Why India gets things late, Nokia?


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So, the wait seems to come an end by Friday Noon as it being  reported once again on few blogs and tweets that a device that (Biggest bet is a Nokia N900) been long awaited finally reaching the land of Taj Mahal. As far as the hints tell, Desktop like browsing, Huge storage and still left way to expand more then out of the box DivX support, Is something remains to tell more?

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I posted the same news on May 11, 2010 already in clear words, when it was told to be arriving within week but then I got mention from @NokiaIndia itself that it wont be the date (in a week), but at the same time, it wont be too far as well. You should check the post for sure that on what basis of the news was.

Anyway, coming to the point. Nokia N900, a device that has a place, which even Nokia N8 not gonna surpass that easily. The device, which makes you think twice about buying a netbook … the magic that engages you for full time, whether it be office or hone or travel, a device that calls for some addiction like people called for iPhone only.

Yes!! even if late, we are excited about the arrival of it in India and even if now days people are pretty glued over twitter and blogs to know about the launch dates of Nokia N8, I am dead sure that they are many out there, who will make their purchases without  waiting for upcoming most advanced symbian experience. You think, I am stupid saying this… ??? You didn’t have touched a Nokia N900 then.


Sometimes heart asks that why best of the technology like this come to India much after being release everywhere in the world? Sometimes, we Indian thinks that why the second biggest market for mobile handsets get a second grade treatment from Nokia or likes?

The mind answers, “With the great power comes the great responsibilities”. Perhaps Indian market is the meanest one in the world, where people don’t run behind the things in name of buzz. A thing gets a place, when it actually worth it, the reason it failed iPhone badly and Nokia 5800 rocked here. The price is kind of biggest factor here and sometimes asks companies to dive much below their actual costs.

Obviously a huge market like this puts much pressure over companies as European or American customer could buy something for the buzz around the device or if its a tech icon or status symbol kind of, but luring a Indian Customer is hard. More of it, if some device fails here on Indian Standard in first attempts, then even if it get improved, it gets difficult to gain momentum again.

Still the question with Nokia N900 (if it’ll be launched here) will be of Price coz perhaps only that is the thing that matters most for consumers here. Are we going to see some features stripped to make the price point dipping to go below Rs. 25, 000/- ? Like 32 GB could be stripped to be 16 GB … lets wait till friday.. will you buy if its a Nokia N900 with price point under 25k?

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Author: Nitish Kumar

I love to write and raising voice, sharing thought and heated debate is a kind of passion for me. Jobwise I am just another Computer professional handling Infra and designing solutions for a big Indian Media house but I love to write, sketch, photography and a lot more.

4 thoughts on “Why India gets things late, Nokia?”

  1. I won’t buy a mobile unless it comes to below 17k. Several reasons why buying a mobile for 25k is not a good idea:

    – I can get a netbook or laptop for the same price.
    – Carrying such a laptop-like device in hand is not safe in India, when we are on the road or train or travelling.
    – I can get similar features in a Nokia E72 or E71. I can sacrifice the large screen. I don’t browse the Internet while we are away from the laptop, and I don’t want laptop-like features when I have only GPRS connection.
    – With such a heavy price, I want the device to work for some 3-4 years. If something goes wrong in between, I can’t trust the service centres here.

    I think the same reasons would apply to most Indians.

    1. Abhilash,

      You are right about the price thing, but still I could say that sometimes even that price worth it. N900 is a very exciting device and one could easily find it doing whatever you might wish from a Netbook and that too with much more stylish and robust way.

      Definitely you could miss taking your netbook while going for a travel thinking that it would be a risky item to keep with, but the same not with N900. At the same time, if you enter inside some big company, most probably, you might be asked to keep your Netbook outside but not the same with N900 that could exactly do the same thing and more.

      Think about it.

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