Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Nokia Lumia Series Enter Nigerian Market

Leading mobile phone maker, Nokia, Tuesday in Lagos introduced the latest series, the Windows Phone 8 devices, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820 respectively.

The innovative devices were unveiled in partnership with leading Software maker, Microsoft and telecommunications giant, MTN.

According to the mobile phone manufacturer, those who buy the devices unveiled simultaneously globally would enjoy 6 months free internet on the widest network in Nigeria, MTN.

At the launch, the Vice President, Nokia West Africa, James Rutherfoord told the gathering that Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 were ready for business with a full business suite right out of the box, comprising of Microsoft Office suite, Sky Drive and Microsoft Lync.

He explained that Nokia hoped to satisfy the needs of business and non-business smart phone owners with its current and future range of Lumia devices.

"These are the best devices we have made in the smartphone category and we believe that this is going be much appreciated by our consumers. At Nokia, our focus is to bring the very best of technology to our consumers which aid, excite and benefit their work and social lives," he said.

In addition to the brilliant applications on the devices, he said that Nokia launched the products exclusively on the widest network in Nigeria, MTN, to enable consumers to have a 360 experience of the various features on the devices.

"With the groundbreaking technology incorporated in these devices, we are giving consumers every reason to switch to Lumia. What's more, we are also giving them the opportunity to pre-order the devices on Jumia.com, along with the chance to win a wireless charger or other cool Nokia accessories at discounted prices," he added.

Also speaking, the Country Manager, Microsoft Anglophone West Africa, Emmanuel Onyeje with excitement told the gathering that, "With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft unveiled a reimagined Windows to the world.

"Whether you want to work or play, Windows 8 delivers a personalized experience that fits your unique style and needs. And now, thanks to our partners Nokia and MTN, Nigerians will now be able to get their hands on Windows Phone 8 , the most personalized smartphone there is. "

The new Lumia Windows 8 devices on MTN's widest data coverage, according to Larry Annetts, CMO, MTN Nigeria guarantees a truly life enriching experience.

Nokia Nigeria is offering consumers the chance to pre-order the devices in MTN stores and also online on MTN Website and secure their units before they hit the shelves early next year.

As a bonus, all pre-bookers will also get to choose from a set of accessories including the DT-900, the cool new wireless charging plate from Nokia, at discounted prices.

The devices which come in a variety of colors is expected to consumers the best smartphone experience ever with their unique features, including an inbuilt wireless charging system, Nokia's new PureMotion HD Plus display with a 1280 x 768 resolution, Nokia Maps and Nokia City Lens, which is a unique augmented reality app that helps users locate places by just holding up their devices.

The Lumia 920 also comes with the latest innovations in PureView imaging technology. This includes advanced floating lens technology that takes in five times more light than other smartphones, enabling users to capture sharp, crisp pictures and videos even indoors and at night, without using flash.

This is complemented by Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a first of its kind feature which prevents pictures and videos from blurring when users are on the move.

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