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.
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.
We finally have our hands on one of the best Nokia phones ever – the Nokia E7-00. This gorgeous, stylish Nokia smartphone aka E7 communicator gives you just one feeling when you hold it – Amazing!
Solid hardware, best keyboard on any Nokia phone, gorgeous large display is all neatly packed in one QWERTY slider phone. The “Clear Black” display on the Nokia E7’s 4-inch AMOLED screen is much better than it’s cousin, Nokia N8’s, display.
Nokia has released a new beta version of their desktop software for Nokia devices – Nokia Ovi Suite 3.1 Beta.
They would like to get your feedback about where they’ve succeeded and where there still is room to improve.
Symbian^3 screenshot app was one app I really wanted Ovi Store to have, but unfortunately they did not. After a little search on Google, it finally led me to the best Symbian^3 screenshot app – Best Screen Snap.
ScreenSnap allows you to take screenshots on Symbian^3 devices i.e Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia E7 etc.
An unannounced Nokia smartphone has just popped up on the web in a leaked video and is being said to be the Nokia X7, though we’re not sure as it doesn’t say anywhere on the device that this is the real deal.
Nokia X7-00 has been captured on video and shows a very sleek body, along with four speakers on the device and Need For Speed: Shift is being played on it.