Remember the guys at KAZAM? We went to meet them at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year and took inside their pretty substantial toy box. They offer a wide range of Android phones including octo-core handsets and there’s a couple of ex-HTC bods at the helm.
Now the company is looking to Windows Phone and they plan to create a range of handsets using it as the OS. The KAZAM Thunder 340W will be the first one, although as yet we don’t have UK specific pricing and availability.
What we can tell you is that it will have the same KAZAM free screen cracked replacement, a 4″ 480×800 (WVGA) screen, 5 megapixel rear camera (fixed focus unfortunately), VGA front (again, fixed focus) and a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU. It has two SIM card slots, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and 32GB of additional room if you slot a microSD in. Also expect FM radio, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1500mAh battery. No NFC.
Andrew Bell, who is the Regional Lead for Windows Phone Ecosystem Partners, tells us that…
We are delighted to be working with KAZAM, and look forward to delivering a full range of Windows Phones. KAZAM is a new mobile brand with a fresh approach that compliments the more personal experience of a Windows Phone. Whether for work or play, people across Europe will benefit from having a quality Windows Phone from KAZAM at an affordable price.
Based on the specs and the pricing of other KAZAM devices, expect this one to be pretty cheap when it does come to market.
KAZAM to Offer a Portfolio of Windows Phones
First KAZAM Windows Phone to launch across Europe
London, 4th September 2014 – Today, KAZAM, the European mobile brand, announced it is working with Microsoft to develop a range of devices powered by Windows Phone 8.1.
KAZAM will see the brand develop a range of smartphones on the Windows Phone operating system. The collaboration with Microsoft adds even greater depth to the KAZAM product portfolio, dedicated to providing people with a choice of phones at affordable prices.
Michael Coombes, CEO at KAZAM, said: “KAZAM is thrilled to announce its first device with Microsoft. The addition of a Windows Phone to KAZAM’s growing portfolio is an important step for the businesses, especially as more people are choosing the many benefits & personal experience offered by Windows Phone 8.1”.
Andrew Bell, Regional Lead, Windows Phone Ecosystem Partners adds, “We are delighted to be working with KAZAM, and look forward to delivering a full range of Windows Phones. KAZAM is a new mobile brand with a fresh approach that compliments the more personal experience of a Windows Phone. Whether for work or play, people across Europe will benefit from having a quality Windows Phone from KAZAM at an affordable price.”
The KAZAM Thunder 340W powered by Windows Phone 8.1 boasts:
KAZAM free screen cracked replacement*
Silver metal brush finish
A 4.0” IPS WVGA Touchscreen Display (480 x 800)
5MP Rear Camera / VGA Front Camera, HD (720P) Recording & Playback
Dual SIM capability
4Gb Internal Storage & 512MB RAM
1.2Ghz Quad Core Processor
KAZAM Thunder 340W includes Windows Phone features such as:
· Live Tiles that surface information important to you
· Action Center, which show new activities and notifications at a glance
· Suite of new features that takes the work out of managing data use, storage space and battery life
UK pricing and availability to be announced.