Friday, September 4, 2009

Nokia to launch N97 Mini in India by October

Nokia N97 The wait for younger brother of N97 is expected to be over in just one month’s time as the world’s largest mobile manufacturer, Nokia, announced to launch it, Nokia N97 mini , in India by October. This becomes a tradition to launch a new handset in market near or before the festival season in the country. This new version of N97 is already launched outside the country. Nokia India Managing Director D. Shivakumar confirmed that N97 mini will be available in India by October while the music devices will hit the country by the fourth quarter of FY 2009-10. The new version will be available here at Rs 31,000. It features a titling 3.2” touch display, fully customizable homescreen and QWERY keyboard. The N97 mini has less in-built memory than its big brother, the selling point of the new version is Lifecasting. The Finnish company has partnered with social networking site, Facebook, and people could update their location and status or Lifecast as called by Nokia, on the website through the device. The MD also ruled out that Nokia is not doing well in high-end segment. He clarified that Nokia is beating the expectations and has sold millions of high-end mobiles. The company has sold around 2 million units of N97 worldwide since its launch. It may be noted that N97 was launched in the last Nokia World event in June 2009. The company is the leading manufacturer in India whether low-end handsets or high-end. Nokia has launched Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and Sony Ericsson has come up with Sony Ericsson W205.

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