Edgars Announces Verssed W1 Smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1

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Yesterday, 3rd December 2014, Edgars officially launched their Verssed WS smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1. While the rest of the line-up wasn’t discussed at the launch, the Verssed brand will include a total of 3 phones and 2 Tablets: “SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.” You can view the official press release for the W1 below, along with images for the full line-up, or visit www.verssed.com for more detail.

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Press Release:

Edgars unveiled its first Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Verssed W1 smartphone that will be locally available in select retail outlets from 15 December.

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Verssed W1

The Verssed W1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and offers excellent connectivity via Wi-Fi 801.11n plus Bluetooth 4.0, and fast download speeds (HSPA+ speeds of up to 42 Mbps). Users can capture important life moments on the smartphone’s 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and make Skype video calls using the VGA selfie shooter. Good battery life is also part of the Verssed W1’s appeal thanks to its decent-sized 1420 mAh battery. Edcon is making the Verssed W1 available at select Edgars, Jet and CNA retail outlets for a recommended retail price of just R899.95.

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PLATINUM VP.1

“Modern smartphones enable users to boost their productivity, multitask, navigate to their destinations with live traffic info to avoid jams, and enjoy their favourite media or mobile games on the go,” says Jurgen Schreiber, Chief Executive Office at Edcon “. “In this day and age, price should not be a barrier to putting this kind of functionality into the hands of more users.”

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PLATINUM VP.2

Whilst the Verssed smartphone brand as a whole makes all of the functionality of modern smartphones available to more users thanks to their affordable pricetags, the Verssed W1 differentiates itself by being the first to run on Windows Phone 8.1. The Verssed W1 delivers the same quick, seamless, and quality Windows Phone experience to the end user regardless of the hardware powering the device.

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PLATINUM VM.1

Furthermore, Windows Phone delivers a more personal smartphone experience that brings you closer to the people and things you really care about. As a Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Verssed W1 includes features such as Live Tiles that surface information important to you; Action Center, which show new activities and notifications at a glance; and Senses, which is a suite of features that takes the work out of managing data use, storage space and battery life. Despite the affordable cost of the Verssed W1, it still offers local users all of the same advantages of the Windows Phone ecosystem including access to thousands of apps on the Windows Phone Store.

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MOTION E.1 7 TABLET

“The Verssed W1 smartphone is the first Windows Phone partner device to become locally available,” says Melanie Botha, Consumer Channels Group Executive at Microsoft South Africa.

“We understand that each market is different and our partner device programme has been specifically designed to help original equipment manufacturers and original device manufacturer partners build Windows devices that meet local demand as well as develop local brands. The focus caters to the needs of our consumers by encouraging device manufacturers and other partners to deliver low-cost devices with an uncompromised Windows and Microsoft Services experience,” concludes Botha.

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kabelo
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hw do i set internet coz i dont have access for internet

majaha mamba
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how much is it may have prices actualy may i have the catalogue

Dolly
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hey there, i have bought a Verssed tablet 7 inch yesterday 25/01/15, i might say i regret why did i ever listened to anyone about this. it came with a Telkom mobile sim, which i didn’t mind at all because i have my mtn Sim. i am so furious as the phone cant download wattsup or anything else, what’s surprising is that it comes with a watsup icon on it but when you download is say’s the application is blocked as the devise do not recognize it. i my mtn sim card is not working on it as it requires… Read more »
jabulile khanyile
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How can I find a Microsoft world please assist me

nozipho
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HI
i cnt use the phone i only call nd recieve calls pls help what can i do?

Zandisile
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Hi I bought Verssed tablet yesterday (01/03/15) and the screen cracked within 4hours. Infact it was my negligence. Where can I repair the screen, and how much it will cost me?

Zandisile
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Thanks Evan Saunders. I will appreciate that

Phindile
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Hi i reseted my tablet and now it doesnt wanna work it just give me a white blank screen with the verssed icon

Brjce
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Any feedback on where to take it in for screen replacement

zikhona
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I bought versed emotion 1 tablet lastbwik Friday now the problem is its getting low quick an I charge it very day is DAT normal for a new down to do DAT?

ZANELE
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WHERE CAN I TAKE MY TAB FOR SCREEN REPLACEMENT

abel
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bought verssed vp1 and it fell so cracked the screen and I’m disappointed because the is not store that has its repairs not even vodacom WHR I bought it. so can anyone help me of any play place they knw WHR I can fix it

Adelaide
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Hi .my name is Adelaide. I bought a verssed platinum vp1..last year murch. I’m using its vodacom sim n my mtn sim on it at anitime… Its working properly n de screen is still intact. The only problem it that de battery doesn’t last for de whole day it needs to be charged de every after 4 hours even if u don’t use it too much.what can I do?pls help.

nnyadzeni
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hi, the screen of my vp2 is broken, where can I get it fixed? i have tried local retailers and there was no progress, my location is Thohoyandou in Limpopo.

Ruschke
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Hi there. I got the versed W1 phone last week Thursday. My phone fell on the floor not even a leg distance and the screen cracked. Does Edcon do repairs on the screens and what are the costs thereof. There is so many comments to screens, and makes me wonder whether we bought the wrong handset. Kindly let us have your urgent reply hereto. Ruschke Holl

Ruschke
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So basicly we are buying phones that have no parts. I would not recommend anyone to buy this phone, as this is the situation. I would like to contact Verssed directly to discuss this as this is unexeptable, so basicly I have to buy another phone just to communicate. I am really not impressed and I think there is a lot of customers out there that feel the same way. I had a look on Gumtree and OLX and there is a lot of W1 Verssed phones on there which people want to sell due to cracked screens. Please could… Read more »
Ruschke
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Thank you

robin
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do use make phone covers to protect the phone

phumlano
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How can you find a face

Cornelius
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verssed motion e 1 screen freozen I cant switch it off nothing works how can I reset it.

Thabang
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Hi
I’m using Verssed Motion vm.1 i bought this phone in February, but now it doesn’t want to charge it doesn’t switch ON as well…so where will i can take it to repair?

Bonita
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I own a Versed W1. Bought it about 3 months ago. Suddenly when I turn it on all it displays is a blue screen with a sad face :-( Please help

Wailing Soul
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Hey Evan, I am an international student from Malawi. i have bought several tablets and smart phones from Ackermans, Edgars for my relations just before I go for holidays. They just insert the ;local sim and the gadgets work fine. Now I have loved this 7.1 tablet and I want to buy it but from the comments, it appears it only works with Telkom Mobile, or am I wrong? Secondly, someone has mentioned that he cannot download whatsup because he has inserted a sim that is not Telkcom mobile. Does it mean this is just for local use (within South… Read more »
Lyle Arends
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Graham, no update on this coming to SA?

Roland
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Does anyone know how to actually turn the wiFi OFF on a Verssed tablet E.1.1
The battery usage show 29% for WiFi whether it’s on or off. The ‘Adjust Power Usage’ button? doesn’t seem to do anything.

Lita
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Good day were can I get a battery for a vesserd tablet the one with a keyboard and he much thank u

Brian
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Hi, Im very upset by this verssed tablet 1.1, on the box it says the camera is a 2mp but when you check settings on the camera its 1mp, I only saw that after 11 days. WTF!! so the manager at Eastrand mall CNA (Michael) says its not their fault. I should have brought back the tablet before 7 days after i bought it (20/11/2015). according to CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, Page 13 states – Suppliers and service providers are required to display labelling and trade descriptions of products, which do not mislead consumers about the contents of the packaging or… Read more »
makereke
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Ihv problem wit my tablet versed I bought t Sunday last week so idnt know y t accept 8.ta simcard only coz there is two spaces for sim card n t not accept other sim network

makereke
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Why it accept Telkom sim only while there is two spaces for sim card ?

makereke
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please I need to know about this versed tablet why it accept Telkom sim only

Dineo
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Hy i bought verssed motion E1 tablet 3 months ago now it dsnt take calls n smss, i can call n send sms bt i cnt reseive dem i also called 8ta help bt dy did not help..if i reset it will it work?

Asiphe mafu
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Hi can I change my phone’s bettry versed motion E1.1 its gets low fast n I can’t use it without charging it plz help me

olga
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if phone give me blue screen with sad face whats happening

NKOPANE LETHOLA
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i have a problem with my verssed phone, i have used it about the year and now it does display nothing after unlocking the screen.

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