Globe Telecom to exclusively carry Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

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Lumia 800: In the Philippines April 16, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—The Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. has been chosen as the exclusive carrier of the much-awaited Nokia Lumia Windows Phone, the first product of the Finnish mobile phone maker’s partnership with software giant Microsoft.

In a statement, Globe announced that it has been taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 800, the latest smartphone running on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. The first set of Lumia devices will be delivered on April 16.

Globe subscribers can avail themselves of the Nokia Lumia 800 for only P1,499 a month, bundled with unlimited mobile browsing and call and text “freebies” that can be changed every month.

The new device features mobile Internet browser Internet Explorer 9, free maps and voice-guided navigation services, and free Internet image and file storage. The new Lumia features 16 gigabytes of internal storage plus five gigabytes of storage on the Internet “SkyDrive,” a 3.7 display, an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with HD video recording, corning ®Gorilla glass screen and a Carl Zeiss lens.

The phone, which looks to compete directly with the popular Apple iPhone and Android-based smartphones, comes in Cyan and Black colors.

“We are very happy to have partnered once again with Globe in distributing our latest innovation, the Nokia Lumia 800, in the Philippines,” Nokia Philippines general manager Dharmesh Goshalia said.

“The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 brings content to life with its head-turning design, Nokia’s best social and Internet experience, and familiar Nokia elements such as leading imaging capabilities and new signature experiences,” he said.

Globe said the new Lumia, once coupled with Globe’s competitive telephony and mobile data offerings, would provide customers with the best experience possible.

“This latest smartphone is best paired with our customizable My Super Plan UnliSurf Combo Plans, which provide users with unlimited and worry-free mobile browsing, call and text freebies plus boosters to boot,” Globe postpaid head Martha Sazon said.

“On top of that, we guarantee 24/7 access to all our customer service channels and after-sales support for the devices,” he said.

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  • tcdh30

    kita talaga na nanghihinayang sa phone nya, haha, kawawang apple boy,

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      WP7 is 1% of the smart phone market…..
      THIS LUMIA AND WP7 IS MAKING WAVES!!!! IDIOTS!!! 

      APRIL’s FOOL JOKE BA ETONG LUMIA AT WP7???? KASI PARANG JOKE EH, NOBODY WILL TAKE THIS THING SERIOUSLY

      • tcdh30

        oo nga, tama mag iphone nalang tayo,para makausap natin si siri na wlang kwenta ,,makapagdownload pa tayo ng madaming applications na walang kwenta

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        kapag mga 10% na ang WP7…. saka ka mag yabang…. kung 1% lang kayo work hard muna…. yabang kasi ng microsoft eh kala mo kung sino magagaling…. 

        buti nga pala nilagyan niyo ang WP7 at Lumia ng ZUNE…. blockbuster yun

      • tcdh30

        haha, wag kang magpapakitang gumagamit ng pc na windows ah

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        gumagamit ako peke hahaha

      • tcdh30

        ikaw na!!!!!!!!!!! mura na nga pepekein mo pa,, mag mac ka nalang, maganda yun, grabe,

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        windows mura????? 

        kapag na todas na yung laptop ko na japeks na windows mac na talaga ipapalit k dun 

  • Pluma Mana

    i have one and it sucks!. it hangs just like any other windows based gadget.

  • http://en.gravatar.com/backyardzoogames Backyard Zoo Games

    ice cream… sandwich… its just melting… :D jk  

  • nestleraisinets

    android parin…

    had a wp7 phone around last year and everything has to be bought, LITERALLY.

    plus the internet browser of wp7 does not support flash

  • wills casa

     i have it already last year pa hehehehehe……..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KPQ5S4O3ZL2OH4PQS6NMSODWGI lazyBUTsmart

    to those who haven’t touch, see or use WP7, you are judging to early… I switched from iPhone to  WP7.5 (HTC Titan) because of some feature they offer which is not readily available to iPhone. iPhone is good though if you jailbreak it. The only downside that I can see here is the Marketplace, for those who doesn’t know, Windows Market place is location based meaning some apps are not available for some location and since WP7 is just starting in the Philippines you may not find your favorite apps in the Marketplace. For me, the only deal breaker for the Lumia 800 is the lack of secondary camera or the front facing camera which is available in HTC Titan and the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900. If you will ask me, WP7 offers a different user experience… you may want to visit some shop to try it, if they are available for testing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      ayos good job on marketing… saang department ka ng microsoft or nokia? hahaha

      • bertong badtrip

        troll somewhere else crapple fan

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        hahaha are you one of them suckers who bought the wp7……. hahaha 

        suckers…. wp7 is garbage

      • Jay Philip Guerero

        NAH. careful lang. you might be eating lots of “garbage” in the future with so much pleasure, forgetting you posted this baseless comment.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        iphone and android command over 90% of the smart phone operating systems…. wp7 is 1% total global market….

        what BS are you talking??? wp7 is late and it is garbage

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    Good Luck WP

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