Nokia 2652 affordable mobile phone for ’emerging markets’

Nokia 2652 affordable mobile phone for ’emerging markets’

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Nokia today has introduced the low-cost Nokia 2652 foldable mobile phone. It is expected to reach global emerging markets by October 2005 for a price of around 100 EUR.

Targeted primarily to Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Great China region, Nokia’s 2652 cell phone will be available in dark grey and pearl white designs for consumers to choose from.

Not many details were released on the handset, the main factor of its release is the affordability and design. Nokia would like mobile carriers to be able to offer a handset with service to consumers for as little as US $5 per month. It does seem unreal at this point in time, especially in North American markets with average carrier service fees over the US $45 mark per month. However, if it is part of Nokia’s agenda, they are bound to make it happen.

Earlier this summer, Nokia sold their one billionth mobile phone – a Nokia 1100 sold in Nigeria,” says Öistämö. “It will be new growth markets like Nigeria that will fuel the growth towards three billion subscribers by 2010.”

Some interesting Nokia Facts from their press release;

– Since Mobira Senator car phone introduction in 1982 to the Nokia 2652 introduction today, Nokia has introduced around 400 phone models to all major analogue and digital standards.

– Nokia’s first iconic product, the Nokia 2100 series that was introduced in 1994, sold nearly 20 million units in its time.

– The world’s best-selling phone, the Nokia 3310 / 3330 sold 126 million units from its launch in 2000 until its “retirement” earlier this year. For comparison, the combined total of all Nokia phones sold between 1991 and 1998 is 100 million.

– If all the Nokia 3310/3330 phones sold were laid end-to-end, the line would stretch from Helsinki, Finland to Santiago, Chile – over 13,500 kilometers.

– In 1991 Nokia sold 800 000 phones. In 2004, it manufactured 207.7 million phones, which equals 6.5 phones per second.

– Nokia consumes 100 billion components on annual level. On average, one phone includes up to 400 components.

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