Microsoft has unveiled new Lumia devices in a quest to deliver on the promise of optimized productivity for smartphone users with the introduction of the Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL. The launch under the banner of a new consumer campaign dubbed #AchieveMore, seeks to inspire users to increase their productivity by doing more with their Lumia phones, whether at work or at home.
The Lumia 640 and 640XL will offer users personal computing and increased productivity through seamlessly integrated Microsoft Office experiences which comes with one year free subscription, OneDrive storage and fast 4G connectivity. Both devices will upgrade to and benefit from Windows 10 as it becomes available later this year.
Besides easy running of the apps and games, the app also allows easy access of important documents thanks to 1GB of memory and powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. You can also view photos and watch videos on a crisp 5.7” HD display on both devices as you capture detail rich photos even in low light, thanks to the 13 MP camera on the Lumia 640 XL with LED flash and an 8 MP camera on the Lumia 640, also with an LED flash.
Users will be in a position to stay updated on the most important information with Glance Screen, available on the Lumia 640 XL and enjoy Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, Complete with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders on both devices.
Another Affordable Gadget by Microsoft
Microsoft has also rolled out Lumia 430 Dual SIM built with Windows Phone 8.1 software with a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz. This is by far the most affordably priced Lumia and will retail at only Kshs 8,850/-.
The device comes preloaded with Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive and is designed to help you #AchieveMore at work, at play and on the go. It also features a compact, durable and colourful design with a vivid 4-inch WVGA display that brings all the latest apps, games and videos to life.
With Lumia 430, you can instantly #AchieveMore every day, and use Microsoft Office and Outlook for 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.
This new range of devices, the #AchieveMore campaign, a national consumer promotion was also launched to reward customers with five Chevrolet Cruze cars and 40 Lumia 640 XL devices to be won over the promotion period.
To participate in the #AchieveMore campaign;
- purchase any Lumia phone with a valid 12 months warranty in Kenya
- Activate it and send a text message containing IMEI number to 22860during the program period.
- Winners will be contacted via +254 2301641 and announced on the Lumia East Africa Facebook and Twitter pages
Microsoft continues 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.