09 July 2011

Nokia Perks ready to challenge Groupon

Nokia Perks

Nokia Perks leaked into the internet after a video presenting Nokia Perks was discovered.

Nokia Perks is a service that allows users to save their money and using their Nokia phone to get coupons or offers that can be redeemed at various stores and outlets.

The service is very similar to Groupon, LivingSocial dan Google Offers (beta) which already exists. Below is a narrative of "Nokia Perks" as recorded in the video:

“If you like saving Money, you’ll love Perks. Perks are paperless coupons that you can find and redeem right on your mobile. Perks will show you brilliant offers on everything from jeans to sushi. It’ll even show you how to get there, with the Map View. Now that’s smart shopping.

Here’s how an ordinary shopping day, is better with Perks. You check your closet and… yeah those trainers are just looking to be replaced. Go to Perks.Nokia.com and look in the fashion category, or do a keyword search. When you find a deal click save, and add to my offers, and you’re done. It’s already saved to your mobile, no printing, just go. When you’re ready to pay, get out your mobile, click the redeem button and show the code to the Clark. And presto, savings!

But the day isn’t over yet. A friend texts you asking you to book a table somewhere. Perks shows you the nearby restaurants with offers on them. With some of these, you book the table, right from your phone. When you get there, just say your name as usual, and it’s “right this way!” Easy booking, friends happy, money saved!

Perks is free to use, save serious dough by planning ahead, subscribing to your favorite brands, and checking for deals when you’re out. So get out there, and make any hour a happy hour, with Perks!”

With the future release of some Nokia phones that have NFC (Near Field Communication) it is no wonder that Nokia launched Perks, but whether this service will succeed and compete with Groupon still need to be awaited

When Info Technology visit perks.nokia.com the page displays error, and it seems Nokia has pulled all the videos that contain 'Nokia Perks'.