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Lumia 830 Now Available In Bahrain

Bringing flagship style and performance to more people 
with integrated Microsoft experiences and superior PureView imaging

9 November, Manama, Bahrain: Microsoft Devices today announced the availability of the affordable flagship Lumia 830 in Bahrainor BD 156. With a premium design, superior PureView imaging and integrated Microsoft services, Lumia 830 makes high-end innovation more affordable.


Packing the very best Lumia innovations including Wireless Charging, Optimized Image Stabilization and personal wellness monitoring features such as SensorCore into an ultra-sleek package, the Lumia 830 delivers:

·         Incredible image and video quality, day or night, Lumia 830 captures sharp images with a 10-megapixel PureView camera with ZEISS optics, Rich Recording, and our thinnest optical image stabilization system to date.

·         Living Images that make your camera roll come alive, and share on social networks using Storyteller.

·         The latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim, providing faster connections to everything that matters with Notification Center, Live Tiles, Microsoft Office. 

·         Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Office with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint available out of the box for leading productivity on the go.

·         Live, sync, and instantly share with 15GB of OneDrive storage, which securely connects content with friends, family, and colleagues on the go.

·         A world of apps including Instagram, Adidas miCoach, Vimeo, and Flipboard – plus apps that sync across devices so you can pick up where you left off. 

·         A powerful processor, delivering a fast and smooth web browsing, gaming, and overall user experience on a beautiful, sharp 5-inch ClearBlack display.

·         ‘SensorCore’ low-power motion sensing tracks motion and location even while the phone is ‘asleep’ in your pocket – perfect for exercise and exploration – for apps like Bing Health and Fitness, and Adidas miCoach.

·         A 2200 mAh battery that keeps you going, while built-in wireless charging adds convenience (charging pad sold separately).

“With PureView imaging, wireless charging and wealth of other great features, the Lumia 830 delivers the best innovations and experiences from our flagship smartphones at a more affordable price, underscoring Microsoft’s commitment to offer a competitive Windows Phone experience for everyone,” said Jon French, Vice President , Microsoft Devices Middle East. 
The Lumia 830 is expected to be available in Bahrain at all leading electronic retail outlets in a range of colours including bright orange, bright green, white and black.

Tech specs summary:


Lumia 830

Operating System

Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim


5” ClearBlack IPS-LCD 1280*720p screen

Sunlight Readability

Curved (“2.25D”) Gorilla 3.0 glass, 

Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage


Removable 2200 mAh battery

Integrated Qi wireless charging


1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor

Main Camera

PureView 10 MP with Optical Image Stabilization 

Improved Nokia Camera. LED flash, ZEISS optics

Front Facing Camera

1 MP, 720p video


16GB + 15GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB



High five for Microsoft Lumia 535

Today sees the launch of the new Microsoft Lumia 535, our “5x5x5” smartphone package bringing a 5-inch screen, 5-megapixel front- and rear-facing camera, and free integrated Microsoft experiences (such as Skype and OneNote) to more people at an affordable price.

Lumia 535 comes in two flavors: 3G Single SIM, or 3G Smart Dual SIM, both loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim Update right out of the box.

That means you’ll get a hugely personal experience with features including one-swipe Action CenterWord Flow, Live Folders and Cortana (where available).

Featuring the same wide-angle, 5-megapixel front-facing camera as the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735, the Lumia 535 not only provides you with crystal-clear imagery and the Lumia selfie app, but you’ll also be able to get more in shot during those Skype calls.

For all those other non-selfie photographs, the rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with flash and the Lumia Camera app are at hand to beautifully and effortlessly capture the world.

With a 5-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1GB RAM, hoverboardng through an underground metro system with Subway Surfers, editing documents in Microsoft Office, or posting your Lumia selfies to Instagram is super-easy.

When it comes to storage, the Lumia 535 comes with 8GB of memory. If you need more, simply slide in a microSD card, with support up to 128 GB, or use the 15 GB free OneDrive storage to store all your photos or documents.

Designed to be tough and durable and stay as vibrant and colorful as the day you bought it, the Lumia 535 is inherently colored and available in cyan, bright green, bright orange, white, dark grey, and black.


To add an extra layer of protection or some additional style, a cover has been created that perfectly complements the Lumia 535.

Interested in big sounds? The Lumia 535 supports Bluetooth LE and can connect easily to the Portable Wireless Speaker, or for those with wires try the Coloud Bang.

Lumia 535 3G Single SIM and Lumia 535 3G Dual SIM will be available from November at an estimated RRP of 110 EUR before taxes and subsidies with sales starting in China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh, with other countries to follow.

#highfive #Lumia535


Microsoft Lumia Branded Smartphone Set To Be Revealed On November 11

How to enable Cortana outside supported countries

Siri vs. Cortana – Happy Anniversary (Commercial)

Say hello to Cortana, your new personal assistant. Cortana will remind you to leave early to beat traffic and help you get to your destination on time, will remind you that you need milk when passing the grocery store, and will remind you to say happy birthday when your mom calls. Available now on the new Nokia Lumia 635 and on other Lumia phones.

One Coin for All of Your Cards – Interesting Tech (Off Topic)

Coin – – was featured on Wall Street Journal, The Verge, AllThingsD, Time, NBC, Today Show, CNET, VentureBeat, GigaOm, Entrepreneur, Forbes, ABC News, FastCompany, Engagdet, Inc, Gizmodo, Mashable, BGR, TheNextWeb, PandoDaily, and more! You can now Pre-Order Coin For 50% Off right now, Coin starts shipping Summer 2014.

So what is a Coin?

Q. What is a Coin?A. Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry. Coin works with your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards. Instead of carrying several cards you carry one Coin. Multiple accounts and information all in one place.

Q. How much does a Coin cost?A. Each Coin costs $100. For you early adopters there is a very limited quantity that can be purchased for $50.

Q. What card details does the Coin display?A. The Coin’s screen will display the credit/debit card brand (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa) if applicable, last 4 digits of the card number, expiration date, and CVV/CVC (if applicable).

Q. Will my Coin work outside the U.S.?A. Not in all cases.

U.S.-based customers: Coin will work overseas, but we recommend that you bring a backup card when you travel.

Customers located outside of the U.S.: Coin does not support chip & pin (EMV) yet. If the country you live in requires EMV for credit and debit cards, we recommend holding off your purchase for now unless you only plan to use Coin for gift, loyalty, and membership cards.

Read the Full FAQ @

What’s new in Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 delivers great features like Cortana, action center, and new entertainment apps—along with a host of smaller refinements that will make your phone a delight to use every day. Dive in here to see what’s in our latest release. How do I get Windows Phone 8.1?

Moving from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1? Check out What’s changed in Windows Phone for the lowdown on the differences.

Meet Cortana, your digital assistant

Cortana can help you make calls, send texts, take notes, and more. She can also set reminders and alarms and keep track of things that interest you (such as news, weather, or traffic). And of course Cortana’s no slouch at finding stuff—on your phone or on the web. (Cortana is only available in some countries and regions.) Meet her


Start screen splendor

Use a favorite photo as the Tile background on your Start screen—the Tiles fit together like puzzle pieces to display the full image. There’s now an optional extra column of medium Tiles, too—turn it on and off in your phone’s settings. Learn how to set it up


Find some downtime with quiet hours

Turn on quiet hours when you’re ready for a break from rings, beeps, buzzes, and banners. And don’t worry: Cortana can let people know you’re busy, fill you in later on who called, and make sure your inner circle can still get through. (Cortana is only available in some countries and regions.)


Folders on Start

New in Windows Phone 8.1 Update. Get organized! With Windows Phone 8.1 Update, you can create folders on your Start screen and name them whatever you’d like—just tap and hold a Tile, then push it on top of another one. Find out how


Apps for entertainment

Get your movies and TV on the go with the Xbox Video app—browse, buy, and watch. The newPodcasts app makes it easier to search and subscribe, and you can now get new tunes right in the Xbox Music app.


A fun (and fast) way to type

Once you get the hang of shape writing, you won’t believe how quick, easy, and accurate it is. Just slide your finger around the Word Flow keyboard and the words magically take shape.


The world is your hotspot

Wi-Fi Sense helps you save cellular data by connecting you automatically to crowdsourced open Wi-Fi networks. It can even accept the terms of use on your behalf and provide other info to networks that ask for it. You can also use Wi-Fi Sense to exchange access to password-protected networks with your contacts.

Filing fun

With the Files app, you can search for, open, copy, share, move, and delete docs, photos, music, and more on your phone and SD card.

Notifications and settings

One swipe down from the top of your screen opens action center, where you can see notifications and quickly turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. The new volume control gives you separate sliders for your ringer and apps. You can back up more stuff to the cloud. And Storage Sense gives you a handle on your storage space—see what’s taking up space, set your SD card as the default location for installing apps, and more.


Capture that perfect moment

Kids, pets, breaching humpback whales—the new burst mode makes it easy to take great photos of challenging subjects. Plus, the camera viewfinder now offers one-tap access to favorite settings, Lens apps, and your Camera Roll.


Project yourself

You can now project your phone screen to a PC to show off family photos and whatever else you want. Just download the Project My Screen app to your PC, plug in a USB cable, and project away.

Find it on your phone

Get search results from your phone—including email, messaging, contacts, settings, calendar, music, and apps. You’ll see your phone results right alongside your web, local, and other hits.


More from Bing

Great Bing apps now come preinstalled on your phone—Weather, News, Sports, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and more.

A spruced-up calendar

Calendar gets a major refresh with new interactive views—tap a day, and it expands to show details (and they scroll!). Plus you’ll see the weather forecast for each day, and it’s easy to add a new event from an email or text message.


Better browsing

Updates to Internet Explorer include InPrivate browsing, reading mode, and new settings to help conserve cellular data as you browse. Plus, your tabs can now sync to your PC and Windows tablet—just sign in everywhere with your Microsoft account and you’re good to go!


Sync passwords and more with Windows

Sync more with your Windows 8 tablet or PC, including many passwords and app settings. You can also sync Internet Explorer favorites and tabs, your theme color, and your favorite places in Maps.

Keep it all together in your Wallet

Keep track of even more in your Wallet—events, travel tickets, and more—plus get time- and location-based reminders for your tickets and deals.


Easier than ever to get the apps you want

The Windows Phone Store now serves up personalized app recommendations just for you. Your apps can now update automatically over Wi-Fi, and you’ll see your download progress right in the Store app. You’ll also be able to view your app purchase history, making it easy to reinstall.


For business

Now you can use VPN to connect to your workplace network on your phone. S/MIME offers added security for email sent to and from an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) account, and workplace accounts provide a handy way for companies to give employees the apps and info they need to do their jobs. Plus, new features in Office Mobile make it even easier to get work done on the go: save Office docs to your SD card and share even more things to OneNote.

New for accessibility

Whether it’s emails, text messages, settings, or other text on your phone, you can count onNarrator to read it aloud for you.


  • Some apps and features won’t work on phones with less than 1 GB of RAM. To see how much memory your phone has, check the manufacturer’s website or your phone’s documentation. Some features might not be available in your country or region or may vary depending on your mobile operator or manufacturer. For more information, see Feature and service availability.
  • Some features are only available if your phone is running the latest version of the Windows Phone software. See How do I update my phone software? for more information about how to update your phone.

Lumia Cyan update Now Available for the 1520 In The GCC

The Lumia Cyan Update has just started rolling out for the Lumia 152o in the GCC countries. Although the special Nokia page on Global Availability is not yet updated with the news. I have just updated my Lumia 1520 to Lumia Cyan. and will updating to update 1 on the preview for developers program.

If you are living in the GCC and have a 1520 then head over to Phone Update and click check for update. your phone should start updating to Lumia Cyan.


So what does the Lumia Cyan update bring to the 1520, check out he image below. do let me know if you received the update. and share your thoughts.

If you have other Lumia phones that did not yet receive the Cyan Update in your country/region check out the Global Availability page by heading to this Link.


Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Now Available For The Preview for Developer Users


As promised last week, Microsoft have started the rollout of Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 for users registered with the Preview for Developer Program.

I have just started receiving the update on my Lumia 930. Update 1 brings some enhancements to Windows Phone 8.1 including Live Folders, Updated Xbox Music App, Store Live Tile, SMS Improvements, App Corner and privacy and security enhancements.

I will be bringing you a video tour of the new enhancements soon. If you are registered with the Preview for Developer Program, you should be getting a notification to update.

Do let me know what you think of the new Update 1.

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