Hi all, Some of you may already know about this but for those of you that don't:
Some of you may already know about this but for those of you that don't:
We at HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, have made the decision to donate Nokia phones to those who need to keep in touch the most – health workers, COVID-19 patients, people in risk groups with underlying health conditions and the elderly.
According to Nokiamob HMD have already helped 50 people in Ireland and are preparing to do so in Sweden too as well as asking other organisations with a genuine need to nominate themselves:
So, if you are involved in the pandemic somehow and know the group/organisation you work for has need of more mobile phones, then tweet, poke, mention or otherwise harass (nicely! 😉) HMD and they might send you a few.
Isn't this nice of HMD? Yes, definitely. It probably doesn't cost them much, but right now they are losing sales faster than the overall industry so they need every sale they can get. This is definitely a gesture intended to help build long-term sales, because if someone gets a nice present from Nokia they might actually look to buy one in future, so if JHMD are giving away cheap phones they currently can't sell then that's a clever tactical decision and restores some of my faith in HMD.
I can't help feel that the places that really need these phones are not in rich countries like Ireland and Sweden though 🤔