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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd and Ufone have joined hands to launch Samsung Galaxy S4 in Pakistan. The MOU signing ceremony between both the companies was held at the Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore. Among the telecom operators, Ufone shall be the co-launch partner for Samsung Galaxy S4 in Pakistan
With a range of Smartphones launched every year, Samsung has attained immense popularity all over the world. As a latest addition to the Galaxy Series Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S4 offers exciting possibilities for “consumers on the go” and has been becoming increasingly popular ever since it was unveiled in USA on March 14,2013 . Besides receiving a tremendous response from consumers worldwide, the Samsung Galaxy S4 reached 10 million pre-orders in the first two weeks after it was announced last month. The innovative new device is the most eagerly awaited device in Pakistan. Ufone too, shall soon be initiating pre-booking of Samsung Galaxy S4 for the all the Samsung Smartphone enthusiasts.
Speaking at the event Farid Ullah Jan, head of mobile phone business at SEPAK said, “In today’s age staying connected on the go is an essential. The Samsung Galaxy S4, being a real life companion, goes a step ahead in providing the most advanced user experience that makes consumers’ life richer, simpler and more fun”. Samsung always has and shall continue to strive and deliver the best offerings in innovation and technology that understands human lives better, he further added.
While speaking on the occasion Mr. Akbar Khan, Chief Marketing Officer at Ufone said, “Ufone has the distinction in partnering with Samsung for the co-launch of Galaxy S4 in Pakistan. This initiative has proven that Ufone always takes a lead in the introduction of innovative technology and next generation products for the benefit of its customers”. redefining the company’s promise to provide its customers with new and entertaining gadgets. By having this alliance Ufone reiterates that it is the best Smart Phone Friendly Operator in Pakistan, he further added..
Nokia has announced a one-of-its-kind event – The Nokia App Summit 2012 that will be held soon in Karachi to showcase its latest better, faster and smarter offerings along with a line-up of relevant app content developed by Pakistani developers that adds up to a mobility experience par excellence. The event will feature a unique mix of stalwarts from the local mobile and app developer communities, corporate sector and social development sector of Pakistan. The event will be held on July 16th and 17th, 2012 at Karachi Marriott Hotel and is being organized in collaboration with P@SHA, djuice, CIO Pakistan, The Express Tribune, Apna Karachi FM-107 and Brandsynario.com
The Nokia App Summit 2012 will comprise a conference, a developers’ workshop and an app exhibition; aiming to familiarize participants and visitors with Nokia’s latest offerings. The Conference will feature speaker sessions of leading protagonists from Pakistan’s technological, social and corporate sectors followed by panel discussions which will shed light upon the involvement of mobile technology in the fields of healthcare, education, advertising and app monetization. The panel discussions shall create awareness about the future of mobile technology in Pakistan and channelize local talent to explore new business opportunities. Similarly, the Developers’ Workshop will be offered to app developers and students from Pakistan to train them to develop apps for the touch devices – Asha series launched recently by Nokia. The App Exhibition shall promote local app content amongst visitors and give them an opportunity to discover the incredible local content available on the Nokia Store.
Speaking about the announcement, Rabia Nizami, Business Development Manager, DX, Nokia Near East said, “Pakistan is a hub of talent in the field of technology and Nokia views this repertoire of aptitude as a significant opportunity which can prove pivotal for the development of Pakistan’s mobile technology infrastructure in the future. The Nokia App Summit 2012 is the first step towards showcasing how exciting the future is likely to be for Nokia consumers as well as Pakistan’s app developer community.”
Limited seats are available for participation in Conference and can be availed by registering through the event secretariat. Developers’ Workshop is now closed for registration. Furthermore, no registration is required for participating in the App Exhibition; exhibition will be held on both days of the event from 2:00pm to 8:00pm, parallel to other event proceedings.
For further queries, please contact the event secretariat via phone numbers 0336-2508227 and 021-34298862 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nokia and UNESCO Pakistan are proud to launch a basic literacy application named eTaleem for Nokia phones. eTaleem allows people to easily access lessons for Urdu reading, phonetics, word synthesis, sentence making, and basic math. eTaleem app has been developed by Lakson Business Solutions for Nokia as a component to the UNESCO Project “Mobile Literacy training for Literacy Training of Rural Female Adults”. The application can be downloaded on most affordable Nokia S40 devices (list of devices available on link mentioned below).
According to the latest Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) Survey 2010-11, the literacy rate across the country is 58 percent, with lower rates in rural areas for women. Using mobile phone as a learning tool via UNESCO project can accelerate the literacy level country wide.
The learning content to Nokia’s eTaleem app is based on UNESCO’s learning DVDs designed and tested in community learning centers all over Pakistan. By enabling access to the high quality educational material via affordable mobile phones, Nokia broadens the reach of the UNESCO trainings to rural areas, supporting continued learning after the community classes’ attendance comes to an end.
“We are really appreciative of Nokia enabling access to our contents of basic literacy via a modern mobile phone application. It is a great opportunity for our post literate learners, as using this application on mobile phone and in Urdu language, will keep them intact with reading and writing skills and making literacy skills relevant to 21st century life demands,” said Kozue Kay Nagata, Director and Representative of UNESCO Pakistan.
With the implementation of mobile learning component, the programme gained the Government Sectors’ support, with the Literacy Department of Punjab and the Education Department of Ministry of Capital Administration Development as new partners to the endeavor for higher literacy penetration in Pakistan. “To institutionalize our literacy project in the system, we must scale up our project to government sector, so that a larger number of users can benefit from the project in the future”, added the Director of UNESCO Pakistan.
“Mobile learning can enrich and enhance learning opportunities for all. In remote areas or places where accessing education materials can be difficult, Nokia tools such as eTaleem or Nokia Education Delivery – which are both, used within the UNESCO project – can bridge the digital divide. These mobile learning tools host a great potential to make a real difference in people’s lives, giving them easy access to quality education” says Ulrike Vott, Nokia’s Regional Sustainability Manager for Middle East and Africa.
Presently, 2500 adult female learners in rural districts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are using the eTaleem application as part of their 6 months literacy training. During the past few months, the UNESCO Project used another Nokia solution – the Nokia Education Delivery to train 70 teachers in 7 districts supporting their professional development. Nokia is providing the mobile learning innovations to UNESCO as part of the organizations’ global partnership: UNESCO and Nokia joined hands to progress towards meeting one of the United Nation’s Millennium Goals -“Education for All”.
The complete list of compatible devices, Installation Procedure and the eTaleem application can be downloaded from http://www.unesco.org.pk/education/etaleem.html
Nokia Pakistan partnered with NED University to announce one-of-a-kind app development internship program for its students. The program, which is called Nokia AppCampus Internship Program and is being offered in partnership with P@SHA and djuice, is aimed at inculcating app development skills in students for accelerating and supporting promising app ideas for S40 devices.
The AppCampus Internship Program began on May 22, 2012 at Nokia Pakistan’s office in Karachi and since then has conducted many training sessions. The program has duration of 6 weeks in which students have to finalize ideas, develop the app framework, prepare coding and in the last phase, publish their app on the Nokia Store. The participants will undergo training throughout the course of the internship.
Commenting on the initiative, Usman Javaid, Director Marketing, Telenor Pakistan, in his message highlighted the significance of mobile phone application development as an emerging career option for youth globally. He said, “With increasing penetration of smart-phones and rising demand for quality apps skilled and creative app developers are set to flourish in this fast-paced and dynamic industry. Telenor Pakistan takes pride in joining hands with Nokia and P@SHA to provide Pakistani youth with the necessary techniques and tools for effective app development within Pakistan.”
Speaking on the orientation of these bright young individuals, Rabia Nizami, Business Development Manager, EDX, Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan said, “The Nokia AppCampus Internship Program is another first by Nokia Pakistan in their commitment for the development of local content on Nokia Store. The students present a lucrative opportunity for the future and Nokia Pakistan has tapped into that same prospect to train them on S40 devices, which make up the largest share among Nokia devices in Pakistan.” She further stated that, “Pakistan is ripe with talent such as these students and Nokia wants this initiative to provide them a platform to development their skills in a professional environment under expert supervision.”
The main purpose of this internship program is to spur local content for the Nokia Store by realizing the potential of these talented individuals, who have contributed some amazing app ideas to enrich the Nokia Store.