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Nokia, Etihad, Etisalat in major deal

02 October 2013, 11:02Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos – Leading phone manufacturer, Nokia, in partnership with Etihad Airways and Etisalat Nigeria, has announced a pre-order promotion for its latest Windows smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1020, which will be available in the country later this month.

Chris Brown, Nokia West Africa, general manager, said the pre-order promotion would give customers the opportunity to purchase the devices online before it finally arrived in Nigeria later this month.

Brown added that all customers who pre-ordered and paid for the device from Etisalat's website would be entitled to special discounts on airfares to several destinations on Etihad Airways.

Describing the device, Chris explained that the Lumia 1020 was an improved version of the Nokia 808 smartphone launched in 2012. The Nokia Lumia 1020, running on Windows 8 operating system is the ultimate camera phone, boasting a whopping 41-megapixel camera sensor combined with a Xenon flash, focus assist light and Nokia's Pro Cam app, which makes it the most advanced and powerful camera smartphone.

The device is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 4.5- inch 1280x768 (334 ppi) AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 2000MAh non- removable battery.  It also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and support for 4G LTE networks.

“We are creating better smartphones that allow both lifestyle as well as business consumers capture important moments in pictures with our Pureview technology. To enable our customers have seamless experiences while using this device, we have partnered with Etisalat Nigeria to enable our consumers can leverage their great 3.75G network services."

Speaking on the partnership, Lucas Dada, director of Business Segments at Etisalat Nigeria, said, “With the growing demand for smartphones in Nigeria, we decided to collaborate with Nokia and United Arab Emirates flag carrier, Etihad Airways in a first-of-its kind strategic partnership. These organisations share our vision of developing and growing the Nigerian market as well as offering customers best value for every kobo they spend. To this end, our partnership with Nokia for the launch of the Lumia 1020 Smartphone bundled with our easyflex5000 2 for 1 offer is yet another evidence of our commitment to revolutionize the broadband space.”  

- CAJ News


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