Nokia India Manufactures 500 mn Handsets – New Dual SIM Phone Soon

Nokia today announced that its manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur, Chennai (India) has crossed production of 500 million handsets, marking a significant milestone for the company’s manufacturing operations in India and globally.

Nokia India also announced that it will introduce the all new Dual-SIM GSM Mobile Phone very soon in the Indian market. According to Mr. Prakash Katama, Director – Chennai Factory Operations, Nokia India,The new dual SIM GSM handset would be produced at the Chennai facility.

Celebrating the milestone : As part of its celebrations, the 500th million phone by Nokia India Unit – a Nokia C3-00 – will be specially autographed by Nokia’s brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan, and be available for auction to consumers through Nokia will match the amount raised through the auction, and the total proceeds will be donated by Nokia to a charity. The auction will begin today and end on 15th May 2011.

Besides becoming the proud owner of the specially endorsed milestone phone, Nokia will also host the highest bidder to watch the IPL 4 cricket match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Kolkata on May 22, 2011. The winner will personally receive the 500th million device from Shahrukh Khan.

Nokia also announced today that all the employees at its Chennai manufacturing facility will be gifted with a Nokia C3-00 as a gesture of appreciation for contributing towards achieving this milestone.

Nokia’s success in Chennai (India) :

Nokia’s Chennai manufacturing facility is recognized as a catalyst to the development of electronics manufacturing in the Chennai region, and a key catalyst to mobile handsets manufacturing in India. Nokia was the first global telecom company to setup a plant in India to produce mobile phones, by starting the Chennai facility in January, 2006.

Nokia’s Chennai plant crossed 1 million handsets production in March, 2006. Initially aimed to serve the needs of the rapidly growing Indian market, approximately 50 percent of the current production today is consumed domestically and the rest is exported to 100 countries including the Middle East and Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, North America and Europe.

Nokia’s Chennai facility is based on global standards and can efficiently manage production of all types of Nokia handsets. Some recent models produced at the facility include Nokia X2, C3, 2690 and Nokia 5130. With the completion of Phase III of the operations, the Chennai facility’s built up space now covers over 90,000 sq. metres.

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[…] in a country as bureaucratic and fragmented as India. Finnish cell phone maker Nokia has already manufactured half a billion smartphones in India, in case anyone needs proof that India is no different from every other country when it comes to […]

May 11, 2011 3:21 pm 3:21 PM

nokia update it’s symbian 3 homescreen

May 8, 2011 9:05 am 9:05 AM

As per my experience the most durable phones of nokia for the year 2008-09 were 6030 and 2626. still i use my 2year old 2626 whic gives back up of 4days or 5hours of talktime (uninor network 1800mhz). Phone fell so many times. The impact was so hard that even battery came out many times. Still tier is no issue of ear piece tearing nor loud speaker or signal reception problem. This phone is manufactured in chennai plant. Great in reception and voice quality.

Keshav Jha
May 7, 2011 10:54 pm 10:54 PM

Now a days people want dual SIM pones and for that Nokia is not an option.

May 7, 2011 7:48 pm 7:48 PM

samsung moves to no. 1 position in western europe by replacing NOKIA who ws market leader since 1990 in his home market…

courtsy:times of india.

m egarly waiting for this to happen in india 🙂

May 7, 2011 1:31 pm 1:31 PM

Nokia is always a manufacturer of quality phones
even though their low end phones are nowadays having bad hardware due to price competition with low hardware quality company like samsung

May 7, 2011 12:46 pm 12:46 PM

@Tremerin Dsouza
Yes ur right..

Tremerin Dsouza
May 7, 2011 12:39 pm 12:39 PM
Abhijit : Amit.G : @Anandh Dude i just now went through the news, They switched off the machine & broke open the lids, took her to hospital where she died… Wat crap u told us man!! when she died in hospital then its proven that they have tried to save her. She was unauthorized to open the machine doors & tat too she had opened by keeping the machine on, when she sreamed the coworkers switched it off broke the parts of machine & took her to hospital.. Thanks for the clarification.. well provide us also that link @Amit.G they… Read more »
May 7, 2011 12:02 pm 12:02 PM

This production details and quality outcome tells outside world that india will become hubspot for manufacturing as well

May 7, 2011 9:28 am 9:28 AM

Amit.G :
No company can do like that buddy, Indian Labour Act will take strict action & infact close the plant if life of a person is not valued & upon that would u believe that just 2crores will matter to a company whos profit is 117.4 billion rupees??



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