Nokia’s back!

Written by admin on April 13, 2009 – 5:36 pm -

With WIPI abolished in South Korea, mobile phone maker Nokia is back albeit with a disappointing launch model.

A few weeks earlier the second largest mobile service provider KTF announced that it would soon be selling the Nokia 6210 (a.k.a. Navigator). This isn’t a new model by any standards and has been around for about two years now. With domestic models offering more features such as hi-res cameras it baffles me as to why Nokia chose this model instead of their flagship N-series or business oriented E-series. I don’t expect the locals nor expats to go gaga over this especially since most domestic offerings from Samsung, LG, CYON and Motorola all offer english menus. The only models that don’t offer english are the smartphones such as Samsung’s Omnia which is powered by Windows Mobile 6. 

nokia-6210

More info on the Nokia 6210 here.


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2 Responses to “Nokia’s back!”

  1. By KONG on Apr 14, 2009 | Reply

    I am exchange student from Thailand.
    I just bought this model 4 days ago.
    Just want to share information.

    I bought it through SHOW(KTF). They
    offer me just 200,000W. Not so bad
    price for foreigner.

    This phone will not work with other sim card, except SHOW’s sim. Also its
    sim card does not work with my TOUCH 3G, they lock it. Really want to scream!!

    The button is quite poor.
    It seems it can not last long

    It is quite heavy, and no Wifi, I can guess why they chose non-Wifi phone.

    No Korean map! Even you download through NOKIA map loader, the quality of map is really poor. So disappointed.

    I do not know why NOKIA chose stupid strategy in bringing this model for their Korean market penetration. NOKIA will lost at last. I am quite sure. Poor NOKIA.

    (Sorry for my bad English)

  2. By admin on Apr 14, 2009 | Reply

    Hi Kong, Thank you, I appreciate the input. I know what you mean, I saw this model 2 years ago when I was working in Thailand, at that time I bought the Nokia E90. I don’t know why Nokia chose this model. Like I said they should have launched with the N or E series. For general consumption, I believe the N series would fare better against the competition. They should have also improved the localisation as well well as korean apps for it to perform better in the market while still maintaining the english menus and software.

    No apologies needed for your english.

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