Now You Can Already Buy Premium Nokia Apps Even Without Credit Card

Nokia Philippines announced earlier today that it has partnered with Globe Telecom to make premium mobile phone apps available for purchase even without the need for credit card or direct cash payments. The presser that went through our inbox says the service is “currently” exclusive to Globe subscribers, which makes me think – as far as I understand it – the Finnish phone maker is also probably brewing the same partnership with the rival telcos.
The new service is undeniably one of the best both Nokia and Globe Telecom have to offer this year, knowing that majority of Filipino mobile phone users are into Nokia brand and that they opt to download free applications too often than premium or paid apps. This is probably due to fact that despite the availability of credit cards and its alternatives like PayPal, some Pinoys doesn’t seem to find it really convenient in making online purchases. But to address the need of yet another, or perhaps better mode of payment – Nokia tapped Globe so it would be easier for users to grab those great mobile apps on their handsets. (more…)

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Student Java Programmer from a Philippine-based School? Show Off Your Skills on Nokia’s Xtreme Java Competition!

In collaboration with De La Salle University, Nokia Philippines will hold again another competition, this time for college-level students with coding skills in Java environment. Dubbed as “Xtreme Java: National Inter-School Mobile App Development Challenge”, this competition is set to kick-off comes Saturday, January 14th, at DLSU campus in Manila.

If you miss the Kick-Off, Nokia says you can still register at until February 15, 2012. The contest is open to any universities and colleges in the country, and participants could be in teams of 2-3 members with 1 mentor. (more…)

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Nokia Outs Asha 200 in Philippines, Dual-SIM Phone with Easy Swap Feature and Series 40 Platform

Nokia Philippines has officially announced the availability of the newest addition to the company’s dual-SIM phones line-up. Announced in October last year, the Nokia Asha 200 is now available in Nokia Stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of Php 3,500.

Inspired by the Nokia C3 external design, the Nokia Asha 200 also features a full QWERTY keypad for fast typing and comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display. It runs Series 40 which is a popular and widely-used platform in feature phones. (more…)

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