PayMate and Nokia associate to usher in path-breaking NFC technology in India

~Largest Deployment of NFC to the Mainstream Mass Market~

PayMate, India’s leading wireless transactions platform provider, has developed a unique and cutting edge NFC technology solution that enables easy display, delivery, and purchase of goods and services using a simple tap. With the recent launch of Nokia’s NFC enabled handsets, PayMate has partnered with Nokia to showcase to the Indian market some of the capabilities of NFC and bringing NFC to the Indian mainstream.

NFC (Near Field Communication) uses radio frequency identification technology to allow an NFC enabled device to swap information instantly in real time. This technology was used by Nokia in promotions for the Ra.One Bollywood release to give away film-related content such as ringtones, games, wallpapers etc. Going forward, the NFC technology has the potential to be used to make easy, quick and smooth mobile payment transactions.

Key Benefits of NFC:

  • User friendly
  • Faster data transfers in real time
  • Cost Effective
  • Versatile applications (more…)

Flaunt Your Tech Quotient With The Nokia N8 In Pink This Season

A handful of tech savvy women in India will be soon flaunting their Nokia N8 in an exciting new color, Pink!  One of the most successful smartphones launched by Nokia last year, the N8 now makes its way to the Indian market with its limited edition in Pink. The Nokia N8 in Pink features a sleek, aluminum casing and an elegant design, coupled with high power multimedia capabilities. The Nokia N8 in Pink will be available in select Nokia Priority Stores across 18 cities from June 13, 2011.

Feminine, but a powerhouse of a device, the Nokia N8 in Pink is for bold, successful women, who love their gadgets. Viral Oza, Director Marketing, Nokia India, said, “The Nokia N8 has been extremely popular in India and we are pleased to introduce it in a stunning new color.  The N8 in Pink is introduced especially for our women consumers who are tech-enthusiasts and yet love to flaunt their vibrant, stylish side. It comes with a perfect combination of great looks and high powered multimedia capabilities coupled with one of the best cameras on a smartphone, making it this season’s must have for the new age woman.” (more…)

Nokia debuts first ever ‘Touch and Type’ design with two stylish devices

Presents leading edge innovation with Nokia X3 – 02 and Nokia C3 – 01 Touch and Type

Introducing a new trend in the mobile handset space, Nokia India today announced its debut in ‘Touch and Type’ design with the launch of two new stylish devices, Nokia X3 – 02 and Nokia C3 – 01 in New Delhi. As Nokia’s latest ‘Touch and Type’ offerings, both the devices offer consumers the best of both worlds by combining keypad functionality with a sleek touch screen interface.

This latest relevant innovation by Nokia is based on in-depth research and consumer feedback which reveal that mobile users who have invested years in becoming fast one-handed, one-thumb texters want to maintain their speedy edge for SMS, chat and instant messaging – yet enjoy the benefits of touch. The new Nokia X3 – 02 and Nokia C3 – 01 Touch and Type are perfect examples of bringing new consumer value by giving users a larger touch screen with clear icons and menu and a familiar keypad keeping critical keys such as the send and end keys. (more…)

Nokia Announces Ovi Music Store Download Trends For 2010

A R Rahman, the most downloaded Indian artist
Globally, Latin Pop Star Shakira scoops most downloaded song of the year

Celebrating a successful spell with Ovi Music Store this year, Nokia today shared interesting trends on legal digital music consumption in India. These trends have been observed across several music categories on its Ovi Music services since the time of its launch last year. Oscar winner A R Rahaman has consistently been the most downloaded Indian artist on Ovi Music Store in India.

Shakira, with her official World Cup song Waka Waka, was the most downloaded international artist for the year not only in India but for Ovi Music Store globally. However, India was the top downloading country for Shakira, accounting for 25 per cent of all global downloads. (more…)

Union Bank of India, Nokia And Obopay to Launch Mobile Payment Services

Union Bank of India, a nationalized bank in India, jointly with Nokia and Obopay has announced their partnership to launch mobile payment services called Union Bank Money available to consumers across India.

The Union Bank Money service will provide those who do not have a bank account, access to financial services through their mobile phones, thus empowering people and their businesses. It creates a financial ecosystem which is inclusive, sustainable and scalable. Based on a proven mobile payment technology platform, Union Bank Money will be rolled out and operated in cooperation with Obopay, a global pioneer in mobile payment solutions. (more…)

Nokia’s Ovi services gain momentum

200,000 people sign up daily; Ovi Store downloads increase to 2.3 million per day; 70 developers each surpass the 1 million download mark

With the number of active Nokia service users now reaching 140 million worldwide, the company today announced that more than 200,000 people are currently signing up daily to Ovi, and that Ovi Store has reached the milestone of 2.3 million downloads per day. Available in more than 190 countries, Ovi is discovered through Maps, Music, Messaging, Store and in select countries, Life Tools. (more…)

Nokia And Intuit Form Global Alliance to Create Mobile Marketing Services For Small Businesses

Today, Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced an alliance to develop and deliver an innovative new mobile and web based marketing service for small businesses around the world.

Addressing one of the leading concerns for the world’s estimated 500 million small businesses, the new service will be designed to help them get more business through personalized, relevant offers and marketing messages, in a way unmatched by traditional methods.

The first market launch of the service is expected in the fourth quarter of 2010, further details will be made available at that time. (more…)

Nokia Appoints Stephen Elop to President And Ceo As of September 21, 2010

Nokia’s Board of Directors has appointed Stephen Elop President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia as of September 21. Elop currently heads Microsoft’s Business Division. Before joining Microsoft, Elop held senior executive positions in a number of US-based public companies, including Juniper Networks, Adobe Systems Inc. and Macromedia Inc. He holds a degree in computer engineering and management from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, which is his home country.

“The time is right to accelerate the company’s renewal; to bring in new executive leadership with different skills and strengths in order to drive company success. The Nokia Board believes that Stephen has the right industry experience and leadership skills to realize the full potential of Nokia. His strong software background and proven record in change management will be valuable assets as we press harder to complete the transformation of the company. We believe that Stephen will be able to drive both innovation and efficient execution of the company strategy in order to deliver increased value to our shareholders,” said Jorma Ollila, Chairman of the Nokia Board of Directors. (more…)

Convert Your Ideas Into Apps

Nokia announces the “Make My App” contest for Indian consumers; original app ideas stand a chance to win the new Nokia N8

Always longed for the ‘perfect’ application? Have a great idea but don’t quite know how to translate that into a real app? In a run up to the launch of the much anticipated Nokia N8, Nokia has announced the “Make My app” contest inviting consumers across India to send in exciting new ideas for mobile applications. Three best entries will win a cool new Nokia N8, and the winning ideas will be developed into downloadable applications by professional developers and placed on the Ovi Store for consumers to download and enjoy.

The Nokia “Make My App” contest will run from August 19, 2010 to September 19, 2010, ahead of the Nokia N8 going on sale in India. Participation is simple – consumers can log on to, and submit their app ideas under any one or all of four categories, viz. Think Green, Fun and Games, Easier Living and Better World. The ideas will then be opened to public voting online and every week, 10 of the most popular ideas will be shortlisted to the final round. Three “top ideas” will eventually be chosen from the shortlist by a panel of judges. (more…)

RCOM & Nokia Join Hands For A First-of-Its-Kind Multi-Faceted Business Partnership

-Launch Nokia’s Ovi Life Tools a personalised service to plug information gaps in the areas of Agriculture and Education
-Jointly promote mobile services & data usage across customer segments
-Special subsidized packages including bundled offer of Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ Datacard to download unlimited music from Ovi Music Unlimited devices at a faster speed
-Exclusive data packages across a range of Nokia GPRS phones

Reliance Communications, India’s largest integrated telecom operator and Nokia India today jointly announced a first-of-its-kind multi-faceted business alliance. The RCOM – Nokia alliance will aim to foster greater use of mobile services, giving consumers an opportunity to get richer experiences and do more with their phones.

The RCOM–Nokia partnership is structured on a one-of-its-kind blue-print to engage with the Indian consumes to offer an array of unmatched & innovative mobile, data and services offerings in India.

The business partnership with Nokia is in line with the multitude of innovations lined-up by the two companies to take mobility to the next level. The alliance covers – (more…)

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