Microsoft Devices has reiterated its commitment to the Saudi market with the exclusive Middle East launch of the Nokia X2 in the Kingdom. The Nokia X2 expands the affordable smartphone portfolio and is designed to make mobile Internet and cloud services accessible to all.
The Nokia X2 represents the rapid evolution of the Nokia X family, delivering an enhanced experience across apps, hardware and the user interface. The device offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services, and upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash. At a suggested retail price of SAR 489, the Nokia X2 is a compelling choice for a new generation of smartphone buyers in the Kingdom.
“The Nokia X family is going from strength to strength. 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,” said Jon French, Vice President Middle East, Microsoft Mobile Devices.
“The Kingdom is one of the top key markets for Microsoft Devices and we continue to be strongly committed to this region. This is testament with Saudi Arabia being the first country in the Middle East and among the first two global markets for the company to introduce the new Nokia X2,” added French.
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 1.2Ghz 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.
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.
New-to-the-lineup services including OneNote and Yammer are also available to download freefrom the Nokia Store. OneNote allows people to create notes and save them to the cloud through OneDrive, while Yammer makes collaborating with people online as easy as posting to a social network. The option to automatically back up the camera roll to OneDrive takes full advantage of 15 GB of free cloud storage now available through the service, for safeguarding photos, videos, documents and more.
The Nokia X2 will also introduce new third-party titles such as LINE Ranger, Brewster and Findery. Instagram, WeChat, Skype, Benji Bananas Adventures and many more are already available on the redesigned, easy-to-navigate Nokia Store — the place for finding the highest-quality Android apps for the Nokia X family.
The Nokia X2 features a seamless monobody and showcases a new approach to the design of the exchangeable back covers that fuses a brightly colored core with a translucent outer layer. The overall result is a durable device that appears lit from within.
The Nokia X2 will be available at all leading electronic retail outlets in the Kingdom in glossy orange, black, green, white, with matte dark grey and matte yellow coming later to the lineup.
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