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.
The NOKIA C3 is built with a two mega-pixel camera, great for taking pictures and videos which can be instantly shared online, straight from the device via GPRS or Wi-Fi. It is also a great choice for music lovers who want to carry their favourite tracks as the device supports memory cards up to 8 Gigabytes. The Nokia C3 is available in exciting colours of hot pink, slate grey and golden white. Coming to the fast growth emerging markets like Nigeria, Pakistan etc, this phone is ideal for Generation Text (Students)and Businessmen alike for whom staying in touch via emails or social networks is important
I went through an online vote on this new phone, and a shocking result:
- Design – Nokia C3 scored 85%
- Features – Nokia C3 scored 84%
- Performance – Nokia C3 scored 89%
I guess the figures are showing it already and as time goes on and when more people have access to it then we would know the exact rating of the phone. From my end this is a must buy and I strongly recommend to all those who have been waiting to catch the IM fever and get on Facebook and twitter, wait no longer cause this would give you all you have longed for at a pocket friendly price and extremely durable.
I am patiently waiting to lay my hands on this new technology and hope you would be chatting with me on NOKIA IM soon, this is so cool.
Guys my blog would soon host a Quiz on NOKIA and winners would stand a chance to own a brand New NOKIA C3, and also a FREE ticket to the official unveiling of the new phone, you don’t want to miss this event for anything, so keep your fingers crossed and visit Josephekwu regularly for an update on the NOKIA C3 device.
Josephekwu signing off…………………