The cheapest Android 2.2 phone, Huawei IDEOS, has been launched in the Kenyan market. Priced at Sh 8000, the Huwaei smart phone is the expected the use of Internet among the 20 million Kenyan consumers of mobile phone services.
The IDEOS is the latest in a string of devices the Chinese firm has rolled out aiming to capture a share of the growing consumer internet market
To remind you more about the smartphone, it will run Android 2.2 [Froyo], feature a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen, 528MHz processor, 3.2MP camera, brightness, proximity and accelerometer sensors built in, and MicroSD storage.
Available in black, yellow, blue, and purple, the IDEOS supports functions such as voice dialling, voice navigation, and the ability to run applications off the SD card.
According to Kevin Tao, the CEO of Huwaei Devices, “The IDEOS is an affordable option, designed to lower barriers to entry and facilitate easy mobile Internet access. Ownership of the smartphone is one of the key means of getting people into the ‘golden age of mobile broadband.”
The IDEOS’ entry into Kenya comes only two months after Huawei teamed up with Safaricom in high profile launch of yet another smartphone U220 that also runs on Google’s Android.