Nokia to set up design studio in B’lore

The world’s largest handset maker is ramping up its focus in India with the global launch of seven new products predominantly aimed at the market here. ET spoke to Nokia’s entry business unit design director Antti Kujala , and president, sales & portfolio management mobile phones (APAC), Alex Lambeek . Excerpts:

ET: Will any of the seven handsets that Nokia launched be manufactured in your plant in Chennai?

Alex Lambeek: All the handsets that we launched on Thursday will be manufactured at our plant in Chennai — in fact six of the seven handsets will be made in India. While I cannot reveal numbers, these handsets are volume driven products. Our Chennai plant has already manufactured over 25 million handsets since its began operations.

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