Daily Archives: February 12, 2007

Maija Palmer

Price cuts were a key theme on the first day of the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

Nokia, the word’s largest handset producers, launched a TV-enabled mobile handset at a mid-market price, a move it hopes will stimulate growth of the mobile TV sector. At around €370 before tax and operator subsidy, compared with €600 for Nokia’s previous N92 TV-phone, it is priced for the mass market.

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, chief executive of Nokia, said the mobile TV market would start to build rapidly, with 5m to 10m units sold globally in 2008, growing to 20m in 2009.