Tuesday, June 14, 2011

10 Things U Didn't Know About NOKIA In India

Last month Nokia India reached an amazing milestone by producing their 500 millionth phone, a Nokia C3-00. Nokia have a pretty impressive relationship with a country to manufacture half a billion phones here.Take a closer look at how Nokia been working in India. Here are ten astonishing facts . 
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1. Last year Nokia celebrated its 15thyear operating in the country. Although in the first six years there were only 5 million subscribers, its now predicted that by 2013 the number will rise to almost 1 billion. 


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2. In 1998, the Nokia 5110 was manufactured with the first ever Indian ringtone, the song Saare Jahaan Se Acchha. 
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3. Nokia produced its first phone with a Hindi menu, a Nokia 3210, way back in 2000. 



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4. Nokia became the first global telecom company to set up a mobile phone production plant in India when it built the Chennai facility in January 2006. In five years, the workforce has grown from just 550 to over 8000 people. 


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5. Over 70% of the 8000 employees at the Chennai plant are women. They are involved in running production lines as well as maintenance, assembly and testing operations. 


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6. Nokia has been voted Indias most powerful brand nine times and Indias most trusted brand for the last three years running. 


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7. Nokia devices are sold at an incredible 200 000 outlets across the sub continent. 


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8. Nokia set up operations in India in 1995 with roughly 450 people. Today, there are more than 15 000 employees in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi. (They include some very well known Bollywood stars!) 


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9. There are over 5000 Nokia mobile recycling centres in India, and thanks to Nokia-Planet ke Rakhwaale & initiative, more Indians than ever are recycling their phones.


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10. According to research by AnalysysMason, last year Indians bought 151 million new phones. 52% of these were made by Nokia. 
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