Whenever I read news of mobile phone manufacturers releasing new devices, it is a little frustrating because none of those devices are available by pre-order from Nigeria. But I am so glad that all this is about to change.
According to today’s edition of The Guardian Newspaper, Nokia is set to release the much anticipated Nokia N8 phone to Nigeria and even better is the fact that it can be pre-ordered right from here. Nokia’s head of Communications West Africa, Mr. Osagie Ogunbor, has stated that the N8 smartphone would first be available to premium consumers who place a pre-order for the N8 online or at Nokia retail stores. In the same statement by Ogunbor, he noted that Nokia’s premium customers would first get the handset before it becomes available to the general market.
Early adopters who wish to own the phone early can pre-order online using their ATM card at www.quickteller.com/nokian8. The N8 pre-order will set back your bank account by just N79,999.00. For a high-specified device like the N8, that sounds like a deal!
Apart from having the latest version of the latest Ovi store and free Ovi maps services, GTBank customers will also be able to perform virtually all their banking transactions from their N8.
The Nokia N8 is a multi-media monster with features that include the sleeker Symbian^3 user interface, multi-touch support and true multi-tasking. Ogunbor also explained some of the unique qualities of the handset which he dubbed “the world’s best camera phone”.
“The Nokia N8 lets you take the highest quality photos and shoot HD-quality videos in supreme clarity with the 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. You can edit photos and videos on-screen and choose from multiple ways to share them; transfer large files to an external hard-drive with USB-on-the-go, or upload photos to social networks like Facebook, Twitter straight from the home screen. All this is delivered in a robust aluminum body in a range of vibrant colors with a real-glass 3.5” AMOLED display,” Ogunbor added.
I believe this is very good news. With Nokia seriously embracing the Nigerian market, other manufacturers like Apple or Android phone manufacturers like HTC may soon have a presence in the most popular country in Africa. Nokia’s timely action today in my opinion is a harbinger of more good things to come!