Microsoft yesterday announced the availability of the last Nokia branded two smartphones in the market following acquisition of Nokia in April this year. Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 Dual SIM, both running the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 join the Lumia family in Kenya. The devices bring industry-leading imaging technology and more affordable pricing to the growing Kenyan smartphone market.
The Lumia 830 is an affordable flagship that delivers high-end innovation such as optical image stabilization and PureView imaging to more people, while the Lumia 730 Dual SIM offers a wide angle, front-facing camera a great selfie and Skype experience.
“Smartphone adoption is growing rapidly across East Africa, and especially in Kenya. According to GfK Retail and Technology, total smartphone market share in Kenya is currently 50 percent, compared to 30 percent at the same time last year. We are going to continue introducing stunning new products that showcase both the best of Microsoft’s digital work and digital life experiences, as well as fit with the trends we are seeing,” said Mariam Abdullahi, General Manager, East Africa, Microsoft Mobile Device Sales
The Lumia 830 offers the best of Lumia and the latest from Microsoft providing high-end experiences that add tangible value to users. The device builds on the success of the Lumia 925 and Lumia 930 offering the best of Lumia with a thin, light design. The 830m which will retail at Ksh45,000, delivers the best of Microsoft with pre-loaded Microsoft Office Mobile and comes with Lumia innovations such as integrated wireless charging in a sleek aluminium and polycarbonate design.
With a wide-angle, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera and a slim, pocketable style, the Lumia 730 Dual SIM lets people easily capture and share more. The Lumia 730 Dual SIM features a 2220 mAh battery, 8 GB of internal storage and 15 GB of free OneDrive storage, retailing at Kshs 29,000.