Gartner’s latest estimate suggests that less than 100,000 units have been sold ever since the N900 launched; five months ago. This when compared with 8.75 million iPhones sold from January to March and the 135,000 Nexus One sold in 74 days is very clearly a miss for Nokia. I always knew that the device was never aimed to cater for the masses but then again the geek in me wishes that this device had garnered the attention it so rightly deserves. According to Alberto Torres, head of Nokia’s solutions business, “Sales have substantially exceeded expectations.”
In some better news, the N900′s Maemo 5 OS got a version upgrade. The new 1.2 software update V10.2010.19-1 is now available worldwide and includes several enhancement including, face to face video calling via Skype and Google Video, a better email experience, bundled Facebook IM Chat, improved OVI Maps and a few other features.
To download the update, choose the N900 device, and click download.
The Nokia X6 is a S60 5th Edition device with a responsive capacitive touch screen and tactile feedback. The device has a 3.2″, bright nHD (640 x 360 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio) display with homescreen featuring Contacts Bar and Media bar and Application shortcuts. Other features include a 5 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, integrated A-GPS with Ovi Maps 3.0, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, and USB 2.0 High-Speed connectivity.
That said, Nokia announced back in Jan 2010, that it will officially drop Comes with Music with its X6 16 GB handset and offer is for 1/3 its price. The move was excellent since it now gives consumers a chance to buy the phone – without music – without over extending their budget. Yes, thats it. The phone does not send you completely into the red like the N97 and lets you enjoy its excellent music capabilities, camera, WiFi/3G internet and basic phone facilities that we come to expect from a well honed phone manufacturer like Nokia. Did i mention that it has a touch screen as well? Continue reading
Mustafa Peracha has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of wi-tribe Pakistan, a wireless broadband internet service provider in Pakistan. Effective May 1, 2010 Mustafa will be responsible for overseeing wi-tribe Pakistan’s overall business activities as well as driving future growth of the company.
Mustafa brings with him vast experience and has held various executive management positions, most recent of which was Vice-President of the Broadband and Carrier Division at Mobilink, an Orascom Telecom Company. wi-tribe Group CEO, Sami Hinedi commented, “We believe the appointment of Mustafa as our CEO at wi-tribe Pakistan further affirms our dedication to the telecom industry as well as our commitment to establishing local tribes in every market. We believe his experience and knowledge will help continue the success of our Pakistan operation.”
Expressing his views, Mustafa stated, “It is an exciting time for the telecom industry, and with more people across Pakistan understanding the benefits of WiMAX, we are confident of our services and hope to bring more value to the community.”
Congratulations to Mustafa Peracha on his appointment. Lets all continue to hope that his company grows – though not at the expense of our Country’s growing electricity problems.
Together with the official press release, Nokia has gone ahead and posted a series of videos on their youtube channel. Some of the more relevant ones are embedded right after the jump. Continue reading