This is our Origin Story.
When I was a student at the University of Iowa, my dad messaged me one day while I was in class. In the spirit of full disclosure, it was a rather boring lecture, and I responded instantly. After laughing about my lack of attention span for a while, the two of us began wondering just how many students broke their concentration at the drop of a hat whenever their phones buzzed with a notification. I looked around the class, and noticed that this was actually a problem. And in that ECON 2010 lecture that day, Lock&Stock was born.
As with every time he repeats this anecdote, he ends with a chuckle.
This is how Craig Fernandes, co-founder and CEO, describes the origins of Lock&Stock. Together with his dad, co-founder and COO Ian Fernandes, Craig set out on a mission to keep the UAE’s students off their phones. To do this, the duo decided to tie the concept of staying offline to student discounts, knowing that students were by their very nature a price sensitive audience.
The mission at the heart of our young company is a staggering one. According to studies, nearly a quarter of students actively use their phones during class, and about two thirds claim to have an addiction to the rectangular shaped devices that reside in their pockets. Yes, contrary to popular opinion, nomophobia truly does exist.
After months of endless planning, client meetings and tech development, Lock&Stock finally launched in the UAE on September 24th, 2017 on the App Store and Play Store with 24 partner brands and 39 offers. With the addition of two key members to the core team, Mustafa Ahmed, who joined as Lock&Stock’s Chief Design Officer, and Hussain Aliasgar, who took over the marketing reins, we were able to close out 2017 with a little over three thousand registered students and close to one hundred partner brands.
And we never looked back. Since the turn of the year, Lock&Stock has more than quadrupled in student registrations, and now boasts over two hundred brands listed on its marketing portal (at the time of writing). Among our partners are some of the UAE’s most beloved brands, such as Vox Cinemas, Novo Cinemas, Forever 21, Charley’s Philly Steaks and Nando’s, as well as online behemoths Zomato, Careem and Talabat.
To date, Lock&Stock has accounted for more than 20 years of total time spent offline.
We promise to never stop innovating, so that students across the United Arab Emirates have as strong an incentive as possible to keep their phones at bay when in the classroom.
In May 2018, Lock&Stock debuted its job portal, which allows students to use their rewards to apply for available jobs and internships.
NOKIA is a popular trademark companies that introducing Varity of products to their million happy customers’. On that line it introduced its new device named as’ UNKNOWN HEART’ which spotted on the new geek bench result. The name of the device itself is very unique which result with high attention by the consumers.
Roland Quandt Tweets that three Nokia Smartphone’s is going to named as “UNKNOWN HEART” which have been unveil in geek bench listing. Nokia’s forthcoming flagship devices designate as NOKIA9 could be mechanized by an Octa-core Snapdragon 835 device platform hooked up with 4 GB RAM is different from NOKIA8. And also it is featured with 5.5 inches display with QHD screen that could run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Further, the Nokia 9 scored 1815 in single-core test and in multi-core test it received 6278.
It’s equally important that the high amount of RAM in this device is showing that Nokia is targeting an Asian market which is going to give a heavy competition to other marketers in 2017. And also that everyone should note Nokia 9 underwent with one more test for its other model which contains 4 GB of RAM. This means without any delay Nokia aims to market their product in western countries like North and South America with its 4GB pattern.
As far as the non-removable batteries was composed with 3800 mAh. The Nokia9 having the internal storage capacity of 64 GB without expandable storage. And also the dual-13MP camera setup, which has 22-megapixal back camera and 12- megapixel front camera without any flashlight. At the same time it has the stranded Wi-Fi connectivity supported with 802.11b/g/n/ac. It is also having features like GPS, Bluetooth with single SIM model.
Many rumours came before they introduce this newly device. As per the previous reports and rumours the Nokia 9 standard price was starts with 700$ in the United States and expected price of 750 euro in European countries.
It’s damn sure that people are going to run toward the shop to experience this phone at least once in their lifetime.
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