Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Nokia Lumia 610

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Nokia Lumia 610
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Nokia Lumia 610 is the only new Lumia phone announced at MWC 2012 (Nokia Lumia 900 was announced at CES 2012). It is announced in conjunction with Microsoft’s strategy of lowering the minium hardware requirements and hence the cost of Windows Phone to consumers.

Windows Phone OS now supports a lower cost processor, the Qualcomm 7x27a “system on a chip” running at 600MHz with reduced memory of at least 256MB and hence making it more affordable to emerging markets.

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Nokia Asha 202/203/302

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Nokia Asha 202/203/302
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The first 3 new phones to be announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 were the Nokia Asha 202, Nokia Asha 203 and Nokia Asha 302. Nokia Asha family of phones are affordable and targeted at the emerging markets and they are first introduced in Nokia World 2011.

All Nokia Asha phones are powered by Series 40 (S40) OS. If you notice the Nokia Asha 202, 203 & 302 comes with a metallic bevel to give users a feel that this is a premium product as users from emerging markets associate metal with premium. The Nokia Asha 302 also comes with a metallic back cover.

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 04

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 04
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Nothing much happened on the 4th day which is the last day of MWC, I did not go down to the conference because I will be flying back to Singapore that day.

Woke up at about 9am and went down for breakfast and went back up to my hotel room after that to get my stuff packed. I have requested for my transport to come at 2pm despite my flight is at 6.30pm as I wanted to claim tax refund (18%) and shop at Barcelona Airport!

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 03

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 03
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Day 03 starts off with the same format as day 02, which is a breakfast Q&A with the Nokia Maps team (Pino Bonetti & Mark Thomas).

Nokia Maps update will be out soon for Nokia Lumia devices which gives you greater zoomed-in details as well as the ability to create and share your favorite places via social networking sites.

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 02

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 02
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Day 02 was slightly more relaxing, we have a breakfast Q&A with Dean Patrick from Nokia Entertainment at our hotel cafe at about 9am

Dean showcase the new Nokia Reading which of course as the name sounds, allow you to read and buy e-books/audio books on your Lumia devices. It will come to existing Lumia devices in April 2012.

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 01

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 01
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The first day of MWC begins at 6am as the bus will be coming to pick us up at 7am from the hotel.

The Nokia booth is located in Hall 7 which is about 8 minutes walk from the main entrance. The press conference begins at 8.30am. We reached the MWC venue at 8am but the main press conference hall is already full! So they placed us in an “overflowing” hall which is just beside it. This also means we can’t see the press conference live and everything is projected out for us to see in the hall.

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Pre Event

Nokia At Mobile World Congress 2012 – Pre Event
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Thanks to Nokia & Nokia Connects, I had the privilege to attend Mobile World Congress 2012 (MWC 2012) (27th February 2012 – 1st March 2012) which is held in Barcelona, Spain.

Took Lufthansa flight for the first time. There is no direct flight to Barcelona for Lufthansa and hence I took a flight (LH779) to Frankfurt, Germany and another flight (LH1124) from Frankfurt to Barcelona, Spain.

IT Show 2012

IT Show 2012
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IT Show 2012 starts today, 8th March 2012 till Sunday, 11th March 2012 at Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 at Suntec Singapore. Opening hours are from 12pm to 9pm.

As I gotten quite a few emails regarding IT Show 2012 promotions, thought I would just like to share it in this blog post. It will not be as comprehensive as websites like IT Fair (Singapore) or Hardware Zone: Tech Show Portal.

Motorola RAZR

Motorola RAZR
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The Motorola RAZR will be available on sale in Singapore from tomorrow, 11th November 2011 onwards for a recommended retail price of S$888 (without contract). It also will be available at all three local telcos, SingTel, StarHub and M1.

I have a chance to played with the Motorola RAZR at the media event last week. My first impression on it was it is indeed thin (69mm wide x 131mm long x 7.1mm thin) and light (127g). The materials used to make it is interesting, Kevlar fibre coating for the body and Corning Gorilla Glass screen for the touchscreen.

Nokia World 2011 – Post Event

Nokia World 2011 – Post Event
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Woke up the same time despite being the last day before I fly back to Singapore by British Airways (Flight BA011). We checked out the hotel at 9am and thanks to the guys at 1000heads, they help us brought our luggage all the way to their office while we go around sightseeing!

The first stop was London Eye, but instead of seeing it from the outside, this time we really went into it. The queue was still insanely long, but luckily the guys at 1000heads managed to get the fast track tickets!