Nokia announced the latest Nokia Life Tools application, targeted to rural phone end-users consumers. The service will be piloted in India before the year ends and then to other parts of Asia and Africa by early next year.
Life Tools is specially designed for the local markets and will offer education services alongwith agricultural information. Education and English language, on the other hand, are springboards for a number of small town and rural youth to move into the employment market. Nokia, through services in agriculture and education, will fulfil these opportunities for the Indian population Knowing that Internet coverage in rural parts remains a problem for most emerging markets, access to Life Tools will be the in the form of SMS [short message service] or texting.
The education service of Nokia Life Tools entails to give students a decisive advantage by boosting their English language and local, national and international general knowledge. Language lessons, quizzes on English words and phrases, and the general knowledge information were designed to give students an edge. In future, the education service will also come with information on higher education and career guidance and tips, exam preparation, quizzes and access to exam results.