NOKIA N97 IN RUSSIA
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
On June 11, 2009, MTS began selling the Nokia N97 mobile computer in Russia. Of more than 75 countries
, Russia became one of the first markets to offer the device.
Based on the strategic partnership agreement
with Nokia, the N97 will be initially sold exclusively through the MTS retail chain, as well as Nokia stores, across Russia. To support the introduction, MTS launched a special website to help subscribers familiarize themselves with the device – http://www.n97.mts.ru
MTS has developed a range of exclusive applications for the N97 that includes weather updates, FOREX rates, newsfeeds, blogging tools, maps and dictionaries. These applications will be distributed on a free 2 GB micro-SD memory card to all subscribers purchasing the new phone at the MTS stores.
In addition, we have initiated a joint marketing campaign with Nokia in Russia to promote the device, our first effort in promoting an exclusive device under the MTS brand (an example of a billboard ad can be seen below).