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Dual SIM Lumia 730 with 5MP front Camera now available in Pakistan

Dual SIM Lumia 730 with 5MP front Camera now available in Pakistan

Microsoft Devices Pakistan announced the availability of the Lumia 730 Dual SIM in Pakistan. With a wide angle front facing camera, affordable price tag, and sleek, pocketable style featured alongside integrated Microsoft experiences, Lumia 730 lets people easily capture and share more of what they want. The Lumia 730 combines a slim, vibrant style with powerful performance to create an uncompromised smartphone experience. Alongside Dual SIM 3G support, the Lumia 730 provides outstanding personalization brought by Windows Phone 8.1 to deliver memorable Skype video calls with the wide-angle front-facing camera. People can share more of the world around them, or bring more family and friends into a call. People can also take unbeatable selfies with the Full HD 5MP front facing camera, and quickly and easily share to social networks like Facebook and Instagram. With a focal length of 24mm, Lumia 730 front facing camera captures more of the scene, ensuring people never cut out another member of the group or miss an unbelievable background during a selfie. “People are moving from using their front facing camera to take a close up selfie or have a solo Skype call, to making it much more about where they are and what they are doing.” said James Rutherfoord, Vice President, Microsoft Devices North Africa, Levant and Near East. “With the Lumia 730, we’re enabling people to easily capture and share more of what they want through unique Lumia innovation and the best Microsoft experiences.” A powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor, featuring a quad core CPU at 1.2GHz, supports a fast, and smooth user experience with the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1, including one swipe notifications from Action Center, and the fast Word Flow keyboard. The Snapdragon 400 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.             People can create unique selfies with the updated Lumia Selfie app which comes pre-loaded on Lumia 730. With a viewing angle of almost 180 degrees, and a 4.7” HD OLED display, people can watch their favorite shows, movies or video clips even in bright sunlight. Seamless integration with Microsoft services such as Skype and Microsoft Office, with Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint is available out of the box for leading productivity on the go. 15GB of free cloud storage is available on Microsoft OneDrive to sync, store, access and share content like photos online. A world of apps is available for Windows Phone, including favourites like WhatsApp, Viber, Instagram, Vimeo and Flipboard – plus apps that sync across devices so people can pick up where they left off. The 2220 mAh battery keeps you going throughout the...

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Microsoft Devices Pakistan unveil the ultra affordable Dual SIM Nokia 130

Microsoft Devices Pakistan unveil the ultra affordable Dual SIM Nokia 130

Recognizing the rapid growth of ultra-affordable mobile phones, Microsoft Devices today unveiled the Nokia 130, a mobile phone designed to introduce millions of people to new digital experiences. At just PKR 2,850/-, the Nokia 130 combines the everyday essentials first-time mobile phone buyers expect with the beautiful design, reliability and mobile entertainment they want. With a built-in video player, music player with up to 46-hours continuous playback on a single charge and everyday essentials such as a flashlight, FM radio and USB charging, the Nokia 130 is the perfect introduction to a “mobile first” world. The Nokia 130 is an ideal handset for first-time mobile phone buyers, or for people seeking a reliable back-up phone to complement their existing smartphone. It’s built to last, with a 1.8” colour display and outstanding battery life of 26 days’ standby for the Dual SIM device. In design and quality, the Nokia 130 stands out among devices priced below USD 35/-. Every year, more than 300 million people buy phones from this price category alone. “As demand in the affordable mobile segment continues to grow, Microsoft remains committed to delivering market-leading mobile innovation at each and every price point,” said Kamran Masood Niazi, Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan. He further added that: “Billions of people have yet to experience a mobile phone, while at the same time there is increasing demand for reliable back-up phones in both mature and high-growth markets. With handsets like the Nokia 130, we see tremendous potential to deliver the experience of a ‘mobile-first’ world to people seeking their first device, and we continue to invest in ultra-affordable devices that will introduce people to a ‘cloud-first’ world through Microsoft services such as Bing, Outlook.com and OneDrive.” As one of the most affordable mobile phones with video playback, the Nokia 130 makes new digital experiences accessible to more people. It delivers hours of entertainment with the built-in video player which offers up to 16 hours of playback for video stored on a microSD card, MP3 player and FM radio. With support for expandable microSD storage up to 32GB, alongside the Bluetooth-enabled SLAM application and USB connectivity, it also makes sharing digital content easy, without the need for an Internet connection. The Nokia 130 will be available in select markets including Pakistan, India, China, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Vietnam and the...

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Microsoft Devices Partners with Truecaller to Offer Free Premium Service for Nokia X Users

Microsoft Devices Partners with Truecaller to Offer Free Premium Service for Nokia X Users

Microsoft have joined hands with Truecaller, the app which identifies unknown numbers calling you, to provide Nokia X users free premium features of the app.  The premium features will be available to all Nokia X users for 90 days, then they will have to pay if they want to continue using the premium features. These features include: See who’s viewed your PROFILE  No advertisements 30 contact requests per month to Truecaller members outside of your personal network This collaboration has been made to improve the telecom services in developing regions such as Pakistan, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc. You can view the entire press release below: The partnership enables people to use Premium Truecaller features for 90 days; aligns the growth trajectory with Microsoft Devices’ expertise in emerging markets Karachi – 11th August, 2014: Microsoft Devices today announced its collaboration with Truecaller, the world’s largest verified mobile phone community, for Nokia X smartphones, which would allow people to have access to premium features of Truecaller for 90 days absolutely free. With this tie up, Nokia X users shall benefit with an enhanced Truecaller Premium experience. Truecaller is a mobile app that helps you in identifying who is calling you; and protects you from unwanted calls. With over 70 million users worldwide, it has an unprecedented uptake in emerging markets. With this Nokia X tie up, Truecaller will be able to amplify it availability and uptake in countries in the MENA region namely, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  Earlier this year in February, Microsoft Devices had announced its partnership with Truecaller where the app was available on the Nokia X app store. With this engagement, Nokia X users will avail an enriching experience of Truecaller. While commenting on the partnership, James Rutherfoord, Vice President, Microsoft Devices North Africa, Levant and Near East said: “Our partnership with Truecaller is a testament of our continued commitment towards development of telecom services in emerging markets. Nokia X users can now avail the remarkable benefits of Truecaller totally free of cost for 90 days, thus augmenting their Nokia X experience manifolds.” “Microsoft Devices is a trusted and popular brand in emerging markets and we are excited to see the culmination of two popular consumer products that would provide unmatched experience to people in the MENA region. Our partnership with Microsoft Devices will help get closer to our consumers and help them take the right call.” said Kari Krishnamurthy, VP Growth and Partnerships for Asia, Middle East and Africa at Truecaller. The premium Truecaller application includes an advertisement free Truecaller experience, verification of profile views and 30 contact requests per month....

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Budget friendly Nokia X2 officially launched in Pakistan

Budget friendly Nokia X2 officially launched in Pakistan

Following the success of its predecessor the Nokia X (which initially was Nokia’s first Android device), we had been hearing rumors regarding the launch of its successor the Nokia X2. Microsoft Devices Pakistan have today unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable Smartphones designed to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services. The Nokia X2 represents the rapid evolution of the Nokia X family, delivering an enhanced experience across apps, hardware and the user interface. The Nokia X2 offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services, and upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch Clear Black display, front-facing camera for video calling and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash. At a suggested retail price of just PKR 15,400, the Nokia X2 is a compelling choice for a new generation of smartphone buyers. Like the Nokia X, the new Nokia X2 provides access to a world of Android apps and popular Microsoft services, while allowing people to switch between their favorite apps with the Fastlane feature. The Nokia X2 delivers an even more intuitive, smoother user experience powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor featuring a dual core 1.2 GHz CPU and 1 GB of RAM. The Nokia X2 debuts the next-generation Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 and major enhancements to the user interface. People can choose between three types of screens to facilitate navigation: the colorful “home” with resizable tiles; Fastlane to access recent apps and future calendar items; and a new Lumia-inspired apps list, from which people can pin items to the home screen. A pull-down notifications tab also allows people to glance at connectivity options as well as actionable items, such as software updates available for download. A new home key and visual multitasking complete the experience. “The Nokia X family is going from strength to strength, with the Nokia X smartphone achieving No. 1 selling status in Pakistan, and other emerging markets*,”said Kamran Masood, Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan. “The Nokia X2 elevates the Nokia X experience with a stellar new design, ease of use and new Microsoft experiences. We’re proud to continue to bring smartphone innovation to lower and lower price points.”   As a gateway to Microsoft services, the Nokia X family is driving strong uptake of services such as Skype and OneDrive, while complementing the Lumia family of Smartphones. The Nokia X2 will debut with Outlook.com, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, with more available from the Nokia Store, including the Bing Search app. For those of you who are in for buying a new smartphone that not only looks funky and cool but also...

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Microsoft Pakistan holds Nokia X Portathon Event in Karachi

Microsoft Pakistan holds Nokia X Portathon Event in Karachi

The Nokia X was Microsoft’s first try at an android smartphone, and it turned out to be a decent device. Now the beauty of Android is that its open source and developers can easily make their apps and put them on the Play Store. Microsoft, strangely never put the Android play store on the device, instead you have the Nokia store. Microsoft Pakistan recently had an event in Karachi, where app designers were told port  their various apps on the Nokia X devices. Thus, the name of the event was “Nokia X Portathon”. .Nokia X Portathon garnered much traction from students and graduates belonging to University of Karachi, IBA, FAST, FUUAST, SSUET and others. A series of workshop sessions delivered at universities supported by digital engagement activities helped hundreds of developers to join and gain awareness of Nokia X platform opportunities. The Portathon workshop sessions were conducted by Sameer Ahmed Khan, Nokia Developer Champion and supervised by Syed Abdul Basit, DX Partner Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, Kamran Masood Niazi, Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan said: “We introduced the Nokia X range of affordable smartphones which are built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the software stack upon which some of the most popular smartphones in the world are based. This program was conducted to tap into Pakistan’s hub of young enthusiastic developers, and guide them in porting their apps on the Nokia Store. This way, we enriched the Nokia Store with incredible local content and honed their skills which will facilitate them in the future”. The participants were offered various rewards through the DVLUP program, which uses a gamification model to create a fun, inventive and competitive environment for developers to build successful Windows Phone, Nokia X and Asha mobile applications. Through this initiative, developers can earn badges and experience points (known as “XP”) by completing quizzes and challenges related to application development. By creating high-quality applications, developers can also earn additional points and unlock even greater opportunities. At the conclusion of the program, participants were awarded 100 XP points on the DVLUP portal and a free NDO membership. The prizes were distributed at the closing ceremony and included Nokia Lumia, Nokia X, Nokia XL phones, developer tools, and other related...

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The Nokia X Family getting a new member soon [Rumor]

The Nokia X Family getting a new member soon [Rumor]

News of The Nokia X family expecting a sibling in a few weeks time is going pretty wild lately. Microsoft seem to have continued with their Android smartphone venture according to news coming from our sources.  After acquiring  Nokia, Microsoft has shifted its main focus to Windows Phone devices, but it also has Android powered Nokias as well. Not to long ago Nokia now owned by Microsoft had launched the Nokia X , Nokia X+ and Nokia XL smartphones. Now, Microsoft are getting ready to launch the second generation of their Android powered device rumored to be called the “Nokia X2”. The Nokia X2 are rumored to have almost similar hardware specs to its predecessor, expect for a few differences. The main one being the bump in the RAM from 512Mb to 1GB. The screen size also increases to 4.3 inches and you get a VGA front facing camera as well. Other specs include a 5MP camera at the back and is powered by a Dual-Core Snapdragon 1.2 GHz processor.  As Microsoft tend to cover up their android device with their Windows Phone like theme, so not sure as to what version of Android this device will be running on. The Nokia X2 will not have the Google Play Store like its predecessor , but like with any Android device, it can always be rooted! According to Microsoft the next gen Android powered Nokia will be unveiled in a few weeks time, so we might probably see it by end of June or beginning of...

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