(Updated/Live blogged earlier) Oh my Gosh! We met him finally–Dharmesh Goshalia, GM & Head of sales at Nokia Phils visits Cebu today for the first time since 1997 to meet members of the Cebu media and bloggers at a lunch event.
Gosh, as he’s fondly called at Nokia Phil has just been appointed to his recent post after serving in Cyprus and other assignments abroad. He is accompanied today by Nikka Abes, Corporate Communications Manager at Nokia Phil. in introducing the Lumia phone series to the Cebuanos.
The Nokia Lumia phone series can be compared to the Galaxy series of Samsung and Xperia series of Sony Mobile which each model is designed to suit the needs of any individual. All Lumia models are still in a single core engine and sporting the Windows Mobile operating system (Windows 7.5 Mango). Of course, it has the Microsoft Office programs and the SkyDrive storage.
Best Features of the Lumia series
- Best Social Experience— all the social networks are combined in one hub. You can immediately go to the social network account (Facebook, etc.) of your friend from the contact list by just swiping to the side while viewing the contact number.
- Smart Email & Office— it has Mobile Office, Email and Cloud Power
- Super Fast Web browsing— enjoy the battery smooth experience and lightning fast experience in web browsing
- Amazing Picture— all Lumia models have the tested Carl Zeiss optics lens and 5Mp – 8Mp cameras
- Amazing Games & Relevant Apps— 80,000 apps, not so many but relevant mobile applications
*latest and to be released in June 2012
*4.3 inch AMOLED ClearBlack display
*real-time updates to social network
*3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack display
*Carl Zeiss optics
*One-click sharing to social networks
*3.7 inch ClearBlack display
*swappable covers and changeable homescreen colors
*SRP: exclusive to Smart Postpaid data plan 1000
*entry unit @ SRP: P10,980
*instant access to social networks
Nikka Abes also shared some stats of Nokia as to its sales worldwide from among the 6-billion mobile subscriptions around the globe:
- 1.3-billion Nokia users now
- 13 Nokia sold per second
- 850,000 points of sale (POS)
Goshalia, however, has not able to give the data on Nokia’s claim the Philippines is still a “Nokia Country” due to the Finnish phone popularity among Filipino mobile phone users. But he and Abes referred the media to existing studies conducted by other independent groups for the mobile usage in the Philippines.
On the question of durability of Lumia phones, Goshalia referred to the hammer test video of the Lumia 900 below which i showed to him prior the program proper today.