Nokia 8110 Welcomes WhatsApp to the Store in Pakistan

Nokia 8110 Welcomes WhatsApp to the Store in Pakistan

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces that WhatsApp, the simple, reliable and secure messaging app, is available on the Nokia 8110. The app can be downloaded from the Store. Nokia 8110 Welcomes WhatsApp to the Store in Pakistan

Arif Shafique Country Head HMD Global Pakistan, said:

WhatsApp is the most widely used communication app all over the world including Pakistan. It is the most popular means of communicating and staying in touch with family, friends and colleagues. HMD Global, the home of Nokia Phones is proud to announce the availability of WhatsApp on the classic Nokia 8110. Our fans in Pakistan will surely be excited to use this wonderful app on their Nokia 8110 phones.

Nokia 8110 Welcomes WhatsApp to the Store in Pakistan

With a familiar and easy to use interface, the Nokia 8110 features intuitive tactile mechanics such as sliding the cover open to pick up calls and sliding it back to end them, as well as a design that allows for an addictive helicopter-style spin on its axis. It comes with the craftsmanship you would expect from a Nokia phone, delivering durability and reliability as standard.

Powered by KaiOS, the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones, and the only lite OS with an app store, Nokia 8110 delivers crystal-clear VoLTE calling and is perfect for anyone who wants an iconic 4G feature phone or a companion device. It also comes equipped with the Store, a home to KaiOS-powered apps, rich content and services that enhance user experience. This includes a suite of preloaded Google applications such as the Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Search as well as popular apps like Facebook.

Sebastien Codeville, founder and CEO of KaiOS Technologies, said:

We’re delighted that WhatsApp is now available on the widely popular 8110, enabling users to easily communicate with friends and family, both near and far. Our mission is to provide affordable digital services to everyone, and this announcement marks a big milestone towards our goal.

With two vibrant colours to choose from, Traditional Black and Banana Yellow, the Nokia 8110 has everything you loved reloaded, including a revamped Snake game.

Telenor Velocity Partners With Google to Bring Its First Gaming Cohort

Telenor Velocity Partners With Google to Bring Its First Gaming Cohort

Telenor Pakistan’s digital startup accelerator program, Telenor Velocity has signed a contract with Google to launch its first ever gaming cohort aimed at promoting game developers. Telenor Velocity Partners With Google to Bring Its First Gaming Cohort

Game Launcher is a program for top indie game studios who are looking to build, scale & monetize best-in-class mobile games.

Like most developing technology areas, game development requires learning and mentoring. To bridge the gap, Telenor Pakistan has joined hands with Google to bring in the world’s top gaming gurus to speak and mentor at game development workshops.

Most of these training sessions will be held at Telenor Pakistan Campus 345. There will be 4 workshops hosted by Telenor Velocity’s Game Launcher in which gurus from Google and global gaming industry will educate Velocity’s gaming cohort on how to develop games and monetize them.

Telenor Velocity Partners With Google to Bring Its First Gaming Cohort

Together, we aim to revolutionize gaming as a career and eventually place Pakistan on the international game developers map.

Telenor Velocity and Google are targeting Pakistan’s aspiring developers to improve their skills and bring the next multi-million dollar games from Pakistan.

Talking about the collaboration, CEO Telenor Pakistan and Head of Emerging Asia Cluster, Irfan Wahab Khan said:

We, at Telenor Pakistan, have been at the forefront of bringing technological interventions and innovative solutions for various segments of the society. This collaboration with Google to enable the game developers and enthusiasts in the country is a testament to our commitment to provide top-notch solutions and platforms to our people.

Format

Telenor Velocity’s Game Launcher program has opened for applications through online registration after which 25 teams will be shortlisted. There will be three rounds over a period of 8 months. In every round, a few teams will be eliminated with the rest proceeding to the next level.

At the end of the program, top 7 teams will travel to Singapore Google HQ to pitch their games to potential investors.

Farhan Qureshi, Country Manager South Asian Frontier Markets at Google expressed his delight to play a role in uplifting country’s digital ecosystem.

We’re glad to be pitching in with Telenor Pakistan to help grow the overall digital ecosystem in the country and look forward to unearthing hidden gems together from Pakistan’s game developers’ community.

AgriTech Cohort

Telenor Velocity’s first thematic AgriTech cohort brought forward three startups in April 2019. The finalists include Pak ZarZameen, Good Earth, and Pak Agri Market which were picked from 64 participating teams.

Pak ZarZameen

Pak ZarZameen provides low-cost precision agriculture services and crop health analyses making early detection of crop stress, identification of intra-field variability, monitoring of effects of specific tasks possible among other things.

Good Earth

Good Earth provides a digital ecosystem for farm mechanization offering tracker services and doorstep delivery of farming machinery. In addition, it also provides training and certifications for service providers.

Pak Agri Market

Pak Agri Market provides a directory for agri-shops across Pakistan offering a centralized shop and product directory with reviews and ratings, ensuring farmers’ access to quality products at competitive pricing.

By being a part of Velocity’s AgriTech cohort, these startups will be getting access to the necessary tools and insights to scale their ventures.

Velocity is Telenor Pakistan’s startup accelerator program aimed at developing and boosting the local digital ecosystem. With the AgriTech and Gaming cohorts, Telenor Velocity is helping in the development of specialized digital solutions targeting specific focus areas.

Zong 4G Provides Online Recharge Facility for Customers

Zong 4G Provides Online Recharge Facility for Customers

Zong mobile account users can now recharge online and enjoy Zong packages and offers with Online Recharge service. Zong 4G Provides Online Recharge Facility for Customers

The upgraded Online Recharge Platform, includes an array of new services, aimed at offering convenience to the digitally savvy customers.

Zong 4G Provides Online Recharge Facility for Customers

Leading the innovation in the industry, Zong 4G is at the forefront to rapidly streamline the evolving needs of the customers and with the online recharge facility, the company continues to offer maximum accessibility to the customers, round-the-clock for all bank accounts.

Keeping in focus customers’ convenience and ease, the innovative and user-friendly interface enables users to recharge an amount as small as PKR 50, in just a few clicks. Its 3D secured credit card system ensures a safe and secure experience for users and customers can access the service through Zong’s official website as well as My Zong App.

Furthermore, all postpaid and prepaid bill payments can be made via the online facility, while the MBB device users can also recharge their data using either a debit or credit card.

The company spokesperson said:

The launch of Online Recharge Service is a remarkable step in digitizing and meeting the needs of the customers, by providing them the convenience of recharging their balance from anywhere and anytime across the world. Powered by a customer first approach, Zong 4G will continue to provide our customers with the best-in-class services and solutions for meeting customers’ connectivity needs. We will continue to invest in our network, our customer services and solutions to provide unmatched customer experience.

Through innovative breakthroughs, Zong 4G will continue to lead Pakistan to a technologically sound future and the Online Recharge service is a testament to our commitment.

Recharge online by visiting the link

OPPO Launches A1k with 32GB ROM

OPPO Launches A1k with 32GB ROM

The fashion-forward, innovative smartphone brand OPPO has unveiled its latest smartphone, OPPO A1k. Boasting a 32GB ROM and long battery life, A1k features the year’s most popular waterdrop screen, as well as a stylish metallic texture back cover. With a robust 4000mAh battery, OPPO A1k leverages AI algorithm optimization to reduce power consumption, delivering exceptional long battery life. OPPO Launches A1k with 32GB ROM

4000mAh battery and 32GB ROM: Better Configuration for a Better user experience on the OPPO A1k

Powered by a 4000mAh large-capacity battery, OPPO A1k also employs APCF material on the screen. Under the same power dissipation level, the screen gets higher brightness, allowing you to see more clearly while lowering power consumption. Moreover, thanks to AI algorithm optimization, its MTK6762 CPU enables several applications to run seamlessly at the same time, effectively eliminating freezing and serving multiple user scenarios while reducing power consumption. All in all, A1k supports up to 17 hours of daily usage, delivering exceptional long battery life.

OPPO Launches A1k with 32GB ROM

Besides, A1k features 32GB ROM, making for a more satisfying daily usage experience. As well as providing a smoother user experience, A1k comes with larger storage space so you can save more photos and personal data.    

With this combination of 4000mAh battery and 32GB ROM, A1k promises to deliver a better user experience among same price segment smartphones.

Stylish exterior, waterdrop screen, and metallic texture back cover

With a sublime 6.1-inch LCD waterdrop screen plus 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 1560×720-pixel resolution, OPPO A1k’s screen design draws its inspiration from a water droplet on the verge of falling. Thanks to relentless innovation in both technology and manufacturing, an earpiece, camera, and light sensor have all been integrated into the waterdrop at the top of the screen. This makes possible the 87.43% screen-to-body ratio and creates a waterdrop screen that is both beautiful and practical. From gaming to watching videos to just plain web browsing, users can enjoy an unparalleled and immersive experience. Above that, A1k employs Corning Gorilla Glass, so the screen is stronger to better resist unexpected drops and scratches.

OPPO A1k applies a metallic texture design to its back cover. Just like light flowing on a large and flat mirror, the design offers an overall refined and pure finish. To ensure that the smooth mirror surface rests comfortably in the palm of a hand, OPPO A1k leverages a packaged back cover, with multitesting bringing you the best radian to look thinner and more pleasing than a normal 2.5D back cover. The OPPO A1k comes in two options: Black and Red. This two decided high-end colors of the A1k are selected from hundreds of color options, continuing OPPO’s reputation of leading design aesthetics in the industry. Reactive and rich with variation, the final effect is nothing short of outstanding.

Rear camera and front beauty camera for an even better portrait

As the beloved camera phone brand of young people, OPPO devices are known for their exceptional photo performance. OPPO A1k’s rear camera uses a 5P lens and multi-frame anti-vibration technology to precisely control the light path, creating a sharper image that offers more stable and smooth video shooting. Additionally, the front camera, F2.0 aperture and beautification will make selfies more natural. OPPO A1k also enables excellent Bokeh Effect, the background blur, to help users stand out in their brilliant portrait photos. Also with HDR technology, every detail is clearer especially in low light and backlight environments, again making your portrait shots stand out even more. 

OPPO Launches A1k with 32GB ROM

Live smarter with ColorOS 6.0

Last but not least, A1k is equipped with ColorOS 6.0, OPPO’s latest update to it’s intuitive operation system. The new innovative borderless design further increases speed and overall ease of use. In addition, ColorOS 6.0 has multiple ‘smart’ functions, including Notification Bar, Smart Assistant, Riding Mode and Gesture Navigation, allowing users to experience a smarter lifestyle. Especially worth mentioning is the intelligent Smart Assistant function. Smart Assistant provides users with a one-stop service portal, which directly presents the most important information in the form of a card on the Home screen. Users can view and use it at any time with no need to install a large number of Apps. Supported card features include: Shortcuts, Favorite Contacts, Schedules, Step Counter and a lot more.

Oppo A1k Pricing and Availability

A1k with the 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM configuration is available in Black or Red, priced at PKR.20999 and is available all across Pakistan.

PTCL Upgrades 13 More Exchanges in Seven Cities

PTCL Upgrades 13 More Exchanges in Seven Cities

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has transformed 13 more exchanges in 7 cities as part of its Network Transformation Project (NTP). PTCL Upgrades 13 More Exchanges in Seven Cities

The upgraded exchanges include Ghakhar, Vaniawala and Pasroor Road exchanges in Gujranwala, Shahdara, Egerton Road and Bahria Town exchanges in Lahore, Chaklala & Islamabad Town exchanges in Islamabad, Charsadda Road & Cantt. exchanges in Peshawar, Sargodha Road exchange in Faisalabad, Wah Cantt. exchange in Rawalpindi and Kharian exchange in Kharian.

PTCL Upgrades 13 More Exchanges in Seven Cities

Through PTCL’s new network, customers can experience a faster and more reliable internet based on the company’s enhanced copper network, along with a new fiber network. Additionally, the upgraded exchanges under NTP have already resulted in a 40% reduction of customer complaints.

Jahanzeb Taj, Chief Business Operating Officer, PTCL, said,

Under NTP, PTCL has invested considerably in transforming and upgrading its top 100 exchanges, which have the highest number of customers in major cities. As a result, customers can now experience a quality network that offers high speed unlimited internet, state-of-the-art technology, seamless surfing and unlimited data streaming, all of which is vital in today’s digitally connected world.

PTCL customers can view the upgraded exchanges through company’s official website and subscribe to 8, 15, 25, 50 and 100 mbps unlimited internet packages offered in transformed exchanges with free PTCL calls, unlimited downloads, free PTCL Smart TV & Smart TV App and free Wi-Fi router.

Furthermore, the company is striving to provide better services and improved network quality to customers for a truly digital lifestyle.

OPPO Launches A5s with Waterdrop Screen, Dual Cameras & 4230mAh Battery

OPPO Launches A5s with Waterdrop Screen, Dual Cameras & 4230mAh Battery

The fashion-forward, smartphone brand OPPO has unveiled its latest mid-range smartphone, OPPO A5s. Boasting a stylish design and long-lasting battery life, A5s features the year’s most popular waterdrop screen, as well as dual rear cameras and a fingerprint scanner. OPPO Launches A5s with Waterdrop Screen, Dual Cameras & 4230mAh Battery

“Stylish exterior, waterdrop screen, and mirror-finish back cover”

OPPO A5s’ screen design combines a 6.2-inch LCD waterdrop screen with 19:9 aspect ratio and 1520×720-pixel resolution. Thanks to innovation in technology and manufacturing, an earpiece, camera, and light sensor have all been integrated into the waterdrop at the top of the screen allowing for an 89.35% screen-to-body ratio and a waterdrop screen that is both beautiful and practical.

OPPO Launches A5s with Waterdrop Screen, Dual Cameras & 4230mAh Battery

OPPO A5s leverages 3D thermal-bending technology to enable the four curved edges to sit snugly in one’s hand and allows the device to maintain its status as the industry’s thinnest at just 0.64mm thick. The OPPO A5s series comes in four options: black, red, green, and gold.

Play more, play longer with a 4230mAh battery and up to 2GB RAM

With a robust 4230mAh battery, OPPO A5s leverages AI algorithm optimization to reduce power consumption, delivering exceptional long-lasting battery life and supports up to 13.5 hours of video playback. Its 2.3GHz CPU and 2GB RAM enables several applications to run seamlessly at the same time, eliminating freezing and serving multiple user scenarios.

13MP dual rear cameras and 8MP front beauty camera for an even better selfie

OPPO devices are known for their exceptional photo performance and OPPO A5s comes with an 8MP front camera and F2.0 aperture and is also equipped with 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras, which enable excellent background, blur. The primary camera uses a 5P lens to precisely control the light path, which creates a sharper image. OPPO A5s with 2G RAM also supports AR stickers.

Making life smarter and more efficient with ColorOS 5.2.1

OPPO A5s runs on ColorOS 5.2.1 with new features including Smart Bar, Smart Scan, Music on Display, and Video Editing.

OPPO A5s Price in Pakistan

OPPO A5s 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant will be available from 25th April for Rs.23,999.

Swedish Companies Offer Smart Solutions to Urban Challenges in Pakistan

Swedish Companies Offer Smart Solutions to Urban Challenges in Pakistan

Effects from climate change, urbanization and a growing middle-class exert pressure on water, transportation and energy supplies in Pakistan’s cities. Meanwhile, Sweden is a world leader in innovation, start-ups and sustainable business, with green technologies that form the building blocks of a smart city. So, how can sustainable Swedish solutions help Pakistan meet its urban challenges? Swedish Companies Offer Smart Solutions to Urban Challenges in Pakistan

These issues were in focus at the business event “Smart Cities & Digital Transformation” at the National Incubation Center in Karachi, Friday, April 5th. The Swedish illusionist Charlie Caper opened the event with a futuristic show on robotic technology, setting the tone for the following discussions on innovation for a sustainable future. Swedish companies and business entrepreneurs presented their solutions to areas such as water and waste management, clean air and energy, and IoT and connectivity.

Swedish Companies Offer Smart Solutions to Urban Challenges in Pakistan

Business Sweden, the Swedish Trade and Invest Council, presented the “Smart City Sweden” platform – a gateway to Swedish companies working in all areas of urban development. The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) shared their perspective on academia’s internationalization and key role in innovation.

“Today’s event presents smart Swedish solutions to Pakistan’s urban challenges and displays how Sweden’s industry, academia, and government collaborate in clusters that produce start-ups and innovations for sustainable growth. I look forward to increased trade and knowledge-sharing between Sweden and Pakistan”, said Ingrid Johansson, Ambassador of Sweden in Pakistan.

Stakeholders from the Pakistani business sector, including representatives from Pakistan’s Stock Exchange, the Prime Minister’s Council of Business Leaders and Secretary, Sindh Investment department discussed key areas for Swedish solutions in Pakistan and how ease of doing business could promote such investments. Minister for IT, Environment and Coastal Development, Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur represented the Government of Sindh in the event.

The event was co-organised by the Embassy of Sweden, the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Business Council in Pakistan and the following Swedish companies: ABB, AICT, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, SKF, Tetra Pak, TalkPool and Tundra Fonder.

#SmartCitySweden #SwedeninPakistan

Notes to Editors: Smart City Sweden is the national export and investment platform for smart and sustainable city solutions. There is more to learn about smart cities visit their website www.smartcitysweden.com

Jazz flexible Work Policy Offering Employees Greater Work-life Balance

Jazz flexible Work Policy Offering Employees Greater Work-life Balance

As mobile devices, high-speed internet and video conferencing technology become more widespread, telecommuting jobs are also becoming more common. The biggest global corporations like Apple, Google and Dell value work-life balance believing that there does not need to be a conflict between work and life at home, rather a collaboration. Realizing the benefits that working from home brings to employees and the environment, Jazz launched its flexible work policy, ‘Jazz Flex’, last year in which employees can spend a day working from home every week. After a successful pilot phase, the program iss now extended to the employees nationwide. Jazz flexible Work Policy Offering Employees Greater Work-life Balance

Although Jazz Flex is available for all employees, the program iss mainly focused towards working mothers. While women and men are starting to more equally share the care-giving responsibilities of raising children, women still bear the lion’s share of those responsibilities. Jazz decided to help moms spread out their work in ways that allows them to spend quality time with their family.

Jazz flexible Work Policy Offering Employees Greater Work-life Balance

Aamir Ibrahim, CEO Jazz said:

At Jazz, we are bringing our digital philosophy to life through innovative workplace practices, enabling a conducive culture and ways of work. Jazz Flex is just one part of the new tools and programs we have initiated to help drive productivity, while encouraging greater work-life balance and flexibility,

The idea is to enable our employees to be the best that they can be; empower them so they are able to do more, be more, and expand their capability & capacity to achieve more.

During Jazz Flex’s pilot phase, feedback from employees wass very positive with most of them listing saving time and money, lower stress levels, increased work satisfaction and productivity as the major benefits.

To celebrate Jazz Flex’s nationwide launch, employees at Jazz weree asked to share pictures of how they spend their time working ‘on Flex’. Thousands participated in this ‘Flex a Pose’ competition with Qurat ul Ain Imran winning the award after sharing a beautiful picture of her paying attention to her three children, while working at the same time.

Zong 4G Received the “Best 4G Service in Pakistan” Award

Zong 4G Received the “Best 4G Service in Pakistan” Award

Zong 4G wins the “Best 4G services in Pakistan award at the  3rd Consumers IT & Telecom Conference, organized by Consumers Association of Pakistan, with support from Ministry for Information Technology and Telecommunication and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Zong 4G Received the “Best 4G Service in Pakistan” Award

The laurel is another Big Win for Zong 4G. The No.1 Data Network of Pakistan, is now the No.1 Choice of the Nation. The award, presented by the Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, is an affirmation that ZONG 4G has been at the forefront of providing unrivalled connectivity, unmatched customer experienced and the most advanced customer care. Leveraging on state of art technology, the company is providing unmatched data connectivity to people and continues to be customer’s foremost preference in Pakistan.

Zong 4G Received the “Best 4G Service in Pakistan” Award

Speaking at the occasion, Chairman and CEO, Mr. Wang Hua shared

This award is a testament of our customers’ trust and confidence in ZONG 4G. We are will continue to explore the path of transformation and development. Efforts will be made to seize the opportunity, actively meet the challenges, grasp the general trend of information and communication development, and deepen the implementation of the “big connection” strategy, and strive to become the leading operator of digital innovation in Pakistan.

He  further added:

As a company that is committed to innovation and technological advancement, ZONG 4G will continue to innovate in information services and make full use of new technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence to provide better services to Pakistani industry users.

With the highest data traffic in the country, ZONG 4G shines atop the horizons of leading digital innovation and prominence. Being the pioneer of 4G in Pakistan, Zong 4G has gone from strength to strength and has cemented its position as the leading mobile network operator with 4G technology leadership, market leadership and service leadership.

PTCL Upgrades Nine Exchanges in Seven Cities

PTCL Upgrades Nine Exchanges in Seven Cities

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has further transformed 9 exchanges in 7 cities as part of its Network Transformation Project (NTP). PTCL Upgrades Nine Exchanges in Seven Cities

The upgraded exchanges are Khyber Exchange in Peshawar, Tarnol & F11 Exchange in Islamabad, Jauhar Exchange in Karachi, DHA & Misrishah Exchange in Lahore, CTX Faisalabad Exchange in Faisalabad, Mumtazabad Exchange in Multan and Lohianwala Exchange in Gujranwala.

PTCL Upgrades Nine Exchanges in Seven Cities

Through its transformed network, PTCL now offers faster connections with its enhanced copper network and new fiber network. NTP has yielded positive results in those specific areas where the exchanges have been transformed, resulting in a reduction of 32% customer complaints.

The company has earmarked the areas of various exchanges, which have been transformed. The residents of these exchanges can easily find out if they reside in the upgraded exchange areas through the official website.

Muhammad Anwar Gaddafi, Executive Vice President, Sales, PTCL, said:

PTCL in an endeavor to provide reliable, high speed and unlimited internet for its customers are upgrading more exchanges under its Network Transformation Project across Pakistan. In our effort to make Pakistan digitally connected, the company’s focus is on improving service quality and strengthening the overall network infrastructure that will benefit the end customer.

PTCL is striving hard to provide better services and improved network quality.

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