Kazam brings the Thunder with 2 new Windows Phones for MWC
European brand Kazam today announced its Mobile World Congress portfolio, which includes no less than 5 Windows devices. Making their debut at the show will be three tablets and two phones.
The Windows Phones will be part of the Thunder line, and introduced today is the 450W and 450WL. Both come with the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1. It isn't the first Windows Phone that Kazam has launched, but a return is welcome and shows a commitment to the platform.
Kazam focuses on offering quality devices at aggressive price points. So, on the hardware front, here's what makes up the Thunder 450 phones. They're largely the same underneath bar LTE support and some minor CPU differences and there's a slightly different look on the outside. The 450W comes in this rather fetching shade of lime, while the 450WL is a little more restrained, with Champagne and Silver versions on offer.
Pricing and specific regional availability is not available at this time, but the company will be on hand in Barcelona to show off the devices for the first time. Of course, Windows Central will be there to take a look first hand, so stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, check out some more images and the full press release below.
KAZAM Announces New 2015 Phones & Tablets Includes low cost LTE & Windows Phones and Tablets
London, February 24th 2015 – KAZAM, European mobile brand, today announces the launch of its latest phones and tablets in the build up to Mobile World Congress.
New KAZAM Trooper range
KAZAM is introducing six new models to its volume selling Trooper range. The addition of an entry level LTE phone will drive further sales, particularly in regions that have adopted the technology at a faster rate than expected. The Trooper range has always been about smart phones, at smarter prices, and the KAZAM Trooper 445L does not disappoint. The 4.5-inch quad-core smartphone boasts the latest 4G/LTE technology, in a sleek brushed metal-effect design, making it a complete all-rounder. When combined with KAZAM's trademark proposition (Free Screen Protection for 12 months, KAZAM Rescue and 3 year warranty), it makes the Trooper range hard to beat in value. Additional models in the range also include the KAZAM Trooper 440L, 450, 451, 450L and 455.
Michael Coombes, KAZAM CEO commented, "As a dedicated European mobile brand, KAZAM has responded to the demand for choice at every level. Today's announcement further demonstrates our commitment to the market, innovating in areas often overlooked."
KAZAM debuts three Windows tablets, and adds two more Windows Phones
KAZAM continues to strengthen its relationship with Microsoft Corp. with the introduction of three Windows 8.1 tablets, as well as the new KAZAM Thunder 450W and 450WL Windows-based smartphones. The Windows 8.1 tablets, the KAZAM L10, L8 & L7 are reliable, easy to use and affordable. With the familiar Windows experience, people are able to be more productive and get more done. The KAZAM L8 tablet is lightweight, robust & sleek, equipped with Intel quad-core performance and 2MP rear and front cameras, perfect for capturing images or making calls using Skype. All KAZAM phones & tablets run Windows Phones 8.1, delivering an intuitive and easy to navigate user experience. Through Microsoft services like OneNote and OneDrive, people can easily sync their documents in the cloud making them available on their Windows PC or Windows Phone, perfect for the new mobile world we are living in.
"We are delighted to expand our relationship with KAZAM," said Peter Han, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, OEM Division, Microsoft. "These new Windows tablets and phones will diversify KAZAM's Windows offerings across Europe and provide customers with a consistent yet personalised experience across devices."
New KAZAM Life feature phone
Delivering on the commitment to provide a choice of mobile devices, KAZAM adds a new feature phone to its 'easy to use' KAZAM Life range. With its stylish clam design, the KAZAM Life C6 has all the elements of a classic feature phone, with well-spaced keys, easy access to contacts, emails and the Internet. It is equipped with a myriad of handy details such as the SOS button that automatically sends texts or calls the pre-registered numbers from a dedicated SOS list, ensuring complete peace of mind.
KAZAM launched across Europe in November 2013 with the ambition to challenge the industry status quo. The straight talking brand is focused on producing quality phones at aggressive price points. However, the KAZAM proposition has always been more than just mobile devices. All KAZAM smartphones come with KAZAM Rescue, free cracked screen replacement and three-year warranty.
The new KAZAM devices will be made available across Europe with country specific announcements coinciding with in-store availability.
Keep an eye on http://www.kazam.mobi for updates.
*KAZAM Rescue and three-year warranty are currently only available on Android Smartphones.
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