Airtel, Nokia partner on Lumia Smartphones

By Ikenna UGWU

Airtel Nigeria, telecommunications service provider and Nokia, phone manufacturer have entered into partnership to embark on a special consumer promotion for the new Nokia Lumia range of products in Nigeria.

The General Manager, Nokia West Africa, Mr. Chris Brown, said that the Phone ranges are exciting devices offering an amazingly fast way to connect to the internet, keep up to date with Microsoft suite of services, connect to your world with Nokia Maps and City Lens and boasts a unique one-piece polycarbonate design, which has earned it several awards including the CES 2012.

The promotion which will kick-off on the 22nd of October 2012 is expected to deliver exciting benefits to consumers during the period.

Brown also said that the Lumia 900, Nokia’s flagship Windows phone features a large 4.3-inch AMOLED Clear Black display, 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss Optics camera with HD video capture, front camera, XBox Live gaming, Zune music player, multi-touch screen, and Wi-Fi.

However, Airtel Nigeria’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Olu Akanmu, spoke on the promotion stressing that Nokia’s partnership with Airtel means that Nigerian consumers can enjoy services, utilize the exciting applications and internet-based capabilities of the devices.

According Akanmu, buyers of the Nokia Lumia 900 and 710 will enjoy a free 6 months internet access, while buyers of Lumia 610 will get a free 3 months internet access courtesy of the network giant.

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