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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Most affordable Microsoft Lumia arrives in Kenya

Microsoft Mobile GM East Africa Mariam Abdullahi (right) and Jumia Kenya MD Parinaz Firozi
Two new Microsoft Lumia smartphones, the Microsoft Lumia 435 and Microsoft Lumia 532, are now available in Kenya for Ksh. 10,200 and Ksh. 11,750 respectively. The Lumia 435 is the most affordable Lumia yet, with core smartphone features, the best Windows Phone experiences and access to the latest apps. 


The Lumia 435 opens up the Windows Phone experience to even more people, while Lumia 532 is a powerful quad core smartphone that builds on the success of the Lumia 530. With a premium layered design, glance screen, front facing camera and more memory, the Lumia 532 enables people to achieve their goals with the best of Microsoft’s experiences:

·         Switch effortlessly between voice and video calls with built-in Skype integration and a front-facing camera.
·         Read, review, edit and share on the go with the full suite of Microsoft Office on Windows Phone preinstalled.
·         Keep your photos, videos and Office documents safely backed up with 30 GB of free* OneDrive cloud storage.
·         Easily manage work and personal email on the fly, with Microsoft Outlook.
·         Capture photos quickly and easily with Lumia Camera and take, edit and share great selfies with the front-facing camera and Lumia Selfie app.
·         Have your home screen your way with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Centre, Word Flow and Live Folders.
·         Stay up-to-date with the best new features through regular Windows updates.

“The Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 show our commitment to bring Windows smartphones to as many people as possible. Both devices are fantastic for those moving to a smartphone for the very first time”, notes Patrick Henchie, head of product, Microsoft Mobile Device Sales, Sub-Sahara Africa.

From Left,Arash Afsarian Heads of online sale and marketing Microsoft, Managing Director Jumia KE Parinaz Firozi
Tech specification summary:
Lumia 435 Dual SIM

Operating system
Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
HERE location services
Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+
Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display
4” WVGA LCD 800x480 pixels screen
Battery
1560 mAh battery
Processor
1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
Main camera
2 MP FF, Lumia Camera
Front facing camera
VGA
Memory
8GB + 30GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB
Dimensions
118.1 x 64.7 x 11.7mm
134.1g

Lumia 532 Dual SIM

Operating system
Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
HERE location services
Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+
Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display
4” WVGA LCD 800x480 screen
Battery
1560 mAh battery
Processor
1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
Main camera
5 MP FF, Lumia Camera
Front facing camera
VGA
Memory
8GB + 30GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB
Dimensions
118.9 x 65.5 x 11.6mm
136.3g

The Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 are now available in black and white countrywide across Kenya. For the first time people can now also purchase Lumia devices online via www.jumia.co.ke.

Lumia devices now available on Jumia
With the developing online shopping culture, and to make the Lumia device experience available to as wide an audience as possible, Microsoft Lumia smartphones are now available on Jumia, the leading online e-commerce platform in Africa.

“Statistics shared by Communication’s Authority of Kenya (CAK) indicate that the total number of data/internet subscriptions grew by close to six percent, and now stand at nearly 15 million. This is clear indicator that people in Kenya are using the internet more and more every day. The trend provides a great opportunity for Microsoft to partner with a leading online sales channel, Jumia, to offer people an alternative, convenient and safe option to purchase our devices,” notes Mariam Abdullahi, general manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales, East Africa.

“We are looking forward to building a long-term and successful relationship with Microsoft. Kenyan consumers will appreciate getting great prices and knowing that the quality of their Lumia devices is guaranteed. Being the online launch pad for Microsoft in Kenya will enable both of our brands to reach new customers and provide them with a great customer experience,” says Parinaz Firozi, managing director, Jumia Kenya.
Offers include;
Name + Model Number
Price
105  Single sim
1,949
108   Dual Sim
2,949
Nokia 107
2,449
Nokia 130 Dual Sim
2,449
225    Dual sim
5,199
Lumia 530
8,699
Lumia 630
14,099
Lumia 625
15,899
Lumia 730
23,199
Lumia 830
36,699
Lumia 930
49,999
Lumia  535
12,799
Lumia 435
8,699

To make and purchase, users can simply:
1.     Go to www.jumia.co.ke and identify the device of choice by searching for it or browse using the categories.
2.     Click the BUY NOW button. This action adds the device to your cart. Then proceed to checkout and follow the process.
3.     Confirm shipping location and input contact details.
4.     Delivery is made anywhere in Kenya or one has a choice to pick up the item for free at the company’s offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru; and payments can be made via cash or mobile money transfer
5.     Devices above Ksh.5000 will be delivered for free within Nairobi while devices above Ksh. 8000 are delivered for free in all major cities.

All devices purchased from Jumia and all other authorized dealers in Kenya will have a 12 month warranty program, and owners can also take up insurance for their respective devices through Kenya Orient Insurance Limited.

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