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Gallery: Nokia Store Philippines – Any Nokia Stores near you?

Hello All. Apologies for my lack of posting, I’ve been travelling and couldn’t get my mobile internet to work. Fortunately we’ve got an incredible group of guys here at MyNokiaBlog.com who have kept things running smoothly (thanks guys!).

Yesterday afternoon, my cousin and I went for a stroll at the nearby mall to find a broadband stick and in the process came across a couple of Nokia Stores. (Ha, uber geek moment) There were many other places selling Nokias, either exclusively or with other phones but these stores might have been official Nokia ones. I haven’t seen a proper Nokia store since the flagship one in Regent Street, London. They have (small) one at pretty much every mall in the Philippines.

Prices for the same handsets vary, with as much as 27K PHP (around 400GBP) to 22K PHP (300GBP) for an unlocked N900.

I wish they used the N900 to demo that N900 video below.

Something I found really cool was what appeared to resemble the 1000heads logo.

At the adjacent mall there was another similar Nokia shop (similar design) but with a Nokia Care point right next to it.

Are there any Nokia-only stores near you? What stores do you get to see Nokia handsets on display?

I should be getting a broadband stick later to get some speedier web browsing so I can get some Nokia “news reporting” done. I’ve got the N900 at the moment which is superbly acting as my modem – but Globe only has a 2G signal where we are (though miraculously and annoyingly becomes 3G as soon as we step off our property :p) Not a antenna issue, it’s the same for my cousin’s Sony Ericsson phone.

The Nokia people recommended I go with Smart for mobile internet but they were on the floor above and globe was on the same floor, so we just got some 3G mobile goodness from them instead.

I’m quite surprised how well 3G performs in general in the Philippines. Especially as since many people yet do not use mobile internet as avidly here as they do in Britain, so the internet tubes aren’t so clogged and the speed with 3.5G is quite respectable (I’ll have to get some speed tests done)

I was really happy that skype was working flawlessly over 3G. I set up Skype (downloaded from Ovi Store) on some S60 handsets of my friends and family back home so I could contact them from phone to phone. Much cheaper than paying for international calls, no (not paid a cent so far except for the internet, which is pretty cheap for a short stay thing)


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  1. raffstyle
    July 30, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I miss Home with those Photos…. my 1st Phone was Nokia 5110 under GLOBE!

  2. July 30, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Hey Jay,

    Are you from philippines? or by anyway a filipino?

    If not, then i suppose you visited our country to tour?

    You are right, here in the phil there is atleast 1 nokia store per mall (and sometimes per building too). There are also so many cellphone dealers too.

    -Hihey

    • July 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      Hey, yes, am filipino – in Philippines for vacation ^_^.

  3. July 30, 2010 at 4:15 am

    checking the “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.”

  4. Yougo
    July 30, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Two nokiacare center in singapore has closed down ! One at suntech city another in orchard! All the telco shops display a large posters at the entrance! Where is nokia?

  5. Yougo
    July 30, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Sorry iphone posters

  6. July 30, 2010 at 5:12 am

    all nokia priority store mostly look similiar peoples places differes. this is what a nokia employee said to me. when they modified to the same look as like in the above pic

  7. Bj Dy Adriano
    July 30, 2010 at 6:40 am

    oh hey! look what we have here.. its my country! Nokia Store Dominates our Malls here almost every mall in the Philippines have one. Nokia is Filipino’s #1 Phone.

  8. A-S-D
    July 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I wish they would open a Nokia store in Australia. I badly need a reliable place to buy Nokia products from and hopefully it is cheaper to buy it from Nokia than from a reseller. Maybe Nokia may start opening stores around the world like Apple if it launches a ‘tablet’ alongside an updated version of its Netbook 3G. Obviously there wouldn’t be as many stores as Apple but it could have a few :/

    BTW, C7 is real 🙂
    http://www.fonearena.com/blog/20970/nokia-c7-is-real-hands-on-article.html

  9. July 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    gratz Jay for visiting Phil again. 🙂

  10. July 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    The the soon to be closing Nokia Store in Chicago has been great. Very helpful and informed people work there and are willing to help with issues well after your purchase. I know I’ll miss the store after it closes.

    • Andre
      July 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm

      I went to the one in NY once, it was pretty nice, kinda wish there were more stores and/or Nokia care points in the US, but that would require some work on Nokia’s part in terms of getting marketshare over here dammit!

  11. IMarius
    July 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Nokia had an entertainment store near me , it was only open for 7 weeks. but it was cool it had free comedy performances , film screenings, free music

    http://www.nokia.ie/popup

  12. John Wiegand-forson
    July 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Hey Jay hope you are enjoying your holiday we are keeping the website afloat for you and its going smoothly so far. Don’t spend too much time blogging and enjoy your holiday we will keep the blog on going for you till you come back 🙂

  13. Lord Vader
    July 30, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    There was a Nokia Store on the first Death Star. R.I.P

    • Andre
      July 31, 2010 at 12:25 am

      LOL

    • IMarius
      July 31, 2010 at 1:07 am

      dude its o.k., we are already at work putting a new Nokia Store in the new and improved second Death Star. It should be finished soon …….i mean its not like the rebels will attack again or anything

  14. erm
    July 31, 2010 at 8:59 am

    They need more Nokia Care Centers in Singapore… Currently we only have 2 and the queue is just insane. Waiting time can go up to 2 hours =.=

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