Nokia challenge for Apple’s iPhone

Nokia challenge for Apple’s iPhone
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First Published: Wed, Aug 20 2008. 12 34 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Aug 20 2008. 12 34 AM IST
New Delhi: Nokia on Tuesday unveiled ‘N96’, its most advanced converged mobile phone in India. Although the N96 will be officially available in September and offers unique features, the launch comes just three days before its competitor Apple launches the much anticipated iPhone in India.
Converged devices like N96 saw a 50% growth worldwide last year, with Nokia commanding 53% of the market share. “Research shows that only 12% of people’s time is used making phone calls with their mobile phones”, says Devendra Kishore, head of Marketing for Nokia India. “They spend 88% of their time on other activities. People are using these devices for many other purposes.”
New features of N96 include a 16 GB memory expandable to 24GB through an external micro SD card and a security system that allows consumers to track their handsets when lost or stolen. It also comes with 5-megapixel camera.
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First Published: Wed, Aug 20 2008. 12 34 AM IST
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