Bringing flagship style and performance to more people
with integrated Microsoft experiences and superior PureView imaging
9 November, Manama, Bahrain: Microsoft Devices today announced the availability of the affordable flagship Lumia 830 in Bahrainor BD 156. With a premium design, superior PureView imaging and integrated Microsoft services, Lumia 830 makes high-end innovation more affordable.
Packing the very best Lumia innovations including Wireless Charging, Optimized Image Stabilization and personal wellness monitoring features such as SensorCore into an ultra-sleek package, the Lumia 830 delivers:
· Incredible image and video quality, day or night, Lumia 830 captures sharp images with a 10-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, Rich Recording, and our thinnest optical image stabilization system to date.
· Living Images that make your camera roll come alive, and share on social networks using Storyteller.
· The latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim, providing faster connections to everything that matters with Notification Center, Live Tiles, Microsoft Office.
· Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Office with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint available out of the box for leading productivity on the go.
· Live, sync, and instantly share with 15GB of OneDrive storage, which securely connects content with friends, family, and colleagues on the go.
· A world of apps including Instagram, Adidas miCoach, Vimeo, and Flipboard – plus apps that sync across devices so you can pick up where you left off.
· A powerful processor, delivering a fast and smooth web browsing, gaming, and overall user experience on a beautiful, sharp 5-inch ClearBlack display.
· ‘SensorCore’ low-power motion sensing tracks motion and location even while the phone is ‘asleep’ in your pocket – perfect for exercise and exploration – for apps like Bing Health and Fitness, and Adidas miCoach.
· A 2200 mAh battery that keeps you going, while built-in wireless charging adds convenience (charging pad sold separately).
“With PureView imaging, wireless charging and wealth of other great features, the Lumia 830 delivers the best innovations and experiences from our flagship smartphones at a more affordable price, underscoring Microsoft’s commitment to offer a competitive Windows Phone experience for everyone,” said Jon French, Vice President , Microsoft Devices Middle East.
The Lumia 830 is expected to be available in Bahrain at all leading electronic retail outlets in a range of colours including bright orange, bright green, white and black.
Tech specs summary:
Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
5” ClearBlack IPS-LCD 1280*720p screen
Curved (“2.25D”) Gorilla 3.0 glass,
Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
Removable 2200 mAh battery
Integrated Qi wireless charging
1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
PureView 10 MP with Optical Image Stabilization
Improved Nokia Camera. LED flash, ZEISS optics
Front Facing Camera
1 MP, 720p video
16GB + 15GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB
Today sees the launch of the new Microsoft Lumia 535, our “5x5x5” smartphone package bringing a 5-inch screen, 5-megapixel front- and rear-facing camera, and free integrated Microsoft experiences (such as Skype and OneNote) to more people at an affordable price.
Featuring the same wide-angle, 5-megapixel front-facing camera as the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735, the Lumia 535 not only provides you with crystal-clear imagery and the Lumia selfie app, but you’ll also be able to get more in shot during those Skype calls.
For all those other non-selfie photographs, the rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with flash and the Lumia Camera app are at hand to beautifully and effortlessly capture the world.
With a 5-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1GB RAM, hoverboardng through an underground metro system with Subway Surfers, editing documents in Microsoft Office, or posting your Lumia selfies to Instagram is super-easy.
When it comes to storage, the Lumia 535 comes with 8GB of memory. If you need more, simply slide in a microSD card, with support up to 128 GB, or use the 15 GB free OneDrive storage to store all your photos or documents.
Designed to be tough and durable and stay as vibrant and colorful as the day you bought it, the Lumia 535 is inherently colored and available in cyan, bright green, bright orange, white, dark grey, and black.
To add an extra layer of protection or some additional style, a cover has been created that perfectly complements the Lumia 535.
Lumia 535 3G Single SIM and Lumia 535 3G Dual SIM will be available from November at an estimated RRP of 110 EUR before taxes and subsidies with sales starting in China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh, with other countries to follow.
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Learn more at http://www.windowsphone.com
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Windows Phone 8.1 delivers great features like Cortana, action center, and new entertainment apps—along with a host of smaller refinements that will make your phone a delight to use every day. Dive in here to see what’s in our latest release. How do I get Windows Phone 8.1?
Moving from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1? Check out What’s changed in Windows Phone for the lowdown on the differences.
Meet Cortana, your digital assistant
Cortana can help you make calls, send texts, take notes, and more. She can also set reminders and alarms and keep track of things that interest you (such as news, weather, or traffic). And of course Cortana’s no slouch at finding stuff—on your phone or on the web. (Cortana is only available in some countries and regions.) Meet her
Start screen splendor
Use a favorite photo as the Tile background on your Start screen—the Tiles fit together like puzzle pieces to display the full image. There’s now an optional extra column of medium Tiles, too—turn it on and off in your phone’s settings. Learn how to set it up
Find some downtime with quiet hours
Turn on quiet hours when you’re ready for a break from rings, beeps, buzzes, and banners. And don’t worry: Cortana can let people know you’re busy, fill you in later on who called, and make sure your inner circle can still get through. (Cortana is only available in some countries and regions.)
Folders on Start
New in Windows Phone 8.1 Update. Get organized! With Windows Phone 8.1 Update, you can create folders on your Start screen and name them whatever you’d like—just tap and hold a Tile, then push it on top of another one. Find out how
Apps for entertainment
Get your movies and TV on the go with the Xbox Video app—browse, buy, and watch. The newPodcasts app makes it easier to search and subscribe, and you can now get new tunes right in the Xbox Music app.
A fun (and fast) way to type
Once you get the hang of shape writing, you won’t believe how quick, easy, and accurate it is. Just slide your finger around the Word Flow keyboard and the words magically take shape.
The world is your hotspot
With the Files app, you can search for, open, copy, share, move, and delete docs, photos, music, and more on your phone and SD card.
Notifications and settings
One swipe down from the top of your screen opens action center, where you can see notifications and quickly turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. The new volume control gives you separate sliders for your ringer and apps. You can back up more stuff to the cloud. And Storage Sense gives you a handle on your storage space—see what’s taking up space, set your SD card as the default location for installing apps, and more.
Capture that perfect moment
Kids, pets, breaching humpback whales—the new burst mode makes it easy to take great photos of challenging subjects. Plus, the camera viewfinder now offers one-tap access to favorite settings, Lens apps, and your Camera Roll.
Find it on your phone
Get search results from your phone—including email, messaging, contacts, settings, calendar, music, and apps. You’ll see your phone results right alongside your web, local, and other hits.
More from Bing
Great Bing apps now come preinstalled on your phone—Weather, News, Sports, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and more.
A spruced-up calendar
Calendar gets a major refresh with new interactive views—tap a day, and it expands to show details (and they scroll!). Plus you’ll see the weather forecast for each day, and it’s easy to add a new event from an email or text message.
Updates to Internet Explorer include InPrivate browsing, reading mode, and new settings to help conserve cellular data as you browse. Plus, your tabs can now sync to your PC and Windows tablet—just sign in everywhere with your Microsoft account and you’re good to go!
Sync passwords and more with Windows
Sync more with your Windows 8 tablet or PC, including many passwords and app settings. You can also sync Internet Explorer favorites and tabs, your theme color, and your favorite places in Maps.
Keep it all together in your Wallet
Keep track of even more in your Wallet—events, travel tickets, and more—plus get time- and location-based reminders for your tickets and deals.
Easier than ever to get the apps you want
The Windows Phone Store now serves up personalized app recommendations just for you. Your apps can now update automatically over Wi-Fi, and you’ll see your download progress right in the Store app. You’ll also be able to view your app purchase history, making it easy to reinstall.
Now you can use VPN to connect to your workplace network on your phone. S/MIME offers added security for email sent to and from an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) account, and workplace accounts provide a handy way for companies to give employees the apps and info they need to do their jobs. Plus, new features in Office Mobile make it even easier to get work done on the go: save Office docs to your SD card and share even more things to OneNote.
New for accessibility
Whether it’s emails, text messages, settings, or other text on your phone, you can count onNarrator to read it aloud for you.
- Some apps and features won’t work on phones with less than 1 GB of RAM. To see how much memory your phone has, check the manufacturer’s website or your phone’s documentation. Some features might not be available in your country or region or may vary depending on your mobile operator or manufacturer. For more information, see Feature and service availability.
- Some features are only available if your phone is running the latest version of the Windows Phone software. See How do I update my phone software? for more information about how to update your phone.
The Lumia Cyan Update has just started rolling out for the Lumia 152o in the GCC countries. Although the special Nokia page on Global Availability is not yet updated with the news. I have just updated my Lumia 1520 to Lumia Cyan. and will updating to update 1 on the preview for developers program.
If you are living in the GCC and have a 1520 then head over to Phone Update and click check for update. your phone should start updating to Lumia Cyan.
So what does the Lumia Cyan update bring to the 1520, check out he image below. do let me know if you received the update. and share your thoughts.
If you have other Lumia phones that did not yet receive the Cyan Update in your country/region check out the Global Availability page by heading to this Link.
As promised last week, Microsoft have started the rollout of Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 for users registered with the Preview for Developer Program.
I have just started receiving the update on my Lumia 930. Update 1 brings some enhancements to Windows Phone 8.1 including Live Folders, Updated Xbox Music App, Store Live Tile, SMS Improvements, App Corner and privacy and security enhancements.
I will be bringing you a video tour of the new enhancements soon. If you are registered with the Preview for Developer Program, you should be getting a notification to update.
Do let me know what you think of the new Update 1.