HMD Global will be in Nigeria this week taking part in the Techpoint Build 2018 event. The gathering in Lagos will showcase Nigerian tech startups.
Nigeria hopes tech will help it grow the economy and improve the country’s standard of living. In fact, the theme of the event is “Using Technology to Accelerate the Nation’s Economy.”
The cost of customer acquisition, the extent to which the Nigerian market ready to play a role in the tech economy, and market dynamics, will be among the topics discussed at this gathering.
Finnish company HMD Global, which is an event sponsor, has an interest in the event because it markets Nokia (News - Alert) phones in Nigeria, among other places. HMD is an independent company that entered the global smartphone market last year with Nokia phones running Android.
HMD Global celebrated its first birthday last month. In just one year, HMD has introduced 11 devices and forged global partnerships with such companies as optics and electronics specialist ZEISS. Those devices include six Nokia smartphones and five feature phones. It unveiled the first of the devices, the Nokia 3310, at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) early last year.
“We started our journey with huge expectations from fans and huge responsibility to deliver on the legacy of Nokia phones,” says Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global. “True to our Scandinavian roots, we designed beautiful devices adhering to the build-quality you expect from the heritage of Nokia phones. We took no shortcuts in integrating the latest technology to enhance your real-life experiences. At the same time, we delivered innovative propositions such as the Dual-Sight experience on Nokia 8 and the extraordinary two-day battery life on Nokia 2.”
Edited by Mandi Nowitz