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Microsoft Concludes “Jeet Ka Khazana Competition” – Winner gets a BMW!

Microsoft Concludes “Jeet Ka Khazana Competition” – Winner gets a BMW!

Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services Pakistan has successfully concluded the national campaign of “Lumia Jeet Ka Khazana” with the announcement of winners of the second and final lucky draw. The draw was held on June 29th, 2015 where the winner of the grand prize, a brand new BMW 2016 Model 318i, was announced followed by the winners of 10 prizes of PKR 100,000, and two prizes of PKR 500,000 during the draw proceedings. The campaign was a huge success and created excitement in both consumers and trade. The winning added to the joys and festivities of the Holy month of Ramadan and greater fervor for Eid for the winners. The winner of the brand new BMW 2016 Model 318i is Mr. Umair from Karachi. The winners of PKR 500,000 Prizes are Mr. Muhammad Shahid from Islamabad and Mr. Irfan Ali from Karachi. The winners of PKR 100,000 prizes are Aqeel Ahmed from Karachi, Mirza M Fayyaz from Karachi, Hafiz Zain ul Abideen from Lahore, Adeel Nasir from Lahore, Osama Tariq Saleem from Rawalpindi, Zafar Ali from Islamabad, Afshan Ahsan Ali from Multan, M. Abid Afzal from Islamabad, Syed Rizwan Shah from Islamabad and Junaid Azam Khan from Abbottabad. Kamran Masood Niazi, Communication Manager for Pakistan and Emerging Asia said “We are overwhelmed with the response we’ve received from Lumia Jeet Ka Khazana. The latest portfolio of devices launched recently such as Microsoft Lumia 640XL, Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM (DS) and Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM (DS) is a testament to our commitment to the growing Windows phone community of bringing them most innovative products at most affordable rates. This campaign was first of its kind by a phone manufacturer where we introduced the latest BMW 2016 Model 318i and other lucrative cash prizes. I congratulate Mr. Umair on winning this luxurious car and the rest of the winners. Microsoft has always cared for its loyal customers by bringing new offers that excite them. Through this campaign, we have given back to the windows phone users for their ultimate support and loyalty towards Microsoft Mobile Devices”. An independent third party audit firm was also taken on board by Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services Pakistan to ensure the legitimacy of the campaign whereby lucky draw process was being scrutinized under its watchful eye to ensure that the distribution of prizes to the winners is absolutely...

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Microsoft Introduces Lumia 540 Dual SIM: Crafted Details and Crisp, Clear HD for Under $150

Microsoft Introduces Lumia 540 Dual SIM: Crafted Details and Crisp, Clear HD for Under $150

Microsoft have launched another Dual Sim smartphone to its long line of budget friendly smartphones. The Lumia 540 Dual Sim is a 5inch Windows 8.1 running  smartphone, which is made solely for those who are looking to get a smartphone with decent specs for a low price. The Lumia 540 Dual Sim is said to be under $150, which is around Rs. 15000 Pakistani rupees. The great news is that this device will be ready for Windows 10 when it releases, so your set for the future as well, for such a low price. Tech specs include, a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. The Lumia 540 Dual Sim also comes with a 5Mp wide angle front camera and a 8MP back camera with LED flash. The availability of the device is said to be early May 2015, but no specific dates have been mentioned yet.  You can check out the entire press release below. Press Release Karachi – 15th April, 2015: Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, designed for young, ambitious people looking for their first serious smartphone. The Lumia 540 Dual SIM features the latest Windows Phone 8.1 innovations and boasts a 5-inch HD display and crafted design details. It helps people stay productive on-the-go with Microsoft services like Skype and Office available out-of-the-box, and enables better mobile experiences, such as taking wide-angle selfies that fit in more of the action, thanks to the front-facing 5 megapixel camera. The new Lumia 540 Dual SIM is capable of upgrading to Windows 10 when the service becomes available later this year. It is priced to appeal to value-conscious consumers in markets like Pakistan, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, starting at just under 150USD (Approx. PKR 15,000). The Lumia 540 Dual SIM features quality-crafted hardware including a removable, durable back cover with a luminous, layered design and a generous 5-inch HD display for enjoying apps, photos, videos and the personalizable home screen. Built-in Skype integration enables people to switch seamlessly between voice and video calls, with the wide-angle, front-facing camera capturing even more of the conversation. The rear-facing 8-megapixel camera captures detail-rich photos with the help of an LED flash. Available apps include favorites such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram, with thousands more available from Windows Phone Store. Microsoft services like Office, Outlook and up to 30 GB of free cloud storage via OneDrive mean people have the productivity tools to achieve more, anywhere. Smart Dual SIM allows people to assign unique profiles to their SIM cards, such as “work” or “family,” to help them better manage daily communication. “The Lumia 540 Dual...

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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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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 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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