Thursday, June 25, 2015

Microsoft Unveils Three additional Smartphones in Tanzania

Kingori Gitahi, Product Manager, Microsoft East Africa 
 Microsoft has today delivered on the promise of optimized productivity for smartphone users with the introduction ofa new range of Lumia phones comprising Lumia 540, Lumia 640XL and the most affordable Lumia device to date, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM in Uganda.

The Lumia 640XL 3G dual SIM will offer users more personal computing and increased productivity through seamlessly integrated Microsoft Office experiences which comes with one year free subscription, OneDrive storage and will retail at Tshs 520, 000.

Also unveiled today was the Lumia 540 Dual SIM for only Tshs 380, 000- a smart choice for value-conscious smartphone buyers. The quality-crafted Lumia 540 Dual SIM features a crisp, clear, 5-inch HD display; 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash; and 5-megapixel front-facing camera that’s great for taking wide-angle selfies.

Speaking at the launch, Kingori Gitahi, Product Manager, Microsoft East Africa said, “People are looking for a device which brings them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play, without breaking the bank. The Lumia 430, Lumia 540 and Lumia 640 XL offer exactly this.”


The Lumia 540 Dual SIM is a natural choice for people ready to experience their first serious smartphone providing the essentials you need to achieve more every day. On the other hand, with the Lumia 640XL, you can smoothly and quickly access important documents or run all of your favorite websites, apps and games, thanks to the on-board 1GB of memory and powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.


At the same event, Microsoft also unveiled Lumia 430 Dual SIM which becomes the most affordably priced Lumia and will retail at Tshs 220,000. Built with Windows Phone 8.1 software and with a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, you can now use Microsoft Office and Outlookfor work and personal productivity. You can also access up to 30 GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive for safekeeping important content, experience the fun of video calls with Skype-integrated calling and a front-facing camera bringing essential smartphone experiences to budget-conscious buyers.

Tech specs summary:
Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM

Operating system
Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
HERE location services
Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display
5.7” HD (1280x720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 294 PPI, Glance screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Sunlight readability enhancements
Battery
3000 mAhbattery, removable
Processor
1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
Main camera
13 MP AF, LED Flash, Lumia Camera
Front facing camera
5 MP FF
Memory
8GB + free OneDrive[1], micro SD up to 128GB
Dimensions
157.9 x 81.5 x 9mm - 171g


Lumia 540 Dual SIM

Operating system
Widows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Display
5-inch HD Laminated (1280 x 720, 16:9), 294 PPI
Battery
2200 mAh replaceable
Processor
1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor
Main camera
8 MP, auto focus
Front-facing camera
5 MP wide angle
Memory
1GB RAM, 8 GB internal mass memory[2]+up to 128 GB Micro SD. OneDrive built-in +30GB free cloud storage[3]
Dimensions
144 x 73.69 x 9.35 mm - 152g

Lumia 430 Dual SIM

Operating system
Widows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Display
4-inch WVGA (800 x 480, 15:9), 235 PPI
Battery
1500 mAh replaceable
Processor
1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor
Main camera
2 MP, Fixed focus
Front-facing camera
VGA 0.3 MP
Memory
8 GB + 30 GB OneDrive***, MicroSD up to 128 GB
Dimensions
120.5 x 63.19 x 10.63 mm
127.9g
Operating system
Widows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim

“The Lumia 430 Dual SIM continues our commitment to combining the right hardware, software, services and apps with the right price to give people a smartphone they can afford and be proud to use,” Gitahi said.

Microsoft will continue to enhance productivity through mobile phone technologies and continues to build devices that are aimed at enriching the lives of users, while at the same time enabling them strike work-life balance.
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