Hey guys, its 8.45am and I just stepped down of Arik airline (Queen of Angels) in Owerri from Lagos, this is the second time I am coming to this town, and also my 4th trip in the last 3 weeks work has taken me around Nigeria. As a strategy and business development executive, I am saddled with the task of setting up new branches and recruiting for Credit Direct Ltd, and coming off the plane now still feeling sleepy as i woke up very early to catch the flight, my ear partially blocked from the pressure in the cabin, my colleague Igoche just woke up and hmmm with a swollen face shows he hasn’t had enough rest in days, we knew sleeping all through the drive was inevitable.
We had a 4 hours drive to Abakaliki, the location for our new branch, and as we boarded the airport Taxi we both switched off, and went to sleep to refresh ourselves for the work ahead. We got into Abakaliki by 1pm and whoa what a town, so dry for a state capital, then got to the branch and logged on the internet to read my mails, then I got a phone call from a friend Chukwudi Ejezie (Queen of attitudes J a DIE HARD Nokia fan) telling me about a new phone about to make a grand entrance into the Nigerian market soon, the new NOKIA C3, well for me this isn’t a big deal as I’m not a huge NOKIA fan just because they are too good but when I goggled the phone and the features, I feel in love and now I totally submit to their might. This entrance is definitely going to be a tough one for the world leaders in mobile solutions as Blackberry has taken a firm hold on the target market.
The new phone is the latest entry that is set to compete with Blackberry, and is even cheaper which means everyone especially hard core Nokia fans would enjoy the IM that has suddenly taken over Nigerians. The Nokia C3 device, which amongst other features offers instant messaging to its users. Built with social networking in mind, the Nokia C3 offers instant access to favorite sites such as Facebook and Twitter straight from the home screen, allowing people to easily view, post, comment and update their status. Managing email, chat, calendar and music is simple with dedicated widgets on the home screen. Getting messages across is quick thanks to the full QUERTY key board.
This solution meets the desire of Nigerians who are always on the lookout for a good-looking, affordable handset that allows them to stay continually connected, in a way that suits their lifestyles – whether it’s via email, social networks or IM buddies. The Nokia C3 allows people to surf the web and access social networks where ever they are so they can be sure to keep in touch with their friends and family, whenever they like. Continue reading