series of devices by Nokia in Pakistan — and it is safe to say Nokia has been the only manufacturer in Pakistan to officially bring Windows Phone 8 devices.
Nokia launched the new high-end Nokia Lumia 920, the mid-range Lumia 820 and the budget model Lumia 620 in an amazing event held in Karachi. Several media representatives and bloggers from all over Pakistan (including us) were invited to attend the launch ceremony. The last time we were invited, it was the very first global launch event by Nokia from Pakistan. The new Nokia Lumia series has been launched in partnership with Moblink, and is now available across Pakistan on selected stores. More on this after the jump.
We are invited to a number of launch events and we have almost attended all of them, and being in Pakistan we have always been part of launch events for devices that are about to be launched in Pakistan.
Thanks to Nokia Pakistan, for the first time ever, a new Nokia phone announcement was made from Pakistan at a global launch event held at Marriott Hotel, Karachi last week.
Nokia N9 is one of the most beautiful devices Nokia has ever made. The shape, its body – every aspect of the phone speaks out how much Nokia has put into the phone. The new (not so new now) Nokia N9 is an elegant device that runs on Meego, a Linux-based Operating System, which Nokia has now killed down.
I have been playing with the device for a while now, and in a few words, I ‘d like to sum it up that if you want a phone to impress people, then this is the one to get you should get.
Google Galaxy Nexus, the hottest Android phone, just launched at Verizon yesterday is now available to buy in the US for $300 (on contract). Well, we got our hands on the device and took some photos and made a quick hands-on video of the Galaxy Nexus.
Galaxy Nexus is one of the most powerful phones at this time with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on it. It sports a beautiful 4.7-inch Contour display, HD Super AMOLED screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixels camera etc.
HTC Flyer – the first tablet from HTC. We got our hands on of these and I must say, it is one solid device. It is a 7-inch Android tablet that has a layer of HTC Sense on it and below that you find Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The size may not be perfect, but it is still better than what we found on the Dell Streak, a 5-inch display. We did a quick hands-on with the tablet and looked around what it has in store for us.
Stephen Elop of Nokia just announced the first MeeGo phone – the Nokia N9 (also known as Lankku). We were promised a MeeGo phone this year, and we’re glad Stephen Elop kept his word about that and has announced the world’s first no-buttons phone!
Nokia N9 will have a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen (854 x 480 resolution), OMAP3630 1 Ghz processor, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, 16GB or 64GB onboard memory. Not just this, the Nokia N9 will also have a 8 megapixels camera (Nokia N8 had 12 megapixels!), and will be capable of true 720p video recording.
Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4 – two of the best smartphones in their own category. You can’t really compare both of these smartphones as they run on completely different OS, but when it comes to hardware, then yes, both of these devices are comparable.
I have played with both of them and when it comes to display screens, the difference is very much visible. I previously posted a similar photo of the display screens difference between the original Samsung Galaxy S vs iPhone 4.
Dell Streak 5, the first phone-tablet from Dell made its way to me so I decided to write a quick review about the device. Streak 5 was an experiment by Dell to see how people respond to a tablet-cum-phone device.
It features a 5.0-inch gorilla glass display screen with a 1 GHz Scorpion processor under the hood, and features 512MB of RAM. Dell Streak is powered by Froyo (Android 2.2.2) and was actually the first ever device to feature the gorilla glass screen. We did some pretty interesting gorilla glass test. You can catch them in the videos after the jump.