Affordable phone maker Kazam adds Windows Phone handset to its device roster

Affordable phone maker Kazam adds Windows Phone handset to its device roster
Kazam is a fairly new smartphone manufacturing brand, which was started by a couple of former HTC employees – ex-head of sales Michael Coombes and former marketing director for UK region James Atkins. It is a UK-based company, which produces budget-oriented devices and targets the European markets, claiming their mission is to bring “stunning design, robust hardware and intuitive technology, underpinned by outstanding customer service”.

The company currently has two lines of android-powered smartphones – the Thunder and the Trooper – and a line for feature phones, dubbed Kazam Life. It has now announced a new model – the Thunder 340W, which will be the first device of a new range of handsets, loaded with Windows Phone 8.1.

The Thunder 340W features a 4” IPS screen with a 800x480 resolution (233 PPI), a quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, 1,500 mAh battery, and dual-SIM support. Its main snapper is a 5 MP camera that supports 720p video capture; the front-facing cam is a 0.3 MP one. The phone is adorned by a stylish “silver metal brush” finish.

We've no information on how much it would cost yet, however, seeing as the company's handsets rarely retail beyond the $210 (£130) mark, we'd wager that it would be in the range of $130 - $195 (£80 - £120). Of course, the phone comes with Kazam's “free cracked screen replacement”, which guarantees you a single free screen replacement, as long as you take advantage of the service within a year of purchase. It is yet unknown when it would be available.


source: Kazam via Coolsmartphone

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27 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

As android is is dominated by Asian oem, it's a safe bet for kazam to choose wp os instead. Don't make a same mistake like Dell Hp and Moto did

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Microsoft Lumia would take the whole wp pie. Why buy anything else if you want wp OS. I just visited Microsoft surface pro road show. The surface pro 3 is quite thick for an ultra portable.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

9mm is quite thick? Considering the note 3 is 8mm, 1mm extra for what you get is amazing...simply wow on that regard. And the ipad air 2 is 7.5mm. Because the Lumia might be more expensive, people may prefer HTC etc. Or simply not available in the market. While i would prefer a lumia yes, i am not opposed to owning a non-lumia, have twice actualy.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Manufacturers must be jailed for putting 512mb RAM on a phone. It is the most cruel thing you could do to a phone user.

3. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP is power efficient, nothing wrong with efficiency. If you can make a cheaper phone that performs as well as a 1GB etc why not save the money, its smart of them in my opinion.

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well then quite clearly missed the article which was posted few days ago related to Windows Phone's app-switching issues: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Do-you-see-those-little-dots-and-resuming-when-switching-apps-in-Windows-Phone-often--Its-not-your-or-your-phone_id59988

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

You are about as preditable as they get, i had a feeling that would be your response, resuming on a WP is more like a feature than lag, that's why you haven't heard about that all the time that the Lumia 520 has been available, to me that's grasping at straws argument as the lack of apps one goes away, if that is the best you can come up with then you must be really desperate.

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'resuming on a WP is more like a feature than lag' - Liveitup I honestly can't believe someone would ever write that. That should probably go down in the history books as MS's biggest blind fanboy. Now since you don't actually have a point in reply to that link then your usual rhetorics, I rest my case.

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

And when users complain how bad a WP can perform with long resuming time and other issues, there will be guys coming up saying something like "It's a low end with 512mb of ram" blah blah, "buy a better phone" blah blah. Heck, MS/Bing Health and Fitness app and HERE Drive could close during use even without other apps running on a 512mb ram device. Is that called efficient? Hmm...

4. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Manufacturers must be jailed for putting 512mb RAM on an Android Phone. FTFY.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If buyer don't check before purchase then its the buyer problem. Certain wp game can't launch with 512mb ram. I don't know what efficient Liveitup is talking about.

12. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Actuyally 99.7 % of WP apps are compatible with 512 MB WP devices. http://www.techtree.com/content/news/4241/stop-complaining-997-windows-phone-8-apps-compatible-512-mb-handsets.html Much to do about nothing, What is Android compatability with Android apps, its nowhere near WP%. http://www.techtree.com/content/news/4241/stop-complaining-997-windows-phone-8-apps-compatible-512-mb-handsets.html

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and 100% of Android phones on Kitkat are compatible with 512 MB Ram but it does not change the fact the OS doesn't have issues because of that. App compatibility has nothing to do with the overall multi tasking and fluidity of the OS.

16. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Kitkat is not all of Android first of all, there is ICS, JB for eg. Gingerbread can't run many newer Android apps -- including, not so coincidentally, Google's own data-mining apps like Google Now on which its business is based.

25. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow. You love to digress don't you ? First it was app compatibility and now when I point out that all apps are compatible with Kitkat then you say something about OS. Typical. Now as per your own logic, the new wp8 apps don't work on wp7 too. i.e. just like google now, Cortana isn't compatible with WP7 phones too. capisce ?

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Even Galaxy S111 mini have a hard time running Kitkat and that has 1 GB Ram. Besides 512 MB Kitkat devices runs relatively smooth only on Stock Android.

7. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

This is not Android. WP and IOS kick Android when it comes to efficiency

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

9. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Better than laggy and crawling apps on low end Androids, and even a few high ends for that matter.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

reduced feature set? you linked to an article that shows how little apps require 1gb or more. However, the absolute numbers hide some interesting details. Of the 331 incompatible items, 199 come from just two developers: Manna and AppDesigner.com. Manna provides city guides apps, while AppDesigner.com provides video-based tutorial apps. Both developers are using app templates to create multiple similar apps. There's nothing wrong with this approach, provided the apps are of reasonable quality, but apps from these developers make up nearly two thirds of the apps incompatible with lower specification devices. Excluding the results of these two developers would give an incompatibility percentage of just 0.088% (less than one in a thousand apps).

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Coming to 4 years wp8 still has a 2% overall market share. Its that not pathetic than I don't known what is. And yet Microsoft still have the cheeks to refuse Skype sign in for older wp phone. A move that even a big market share holder like Google and Apple does not practice. How many wp7 will move up to wp8 when they are treated badly. I very happy to move out of Microsoft's fangs. I do recommend and use Microsoft product in my company business strategy but my private life as far as possible away from Microsoft lock down.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Damn, dude...You troll WP articles HARD on phone arena. Don't you have anything better to do?

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

An eye for an eye. Your words on android are not flattery either. Its only hurts because you know there is truth in what I say.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now here is where I get to call BS on what you just said. Post a link to the article where I have EVER trolled/dissed/said negative things about Android. You CAN'T, because I've NEVER DONE IT. EVERYONE here on PA knows that I don't troll any OS, even the ones I don't like. You're a LIAR and a TROLL with no life. For you to ever insinuate that I've done such a thing shows your desperation and marks you as a complete BS artist.

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Liar?? You wp fan imagine all sort of things in your head. Business look at number at its not in wp favor period.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

You still haven't answered my question. When have I ever trolled Android, let alone any other OS? You're avoiding it because you ARE a LIAR. Go ahead, post the link where I trolled Android.....can't do it, can you? Don't go making up stories that I trolled Android to try and justify the fact that you troll WP.

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Figures they are ex-HTC employees. Take an HTC Trophy and adorn it with brushed metal and voila! This thing.

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