Kazam needs you to return for the hardware, keep for the service
Kazam has a battle on its arms. The corporate might have been launched by former HTC execs, however it may well solely commerce on that affiliation for therefore lengthy. That is one thing the agency is instantly addressing right here at MWC, it appears, with the launch of two new octacore handsets — the Twister 2 5.zero, and Twister 5.5. Two telephones that it hopes could have mass attraction. We received to take a look at a pre-launch model of the previous, which makes use of MediaTek’s MT6592 (clocked at 1.7GHz) that launched late final yr. The Twister 2 5.zero will even include a 5-inch, 720p IPS show, sport an SD card slot (to reinforce the 8GB onboard), have twin SIM capabilities, and an eight-megapixel digital camera. When it launches in Europe later this yr, it’s going to achieve this someplace within the £250 area (relying on markets).
The system itself is unassuming in its design. The all-black physique and minimal design are simplistic. Whereas under no circumstances unattractive, it isn’t a handset it is possible for you to to select at a distance. The model we acquired to spend a while with did not have ultimate software program, so we’re unable to touch upon its efficiency, however that is one thing we hope to have the ability to report on in additional element sooner somewhat than later. That is additionally why you will see capacitive buttons, and on display ones within the gallery under.
Extra necessary than the telephone itself, is that we received to study a bit extra concerning the mysterious Kazam. The corporate knowledgeable us it isn’t simply making an attempt to make fairly priced telephones, the plan is broader than that. Whereas the telephones it makes will doubtless proceed to be reasonably priced, Kazam can also be placing an emphasis on excessive-high quality after gross sales buyer help, corresponding to providing a free cracked display alternative scheme and distant help together with your gadget. Will that be sufficient to tug it out from the shadows of its origins? Nicely, mockingly, it is already receiving the sincerest type of flattery from HTC, which is a promising begin.