At the Nokia Connection 2009 event held in Singapore this morning, Nokia announced a number of devices with solutions that can be personalised to connect people in new and better ways. Among the announcements include strengthening developer ecosystem in Asia Pacific to meet diverse requirements of growing user community as well as Nokia E72, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and Nokia 3710 fold.
In a keynote at the opening ceremony, Mary McDowell, executive vice president and chief development officer for Nokia mentioned that the Asia Pacific market has been an extremely important region for the company over the years and remains hugely important to Nokia.
“Singapore and many of its Southeast Asian neigbours represented here today will be among the first to take advantage of the future solutions Nokia intends to bring as we connect the planet so that everyone can participate” .
Chris Carr, vice president of sales in SEAP region commented, “We are witnessing exciting developments in our industry driven by the rapid convergence of the internet and mobile. This is not only happening in advanced markets but for everyone. According to industry estimates, we have already reached the 4 billion mobile connections milestone globally early this year. The next phase of growth will be very much driven by the emerging markets, including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Many of the population from these markets are accessing the internet, information, education, and entertainment on their first mobile. Nokia is playing a pivotal role in this transformation.”