The Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are priced to capture the fast-growing affordable smartphone market and provide an on-ramp to Lumia and Microsoft services like Skype, OneDrive and outlook.com.
- The Nokia Asha 230 is Nokia’s most affordable full-touch Asha device to date, priced at BD 23
- The Nokia 220 is an Internet-ready mobile phone with social apps, priced at only BD 16
Manama, Bahrain – 24 March 2014 – Today Nokia and Intercol, the distributor for Nokia in Bahrain, showcased five new affordable handsets in Bahrain. Senior Nokia representative 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 Bahraini market.
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.
Dinesh Ramankutty, General Manager, Intercol comments; “Nokia’s increasing portfolio and large number of apps will help in meeting the growing demand for new technology and innovation from consumers in Bahrain. The introduction of the Nokia X family in Bahrain will give consumers more reasons to consider Nokia due to its sleek design and unique offering.
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” IPS 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 is available now, is priced at BD 46 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 BD 16 and the Nokia Asha 230, the most affordable Asha touch device ever is priced at BD 23. Both products are available in single and Dual SIM variants and are available now in Intercol and all leading electronic outlets in Bahrain.
Nokia will be holding a press conference in Bahrain on Monday to launch the Nokia X, I believe this launch will be simultaneous across the GCC. The Nokia X is already exceeding expectations and it will be a great opportunity to see the device and see what Nokia has in store for us. The Lumia Blog will be covering the event and we will bring you the latest news and our thoughts about the Nokia X Family.
Stay tuned on Monday for the Nokia X Press Event.
Celebrates Two Decades of Nokia Business with Interco
• Launches 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 exclusively with VIVA Bahrain
• Instagram for all Nokia Lumia smartphones fans in the Kingdom
• Showcases imaging innovation with Nokia Lumia 1020 – 41 megapixel smartphone camera
• Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 to be retailed at all leading electronic retail outlets in the country
Manama, Bahrain – 4th December 2013 – Today Nokia and Intercol, the distributor for Nokia in Bahrain, revealed their exciting product roadmap for Bahrain highlighting Nokia’s ongoing commitment to the Kingdom’s market and its growing importance as part of Nokia’s renewed strategy for growth in the region. Senior Nokia representatives outlined its regional strategy to drive smart device leadership by showcasing six new products. Nokia and Intercol also celebrated two decades of successful relationship and business growth in Bahrain and announced the availability of Instagram for all Nokia smartphone fans in the country.
During the press conference, Nokia launched a portfolio of large screen Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 1520 and 1320, which will be available at Intercol and all leading electronic retail outlets. Nokia also showcased it’s first-ever Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520. The Bahrain launch event also included three new Asha models – including the first 3G device in the Asha Platform family of smartphones, which deliver industry leading design, new vibrant colors and a more intuitive user interface, all at an accessible price.
Speaking at the press conference, Vithesh Reddy, General Manager, Nokia Lower Gulf said, “Now more than ever, mobile devices are at the center of consumers’ lives. Especially in markets such as Bahrain, consumers are looking to capture, curate and share experiences on the go. Today we are inviting people in Bahrain to switch to Nokia. With our latest range of Lumia and Asha products, we are delivering industry leading design and imaging innovation to bigger devices at more accessible prices.”
Andrew Hanna, VIVA CCO said, “VIVA enjoys a solid partnership with Nokia which has enabled us to bring first to our customers Nokia’s latest technological innovations. We are pleased to partner with Nokia and launch exclusively the flagship Nokia Lumia 1520 for our customers.”
“Building on Nokia’s industry-leading innovation in imaging, the latest range of Lumia and Asha products enables people to capture and share the world around them like never before. Nokia has spear-headed delivering high quality, stylish devices that enables Bahrain’s evolving consumer-tech community to make the switch to Nokia. As we celebrate 20 years of a successful partnership with Nokia, we look forward to building on that legacy by bringing the latest innovations to our market,” said Dinesh Ramankutty, General Manager from Intercol.
Bring your stories to life with the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320
Continuing to redefine smartphone innovation, Nokia introduces its first ever large screen Lumia smartphones, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. With a six inch screen and the latest software advancements for Windows Phone, the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 are perfectly suited for entertainment and productivity. A new third column of tiles on the home screen means people can see and do more on a larger screen. Bringing larger displays to the award-winning Lumia design, the new format is coupled with some of the most advanced camera innovations so people can capture and share the world around them.
The Lumia 1520 offers the latest imaging innovation from Nokia – a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) enabling sharp images even in the dark as well as oversampling and zooming technology similar to the Lumia 1020. In addition to the new Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller applications, the Lumia 1520 offers a 6-inch screen and a vivid 1080p full HD display for outstanding outdoor readability. People can bring their videos to life with Nokia Rich Recording, an unparalleled audio capture using four built-in microphones. With Microsoft Office built in, documents can be edited and shared easily for maximum productivity.
The Lumia 1320 features many high-end Lumia innovations on a large 6-inch 720p display and extends the Nokia Camera app to another price range. With a range of imaging apps available, the Lumia 1320 comes with Nokia Music for free streaming of ad-free music and HERE maps and location services, so people can experience the most popular Lumia experiences at a more accessible price.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in yellow, white, black and glossy red for BHD 265 /-, while the Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black, at Intercol and all leading electronic retail outlets in the country.
Bringing Lumia innovation to Nokia’s first-ever Windows tablet – the Lumia 2520
Nokia’s first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, is designed to work anywhere, with a vivid 10.1-inch HD display that is designed to provide the best outdoor and indoor readability of any tablet. Building on Nokia’s rich mobility heritage, the Lumia 2520 combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 6.7MP camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet, ZEISS optics, letting people take beautiful pictures – even in low light. The Lumia 2520, runs on Windows RT 8.1 for a highly personal and easy to navigate experience, and also features multiple color choices and fast-charging capability – providing up to an 80% charge in one hour. With integrated HERE Maps, the Lumia 2520 is the only tablet with true offline maps for a fast and reliable maps experience.
The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 combine beautiful design with a richer mobile experience
The newest additions to the Asha Platform family of devices – the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 – join the already successful Asha 501 in pushing the boundaries of affordable smartphone innovation. All three handsets build on Nokia’s renowned design and feature a new crystal-clear look; a fusion of ice-like transparency and bold inner color encases each phone to make it both elegant and more durable. Support for 3G is available on the Asha 503, which also includes a 5MP camera and comes with a Dual SIM option.
The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 include new enhancements to the Asha Platform for even more intuitive navigation. The new Asha user interface enables faster and easier sharing of images on social networks, with one easy swipe to access the camera and one touch to post. Fastlane gives people a second home screen for quick access to frequently used apps and deeper integration with their favourite social networks. Knowing how important free messaging is to people, WhatsApp will be available for the Nokia Asha 501 and is to arrive later in the year for the new Asha devices.
The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 will be available in bright red, bright green, yellow, cyan, white and black, for BHD 28/-, BHD 36/- and BHD 38/- ; respectively.
VIVA ia the leading mobile operator in Bahrain, with the most flexible and advanced mobile plans in the island. Today VIVA launched the Nokia Lumia 925 exclusively under their unlimited Smart 20 plan where you can get the Nokia Lumia 925 for 20 BHD / Month for a period of 12 months. You also get unlimited VIVA to VIVA calls and unlimited data.
So head over to VIVA.com.bh or visit VIVA branches to grab your amazing Nokia Lumia 925.
Today I stopped by the Intercol’s Nokia display at Bahrain City Center. Check out the photos below and head over to Bahrain City Center to have a full Nokia Lumia experience from Feb 20th – March 5th 2013, 10:00am – 10:00pm.
Head over to Sharaf DG over the weekend and experience up close the Nokia Lumia range. Intercol Bahrain has been very active in their Nokia Lumia campaign all over the island. Enjoy your experience and let us know what you think of the while lumia experience. Switch to Lumia.
Visit the great Nokia Concept Store at The Centre Mall in Sanad Bahrain, for all your Nokia needs.
9:30am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 8:30pm
Tel 17 703 325