Nokia plans foray into netbooks


 Nokia Corporation President & CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (left) with Nokia India Vice President & Managing Director D Shivakumar briefing reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI

“India is second in terms of the company’s revenue. We have tied up with a host of stakeholders to deliver this service to our customers,” said Nokia Corp President & Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo told reporters here.  Nokia initially offered microfinancing scheme on a pilot basis in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Under this project, the company is offering an easy payment scheme as low as Rs 100 per week for 25 weeks period.

The company is also aiming to rollout most affordable handsets to Indian market to increase its sales mainly in rural market, he said. Nokia is also planning to venture into netbooks, which are small, light and inexpensive laptop computers suited for general computing, accessing web-based applications and rich internet applications.

Nokia also launched an information solution called “Nokia Life Tools” for easy access to news and information relating to agriculture, education and entertainment.

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