Banglalink, the second largest telecom operator of the country, announced the release of a brand new smartphone today, 3rd September, 2015, – the “banglalink Aamra A10B,” a flagship, affordable windows smartphone and one of the best releases of the year.
The announcement was made at the Banglalink head office, Tiger’s Den. Present at the press conference was Shihab Ahmed, CCO, Banglalink, Solaiman Alam, Marketing Senior Director, Banglalink and Syed Farhad Ahmed, Managing Directors, Aamra Companies.
Windows is a consistent operating system in our market. Microsoft Office support for Windows Phone is also a big advantage. Additionally, it has better gaming experience with XBOX games; it never gets stuck with heavy files and games. The 8.1 windows OS has innovative interface with small tiles. Banglalink has partnered with “Aamra Smart Solutions” to bring this 3G Smartphone.
This smartphone has Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4’’ screen, 1GB RAM+8GB ROM, 5MP+0.3 MP camera, 1420 mAh Battery, Dual micro sim facility and 8.1 Windows OS. If a customer buys the handset with TK 5,400, he/she will get 5,400 worth of banglalink bundle as bonus.
Any new/existing prepaid/call and control/postpaid customers will get 12GB Data, 1,200 On Net SMS, 600 Min BL-BL Talk Time and 600 Minute BL-Other operators talk time for 6 months. This handset will be available from all banglalink customer care centers, banglalink points and banglalink device retail outlets all over Bangladesh. Customers will also get a fabulous banglalink Mug/Bag gift upon purchasing the package.
Pre-booking of this handset will start from 4th September, 2015. To pre-book, customers have to visit – www.banglalink.com.bd/aamra-a10b-prebooking/. First 500 pre bookers will get a free BL Mug and BL Bag. This “banglalink Aamra A10B” smartphone will be in the market from mid-September.
“While answering a question on Banglalink’s business performance and its reporting – Banglalink CEO Ziad Shatara said that Banglaink is a part of a Global Telecom Group VimpelCom, which is enlisted in NASDAQ and that is why its quarterly financials are regularly published at NASDAQ and also in the VimpelCom website. Besides this, Banglalink also publishes Annual report every year, where this information is shared and it is available in Banglalink website. Mr. Shatara also mentioned that in the second quarter of 2015, Banglalink has achieved strong growth in service revenue of 7% year on year.”
Syed Farhad Ahmed, Managing Director of aamra companies said on the occasion, `We are proud to have partnered with one of the leading and innovative telecom operator in Bangladesh. We believe in the power that connectivity and an affordable and powerful smart device can bring in our economy and by jointly bringing in the first co-branded smart device, we are taking a bold step towards a true digital Bangladesh`
Shihab Ahmad, CCO from Banglalink said, “We are proud to introduce such an amazing deal – the opportunity to buy such a great smartphone bundled with one of the best mobile phone services in Bangladesh – and at such an affordable cost. We believe this will go a long way in driving internet penetration in the country, given that most people access the internet only through their phones. We are looking forward to our customers starting to use these great devices.”