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Microsoft Unveils Lumia 930 & Lumia 630 | Priced at KES 60K & 16.5K

Patrick Henchie , Head Product Management East and South Africa Microsof...
Patrick Henchie , Head Product Management East and South Africa Microsoft

At just Kshs 16,500 and Kshs 60,000, Lumia lovers can get themselves the Lumia 630 and 930 respectivelyafter the firm unveiled them today in Kenya, both running on Windows Phone 8.1.

The Lumia 630, the successor to the successful Lumia 520 is a phone for first-time smartphone users or users who a phone with a  vibrant design with changeable covers and faster interaction with their friends on various social networks. With a 4.5 inch screen, and quad-core Snapdragon processor users have access to a Nokia Camera, free MixRadio streaming and HERE maps. At Ksh 16,500 the Lumia 630 is an affordable affordable smartphone.

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Also launched today, Lumia 930 is a high-end, call it premium smartphone for consumers with great taste and who also want to run their businesses on mobile.  It runs on a powerful 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM plus has a 20MP PureView camera, with Carl ZEISS optics and one can even take an image of their chart for use in a business meeting.

For those who love video, the Lumia 930 also comes with unparalleled HD video and four high-performance microphones for clarity and unwanted noise. It’s five-inch, 1080p Full HD, ClearBlack screen display and Nokia Rich Recording are great tools for both business and lifestyle consumers. The phone has a 2420 mAh battery promising  close to 8 hours normal use.

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Both phones come with Microsoft services such as Office mobile, 15GB free OneDrive storage and have  Xbox built-in for an always on gaming experience from phone, to PC, to Xbox.

And another addition, all Windows Phone 8 customers can also download and update to Windows Phone 8.1 in the coming months said Patrick Henchie, head of product for Microsoft Mobile Devices in South and East Africa.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Live Tiles have been improved to add the possibility of a third row of tiles to all Windows Phones, plus ability to use personal photos as backgrounds.  The calender has been reworked, and it makes it easier to connect and manage devices  for both business and lifestyle use.

The firm also launched a mobile phone insurance partnership with Kenya’s Orient Insurance Ltd.

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Sam Wakoba
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Taking you on tour through Africa's tech and business ecosystem, one story at a time since 2010! Based out of Nairobi, Kenya, Sam is the founder and managing director of Moran Media, which runs  TechMoran.com, various other digital platforms and a startup incubation hub for Kenya's youthful entrepreneurs. Drop me a mail at [email protected]

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