Microsoft Devices Group Expands Affordable Smartphone Portfolio with the Nokia X2

Delivers compelling introduction to second-generation devices and software platform

Sameer Nazir

KARACHI: Microsoft Devices Pakistan unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable Smartphones designed to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services. The Nokia X2 represents the rapid evolution of the Nokia X family, delivering an enhanced experience across apps, hardware and the user interface. The Nokia X2 offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services, and upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch Clear Black display, front-facing camera for video calling and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash. At a suggested retail price of just PKR 15,400, the Nokia X2 is a compelling choice for a new generation of smartphone buyers.

Like the Nokia X, the new Nokia X2 provides access to a world of Android apps and popular Microsoft services, while allowing people to switch between their favorite apps with the Fastlane 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 debuts 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. A pull-down notifications tab also allows people to glance at connectivity options as well as actionable items, such as software updates available for download. A new home key and visual multitasking complete the experience.

“The Nokia X family is going from strength to strength, with the Nokia X smartphone achieving No. 1 selling status in Pakistan, and other emerging markets*,”said Kamran Masood, Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan. “The Nokia X2 elevates the Nokia X experience with a stellar new design, ease of use and new Microsoft experiences. We’re proud to continue to bring smartphone innovation to lower and lower price points.”

As a gateway to Microsoft services, the Nokia X family is driving strong uptake of services such as Skype and OneDrive, while complementing the Lumia family of Smartphones. The Nokia X2 will debut with, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, with more available from the Nokia Store, including the Bing Search app.


K-Electric Outlines Precautionary Safety Measures to – Prevent Electrocution during Monsoon Weather 


Sameer Nazir

KARACHI: K-Electric (KE) has advised the citizens of Karachi to adopt precautionary safety measures in light of possible heavy rainfall in the city.

People are advised to be wary of fallen electricity wires and any objects that they may be touching, since these lines could be energized. Thus, coming into contact with telephone cables or TV wires could prove to be hazardous if those objects are touching live power cables. For the same reason, KE also suggests staying clear of debris and fallen trees.

Similarly, people are warned about touching wires, doorbells and other electrical appliances with wet hands and when it is raining.

Citizens are also urged to not take matters into their own hands in case of a power disruption caused by downed power lines. Instead, they are strongly advised to seek the utility company’s help.

“A small mistake or a slight bit of negligence could result in a fatal accident. So we urge the citizens of Karachi to take the necessary precautions because it may just prove to be life-saving. On our part, we will have our service team ready to help out in case our expertise is needed,” said KE’s spokesperson.

The company’s press statement also warned people from using metal wires for drying clothes. Instead, the company advises the use of yarn or jute rope.

KE has also reminded people to keep a safe distance from trees, tall objects and items made of metal during thunderstorms. Since water accumulates on streets, people are advised to watch out for manholes and downed wires;

In case customers want to report complains about downed lines they can call KE at 118.

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