Back in June we first heard about Kazam, a new company headed up by a couple of ex-HTC staffers. They’ve today announced their new handsets – the Trooper and Thunder range. Let’s dive in and see what you can expect.
There’s a number of models, including the Kazam Trooper X3.5, X4.0, X4.5, X5.0 and X5.5. They all come with “proper after sales support” and there’s a real person available to help you setup the phone. They’re the sort of handsets that offer that usual features whilst not being overly “techy”. They say that “less is more” with these handsets – all of which have a removable battery, upgradable memory and Dual SIM.
Oh and yes, if you’re wondering, the 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 numbers in the product names all relate to the screen size.
The Trooper X3.5, as an example, is firmly in the “Entry Level” category. Being as this is the “X3.5″ it has a 3.5” screen (320×480) and has a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 4GB ROM, 512MB RAM and dual SIM. It also has an SD card slot, 2 megapixel camera, VGA front cam, 3.5mm audio port, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 1300mAh battery.
The Kazam Thunder Q4.5 and Q5.0 (coming soon) have the very latest tech and a stylish design without any additional gimmicks. These handsets will have the “ultimate in tech performance”.
The Thunder 4.5 has a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM, an SD card slot, a Dual SIM card slot and the “Q4.5″ in the name relates to the 4.5” screen. It’s a FWVGA IPS screen at 854×480 and also has an 8 megapixel camera with a 2 megapixel shooter up front. Other specs include a 3.5mm audio port, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and an 1800mAh battery.
Kazam seem to be making the most of the fact that they’re experienced, despite the fact that they’re relatively small. Not only that, but they’ll also offer a free screen replacement within the first year of ownership, so no more huge bills when that screen gets cracked.
James Atkins, CMO of the company, decided to give us some swearing in a statement. Hmm.. I think I like that… 😉 Hopefully it’s not a reflection on his previous employer.
Today’s announcement proves that KAZAM is not about gimmicks or corporate bullshit, but delivering real value, by taking a fresh approach to mobile. It is not enough to simply stand for one thing, KAZAM must continue to invest in areas often over looked, posing difficult questions and challenging convention.
Now, if you want one of these then you’ll have to wait a little longer yet. Kazam state that handsets will launch over the coming days and weeks “on a regional basis”, so we’ll keep you posted on that.
All their handsets run Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) but we don’t have pricing as yet. Head to their website for more or the release below..
KAZAM announce first smartphonesSeven phones to be available across Europe
London, 5th November 2013 – KAZAM, the new mobile manufacturer, today announces the introduction of seven new smartphones. The KAZAM Trooper & KAZAM Thunder ranges will launch over the coming days and weeks on a regional basis to coincide with consumer availability.
Michael Coombes, CEO, KAZAM said, “Six months ago KAZAM was founded and to be announcing our first phones today is incredible. We are small and experienced, ensuring we are quick to adapt and react to the changing needs of our local markets. There is much more to come from our exciting brand.”
KAZAM established earlier this year with the ambition to challenge the industry status quo. The straight thinking brand is obsessive about quality, relevant technology, and disruptive pricing, but the brand proposition is bigger than that. From launch, every KAZAM smartphone will come with a full year’s screen replacement*, so a cracked screen is not the end of the world. Furthermore, the phones launch with KAZAM Rescue, meaning people can allow the KAZAM support team to remote access their device, to help with any setup issues or problems.
Less is more with the KAZAM Trooper range, designed to deliver the right level of useful technology, whilst theKAZAM Thunder range provides the ultimate in tech performance for the increasing demands of technology fanatics. Common to all KAZAM smartphones are Dual SIM, removable battery and upgradable memory.
“Today’s announcement proves that KAZAM is not about gimmicks or corporate bullshit, but delivering real value, by taking a fresh approach to mobile. It is not enough to simply stand for one thing, KAZAM must continue to invest in areas often over looked, posing difficult questions and challenging convention.” commented James Atkins, CMO, KAZAM.
Country specific announcements will be made to coincide with in-store availability
Keep an eye on http://www.kazam.mobi for updates
KAZAM Trooper range
The KAZAM Trooper range has been designed to balance the useful features you need, with proper after sales support. This means you won’t be paying for technology you don’t need or want and that you can speak to real person if you need help setting up your phone..
KAZAM Trooper X3.5
KAZAM Trooper X4.0
KAZAM Trooper X4.5
KAZAM Trooper X5.0
KAZAM Trooper X5.5
KAZAM Thunder Range
For technology fans, the KAZAM Thunder range provides all the latest innovations and stylish design, without the gimmicks.
KAZAM Thunder Q4.5
KAZAM Thunder Q5.0 (details to announced soon)
*Screens are covered for a period of 12 months from date of purchase, consumers may claim for one screen replacement during that period.
KAZAM is a new European mobile brand. Focused on disrupting the industry status quo, KAZAM is committed to delivering mobile devices that people actually want and need. http://www.kazam.mobi