Peeking into Nokia China
What goes into making a Nokia device? Plenty, based on what we've seen at the Nokia China Campus in the city of Beijing, China. During our two-day visit, we were privy to a series of processes that introduced us to the world of stringent testing, creative design, and seamless manufacturing within the Nokia China Campus.
The Nokia China Campus is a collection of three core centers, mainly the Nokia Test Center, the Nokia Design Studio and finally the Nokia Factory, all interlinked within a single site that sees the creation of a Nokia device from the early prototype, to the testing and finally mass manufacturing.
Mr. David Tang, Vice President of Nokia China, gave us an insight to the evolving mobile device market in Greater China. With the growth of the Ovi name, Nokia has moved onwards to a service-oriented Internet company that aims to close the digital divide amongst focused mobile users and the generic consumer. He mentioned that the strategy adopted by Nokia includes transforming the country via the internet and the mobile device. Achieving a penetration rate of half the population in China, Nokia is making the move to introduce services related to agriculture and healthcare to rural areas, with the assistance of the local service providers.
Next up - a quick tour of the three core areas within the Nokia China Campus. The first of them is the Nokia Test Center, which held quite a few interesting sights for us (and hopefully, for everyone reading this too).