User Control Panel
Search iVirtua
Advanced/Tag Search...
Search Users...
What is iVirtua Exclusive Community?
  • An exclusive gaming industry community targeted to, and designed for Professionals, Businesses and Students in the sectors and industries of Gaming, New Media and the Web, all closely related with it's Business and Industry.
  • A Rich content driven service including articles, contributed discussion, news, reviews, networking, downloads, and debate.
  • We strive to cater for cultural influencers, technology decision makers, early adopters and business leaders in the gaming industry.
  • A medium to share your or contribute your ideas, experiences, questions and point of view or network with other colleagues here at iVirtua Community.
Guest's Communication
Live Chat
Teamspeak (VOIP) Audio Conference
Private Messages
Check your Private Messages
Choose an iVirtua Community theme to reflect your interests...
Business Theme
India/Arabic Theme

Gaming Theme
iVirtua Recommends
Fly Emirates Advertising
Nokia opens India design studio
Digg This Digg Topic Tag it on Tag topic on On Technorati Search Technorati Search Post to Slashdot Post to Slashdot
You are currently in Graphic Design, Web Design and Creative Arts Concepts
Post new topic Reply to topic
Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:24 pm Reply and quote this post
Mobile phone company Nokia has teamed up with a design school in Bangalore to open its first studio in India.

Nokia will work on new ideas for India's fast-growing mobile phone users together with students from the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology.

The partnership is the first in a series planned to tap into the potential of countries which are seen as design hot-spots.

The Nokia handsets created in Bangalore will also be sold worldwide.

"India is a dynamic and inspiring place for designers with its diverse mix of cultures, traditions and colour," said Alastair Curtis, Nokia's chief designer.

"The new satellite studio will help us further develop our understanding of this vibrant country and to work more closely with its extremely talented designers." wrote:
A Nokia spokesman said India was a good indicator of other emerging markets with rapidly expanding economies, as demand for mobile phones spanned the range from cheap no-frills handsets to high-end multimedia devices.

Nokia hopes that by embracing the skills of budding and established designers in India, it will inspire new trends across markets.

The Finnish firm - the world's biggest phone maker - is expected to set up its next design partnership in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro later this year.

It currently has about 300 designers in its global team, working from four main studios in Finland, the UK, the US and China, as well as a number of second-tier offices.

What do you think?

Contributed by Editorial Team, Executive Management Team
372659 iVirtua Loyalty Points • View ProfileSend Private MessageBack to Top

Related Articles
Post new topic   Reply to topic

Page 1 of 1

iVirtua Latest
Latest Discussion

Latest Articles and Reviews

Latest Downloads
Subscribe to the iVirtua Community RSS Feed
Use RSS and get automatically notified of new content and contributions on the iVirtua Community.

Tag Cloud
access amd announced applications author based beta building business card case company content cool core course cpu create data deal dec demo design desktop developers development digital download drive email feature features file files firefox flash free future gaming google graphics hardware help industry information intel internet iphone ipod jan launch linux lol love mac market media memory million mobile money movie music net nintendo nov nvidia oct office official online patch performance playing power price product program ps3 pst publish ram release released report rss sales screen search security sep server show size software sony source speed support technology thu tue update video vista war web website wii windows work working works xbox 360 2006 2007 2008

© 2006 - 2008 iVirtua Community (UK), Part of iVirtua Media Group, London (UK). Tel: 020 8144 7222

Terms of Service and Community RulesAdvertise or Affiliate with iVirtuaRSSPress Information and Media CoverageiVirtua Version 4PrivacyContact