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A New Clasic Phone By Nokia Cooming Soon Nokia 225 Dual SIM Features and Specifications

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Big screen, slim body

The thin 10.4mm body blends seamlessly with a 2.8″ screen. Pick your colour and play.

Super-social

The phone comes preloaded with Facebook and Twitter – so switch on and join the conversation.

Go Big

See more of the stuff you love with a big 2.8″ screen – it’s ideal for taking pictures, gaming or watching online videos on the go. Prefer to listen? Each charge of the battery will keep the tunes rolling all day long.

GET ONLINE. GET SOCIAL.

When awesome happens, capture it with a sharp 2 megapixel camera. Then share it straight away – Facebook, Twitter and Nokia Xpress Browser all come pre-loaded. Use Slam via Bluetooth to share files with friends, or load up a 32GB micro SD into the hot-swap memory card slot and save them for later.

SLEEK, SLIM, STYLISH.

The 2.8″ screen blends seamlessly into a trim 10.4mm body – so it looks sharp and feels slim. With five eye-popping colours to pick from, it’s quite the looker.

BE ACCESSIBLE. ALL THE TIME.

Make sure your friends can reach you all the time with Smart Dual SIM. It lets you set up call waiting and call forwarding between two SIM cards. Operator charges may apply.

BROWSING AT ITS BEST.

Put the epic 2.8″ screen to good use with Nokia Xpress Browser. It’s more efficient and affordable than other browsers, and with Bing now built in as standard find the stuff you love will be easier than ever.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Design1
    • Dimensions
      • Length: 124.0 mm
      • Width: 55.5 mm
      • Thickness: 10.4 mm
      • Weight: 100.6 g
    • Display and User Interface
      • Display size: 2.8 ”
      • Display resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
      • Display colors: HighColor (18-bit/262k)
      • Aspect ratio: 4:3
      • Pixel density: 142.0 ppi
      • Display technology: LCD transmissive
    • Keys and Input Methods
      • User Input: Keypad
      • Dedicated hardware key: 4-way Navi key with select, Call key, Power/End key
    • Form factor
      • Form factor: Monoblock
  • Hardware
    • Connectivity
      • SIM card type: Mini SIM
      • Dual SIM: Smart Dual SIM
      • Charging connectors: Micro-USB
      • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
      • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
      • USB: USB 2.0
      • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0
      • Bluetooth profiles: Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.0, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1
    • Data Network
      • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
      • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
      • GSM max data speed UL: GPRS 85.6 kbps
    • Power Management2
      • Battery: BL-4UL
      • Battery capacity: 1200.0 mAh
      • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
      • Removable battery: Yes
      • Maximum 2G talk time: 21.0 h
      • Maximum standby time with dual SIM: 27.0 days
      • Maximum music playback time: 49 h
      • Maximum video playback time: 13.5 h
      • Maximum cellular network browsing time: 7.5 h
    • Memory
      • User data storage: Memory card
      • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
      • Maximum memory card size: 32 GB
  • Software and applications
    • Productivity features
      • Features (Personal information Management): Digital clock, Recorder, Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Converter, Alarm clock, Reminders, Phonebook, Alarm clock with ringtones, Flashlight
    • Other Applications
      • Game features: Native games
    • Software platform & User Interface
      • Operating system: Nokia OS
      • Software release: Series 30+
  • Communications
    • Email and Messaging3
      • Instant messaging: Yahoo! Messenger
      • Messaging features: Text messaging, Unified MMS/SMS editor, Multimedia messaging, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS
    • Call management
      • Features (Call Management): Automatic answer, Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Call logs: dialled, received and missed, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail, Call barring
      • Contacts: 1000
      • Ringtones: MP3 Ringtones
      • Speech codecs: GSM FR, GSM HR, AMR-NB, GSM EFR
  • Device security
    • Security
      • General Security features: Device lock, PIN code, Device lock password, Application certification
  • Sharing and Internet
    • Browsing and Internet
      • Browser: Nokia Xpress Browser
      • Social apps: Facebook, Twitter
      • Photo sharing: Twitter, Facebook, Share over Bluetooth, Photo sharing with Slam, Sina Microblog
      • Video sharing: Facebook, Share over Bluetooth, Video sharing with Slam
  • Photography
    • Main camera
      • Primary camera sensor size: 2 MP
      • Camera Focus Type: Fixed focus
      • Camera digital zoom: 2 x
      • Sensor size: 1/5 inch
      • Camera F number/aperture: f/2.8
      • Camera focal length: 33.77 mm
      • Camera minimum focus range: 70.0 cm
      • Camera image format: JPEG
    • Main camera features
      • Camera feature: Full Screen Viewfinder
    • Image capturing
      • Capture modes: Video, Still, Self-timer
      • Scene modes: Automatic, Night
      • Colour tone modes: Normal
      • Light sensitivity: Automatic
      • Photos viewed by: Album
  • Music and Audio
    • Music
      • Audio features: Playlists in Music player, Music player, Loudness
    • Music format
      • Codecs: MP3, AAC LC, MIDI
      • Audio format: Wav, AAC, MP3, MIDI
    • Radio
      • Radio features: Stereo FM Radio
    • Voice and audio recording
      • Recording: Voice recorder
      • Audio recording file formats: Wav
      • Audio recording codecs: LPCM
      • Audio recording features: Stereo
  • Video
    • Main video camera
      • Camera video resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
      • Camera video frame rate: 15.0 fps
      • Camera video zoom: 2 x
      • Video playback frame rate: 25.0 fps
      • Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, M-JPEG
      • Video playback file formats: 3GP, MP4
      • Video recording formats: AVI M-JPEG
    • Main video camera features
      • Video recording features: Video zoom
  • Environment
    • Environmental features
      • Materials: Free of PVC, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List
      • Energy efficiency: Unplug charger reminder
      • Recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy
      • User guide: One colour printing
      • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable
  • Accessibility
    • Accessibility features
      • Hearing: Vibrating alerts
      • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Font magnification
      • Physical skills: Speakerphone, Speed dial
      • What’s in the box
    • Box
      • Sales Package: Nokia Charger AC-18, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide

 

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Nokia Has Announced a New Windows Phone Lumia Icon

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Nokia has announced a new Windows Phone in its Lumia lineup, the Lumia Icon. The phone is based on the Lumia 1520 and has virtually the same spec sheet.

Lumia Icon comes with a 5.1″Super Sensitive ClearBlack AMOLED display with Full HD resolution. Lumia Icon isn’t the most compact of phones, being 9.8mm thick and 167g heavy.

Under the hood, Lumia Icon features with a 2.2Ghz quad-core processor with 2 GB worth memory and 32 GB non-expandable storage.

At the back lies the entire package’s main attraction: the coveted 20.1 megapixel PureView camera. It comes with a 1/2.5″ BSI, f/2.4 aperture, OIS and dual-LED Flash. It also does 1080p videos at 30 fps.

The phone also comes with all the cool software apps which comes pre-installed on the 1520, and take the same duo of 5 megapixel and full resolution photos on pressing the shutter, the former meant for easier sharing.

Connectivity options of Lumia Icon include WiFi 802.11ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0. Lumia Icon also comes with a 2,420 mAh battery which might not sound much but wireless charging is supported.

Availability and pricing details for international release are not disclosed yet.

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Nokia Has Plans to launch First Android Phone Soon

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Nokia has plans to launch a long-rumoured Android phone later this month at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, reported Wall Street Journal.

Phone is widely reported to be aimed at low-end segment of the developing markets.

Report said that Nokia X – code named Normady – will come with a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4-inch WVGA screen, 512MB of memory, 4GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.

It will reportedly sport a 5MP camera, a 1,500mAh battery, along with dual-SIM option.

Speculations say that Nokia won’t allow the “Play Store” access to this phone, instead Microsoft and Nokia developed services – such as Here maps and Mix Radio — will be offered along with Nokia’s own store with popular Android Apps, such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp etc..

Nokia X will Finally change Nokia’s decision for not going Android. Company remained committed to Windows Phone operating system for its high-end smartphones.

However, we have seen Nokia testing various other home-grown operating systems for its low-end phones for developing markets. Android on a low-end phone from Nokia seems in-line with this long-running policy.

Nokia’s hardware run by Android phone would be an interesting proposition. This may not only revive the brand, which was sold to Microsoft last year, but may also help result into faster adoption of smartphones in developing markets, especially if phone is priced well.

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Nokia and Telenor Introduce the Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503

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Nokia Pakistan announced that the new Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503 are available for purchase in Pakistan with 6 months free Telenor Talkshawk Internet.

The new affordable smartphones are aimed at mid-range audience with their innovative Fastlane home screen, attractive new design and a deeper integration with social networks.

Commenting on the new Nokia Asha range, Arif Shafique, country general manager, Nokia Pakistan said: “With the expansion of the Nokia Asha family, we bring three exciting smartphones for our consumers to suit their budget needs. The new Asha series has a stunning new design, a plethora of social networking apps and enhanced imaging quality. This way, millions of consumers across different price points will get access to smartphone technology”.

Irfan Wahab Khan, chief marketing officer, Telenor Pakistan said on the occasion: “This is yet another example of the successful collaboration between Telenor Pakistan and Nokia. Introducing high-quality yet affordable smartphones with a very user-friendly social experience is in line with Telenor Pakistan’s ‘Internet for all’ strategy. We believe in bringing the internet experience to the masses of Pakistan, and Telenor’s free 6 months’ internet offering with these new Asha devices is aimed at encouraging people to utilize the true benefits of internet”.

With the launch of the latest range of Asha smartphones, Nokia introduces the unique ‘dual shot’ design which combines an inner layer of bold, bright coloured shell surrounded by an outer layer of crystal-clear transparency. This distinctive combination enhances the durability of the device and surely makes the smartphone user stand out of the crowd. The high-end design brought to this price point is a clear differentiator, as are the craftsmanship and attention to detail.

The Asha 500 offers a 2.8-inch screen, a 2-megapixel camera and 2G telephony while the Asha 502 comes with a 3-inch screen, and a 5-megapixel camera with flash. At the top of the current family is the Asha 503, which has a 3-inch screen made from curved Gorilla Glass, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, and 3.5G speeds.

The Asha 500 and 503 come in single- and dual-SIM variants, with Nokia’s Easy Swap technology on dual-SIM, allowing users to swap cards without restarting the phone. While all three of these new phones come with the same software and stunning hardware design, the three offer hardware specifications that scale upwards by model number and price.

As social networking is the need of the hour, these new devices allow the user to become more social across various social media. With Fastlane, users can create a personalized shortcut to the phone’s recently accessed apps, features and content, as well as future activity, such as calendar appointments.

It’s the fastest way to access an app in its last state, as well as being the social hub of the new Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503. Deeper integration with social networks now enables live updates, which alert people to likes and comments through notifications on Fastlane so they never miss an important update.

Here are the prices:

  • Nokia Asha 500: PKR 8,300
  • Nokia Asha 502 (Dual SIM): PKR 10,400
  • Nokia Asha 503 (Dual SIM): PKR 10,950
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Nokia Releases the Lumia Black Update Worldwide

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Nokia has released its “Black” update for Lumia smartphones worldwide. The update brings several enhancements and nifty, little features for people using the Finn’s Windows Phones.

The first among them is the App Folder, which allows you to group several common apps of the same kind under one large Live Tile on the Start Screen. Bluetooth Low Energy is enabled for the complete Lumia range. Glance 2.0 makes an appearance, giving you an overview of even more activity straight from the lockscreen, and in more colors.

Two of Nokia’s imaging apps – Nokia Pro Camera and Smart Camera – have been placed under one banner to form the new Nokia Camera app. Access to raw image files is coming exclusively to the Lumia 1020.

Nokia Refocus is an app which allows you to snap a photograph and then refocus it later on. Storyteller is another app coming, which arranges all your photos on basis of time and location.

Finally, Nokia is adding more imaging algorithms to make your snapping feel more fruitful. For instance, a new oversampling algorithm reduces noise and makes photos sharper and more natural.

Pakistani Lumia users have already received Black Update for their Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 devices. Rest of the devices – namely Lumia 520, 620, 625, 720, 820 smartphones – will be getting the updates in the coming few weeks.

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Lumia 1520 is Now Available in Pakistan

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Announced in October 2013 at The Nokia World event, the best Windows Phone yet, the Lumia 1520 is now made available in Pakistan with a price tag of Rs. 74,900.

While we aren’t sure that after spending all this money the windows phone apps will delight you much but Lumia 1520’s six inch screen and 20 MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) is definitely going to blow your mind.

Lumia 1520 offers a 6-inch, super-sensitive screen and a vivid 1080p full HD display for outstanding outdoor readability.

With latest software advancements for Windows Phone, the Lumia Lumia 1520 is said to be suited for entertainment and productivity alike.

In addition to the new Nokia Camera – that comes with new enhanced camera app – Lumia 1520 is bundled with Storyteller applications that can organise and keep track of your amazing pictures tagged geographically using HERE maps.

Moreover, Lumia 1520 is equipped with 4 built-in microphones to offer you not only distortion-free, immersive directional stereo recording, but also highly improved sound clarity from around the phone from any direction.

Here are the full specs for Lumia 1520:

  • Processor: 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8 with the latest updates
  • Memory:
    • 2GB RAM,
    • 32 GB internal user memory;
    • 7 GB SkyDrive cloud storage,
    • micro SD card support up to 64GB
  • Display:
    • 6-inch full HD 1080p LCD ,
    • Super sensitive touch for glove and nail usage, Gorilla Glass 2
  • Camera:
    • Primary camera: PureView 20-megapixel Auto Focus ZEISS optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
    • Secondary Camera: HD 1.2-megapixel wide angle
  • Size & weight: 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7mm (volumetric). Weight: 209g
  • Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac, μUSB, BT 4.0 LE,
  • Battery: 3400 mAh (integrated) with built-in wireless charging (Qi compatible)
  • Available colors: White, black, Yellow and Red
  • Price: Rs. 74,900
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Nokia 108 An Another Low-End, Dual SIM Phone by Nokia

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Nokia may have been brought by Microsoft but that hasn’t stopped it from announcing new featurephones. The latest phone in the chain is the Nokia 108 which will also come with a dual-sim version of the phone.

Specs-wise the phone is not much different from most other devices of its class. Upfront is the 1.8 inch LCD display with 160 x 128 resolution. Beneath it are the 5-point navigation keys and the 12 button keypad. An addition is the VGA camera on the back which the Nokia says is enough for first-time camera phone buyers.

Storage is expandable via a microSD card slot. A 950 mAh battery with over a month worth standby time and about 14 hours talk-time. And as is the case with phones like these, the 108 is quite compact too, weighing in at just 70 grams.

An optional dual-sim version of the phone will be there at launch. As for the software, the phone (most-probably) comes with Symbian S40, and has music player and FM Radio applications.

The 108 and the dual-sim version will cost around $29 at launch which is just about as cheap as you can expect from Nokia. They’ll arrive in Q4 of this year. While they won’t be replacing your smartphone, it’s sometimes really helpful to have a secondary phone with extra-long standby time. Or to play Snake.

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Microsoft Buys Nokia Devices & Service Unit for $7.2 Billion

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Microsoft and Nokia have just announced that both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay $ 5 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and $ 2.2 billion to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of $ 7.2 billion in cash.

Microsoft will draw upon its overseas cash resources to fund the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

“It’s a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft chief executive officer. “In addition to their innovation and strength in phones at all price points, Nokia brings proven capability and talent in critical areas such as hardware design and engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management, and hardware sales, marketing and distribution.”

“We are excited and honored to be bringing Nokia’s incredible people, technologies and assets into our Microsoft family. Given our long partnership with Nokia and the many key Nokia leaders that are joining Microsoft, we anticipate a smooth transition and great execution,” Ballmer said. “With ongoing share growth and the synergies across marketing, branding and advertising, we expect this acquisition to be accretive to our adjusted earnings per share starting in FY15, and we see significant long-term revenue and profit opportunities for our shareholders.”

“For Nokia, this is an important moment of reinvention and from a position of financial strength, we can build our next chapter,” said Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of the Nokia Board of Directors and, following today’s announcement, Nokia Interim CEO. “After a thorough assessment of how to maximize shareholder value, including consideration of a variety of alternatives, we believe this transaction is the best path forward for Nokia and its shareholders. Additionally, the deal offers future opportunities for many Nokia employees as part of a company with the strategy, financial resources and determination to succeed in the mobile space.”

“Building on our successful partnership, we can now bring together the best of Microsoft’s software engineering with the best of Nokia’s product engineering, award-winning design, and global sales, marketing and manufacturing,” said Stephen Elop, who following today’s announcement is stepping aside as Nokia President and CEO to become Nokia Executive Vice President of Devices & Services. “With this combination of talented people, we have the opportunity to accelerate the current momentum and cutting-edge innovation of both our smart devices and mobile phone products.”

Nokia has outlined its expected focus upon the closing of the transaction in a separate press release published today.

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Nokia 515 A New Best-Looking Featurephone by Nokia

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Most of the mobile phone manufacturers nowadays neglect the design front of their cheaper models which is, of course, expected. Nokia has been guilty of doing that too but not with the new Nokia 515.

Nokia 515 is possibly the best-looking featurephone and doesn’t arrive exactly cheap either.

The design of the Nokia 515 is quite sleek and seems to have taken cues from both the Lumias and the HTC One. It is made of a single piece of sandblasted and anodised aluminium. Like the other cheap Nokia phones, it is also a bit boxy. The display is slightly curved and astonishingly, features Gorilla Glass 2. It isn’t even a touchscreen.

On the front, you have a 2.4 inch QVGA display and a numeric keyboard. Around the back though, you have a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash.

The sides incorporates volume keys.

There will be a dual-sim version of the 515 too. The battery life is quoted at 38 days worth standby.

And then lastly, the price. The phone will be available in Q3 of 2013 for a tough-to-swallow price-tag of $150. For that, you can even get a dual-core smartphone nowadays which means that Nokia might face a tough time selling this phone. Still, given the number of people who aren’t in the smartphone circle yet, the 515 may not be failure after all.

Here are the specs again:

  • System: 3.5G HSDPA – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 900/2100
  • Size and weight: 114 x 48 x 11 mm; 101.1g
  • Display: 2.4” QVGA LCD 262k display
  • Memory: Up to 256MB flash, support for up to 32GB microSD card
  • Connectivity: microUSB port supporting data transfer and charging, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5 mm AV connector, Micro SIM
  • Camera: 5 megapixels, LED flash
  • Battery life: up to 38 days standby; up to 10.4 hrs talk time
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Nokia Asha 501 and Nokia Asha 210 Exclusive Offers By Mobilink Pakistan

 

 

 

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Mobilink has introduced Nokia Asha 501 and Nokia Asha 210, the two latest affordable smartphones from Nokia that offer best value for money for SMS and instant-messaging.  Mobilink customers can now enjoy exclusive offers on these new Nokia phones which come with Mobi Music Free Trial for 3 months and Free 300 MB Mobilink Mobile Internet for 6 months.

The Nokia Asha 501 provides instant access to your favorite apps, social networks and contacts. The Fastlane shortcut shows a collection of important applications onto a single screen for easy access.

The swipe motion makes switching between apps and tasks fast and easy. The Nokia Asha 501′s battery gives a 48 days of stand-by time. The phone comes with the latest Nokia Xpress Browser that compresses data by up to 90% allowing quick access to the internet with minimum resources.

The Nokia Asha 501 comes with changeable covers and is available in bright red and green, cyan, yellow, white and black. For Maximum protection, the phone comes with scratch-resistant glass screen.

The new Nokia Asha 210 offers a smarter way to interact on social networks. The QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi and a dedicated button that can be set-up for instant access to popular social apps like WhatsApp. The phone has a distinctive Nokia design and bold colors and is available in yellow, cyan, black, magenta and white.

Commenting on the launch of the two phones, Moied Javeed, Director Marketing Mobilink said, We have launched the Nokia 501 and Nokia Asha 201 with Mobilink’s Mobile Internet exclusively for Mobilink customers. We are sure that this offer will provide our customers with the best internet experience and value for money at the same time. We hope that our customers will make the most out of the offer to connect and interact with their friends and families.

  • The Nokia Asha 501 is available for PKR 10,100 and Nokia Asha 210 for PKR 7,800 from authorized Nokia distributors and retailers.
  • Both mobile phones come with a Mobi Music Free Trial for 3 months and Free 300 MB Mobilink Mobile Internet for 6 months.
  • The offer applies to prepaid customers only and will become effective as soon as you insert your Mobilink prepaid SIM in the phone on or before August 31, 2013.
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