Microsoft Devices launches Nokia X2

Microsoft Devices today unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the Nokia X family of affordable smartphones designed to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services.

The Nokia X2 is representative of the evolution of the Nokia X family, delivering an enhanced experience across user interface, hardware and apps. The Nokia X2, available at a best buy price of Rs 8,699 offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane and more Microsoft services. It also offers upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display,5 MP rear camera with autofocus and flash; and a VGA front camera.

“The Nokia X2 is a compelling choice for the new generation of smartphone buyers providing an enhanced experience across interface, hardware and apps. The enhancements on the Nokia X2 lead to a richer, faster and easier experiencedesigned to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services,” said Sari Harju, head – Mobile Phones, Nokia India Sales, a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile.

The Nokia X2 has the next-generation Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 and major enhancements to the user interface. People can choose between three types of screens to facilitate navigation: the colorful “home” with resizable tiles; Fastlane to access recent apps and future calendar items; and a new Lumia-inspired apps list, from which people can pin items to the home screen.

Like the Nokia X, the new Nokia X2 provides access to a world of Android apps and popular Microsoft services and signature Nokia experiences while allowing people to switch between their favorite apps with the Fast lane feature. The Nokia X2 delivers an even more intuitive, smoother user experience powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor featuring a dual core 1.2 Ghz CPU and 1 GB of RAM.

The Nokia X2 will be available at launch in glossy orange, black and green, with glossy yellow, white and matte dark grey coming later to the lineup.

To allow consumers to enjoy apps on Nokia X2, Microsoft Devices has tied up with Airtel to give users free unlimited download of Android Apps for six months. The plan allows upto 500 MB of free usage through which consumers can download their favorite apps via the Nokia Store and the 1Mobile store.

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