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Microsoft Lumia Partners with Truecaller to Offer Free Premium Service

Microsoft Lumia Partners with Truecaller to Offer Free Premium Service

Trucaller is an app which you will find in most devices these days. It automatically gives you the information of the sender who is calling you even if you do not have their number saved in your contacts. That is only one of the many features that Truecaller provides for its users. Recently Microsoft Devices partnered with True Caller, so that means all future Microsoft Lumia devices will have Truecaller pre-installed in them. This partnership means that Lumia users will enjoy a 6 -month free Premium subscription. Under this special offer, users can enjoy the special privileges such as 30 contact requests each month and a premium badge for their Truecaller profile and much more. This a great initiative from both the companies as Truecaller is expanding its data base day by day. PRESS RELEASE Karachi – 27th February, 2015: Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services announced their collaboration with Truecaller, a leading search technology company that is transforming the phonebook to make it more intelligent and useful. According to the collaboration, Microsoft Lumia users will get 6-months of free Premium Truecaller features. New Lumia phones, including Lumia 435 Dual SIM and Lumia 532 Dual SIM, will now come pre-loaded with Truecaller, enabling the users to enjoy quality services. The new Lumia devices are the most affordable devices to date and together with Truecaller’s special Premium features, will make the devices an irresistible deal for people. The devices will be available in markets across Near East and North Africa comprising of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Under this special offer, users can enjoy the special privileges such as 30 contact requests each month and a premium badge for their Truecaller profile. Truecaller has been growing rapidly, which has been demonstrated with the app crossing the milestone of a 100 million users globally. India is the biggest market with a whopping user base of over 60 million users. Speaking about the partnership, James Rutherfoord, Vice President, Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services – NENA & Levant said: “The partnership between Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services and Truecaller is a testament of our continued commitment towards development of telecom services in emerging markets. Microsoft Lumia users can now avail the remarkable Premium benefits of Truecaller free of cost for six months, thus augmenting their Lumia experience manifolds.” “We are at a very exciting juncture and it gives us immense pleasure to be associated with Microsoft which has been a preferred brand for many users over the years. We have collaborated with Microsoft in the past as well with our Live Caller ID feature for Lumia devices. The present offering is aimed at strengthening...

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Microsoft Devices launches affordable Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 in Pakistan

Microsoft Devices launches affordable Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 in Pakistan

Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services announced the availability of Lumia 435 Dual SIM and Lumia 532 Dual SIM smartphones, the most affordable Lumia devices to date in Pakistan. Offering the latest Windows Phone 8.1 capabilities at incredible prices, both Lumia 435 Dual SIM and Lumia 532 Dual SIM deliver smartphone experiences that help people do more on the go.  With many people looking to upgrade from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time, Lumia 435 Dual SIM and Lumia 532 Dual SIM provide a balance of features and power, while also bringing Windows Phone 8.1 experiences to new price points. Lumia 435 Dual SIM is the first 400 series Lumia and the most affordable Lumia yet. With core smartphone features, incredible Windows Phone experiences and access to the latest apps, it opens up the Lumia experience to even more people. Lumia 532 Dual SIM is a powerful quad-core smartphone that builds on the success of the Lumia 530. With a premium layered design, Glance Screen, front-facing camera and more memory than the Lumia 530, Lumia 532 Dual SIM enables people to achieve their goals with Microsoft experiences.  People can switch effortlessly between voice and video calls with built-in Skype integration and a front-facing camera. They can read, review, edit and share on the go with the preinstalled full suite of Microsoft Office on Windows Phone. The 30GB of free (Up to 30GB free when camera backup is activated) OneDrive cloud storage lets people keep their photos, videos and Office documents safely backed up. Microsoft Outlook enables easy management of work and personal correspondence while Lumia Camera captures photos quickly. The Lumia Selfie App lets people take, edit and share great selfies with the front-facing camera while the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update is loaded with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders.  Commenting on the occasion, Muhammad Kamran Khan, Country General Manager, Microsoft Devices & Services – Pakistan said: “When we launched the first Lumia devices over three years ago, we said we were committed to bringing devices to as many people and price points as possible. Today, with the launch of Lumia 435 Dual SIM and Lumia 532 Dual SIM, we’ve realized our goal of creating the most affordable Lumia devices to date, opening up the opportunity to reach those people who are buying a smartphone for the very first time. Lumia 435 Dual SIM and Lumia 532 Dual SIM deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users up-to-date with the best new features.”  Lumia 435 Dual SIM and Lumia 532 Dual SIM...

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Intel’s Compute Stick transforms any HDMI display into a fully functional personal computer

Intel’s Compute Stick transforms any HDMI display into a fully functional personal computer

These days HDMI based streaming sticks seem to be the one of the major attractions as far as portable devices are concerned. When it comes to streaming sticks, there are quite a hand full of devices currently available in the market including the Google Chromecast, the Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick or the not so long ago released Mozilla Matchstick. Not the ones to be left behind, its now time for Intel, the world’s leading processing chip manufacturer to come up with their own little handy version of these handy little devices. The company, at the recently concluded CES 2015 in Las Vegas have unveiled the Intel Compute Stick, a 4-inch HDMI dongle that can convert any HDMI enabled device into a fully functional computer running on either Microsft’s Windows 8.1 or Linux. Just attach a wireless USB mouse and keyboard on the device and you’re good to go. As far as the device’s specs are concerned, don’t let the size of this little monster fool you. The Compute Stick running on Windows 8.1 out of the box sports a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage catered together with a Micro SD card Slot support for additional storage up to 64GB, Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0. The Windows enabled device would be available later this year at a retail price of $149. The Linux variant on the other hand includes the exact same quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor found in the Windows 8.1 version together with 1 GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a Micro SD card Slot support for additional storage up to 64GB, Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0 and would be available at a retail price of $89 later this year. Intel Compute Stick Tech Specs at a Glance CPU: Intel Atom Processor Z3735F PMIC: Dollar Cove AXP288 Memory: 2GB DDR3L Storage: eMMC 16GB/32GB/64GB Expandable Storage: Micro SD Card Slot Display: HDMI (Male connector) WiFi: IEEE 802. 11 bgn Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 HS uART (Singel Wifi/Bluetooth combo chip) Antenna: 30mm x 6.5mm x 2 mm, U shape dipole antenna USB: USB2.0 cut type A x 1 Power Input: Micro-USB 2.0 B connector Power Button: Yes Adaptor: 10W(5V/2A) BIOS: 2MB LED Indication: Power Status Indicator OS: Windows (Win 8.1 with Bing, 32bit) Accessory: 20cm HDMI cable (optional) Dimension: 110.9mm x 38mm x 9.8 mm (HDMI connector...

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Microsoft Lumia Selected by Nestle Pakistan for Sales Support Integration

Microsoft Lumia Selected by Nestle Pakistan for Sales Support Integration

Microsoft Devices Pakistan recently collaborated with Nestle Pakistan, according to which Nestle chose the Windows Phone platform to provide support to their field force teams. Nestle explored different platforms that provide field force solutions and integration with back end systems and selected Lumia 630, after stringent deliberations. The Windows Phone platform will provide integration to Nestle’s sales teams with backend systems such as ordering, inventory management and security solutions. The WP platform was finalized after it met Nestle’s expectations and performed seamless and faster application syncing versus other platforms. Moreover, Windows Phone OS provided a remarkable user experience and emerged as a clear winner against its competitors. Commenting at the induction of Microsoft Lumia smartphones, James Rutherfoord, Vice President, Microsoft Devices North Africa, Levant and Near East said: “Microsoft Lumia smartphones offer a unique user experience and seamlessly integrate with various business applications, making them perfect for business. Therefore, the Windows Phone platform is the best choice for corporations looking to gain a business edge in their respective industries and providing outstanding business support to their teams. I further laud Telenor Pakistan for their support to this collaboration between Microsoft Devices and Nestle Pakistan.” According to the agreement, 3,500 Microsoft Lumia smartphones will be inducted by Nestle Pakistan, which will be supported by Telenor Pakistan as the telecom...

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Microsoft announces the extremely affordable Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 Dual-SIM phones with Facebook installed

Microsoft announces the extremely affordable Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 Dual-SIM phones with Facebook installed

Seems like Nokia have still got a few goodies up their sleeves. With a price tag of just $29 before taxes and subsidies, Nokia 215 is the company’s most affordable Internet-ready entry-level phone yet, perfectly suited for first-time mobile phone buyers or as a secondary phone for just about anyone. Built for the internet Nokia 215 has preinstalled Facebook and Messenger with instant notifications, so you’ll never miss out on the latest from your friends. Check your friends’ news feeds, update your status, and keep in touch with those long-distance relatives. Prefer your social updates in bite-sized chunks? Tune into Twitter, also easily accessible on this entry-level phone. Browsing the web is super-easy, thanks to Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search. And don’t take a chance on the weather. Get the latest weather conditions using MSN Weather and see accurate hourly or 5 day weather forecasts, wherever you are. With Nokia 215, you can also now connect in new ways by pairing your device with a Bluetooth headset or speaker. Sharing content is simple with SLAM technology. Simply bring two SLAM-enabled devices together to send or receive files. Built to last Design-wise, Nokia 215 has the same durable build quality you’ve learned to rely on over the years. Pair that with vibrantly colored bright green, black and white color options and you’ve got a phone that stands the test of time. Nokia 215 Single SIM has a stand-by time of up to 29 days (that’s almost a full month, on just a single charge!), while Nokia 215 Dual SIM offers up to 21 days. For those who like to talk, Nokia 215 provides up to 20 hours of talk time.With a built-in MP3 player and FM radio, Nokia 215 keeps you entertained for up to 50 or 45 hours playback respectively. Plus, a built-in torchlight provides convenience, whether it’s late at night or after you’ve turned off the lights. Or, for those who have no access to electricity (in 2014, that’s still almost 20% of the world’s population), the torch is a necessity! Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 Dual-SIM will be available in select markets, rolling out first in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe in the first quarter of 2015 – for only $29 before taxes and subsidies. If you guys are on the lookout for an extremely affordable phone for everyday use then both these devices would be your perfect companions. Cheers...

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Microsoft launches budget friendly Dual-Sim Lumia 535 with a Wide Angle 5MP Selfie Camera

Microsoft launches budget friendly Dual-Sim Lumia 535 with a Wide Angle 5MP Selfie Camera

Microsoft Mobile has officially launched its first Microsoft branded smartphone the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual-Sim today in Karachi, Pakistan.  Microsoft this past few years have launched low budget device with great success, keeping in mind their more for less policy. “The Microsoft Lumia 535 is for the younger tech-involved audiences, aspiring to own the latest flagship smartphone but often don’t have the means to get it”, said Mr. Kamran Masood Niazi – Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan. Specifications The Microsoft Lumia 535 comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD qHD (540 x 960) display. A 1.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal memory. The device also comes with a microSD card slot which is capable of supporting up to 128GB of memory.Unlike some of its brethren the Lumia 535 does not come with a uni body but a clip on back, so you can always swap the 1905 mAh battery when required. The device comes with a 5MP shooter at the back with LED flash, taking videos in 480p@30fps. The front shooter is the one to talk about though, the Lumia 535 Dual-Sim comes with a Wide Angle 5 MP lens, which is a real treat for selfie lovers. On the software side of things, the smartphone will be running Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8.1, Denim update out of the box. Microsoft Office, 15GB One Drive storage and Skype with other Microsoft features will come pre-installed as well. The good thing about this device is that as Skype is integrated in the system, switching from a normal voice call to a video (Skype) call is seamless. The device will be available in Pakistan from 10th December, with a bunch of color options. The colors include green, orange, white, dark grey, black and cyan. According to Mr. Niazi the Microsoft Lumia 535 will be launched in a yellow version in the future as well.  The Dual Sim device will be up for grabs for Rs. 14,250, which does stir up the competition quite a...

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