By Emmanuel Elebeke
IN response to customers continued yearning for improved and quality products, world leading manufacturer of mobile phone, Nokia last weekÂ unveiled a mobile computer, Nokia N97 mini in Lagos.
The N97 Mini, which is expected to hit Nigerian market next month is targeted at users who want something more pocket-friendly when theyâ€™re on the go, and comes with stainless steel cues and sleek white casing.
It also comes in colourful device and is cheap and affordable for end users.Unveiling the product last week in Lagos, head of Nokia research centre,Â Henry Tirri said â€œ customers feedback made us to come with Nokia N97 mini. We have always been responsive to our customersâ€™ demand.â€
He described the mobile phone as aÂ software upgrade and a convergence of everything Nokia is doing with technology, capable of serving the dual purpose of mobile phone and laptop everywhere the user may be, adding thatÂ the computing power and accessaries of the phones, makes it unique among other phone with similar features.
â€œWith about 32 Gigabytes and increased memory, what we are trying to do with N97 mini is to make it more portable and convenience to the user. And the peculiarity of the product is that, you can customize the screen and connect to LCD screen and Laser Jet printer with ease.
The N97 Mini has a fully customizable home screen, a tilting 3.2″ wide-screen touch display, symbian operating system, full Qwerty keyboard and 8Gigabyte, or 24 Gigabyte expandable, memory.
With the new N97 mini, users will be able to browse the web quickly and effortlessly through a superfast 3G or Wi-Fi connection. In addition, users can seamlessly connect with their friends and favorite online services and as wellÂ receive live feeds from their favorite social networking sites and news services.
The N97 mini in white features also come with a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Optics and dual LED flash, DVD-quality video recording, music player and email capabilities. The upgraded browser offers lifecasting. An application to gain direct access to social networking sites from the home screen. It is also possible to navigate from A to B with ease through the A-GPS receiver and Nokia Maps. In addition, the user is given access to a huge range of content from the Ovi Store. It specializes in mobile phones and related product areas like laptops, mobile broadband and accessories.
According to Tirri, the phone has six games on the board and comes in a strong and rugged casing to resist every adverse situation.
NokiaÂ Executive Commercial manager, Ngozi Anene who warned buyers from patronising roadside sellers saidÂ only authorised dealers in major market have access to the new phone, urging them to always look out for the IBM number of the phone before purchase.
â€œWe are amazed that fake brands are already in the market, to avoid falling victim of fake dealers, my advice to users is to avoid buying from road side sellers but buy from only authorized dealers.â€ she said.