As part of its new strategy, Nokia India is eyeing the mobile services and solutions area apart from its established presence in the mobile devices market.
Nokia India has launched a range of services, which include: messaging service, Nokia music store, gaming service and location-based service. The company plans to launch 40 new products in 2009.
Nokia India had invested approximately $210m in its Sriperumbadur unit in 2008. The company is planning to invest $75m in 2009.
Vineet Taneja, director of marketing for Nokia India, as quoted by The Hindu, said: The messaging service would enable users to access their e-mail accounts with assorted service providers such as Yahoo and Gmail. This service could happen in a matter of days. The soon-to-be-launched music store would facilitate downloading of music.
D Shivakumar, managing director of Nokia India, as quoted by The Economic Times, said: We want to move from devices to services and solutions such as e-mail and music phone, among others. Last year, we had taken baby steps in this direction. This year, we will take significant steps.