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Posted On: 28 November 2011 08:27 pm
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CGC introduces Qatar’s first affordable NFC enabled smartphone – Nokia 603

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Latest Nokia Symbian Belle smartphone and new Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset bring NFC technology to mass market in Qatar Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC), the Nokia associate in Qatar has announced the launch of the Nokia 603 – a colourful and affordable smartphone equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The first Nokia phone with the Symbian Belle operating system launched in Qatar comes preloaded with the latest apps including providing local consumers the benefits of NFC such as pairing devices, sharing information and tag reading content from smart posters in the country. Alongside the Nokia 603, the daringly-designed Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset completes the NFC-enabled easy pairing experience in an affordable package. “Introducing affordable Nokia smartphones packed with the latest in technology reiterates our commitment of making world leading technology accessible to the evolving consumer landscape of Qatar. The NFC functionality of the Nokia 603 will certainly enable consumers to experience the next level of content sharing opportunities in the country,” said Anil Mahajan, COO, CGC. The Nokia 603 is designed to appeal to first time smartphone users and those upgrading from older products, particularly existing users of Nokia smartphones who will welcome a device that offers all the latest technology and features in a package that is still uniquely Nokia. Commenting on the launch in Qatar, Tom Farrell, General Manager for Nokia Lower Gulf, said: “The launch of the Nokia 603 smartphone in Qatar exemplifies our belief that affordability should not compromise the quality of the experience. The model continues the renewal of our smartphone range with products that are uniquely matched to the needs of people around the world. Whatever the price-point, our aim is to ensure all consumers in Qatar are better connected and experience cutting-edge features, like the ability to tap to ‘pair and share’ with NFC technology.” The Nokia 603 offers a seamless, compact design that makes the most of the durable 3.5 inch ClearBlack, scratch-resistant display, optimized for use in sunlight. The Nokia 603 comes preloaded with Maps, the latest social networking games and apps, and the ability to capture, edit and share photographs, all with great graphics performance thanks to the fast graphics processor in the device. The Nokia 603 also makes NFC innovation accessible to more people with the ability to share content, pair with accessories like the Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset, and unlock new experiences, such as unseen levels on Angry Birds. Featuring the latest Symbian Belle software, the Nokia 603 also benefits from up to six customizable home-screens and dynamic live widgets for improved personalization and prioritization of your favourite content. Continuing to extend Nokia’s range of innovative accessories, the Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset is a uniquely designed in-ear device with NFC pairing capabilities. Available in a range of colours, the headset features a pop-out earpiece for up to eight hours of extended talk time and easy charging with any Nokia micro-USB phone charger. Nokia’s exclusive ‘Always Ready’ technology enables users to answer calls simply by popping out the earpiece, and end calls by placing the earpiece back in its cradle. The Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset is perfectly priced to accompany the Nokia 603, bringing NFC pairing opportunities to more people around the world. For more on the Nokia 603 please visit: For more on all our new Symbian Belle smartphones: <><><> About CGC Established in 1987, Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC) is a leading technology conglomerate with diversified interests in IT and ITes, Telecom, Extra Low Voltage (ELV), TETRA, AVLS, Engineering and Mobile Telephony domains. Headquartered in Doha, CGC is Qatar’s one of the first technology companies. Certified to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008, Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 and Occupational Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001:2007, CGC offers total turnkey solutions and in-depth services ranging from Consultancy to Engineering Design, Planning, Procurement, Project Management, Enterprise Technology Infrastructure Setup & Commissioning, Building Automation, Networking, Life Safety and Security Solutions, Call Center Services, Knowledge Process Outsourcing, Technical Manpower Outsourcing and long term Operations & Maintenance Services. Further on, as the Nokia associate for Qatar for 15 plus years, CGC offers total mobility solutions through its vast chain of more than 350 retail and dealer outlets as well as service centers spread across the country. For details, plz visit About Nokia At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi (, including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia's NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally. <><><>