Photo - (From left) Gary Chan, Head of Marketing, Nokia Pan Asia; Dick Yoong, Country Manager, Nokia Malaysia and Brunei; Wind Koh, Advisor to LINE Malaysia; Eda Lim, Head of Marketing, Nokia Malaysia and Brunei; and Steve Chan, Product Marketing Manager, Nokia Malaysia and Brunei.
Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has launched Nokia X in Malaysia, to serve as an affordable introduction to the world of Android apps while including some Microsoft services, it said.
During the launch in Kuala Lumpur, Nokia Pan Asia head of marketing Gary Chan said the Nokia X features the company's quality and design with a tile-based user interface in tune with the Lumia family of devices.
"We believe this unique combination [of Android apps and some Windows services] will resonate with consumers around the world and set a great precedent for the level of quality that can be achieved in the fast-growing, affordable smartphone segment." said Chan.
He said that out of the box, users can enjoy signature Nokia experiences including free Here Maps, with true offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, and Nokia MixRadio for free music streaming and downloadable playlists. The Nokia X is also an affordable introduction to popular Microsoft services, including free cloud storage using OneDrive.
"We are happy to be one of the first countries to launch the much anticipated Nokia X", said Nokia country manager, Malaysia and Brunei, Dick Yoong "The Nokia X would be a great device for Malaysians with Fastlane, signature Nokia experiences and a number of third party apps, in addition to a sturdy and attractive build at an affordable price."
With the purchase of Nokia X smartphone, people will get one month of Skype's Unlimited World Subscription for a limited time, ideal to make international calls to landlines in more than 60 countries and to mobile phones in 8 countries, said Yoong.
LINE Malaysia advisor, Wind Koh, said: "We are excited to be a part of this launch, introducing the brand new Nokia X, continuing the cutting edge legacy of its predecessors. We are confident that our association with Nokia will reinforce LINE's position as the preferred multiplatform instant messaging service among consumers."
Additional specifications for the Nokia X (which has a recommended retail price of RM399 [US$121.67] and is available by next week):
- 4'' capacitive touch screen
- 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core Processor
- 512MB RAM
- 3MP camera
- Dual SIM
- Up to 32GB expandable memory
- 1500 mAH battery
- Satellite GPS
- Available colours: Bright green, bright red, black and white
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