Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Safaricom launches Android based smartphone in partnership with Huawei
The first Android smartphone for Safaricom to introduce, the event was presided over by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication, Dr. Bitange Ndemo. He lauded Safaricom and Huawei for bringing the device into the Kenyan market and especially for the price point, which stands at slightly above Kshs. 27,000/= (approximately US$ 340).
This move heralds what industry pundits claim will be a revolution in mobile internet use by Kenyan mobile subscribers. The Android platform provides access to over 60,000 applications via the Android Apps marketplace as well as native support for various social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and others.