Today Nokia and Itisalat International United Company, Kuwait (i2), the distributor for Nokia in Kuwait, showcased five new affordable handsets in Kuwait. Nokia reiterated its commitment to connecting the next billion to the Internet by introducing Nokia X, a family of smartphones that run Android™ apps, Microsoft services and signature Nokia experiences, to the Kuwaiti market.
Nokia also announced the introduction of a direct operator billing facility for VIVA and Wataniya customers in Kuwait. VIVA and Wataniya customers with Nokia phones will have the option to purchase all the latest applications including games and premium content from the Nokia app store and pay directly with their mobile account, offering customers a quick, convenient and secure form of payment. The purchased applications can either be charged as part of the customer’s monthly bill for post-paid accounts, or against their pre-paid credit balance.
Vithesh Reddy, General Manager, Nokia Lower Gulf, commented: “Nokia has connected billions of people around the world, and we have demonstrated how our portfolio is designed to connect the next billion people to great experiences. The Nokia X family boasts Nokia’s iconic, high quality hardware design in a range of vibrant colours. Nokia X also brings the best of Nokia signature services such as HERE mapping, as well as great Microsoft services such as OneDrive and access to the world of Android apps.”
Commenting on the introduction of the direct billing facility, Vithesh Reddy said: “Today’s smartphone users demand handsets and services that can respond to their everyday lifestyle requirements and keep with up their social and entertainment needs. Consequently, mobile applications are an essential element for mobile users whose handsets are more than just a phone, they are a lifestyle accessory. The new Nokia and direct operator billing service with VIVA and Wataniya make it even easier and safer for our consumers to stay connected and enjoy all the latest applications, providing a valuable and convenient smartphone experience.”
Nokia X family delivers the best of all worlds
The Nokia X family features Nokia’s renowned handset quality and design, with a fresh, tile-based user interface inspired by our Lumia family. All devices come with Fastlane, a screen which lets people switch between their favorite apps more smoothly. People can access curated, quality-tested apps from Nokia Store, more than a dozen third-party app stores and by sideloading. Out of the box, they can enjoy signature Nokia experiences including free HERE Maps, with true offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of third-party apps and games.
The first device, the Nokia X, comes with a 4” capacitive display and 3MP camera. The Nokia X+ is optimised for multimedia enthusiasts, who can enjoy even more games, music, photos and video thanks to more memory and storage. Both the Nokia X and X+ will be available in bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white . The third family member, the Nokia XL, boasts a 5” display with 2MP front-facing camera – ideal for Skype video calls – and a 5MP rear-facing, autofocus camera with flash. The Nokia XL will be available in bright green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white. The entire Nokia X family is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor and supports Dual SIM, letting people switch SIM cards to get better tariffs.
The Nokia X will be available in the coming weeks for a retail price of KD 35/- and The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL will be available in Q2.
Beautifully crafted phones for the “mobile first” generation: Nokia Asha 230 and Nokia 220
Adding to the popular Asha range of devices, the Nokia Asha 230 is the ideal introduction to full-touch mobile phones. The Nokia Asha 230 includes all the benefits of the Asha Platform, including Fastlane and access to popular social apps like Line, WeChat and WhatsApp. One swipe up from the lockscreen activates the Nokia Asha 230’s camera, and one touch enables people to share images to their favourite social network. With a forthcoming software update, the Nokia Asha 230 will introduce 7GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive, and the option to automatically back up photos to the cloud.
Nokia also introduced its lowest-priced, data-enabled phone: the beautifully designed Nokia 220, which makes the mobile Internet accessible to more people around the world. With its 2.4” colour screen, dust- and splash-proof keypad, the Nokia 220 is a well-crafted choice for people experiencing mobility and the Internet for the first time, with Facebook and Twitter pre-loaded and Bing as the default search engine in the pre-loaded Nokia Xpress browser.
Retail price for the Nokia 220 start at KD 11.5/- and the Nokia Asha 230, the most affordable Asha touch device ever is priced at KD 17/-. Both products are available in Dual SIM in the coming weeks at all leading electronic outlets in Kuwait.
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