Nokia Lumia 625 now available in East Africa

By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya

Nokia has unveiled Lumia 625 in the the East African market in a bid to regain its waning market share for smart phones.

The new phone targets budget wary smartphone lovers.

“The Nokia Lumia 625 combines high end innovation and experiences with a  4.7” screen and high speed connectivity, to bring entertainment to new audiences on a budget,” said Bruce Howe, general manager for Nokia East Africa. “This is a great addition to our Lumia portfolio in the region and shows our commitment to constantly bringing innovation at every price point”. 

The phone "offers the choice of semi-transparent changeable shells; available in white, black and yellow which add to the Live Tile personalisation brought by Windows Phone 8."  It offers access to over 165,000 apps and leading Nokia services out of the box.

Key features  include Nokia Smart Camera, which allows users to capture the perfect shot every time, and Nokia Cinemagraph, which transforms pictures into living memories.

The Nokia Lumia 625 is 4G/LTE ready smartphone, capable of offering up to 10x faster video streaming and internet surfing. Content like games, apps, and free navigation with Maps and Drive are also easier to follow on its big screen.

Running Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 625 provides leading personalisation with changeable Live Tiles that update direct to the home screen, whilst the People Hub makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family. There’s also Xbox Live, Microsoft Office integration and 7GB of online SkyDrive storage that add to the 8GB of in built memory, and SD memory card support of up to 64GB.

The Nokia Lumia 625 recommended retail prices:

Kenya: KES 28,900               

Tanzania: TZS 525,000

Uganda: UGX 839,000


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