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Nokia Corporation is the industry of telecommunications equipment Internet and computer software and it is now headquartered in Espoo, Finland. Nokia was established by Fredrik Idestan and Leo Mechelin. Knut Fredrik Idestam was used to be a Finnish mining engineer and its businessman and lived from October 28, 1838 to April 8, 1916. Another founder, named Leopold Henrik Stanislaus Mechelin was a also Finnish, and was a professor, statesman, senator and liberal reformer, who lived from November 24, 1839 to January 26, 1914.
The history of Nokia has started in 1865. Mining engineer Knut Fredrik Idestam sets up a groundwood pulp mill at the Tammerkoski Rapids, town of Tampere, where in south-western Finland. At that time, Russian Empire in southwestern Finland had started manufacture the riverside paper because of rich hydropower production, Fredrik Idestam built a second mill near the town of Nokia, where located fifteen kilometers west of Tampere by the Nokianvirta river in 1868. And the global telecommunications leader connected over 1.3 billion people. Eduard Polon established Finnish Rubber Works and some rubber products. This business would be Nokia’s rubber business later. Because Finnish Rubber built its factories near the town of Nokia, so they started to using Nokia as its brand name.
In 1912, Arvid Wickstrom established Finnish Cable Works began operations. The three companies were merged into one, and it formed the Nokia Corporation as we know much. At the beginning of the 1980s, the mobile phone industry begins to expand so quickly and the position of Nokia gets more powerful for telecommunications and consumer electronics markets. And in 1982, Nokia introduced its first car phone to the world. Then Nokia’s mobile phones got a huge publicity boost in 1987, and that was when Mikhali Gorbachev, who used to be a Soviet leader, was pictured with Mobira Cityman and it became known as the “Gorba”.
The beginning of the 1990s, Nokia expanded the business of telecommunications by divesting of the information technology and basic industry operations. Nokia increased its sales to North America at first, and then it spread to the South America and Asia. In 1998, Nokia had focused on GSM technologies , therefore, the company became one of the biggest mobile phone manufacturer in the world. Nowadays, Nokia became one of the top-seller of mobile phone in the world. In 2004 was the first year that Nokia released the touch screen phone, which called Nokia 7710.
In 2009, Nokia announced a high-end Windows-based netbook which named Nokia Booklet 3G, and it also had an advantage of Symbian because it was the main smartphone OS of Nokia until 2011. In the same year, Nokia announced a new strategic alliance with Microsoft to replace Symbian and MeeGo with Microsoft of operating system, which is Windows Phone. Nokia practice many other thing to develop till now, it still keep changing with consumer’s needs.
Official Store in Philippines
Nokia has official web shop and also have many physical shops in the Philippines. Especially, there are so many Nokia shop in Manila. Most of all series and items are on the fourth floor, at SM Manila. The prices are not so cheap but most of items are completed.
Popularity in the Philippines
Nokia’s newest device is smartphone in these days. Philippines is still a huge market for Nokia, but Korean firm Samsung is overtaking Nokia as the largest seller recently. Moreover, there came out Blackberry, iPhone units, MyPhone, and Cherry Mobile that have grown in their popularity in Philippines. They also have affordable units that the worlds required and they are of course at a reasonable price. Particularly Lumia products boosted in the Philippines and are the right products needed in the market at there.
Nokia launched the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 recently in the Philippines and those are the latest smartphone device that have the Windows platform. And it was said that Microsoft was in talks to buy Nokia and tried to boost its position in the mobile phone market by buying the devices from Nokia but they failed to deal.
Nokia Products Categories in Philippines
First introduced in November 2011, the Nokia Lumia handset series is actually the resulting product of the collaboration between Nokia and Microsoft. This is why all handsets under this collection run on Windows Phone operating system. The series’ name is obtained from word "lumi" which is "snow" in Finnish. In 2013, Microsoft made an announcement that it will be acquiring Nokia’s handphone business, which includes rights to its Asha and Lumia brands.
Popularity in the Philippines
For Filipinos who are looking for something a bit more different but can still rely on their mobile handsets, the Nokia Lumia series looks very promising. Its introduction in the local market is somewhat met with lukewarm reception since many customers have fallen out of love with the Nokia brand. But things rapidly changed when the units were released and more and more consumers are considering a Lumia when in the market for a smartphone. Of course, it helps that they are slightly more affordable than the other mid and high end level phones from other top brands and the great design and superior performance certainly help. Units are priced from P7500 to P31000.
The Nokia Lumia series boasts of amazing photos and innovative wireless technology that allows users to charge their phones without plugging. It also has the exclusive and distinct Live Tiles which shows users what is happening right now.
The Lumia collection has 10 models released in the Philippines to date. Among the most popular are the following:
- Nokia Lumia 1520 – be impressed with the 6 inch Clear Black IPS LCD display, 4G LTE connectivity and 20MP camera. The handset is also available in Red, Yellow, Black and White cover colors and comes with 32 GB + 7GB in SkyDrive and MicroSD slot for up to 64GB.
- Nokia Lumia 1020 – with a 4.5 inch ClearBlack AMOLED PureMotion+ display and 41MP Pureview, Zeiss Lens camera and 32 GB memory, this handset is worth every penny. You will love how it captures special moments thanks to the camera sensor and Nokia Pro Camera.
- Nokia Lumia 925 – this unit comes with an 8.7MP camera with PureView technology, 6 actual lenses and Carl Zeiss optics. For these features, you can take pictures in low light and have amazing photos. The phone also has a 4.5 inch HD display and lightweight aluminium casing in different colors. The device runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.3 GHz dual-core processor.
- Nokia Lumia 920 – this model is considered to be the most innovative of all Lumias with its unibody design. Its camera comes with optical image stabilisation which results to blur-free cameras even when the unit moved or subject is in low light. The 4.5 inch HD display boasts of a sensitive touchscreen, thanks to the PureMotion technology. For these features, it was named the Reader’s Choice Smartphone of the Year in the Engadget Awards 2012.
- Nokia Lumia 820 – users will not be able to resist the colorful and not to mention, wireless charging shells that these devices come in. Handset also features Carl Zeiss lens on its 8.7MP camera.
The simple fact that the Lumia smartphones are made by one of the pioneer in the industry is certainly a huge plus. A lot of customers are also comfortable with the user interface and does not have much of a learning curve which is certainly a good thing especially for first time smartphone users. The cameras are also impressive.
The small difference in price with the leading smartphone brands like Samsung and Apple is certainly a turn off for some as well as the fact they are not Android-based. The display is also not as clear as you would expect it to be for some of the models. But if you are looking to try a Windows phone, the Nokia Lumia should be your top choice.
Things are certainly getting better for Nokia Lumia especially with the recent announcement that is seeded is Lumia Black update starting with the Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020. This move brought a bevy of new features and app updates as well as imaging improvements. You can also expect the overall image quality to be more refined particularly on the Lumia 1020 which boasts of the 41 MP PureView camera. For those who are interested in this Lumia model, you are certainly in for a nice treat.
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