Microsoft unveils Two Smartphone Models for Indian market

Global software major Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out two models of its smartphones under Lumia brand, which it acquired from erstwhile mobile handset maker Nokia.

“As upward mobile consumers are looking for a device with more flexibility to switch between work and play, we are launching two models — Lumia 640XL and Lumia 640 — for the Indian market,” Microsoft Mobile Devices director for south T.S. Sridhar told reporters at a product preview.

Both the models are manufactured at the company’s integrated plant in Vietnam.

“Both devices offer seamless integration with a choice of screen sizes and camera capabilities besides our software services for work, at home and on the go,” Sridhar said.

Priced at Rs.15,799 and Rs.11,999, respectively, the 640XL and 640 enable users to access, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks with Microsoft’s office suite.

“The XL model enables users to connect with work and personal e-mail while on the go, with Microsoft Outlook built-in,” Sridhar said.

It also enables to switch seamlessly between voice and video calls with built-in Skype integration.

With 1GB memory and a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the device allows users to access important documents or run their favourite websites, apps (applications) and games.

“Both models have the latest version of Windows 8.1 and have dual SIM 3G variants,” Sridhar said.

As an introductory offer till June, the company is offering a 12-month Office 365 Personal subscription worth Rs.3,299, with one TB of storage.

“The second model (Lumia 640) will be available only through Flipkart, while 640 XL will be on sale through our channel partners across the country offline too,” Sridhar added.

The US-based Microsoft acquired Finland’s Nokia for $7.2 billion in April 2014. (IANS)

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