By Emmanuel Elebeke
Leading manufacturer of mobile phones and other home appliances, Samsung Electronics has announced the introduction of a full touch screenÂ mobile phone in Nigeria.
The low priced Samsung C3510Â launched among top tier brands in the Nigerian innovative and competitive mobile phone market was aimed at introducing a new lifestyle for Nigerian mobileÂ phone users.
Unveiling the new product in Victoria Island, Lagos, Samsung Director and head of Mobile phones, Peter Lee said the new Samsung C3510 is a product of extensive and elaborate research work by Samsung, in response to customers request and desire.
â€œOur objective is to seek new ways to improve lifestyles. Today we are here to introduce another lifestyle improvement. It is the new addition to our colourful and stylish Corby mobile phones family. We understand our customers need different functions on their phones. We anticipate our customersâ€™ needs and make products to meet those needs.
â€œWe are here to introduce to you the Corby Pop or C3510. A fullÂ touch screen model. There is a growing demand for touch screen phones, globally. Nigeria is no exception. Samsung Electronics is at the forefront of this technology with its C-Type touch,â€ he explained.
According to him, one doesnâ€™t need a stylus to use the phone, but with a slide of a finger across the screen â€œWe are seeing an encouraging growth of Samsung touch screen phones in the country.
The Nigerian mobile phone market has grown to give users functions which five years ago were unlikely. There are more people accessing the internet with their phones than with a PC. There are more Nigerians joining online networking communities like facebook, Picasa, flickr and Myspace. They are updating their status pages from their phones. You can do all of this with the new Corby Pop.
â€œCorby Pop keeps you connected with loved ones. Thereâ€™s no better day to launch this phone than on Valentine eve. It will give you an opportunity to usher in the day of love by keeping you in touch with your loved ones. Be it by text, email or Instant Messenger. Or the best way, a phone call.Â It has great multimedia functions, fast internet connectivity, FM radio, and video recorder. It is a colourful lifestyle statement,â€ said Lee.
Though a high end phone, Lee explained that the new Samsung C3510 was made cheaper forÂ by Samsung to accommodate all Nigerian phone users irrespective of their status or financial strength.
As a new breed to the existing touch screen phones, the C3510 is said to have a 3 page extendable idle screen and main menu, optimized widgets and options menu.