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Microsoft Devices to Sell its Smartphones Online on Daraz.pk

By | August 29, 2014 5 Comments

Microsoft Devices Pakistan recently signed an MoU with Daraz.pk, enabling fans of Windows Phones to browse, select and purchase their favourite Lumia devices directly from the comfort of their homes. Daraz.pk is Pakistan’s leading online shopping portal. This collaboration presents Lumia devices to a unique segment of online shoppers. The Lumia series, known for its innovation and trendiness, is one of the fastest growing smartphone [...]

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Telenor Pakistan Inaugurates Location Based Disaster Warning SMS System

By | August 29, 2014 No Comments

Aimed at mitigating the impact of disasters and extending timely relief to the victims by introducing in Pakistan the first of its kind innovative location based early warning SMS system, Telenor Pakistan has recently signed an agreement with its emergency response partners, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for Beneficiary Communications Project. The agreement was signed by Michael Patrick Foley, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor Pakistan and [...]

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HTC Unveils Desire 510, a Mid-Range Quad Core Phone with LTE

By | August 28, 2014 5 Comments

HTC has added a new member in its desire series that is named as the Desire 510 smartphone, a combination of mid-range specs and LTE connectivity. Weighing 158 grams, and with dimensions of 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm, this smartphone gets furnished with fine plastic design boasting a 4.7” inch-screen with FWVGA display that can be perfect for watching videos and gaming and makes [...]

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Oppo Find 7a: A Flagship Phone You Can Afford [Review]

By | August 27, 2014 24 Comments

Oppo is the newest entrant in Pakistan’s smartphone market. Oppo has already launched 4 smartphones in the country targeted at different price segments. Oppo Find 7a, one of the flagships this year is the high-end device among them. Another one is Find 7, which comes with slightly more powerful hardware and a 2K (Quad HD) screen. (Find 7 will also be launched in Pakistan very soon). A couple [...]

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Mobilink Offers Free Mobile Internet in collaboration with OLX

By | August 27, 2014 One Comment

Mobilink in collaboration with OLX has launched its second-wave of sponsored internet offer for its customers. This initiative will provide 6 hours of free Internet to Mobilink customers using the Opera Mini Browser. Customers simply have to visit webpass.opera.com/store. Aamer Manzoor, Head of Data Mobilink said, “Mobilink believes in continuously bringing forth new and innovative promotions for its customers. Our collaboration with OLX is a [...]

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The PC is Reborn

By | August 26, 2014 12 Comments

By Naveed Siraj You may have thought that the big desktop computer with the bulky beige box had disappeared completely but that’s not the case, it’s just had a significant facelift. With the wave of slim, sleek tablets and notebooks on the market today, the PC of old is unrecognisable PCs are going through a transformation towards slimmer designs and touch screens. Customers are leading [...]

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Lenovo Launches Smartphones in Pakistan with Aim to Become No 3 Player in First Year

By | August 25, 2014 30 Comments

Lenovo today announced that it will be launching this September its smartphones for the first time in Pakistan with a ten-model portfolio, designed to fit every style, personality and budget. Sharay Shams, Head of Smartphone Business at Lenovo Middle East and Africa along with Arif Shafique, Country Manager for Lenovo Pakistan, announced five Android smartphones today in an event that concluded here in Karachi in [...]

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Warid Pulls Industry’s Best Talent for Key Positions

By | August 25, 2014 19 Comments

Warid has managed to remain in the headlines lately. First it shocked the market (and the regulator) by announcing the deployment of 4G LTE network without investing a single penny into license (unlike Zong, which bought 4G license for USD 210 million dollars). Later on, Warid made it to the headlines when it announced an investment plan of over USD 400 million dollars. It is [...]

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Zong Appoints Abu Nasar Alvi as Head of Device Business

By | August 25, 2014 7 Comments

Zong Telecom has appointed a head of devices as part of its management changes, revealed a statement issued by the company Abunasar Alvi of Samsung has reportedly joined Zong as Senior Manager Terminals and Head of device business Pakistan. He will be responsible for Zong’s long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design, as well as the company’s joint development efforts. Abunasar Alvi joins Zong [...]

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Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999

By | August 22, 2014 291 Comments

Ufone has decided to take up with Smartphone manufacturers by introducing one of the lowest priced 3G enabled Android Smartphone. Ufone is calling it Ufone Smart U5, which is amazingly priced at just Rs. 5,999 and comes with a six months warranty. Its not only about such a low price for an Android Phone, with Smart Smart U5 – bought from Ufone – customers will [...]

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HTC Announces One (M8) Flagship with Windows Phone 8.1

By | August 20, 2014 4 Comments

Now that Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia is complete, all it wants is more partners and what better way to begin with HTC? The Taiwanese company which had been with it since its Windows Phone 7 (and Mobile) days and last made a Windows Phone in 2012 has now launched a flagship running on the Windows Phone OS. Hardware differences are almost none. The standard Android [...]

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Sony’s M2 Aqua Offers Waterproof Design on a Budget

By | August 20, 2014 7 Comments

Sony has been paying a lot of attention to the budget category and its new addition is the Xperia M2 Aqua, a sub-standard phone with water-proofing as standard in a price bracket where it is unheard of. The screen is a large, 4.8″ panel with qHD resolution. This results in an unflattering 230 ppi, which will be just usable. Above the display is a 1.1 [...]

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Lenovo Soon to Launch At Least 10 Smartphones in Pakistan

By | August 19, 2014 30 Comments

Lenovo, largest personal-computer maker by shipments, has decided to launch its smartphones in Pakistan, we have confirmed with sources. Lenovo, which is not only the number one smartphone maker in China, even ahead of Samsung, but also number four vendor by shipments world-wide, will inaugurate in Pakistan with the launch of at least 10 smartphones, we have heard. We are yet not sure about the [...]

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Alpha with New Metal Design

By | August 18, 2014 One Comment

Samsung is afraid, that’s a fact. This last quarter, it recorded its worst performance in two years, mostly due to the faltering sales of its S5 flagship. It’s been just about time that people realize that gimmicks don’t really matter rather than showing off (or for point scoring). But the worst is the design. Samsung’s phones are just about as exciting design-wise as BlackBerry’s are [...]

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Going Mobile: Enterprises Need to Transform and Innovate

By | August 18, 2014 No Comments

By Ahsen Javed, Managing Director, Oracle Pakistan and South Asia Growth Economies West We are in the midst of a revolution where mobile is upstaging PCs, laptops and tablets to emerge as the device of choice for Internet connectivity. In fact, the entire user experience is undergoing a dramatic change – with the “carry it anywhere, everywhere” convenience and accessibility offered by mobile phones. Together [...]

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