Nokia launches N8 – Will It Gain Market Share For Nokia?

Few days back we reported how Nokia is looking for a smart revival and has decided to comeback With N8, C6, C7 And E7. The wait for these phones from Nokia’s kitty is over and the highly anticipated Symbain^3 based Nokia N8 has been launched in India.

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The Launch

Nokia N8 was launched yesterday (12th Oct 2010) at an event in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Leading bollywood film actress Priyanka Chopra was present at the launch event.

Feature Set

The complete feature set of Nokia N8 can be viewed on the official Nokia page here. Some amazing features of this device include the 12.5 megapixel camera, USB support (file transferring tasks just became a lot easier), FM transmitter (generally phones just have FM receivers), ability to record HD quality video(also edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite) and many more.

Nokia N8 has been made available bundled with Ovi services. Ovi services enable a user to create content, connect to his/her favorite social networks and enjoy on-demand online television programs. The Nokia N8 also comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation for over 70 countries.

Availability

Nokia N8 is available in Nokia Priority Stores across India. The price has been set at Rs. 26259. Looking at the feature sets, any person would want to buy it. However, everyone may not have ready 26K for it. To solve this issue, Nokia is also giving its customers the option of Nokia’s Easy EMI Installments Scheme with zero percent interest in India. Nokia’s Easy EMI Scheme offers the chance to pay for the phone in three equated installments over a period of three months i.e. an EMI of Rs. 8753 (approx.). Nokia’s Easy EMI Scheme is available through Nokia Priority Partners only. This new EMI payment option is currently valid at Nokia Priority Dealers across the cities of Chandigarh, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad only.

Some Thoughts

N8 is an attempt by Nokia to regain its market share by proving the relevance of its products to the fast changing consumer needs. Attempt to provide N8 through easy installment scheme is also noteworthy. Now, the question is would all these well thought out initiatives, campaign, products help Nokia achieve its objective or has Nokia waken up to the consumer needs, competitor products, etc  a bit too late.

One Response to “Nokia launches N8 – Will It Gain Market Share For Nokia?”

  1. October 20, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    One thing which I cant understand is at a stage where symbian OS is going down, Nokia is going to meego , so why launch such a phone at a high range.Accepted it may have a good camera and memory, I would rather get a good android device.Bottom line: a phone too late in the market

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