All posts tagged Nokia

Storify: Official Launch of The Nokia – Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy

Nokia/CcHUB Growth Academy Program – a three (3) months intensive program, to equip early stage start-ups and innovative business ideas and businesses with skills, resources, channels to market, platforms and expertise in a bid to accelerate and grow their development as businesses with major economic potential.

The program is already underway with Futurice providing hands-on User eXperience/UserI design training for mobile based designers from the selected startups. However today was the official lunch, and here’s what we could put together – thanks to storify:

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Growth Academy Opens With User Experience – User Interface Design Training

Growth Academy – an initiative by Nokia and the Co-Creation Hub, to open for classes. The three intensive program, to equip early stage start-ups and innovative business ideas and businesses with skills, resources, channels to market, platforms and expertise in a bid to accelerate and grow their development as businesses with major economic potential.

Co-Creation Hub in conjunction with Futurice will be providing hands-on User eXperience/UserI design training for mobile based designers from the selected startups. So make sure you are on the list before you start dashing down to the ccHub.

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Travel Techy, Samsonite Luggage Back Up Battery

Samsonite is well known for its brand of suitcases, yours truly owned a couple but to my utmost surprise I realized the company is into other things. Introducing the Samsonite Backup battery, a small lightweight battery that can fit into your briefcase, laptop and into ladies oversized bags.

The battery is ideal for people on the move and some of us who have inadequate power supply but are addicted to our power guzzling devices.

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Nigeria: The Largest and Fastest Growing Mobile Ad Market in Africa

According to research carried out by INMOBI, Mobile media consumption is continuing to grow exponentially in Nigeria and, indeed, across much of the African continent. The research which revealed growth of 37% in mobile advertising impressions on its Nigeria mobile network for the first three months of 2012.

With more than 8 billion advertising impressions for the first quarter, Nigeria is InMobi’s largest mobile advertising network in Africa and, according to Isis Nyong’o – VP & MD, for InMobi Africa, the consistent month-on-month growth in mobile advertising impressions is evidence of the rising importance of mobile technology as a marketing medium in the country.

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Nokia Still Leads The Pack according to Inmobi report, has 77% mobile ad Impressions

Early this morning, I got a Google doc from a friend that listed the different percentage of mobile and desktop access to the web. Nigeria happens to be one of the top countries that has the largest amount of mobile web access. The number of people accessing the web via mobile has surpassed the number of people accessing the web via desktop. Also, the greater number of those accessing the web via desktop are doing so at work or in a cafe — shared computer. Read more…

Nokia and Co-Creation Hub Team Up For Growth Academy Program

Editor Note: It’s good to have start-ups spring up, but more important to make them grow and become sustainable. Perhaps, why some effort should be put in providing resource and platforms focused on growing start-ups into companies (I think the word for that is ‘Incubator’). That’s why I was excited when a participant of the Growth Academy Program contacted me about this new initiative.

Nokia and Co-Creation Hub Nigeria have teamed up to create the Nokia/CcHUB Growth Academy Program – a three (3) months intensive program, to equip early stage start-ups and innovative business ideas and businesses with skills, resources, channels to market, platforms and expertise in a bid to accelerate and grow their development as businesses with major economic potential.

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RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 9320 – A Stylish, New Smartphone for the Socially-Connected

Blackberry has continuously retained its position as the no 1 smartphone in Nigeria. They have recently changed their Cheif Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In a conversation I had with Russell Southwood of Balancing Act last week, he told me he’s more confident that Microsoft Windows Phone will do better that RIM. He spotted RIMs problem as that of organisational set up.

Be that as it may, RIM is not giving up and they are reloading their gun to aim higher. Recently they’ve been looking at a revamp of their operating system and they are looking forward to the BB10, which is a total departure from the current operating system. Zubair Abubakar, the Nigerian Blackberry developer that developed the Nigerian Constitution application for Blackberry said he’s excited about the BB10.

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Webinars: Intro to Apps on Maps for Series 40; Build a Web App in One Hour

There has been an increase in the demand for user friendly apps which will also meet the demands of people in their societies. Thus the key is creating Apps that are user-centric. Nokia introduces its webinars which will take you through a design example focusing on helping a user determine where they are, to facilitate the use of a location based application for Series 40 Touch and Type phones.

Nokia Series 40 phones are powered by Java and have a huge installed base around the world. The S40 platform includes cutting-edge technologies and services that enable developers to build rich and engaging applications in Java Nokia has always been putting a lot of effort into developer education and support.

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy SIII: Will The Company Keep Number One Spot?

Yesterday, we saw the Sammy company release a product that would push them farther ahead as the number one smartphone manufacturer. I remember reading it a year ago, when they made some forecasts and projected that they were going to make solid growth. They have worked towards it and their customers have supported them and pushed them to the height they are today. Read more…

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5 Reasons You Should Develop For Blackberry Platform in Nigeria

Mobile Web West Africa 2012 was great and I am happy to have made it to the event. The event was super charged. Yes, #MWWA 2012 is gone. There were several key take-aways and I’ll be sharing some of them on this blog.

Blackberry stole the show many times as expected. RIM was the sponsor of the developers day. Of course there were other companies and other superb presentations. Lelany Sommers, Blackberry representative from the UK, made a presentation on the first day, sharing some statistics and also announcing that RIM is opening an office in Nigeria. Finally!!! This is long overdue based on the company’s market presence in Nigeria. Read more…

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