At a media conference held last week in Nairobi, Nokia unveiled its latest C-series mobile handsets. Three models in total we’re launched which included the Nokia C1 trio as well as the new dual-SIM Nokia C2. The most affordable of the Nokia C1 trio is the C1-00 which is the
For all the battering that Nokia has gotten lately for falling behind in mobile innovation and market trends one thing that makes me admire them so much is that they develop products and services for markets that other mobile brands rarely take interest in. In direct congruence to this habit
Safaricom is clearly pushing as low and as wide as they can in getting everyone in Kenya to use their Safaricom Live! internet services. Their latest “Internet Mkononi” (i.e. Internet in your hand) offer of Kes. 2,699.00 for a Nokia 1680 is probably the least expensive GPRS internet capable offer
InfoDev is an NGO working within the World Bank that held a stakeholder focus group this week on the 27th April 2010. I attended the focus group which brought together mobile application developers, mobile operators and other stakeholders to brainstorm on the needs and rationale for a mobile applications lab
Application Developers and Publishers in Kenya can now publish and distribute their mobile applications directly on Nokiaâ€™s OVI Store. The OVI self service tool provides an easy way to distribute and monetize local mobile applications and content by potentially reaching millions of consumers around the world who use Nokia devices.
The Nokia N8, Nokiaâ€™s latest smartphone was launched today. It intuitively connects to the people, places and services that matter most. With the Nokia N8, people can create compelling content, connect to their favorite social networks and enjoy on-demand Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps. Available in select markets
This has to be one of the most exciting developments for Kenya in regards to developing world-class mobile software services and products! Earlier today, Nokia Research Centre Africa (NRC-Africa) and the University of Nairobi’s School of Computing & Informatics (SCI) jointly launched a Research and Sub-contracting Lab as well as
Nokia today has launched the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 smartphones which have been specifically designed to put better messaging and social networking tools in the hands of more people around the world, at affordable prices. These new handsets feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a
Here is a link to some photos I took at last night’s Nokia OVI meetup at Blancos in Hurlingham, Nairobi. The event was organized to bring together the media and technology bloggers to better understand the various and very interesting applications and services that are available on Nokia’s OVI platform.
The Nokia Research Center Africa (NRC-Africa) is part of the global Nokia Research Centers which we’re founded in 1986 as part of Nokiaâ€™s corporate research unit to drive Nokiaâ€™s position as a technology thought leader. NRC-Africa was unveiled in Kenya in 2008 to carry out research. Locally, NRCâ€“Africa has worked