Mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia would embark on an intensive campaign in the first quarter of 2013 to raise public awareness on the dangers of using fake mobile phones.
James Rutherfoord, Vice President of Nokia West Africa, who stated this, noted that the influx of fake phones onto the Ghanaian market is a major source of concern not only for Nokia but other phone manufacturers.
â€śAs such in the first quarter of 2013, Nokia would embark on educational campaigns and engage officials from the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) and Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and train them on how to identify fake devices.â€ť
He added that the company would also implement the care line, which would allow consumers to determine the serial numbers of their genuine phones.
Mr. Rutherfoord stated this in an interview with CITY & BUSINESS GUIDE during the first anniversary of the launch of Nokia Asha in Lagos, Nigeria.
The ceremony was also used to launch two new phones, Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206.
The Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are both available in single SIM or dual SIM versions and give people innovative ways to access social features and share their favorite content.
Both devices reflect Nokiaâ€™s heritage by combining world-class design and long-lasting battery life.
The Nokia Asha 205 is the first Nokia phone that includes a dedicated Facebook button designed for people who want the fastest, one-click access to popular Facebook features.
â€śPeople around the world use Facebook Mobile to connect and share with their friends,â€ť said Nicola Dâ€™Elia, Mobile Growth Manager, Africa for Facebook.
â€śWe are focused on delivering the best Facebook experience to as many people as possible and our partnership with Nokia perfectly complements our strategy of giving people around the world a rich Facebook experience for keeping in touch with their friends.â€ť
The Nokia Asha 205 also includes eBuddy screen notifications that keep users up-to-the-minute on new conversations; the free Nokia Life+ web app, including the Life Skills and Live Healthy services and a comprehensive mobile entertainment package, 40 free EA Games available for download, along with tens of thousands of other apps available from the Nokia Store.
The Nokia 206 on the other hand features a classic alphanumeric keypad and generous 2.4â€ť display giving ample room to surf the Internet, play games or chat with friends.
People can also enjoy fast access to Facebook and Twitter right from the home screen.
Featuring a vibrant colour palette including Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, the Nokia 206 is the ideal phone for those who want familiarity and ease of use, coupled with beautiful designs and all the benefits of the mobile Internet.
The Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are the first mobile phones devices to include Nokiaâ€™s exclusive Slam feature. Slam allows consumers to share multimedia content like photos, music and videos with nearby friends almost instantly. Slam works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones without the need to pair devices.
By Esther Awuah, Back From Nigeria