Since the acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft is being very smooth and careful in replacing the Nokia Brand with its own. Microsoft did not make any sudden turns, instead it strategically started taking over the Brand name and replacing it with its own. In yet another smooth move to claim the remnant Nokia customers, Microsoft now offers to trade your old Nokia Asha mobiles for a brand new Lumia 435.
The Asha series was Nokia’s entry level smartphones with a OS of its own. It had its own bit of success but before it could mature, the Microsoft takeover happened. Now it is obsolete. If you still own a Asha device you would naturally want to move on to a better smartphone OS. At the similar price point of the Asha devices, there is no other alternative except the Lumia entry level mobiles.
So Microsoft offers a chance to upgrade to its brand new entry level Lumia mobile, the Lumia 435. Here is the offer details.
Microsoft today launched its first 4G LTE enabled Lumia device in the country, the Lumia 638. Microsoft Lumia 638 will be available exclusively on Amazon, through its newly launched Microsoft Brand store. Priced at Rs 8299, the Lumia 638 is the cheapest 4G enabled device so far. Pre-booking starts on Dec 17 on www.amazon.in/microsoft.
Lumia 638 is powered by Qualcom Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz. It has 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and expandable memory. It is powered by a 1830 mAh battery and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with the latest Denim update. It has a 4.5 inch display with ClearBlack coating. The primary camera is 5MP sensor and does not have a front camera.
Airtel has some offers bundled for Airtel 4G post paid customers in Bangalore. They will get 5GB of 4G data for 2 months once the device is activated and the offer is valid upto March 2015.
Microsoft today unveiled the first Microsoft branded Lumia device, The Lumia 535 in India. In the event held across the country in four major cities, Microsoft announced its first mobile device under its brand name, since acquiring Nokia.
We got the invite for the launch event in Bangalore with a 555 insignia. The significance was that the 535 is a 5 inch device with 5 MP front facing camera and a 5 MP primary camera. The Lumia 535 features the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim update. The front camera is a 5 MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and 24 mm wide angle to capture selfies and for video calls.
5 MP, 2592 x 1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 480p Video @30fps
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Orange, green, white, black
Li-Ion 1905 mAh battery (BL-L4A)
It goes on sale from Novermber 28th. Going by the spec sheet it is definitely not a high end flagship, but a device that is supposed to be a good value for money. Stay tuned for a detailed review and until then you can feast your eyes on the hands on gallery of the Microsoft Lumia 535.
A few moments ago, Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3 at an even in New York. It is by far the thinnest product with Intel inside and measures just 9.1mm thin. The display of the Surface pro 3 supports a resoultion of 2160×1440 at a 3:2 aspect ratio. This 12″ device weighs 800g and is totally aimed at replacing your laptops. It is powered by Intel Core i3, i5 or Core i3 processor totally modified for a fanless design. The surface pro along with its docking station makes the device a full fledged PC at ur palm. Oh! am speaking of palm, Microsoft also announced a new Pen for the Surface Pro 3. Surface Pro 3 has 4/8GB of RAM. The internal storage options are 64/128/256/512GB of SSD Storage. It supports WiFi, BT LE, USB 3.0 and microSD card. It has two 5 MP cameras. One front facing and the other rear facing. Both capable of recording 1080p videos. It runs on Windows 8.1 pro and can run for as long as 9 hours on a single battery charge.
The device features a new kickstand design that lets you put it back by 150 degrees for easy writing with pen and also it can totally lie flat. The dock be available in 6 different colors and the device goes on sale in the US starting at $899 for the 4th Gen core i3 model. By the end of August, the Surface Pro 3 will be available in 26 countires, but still there is no word of its availability in India.