Karachi – 31st March, 2014: Nokia Pakistan announced today that Nokia X part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that run Android™ apps, has begun selling in Pakistan. The new device is the perfect introduction to a world of Android apps, coupled with signature Nokia experiences, and the most popular Microsoft services, as well as free internet for 6 months from Telenor - Pakistan’s leading cellular provider.
The Nokia X features Nokia’s renowned quality and design, with a fresh, tile-based user interface inspired by our Lumia family. It comes 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 side loading. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of very popular third-party apps and games.
“We believe that our new offering will resonate with consumers around the country and set a great precedent for the level of quality that can be achieved in the fast-growing, affordable smartphone segment” said Arif Shafique, Country General Manager, Nokia Pakistan & Afghanistan.
Omer Bin Tariq, Director Internet & Devices at Telenor Pakistan, added: “Telenor believes in empowering societies through communication technology, and our 6 months’ free internet offer with the Nokia X is aimed at extending the real benefits of internet to consumers in Pakistan. Telenor has further cemented its position as the leader in the internet area, and this co-launch is yet another step towards building a strong partnership between Telenor and Nokia”.
Nokia X is a beautifully crafted smartphone with Nokia’s signature design approach and bold, bright colours like bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white. At only 10.4mm thin, the slim, durable monobody design sports a 4” scratch-proof display and capacitive touch screen along with a 3MP camera. The device runs on the Nokia X Software Platform and is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core Processor and 512MB RAM. It has a 4GB built-in memory and 32GB expandable memory. Nokia X also offers access to popular Microsoft services, including Skype, OneDrive, Outlook.com etc. Customers will also benefit from Telenor’s free internet for 6 months on purchase of the Nokia X from anywhere in Pakistan.
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
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About Telenor Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan is a provider of high quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has over 33 million subscribers, over 2,800 employees and a nationwide network covering more than 8,000 cities. It holds a majority share in Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia.