Goodbye Nokia. Hello Microsoft Devices. Yup, that’s the new name of Nokia as they formally introduced themselves during their latest product launch yesterday.
It was announced last month that the acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft has been completed and Microsoft Devices will become the new brand name. So far, no personnel changes in the executive lineup of Nokia Philippines. Karel Holub will still be in charge.
The event is really about the Nokia Lumia 630. Based on the specs, this Windows Phone pose some interesting features that could possibly gain more interest in this Android dominated market. Check out these specs:
OS: Windows Phone 8.1
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon S400
Display: 854 x 480 pixels, 4.5” IPS LCD FWVGA with Gorilla Glass 3
Wireless Connections: HSDPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GP
Memory: 8GB Internal Storage, MicroSD up to 128GB, 512MB RAM
Connectors: Micro USB port
Camera: 5.0MP Camera with Auto-Focus
SIM Card Slot: 2x Micro SIM required
Battery: 1,830 mAh
The Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone to sport a Quad-Core processor, Dual SIM Support and the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. These are the same specs that can be seen in most Android smartphones in this segment, and Microsoft is hoping that this would entice users to switch to the platform.
It will be available in Philippine shores on May 30 with an SRP of Php 7,990.00 with colors available in bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, white and black.