Why is Nokia Tying with Yellow Pages ?

At the Nokia Connection 2007 in Singapore, Nokia unveiled that it will tie up with regional Yellow Pages in 5 countries – India, Malayasia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand to offer “Local Search” service on Nokia N Series phones. Infomedia India is Nokia’s partner in India. However, their are other Yellow Pages that are better than Infomedia in India.

Currently, Yahoo! is the default search facility on Nokia N Series [Atleast, on N70 Music Edition] You don’t have an option to change it to Google. To access Google, you need to open the browser and then use http://m.google.com

I am beginning to wonder Nokia’s interest in bundling such a suite. I need a choice of at least 3 competitors. If the Apple iPhone lives up to the hype, then Nokia will have a bumpy ride selling its premium range phones.

Author: Webmaster