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New Lumia smartphones hit stores in Qatar
CGC Expands Nokia’s Innovative and Affordable Windows Phone 8 Portfolio with Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520
Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520 deliver high-end Lumia innovation to more affordable price points
Consolidated Gulf Company (CGC), the distributor for Nokia phones in Qatar, has expanded its Nokia Windows Phone 8 portfolio with the retail launch of Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 720. The new range which represents Nokia’s strategy to bring innovative technologies from flagship devices to a wider audience will be available at all major retail outlets in the State of Qatar.
Anil Mahajan, COO, CGC, stated: “The launch of Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 marks a welcome new addition to the Nokia Lumia family of smartphones in Qatar. These devices are among the perfect choice for people looking to upgrade to a Lumia Windows Phone and wanting a taste of some of that high-end innovation.”
“The new line-up of Nokia Lumia devices offers compelling evidence of Nokia’s philosophy that buying an affordable smartphone shouldn’t mean compromising on the experience. They are affordable devices that offer the unique features that everyone loves about Lumia – beautiful design, extraordinary imaging, great tools for location and navigation, stellar accessories and wonderful apps,” said Tom Farrell, Vice President, Nokia Middle East.
Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 520 is Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, delivering experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Music for free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location navigation suite. A four inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price.
The Nokia Lumia 520’s five-megapixel autofocus camera adds a touch of fun to taking pictures with Nokia’s digital camera lenses. ‘Cinemagraph’ brings pictures to life with animation and allows users to easily share the fun with friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. ‘Smart Shoot’ takes multiple group pictures with a single click allowing users to choose the best expression for the perfect shot or even remove people altogether, while the ‘Panorama’ lens provides an easy way to capture super-wide-angled photos of any beautiful scene.
Music lovers can make most out of their Lumia devices with the newly introduced Nokia Music which allows users to stream unlimited music for free without ads or sign in. Users can even download their favorite playlists to listen offline.
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes in four colors, including yellow, red, black and white and will be available across Qatar only at QR 680.
Nokia Lumia 720
The Nokia Lumia 720 is packed with surprises, but its biggest area of innovation is in one of Nokia’s key strengths – the camera. The Nokia Lumia 720 delivers a high end camera performance at a mid-range price point. A large f/1.9 aperture and exclusive Carl Zeiss optics are designed to deliver bright, clear pictures day and night, while the HD-quality, wide-angle front-facing camera makes taking pictures with friends and video calling more enjoyable. The Lumia 720 also packs Nokia’s best front-facing camera, which is sure to be popular for the region’s growing phenomenon of self-portraits. In addition, 4.3” ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 2.0 display also boosts visibility from different and wider angles.
The sleek and stylish smartphone comes with the latest high-end Nokia Lumia experiences, including Nokia Music, the HERE location navigation suite, and the option to add wireless charging with a snap-on wireless charging cover. As well as being the sleekest Lumia yet, the Nokia Lumia 720 is also the first to have curved glass at this price point and its polycarbonate unibody feels smooth and almost completely seamless.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes in the white and yellow colors, and will be available at all leading retail outlets only at QR 1250.
Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC) is one of the first technology companies in Qatar with diversified interests in Telecommunication, Information Technology, ELV/Security/ Building Automation, Engineering, BPO and Mobile Telephony domains. Certified to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008, Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 and Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 18001:2007, CGC has been catering to the wide-ranging technological requirements of almost all big giants in Qatar since 1987, offering total turnkey solutions and in-depth services ranging from Consultancy to Engineering Design, Planning, Procurement, Project Management, Enterprise Technology Infrastructure Setup & Commissioning, Technical Manpower Outsourcing and long term Operations & Maintenance services. Further on, as the only Nokia representative in Qatar for 17 plus years, CGC offers total mobility solutions through its vast chain of more than 350 Retail and Dealer Outlets as well as Service Centers spread across the country.
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