14th August, 2014, Manama, Bahrain: Microsoft Devices has announced the local availability of the Nokia X2 in Bahrain. The Nokia X2 expands the affordable smartphone portfolio and is designed to make mobile Internet and cloud services accessible to all.
The device offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services, and upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash. At a suggested retail price of BD 52, the Nokia X2 is a compelling choice for a new generation of smartphone buyers.
“The Nokia X2 was designed to help the next billion people connect to the mobile Internet and cloud services, affordably. Following on the fantastic reception to the Nokia X family in Bahrain, we’re pleased to offer the next, evolutionary step in the line-up with the stunningly designed and affordable Nokia X2,” said Jon French, Vice President Middle East, Microsoft Mobile Devices.
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 1.2Ghz 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. 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 Outlook.com, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, with more available from the Nokia Store, including the Bing Search app.
The Nokia X2 features a seamless monobody and showcases a new approach to the design of the exchangeable back covers that fuses a brightly colored core with a translucent outer layer. The overall result is a durable device that appears lit from within.
The Nokia X2 will be available at all leading retail outlets in glossy orange, black, green, white, with matte dark grey and matte yellow coming later to the lineup.