Apr 14, 2014

Nokia 225 Announced, To Hit The Shelves This Month With PhP2,180 SRP

Nokia continues to augment its entry level mobilephone segment announcing the Nokia 225, their slimmest affordable internet device yet. To cost only within 39 Euro (PhP2,180 official SRP in the Philippines) before tax and subsidies, the candybar phone brings internet connectivity much closer to the mass market promising affordable and fast online experience with Nokia Xpress Browser that helps keep browsing data costs at bay by optimizing website data before it reach the device, a pre-loaded Facebook and Twitter apps available direct on homescreen for easy social network connectivity, among others.


The Nokia 225 heralds the same critically acclaimed design structure like the rest of the recently release phones from the Finnish giant, the stylish design, bold colors, and unibody structure, a definite standout in the mobilephone crowd. Its available in five colors; red, yellow, green, black and white which may be offered variably per country.

Among its prominent features is the 2.8 inch screen display, 2MP camera, Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM, microSD card support of up to 32GB, 103 phon Donau speaker, single and dual sim support, Bing Search, 5 preloaded games (Block Breaker 3, Asphalt 6, Assassins Creed 3, The Avengers and Real Football 2012) , FM Radio with RDS, MP3 Player, 1200mAh battery promising a full 36 days standby battery life for single sim and 27 days for dual sim.

Its about to be release in a week or two in the Philippines and among other select markets.

  

Apr 13, 2014

Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim Gets A PhP7,800 SRP In The Philippines, Coming Very Soon!

In less than 2 weeks since its announcement at the Microsoft's Build 2014 in San Francisco, the first Dual-Sim Windows Phone from Nokia will soon see the light of day in the Philippines as it is about to be release within the PhP7,800 price range, an unparalleled bargain given its modern specifications and build.


The Nokia Lumia 630 Dual Sim heralds a Snapdragon 400 Quad core processor abaft promising a faster and smoother user interface, 4.5" IPS LCD with ClearBlack screen, scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, expandable memory of up to 128GB, Bluetooth 4.0, 5MP camera, among others.

It will run Windows Phone 8.1, the latest iteration of the critically acclaimed operating system that introduces tons of improvements and new features. Among the prominent changes includes a more details at-a-glance through Live Tiles, one easy swipe to important notifications with Action Center, faster ways to connect and type with Word Flow and, starting in the US, a personal and proactive virtual assistant called Cortana. In addition, the Windows Phone 8.1 enterprise pack means existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will become better business phones.

Accompanying the Windows Phone 8.1 over-the-air update will be new unique experiences for Nokia Lumia smartphones, the Lumia Cyan brings further advancements to Nokia exclusive apps and services. This includes enhancements to the camera roll and Creative Studio, as well as an improved Nokia Storyteller app, for sharing stories as a video slideshow on social networks, Nokia Mix Radio, among the rest.

Watch this space for the release updates.

Apr 6, 2014

Nokia Announces The Lumia 930, Lumia 635 and Lumia 630 Single/Dual Sim, Sporting WP 8.1

Nokia announced three Lumia smartphones based on Windows Phone 8.1 at the recently concluded Microsoft's Build 2014, the first dual-sim Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 630; its elder mono 4G sibling, the Nokia Lumia 635 and the new flagship, the Nokia Lumia 930.

People get closer to everything they love with Windows Phone 8.1 on Lumia

Starting this summer, Windows Phone 8.1 is set to roll out to existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 owners along with exclusive Lumia experiences as an over-the-air update called Lumia Cyan. Windows Phone 8.1 introduces more details at-a-glance through Live Tiles, one easy swipe to important notifications with Action Center, faster ways to connect and type with Word Flow and, starting in the US, a personal and proactive virtual assistant called Cortana. In addition, the Windows Phone 8.1 enterprise pack means existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will become better business phones.

Accompanying the Windows Phone 8.1 over-the-air update will be new unique experiences for Lumia that further enhance Nokia's leadership in imaging. This includes enhancements to the camera roll and Creative Studio, as well as an improved Nokia Storyteller app, for sharing stories as a video slideshow on social networks.

New Lumia smartphones integrate the best of Microsoft and Lumia

The Nokia Lumia 930 is the flagship embodiment of Windows Phone 8.1, and features:
- A 20 megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics and advanced Rich Recording, delivering a flawless video and imaging experience with new Living Images innovation.
- A stunning design combining elegant metal and vibrant polycarbonate with a 5-inch ClearBlack screen for unmatched viewing of Vyclone, Netflix and Xbox Video, even in bright daylight.
- A Powerful 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor delivering more from content like apps, games, the Internet and integrated Microsoft services like OneDrive and Microsoft Office.


The Nokia Lumia 930 is expected to roll out globally in June starting with Europe, Asia, Middle East and India, available from USD 599 (PhP28,000 more or less) before taxes and subsidies.

The Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 635 provide an uncompromised Windows Phone 8.1 experience at an affordable price, and deliver:
- A Snapdragon quad core processor providing a faster social experience with Word Flow and social apps like WhatsApp and WeChat.
- A unique colorful design with changeable shells and 4.5" ClearBlack screen delivering a great entertainment experience with apps and games including Asphalt 8 and Vimeo.
- More choice with three variants, including the Lumia 630 in 3G single SIM and the first Lumia with 3G Dual SIM; plus the speedy Lumia 635 in 4G/LTE.


Nokia Lumia 635- The same experiences as high-end Lumia smartphones including SensorCore with Bing Health and Fitness, Microsoft Office, Nokia Camera, free Nokia MixRadio streaming, and free Global maps and navigation from HERE, which save time and money.


The Nokia Lumia 630 is expected to roll out in May, beginning with Asia, India/Middle East, South America and Europe, at USD 15 9 (PhP7,500.00 more or less) for the single-sim variant, and USD 169 (PhP8,500 more or less) for the dual-sim variant before taxes and subsidies. The Nokia Lumia 635 is expected to be broadly available, including in the US starting in this summer, from USD 189 before taxes and subsidies.

Mar 16, 2014

Nokia XL Gets An April Release Date In The Philippines

It seems like Filipino's will again be given another front seat row in getting one more of Nokia's recently announced Android running smartphone trio's as the Nokia XL is about to be release in about 2-3 weeks.


The Nokia XL is considered the flagship smartphone among the three carrying with it a bigger screen of 5 inches as compared to the 4 inch screen of the recently released Nokia X, and a 768MB of RAM as against the 512MB of the latter. The Nokia XL also enjoys a higher camera specifications of 5MP as compared to the 3MP of Nokia X and a bigger battery storage of 2000mAh unlike the 1500mAh of the latter. The rest of the software and applications features remains the same. (Click Here for Nokia X's Specs and Software Features)

No word as to the official local retail price yet but it is expected to be cost at around PhP800-1000 more than Nokia X base on the published international retail price rate. Standard retail price of the Nokia X is PhP5,990.00.

Its customary for Nokia not to release all of the announced color variants for their phones per country so expect at least two to four of the following; bright green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white.

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