Vodacom launches new low cost smartphone
TELECOMS| Oct. 6, 2012, 6:46 a.m.
Vodacom has announced the launch of the Vodafone Smart II, an affordable android smartphone which is set to cater for a large majority of consumers who are currently missing out on the smartphone journey. This affordable smartphone will be available at Vodacom World in Midrand and other participating outlets from 07 October 2012.
In SA, the Vodafone Smart II will be available on a special launch deal, on the Top Up 99 Yebo4Less package at R79 per month. The recommended selling price on prepaid is R1 299 (around USD147).
Zunaid Dinath, Chief Officer Sales and Distribution said, "Our focus is to bring affordable smartphones to the market at price points attractive to a large number of people who are not using smartphones today. The Vodafone Smart II will allow this new wave of customers access to a new world of applications and the mobile Internet."
The Vodafone Smart II comes with three coloured back cover rims and three coloured back plates and has the following features: a brand new Broadcom 21552 chipset with 832 MHz processor and 512 MB of RAM; high-speed 3G HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity; 3.2 megapixel camera with white LED flash; and the latest Assisted GPS (AGPS) technology for rapid and accurate mapping and navigation functions.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
Tigo QoS efforts reflected in NCA reportRecent efforts by Tigo Ghana to improve the quality of its network across the country have paid off as it made impressive strides by passing the various tests conducted by the National Communications Authority. Read More
Airtel Ghana sanctioned over QoSThe National Communication Authority (NCA) has sanctioned Airtel Ghana for an amount of Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢50,000.00) and directed it to resolve Stand-alone Dedicated Control Channel (SDCCH) Congestion in Jirapa and improve 3G network coverage in Wa, Lawra, Tumu and Jirapa by December 2015. Read More
MTN Business completes Hybrid Cloud offering with Microsoft Azure ExpressRouteMTN Business has taken another step in moving African enterprises closer to accessing cloud services, with the announcement that it will offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to its clientele. Read More
MTN bags prestigious international awardMTN has joined an elite group of household brands such as Apple and Coca Cola after being voted the Brand of the Year in the telecommunications category at the World Branding Awards in London, United Kingdom. Read More
MTN Uganda slashes call ratesMTN Uganda may have fired the first salvo in a new price war in Uganda’s telecoms sector, with its reduction of calling rates across all networks by over 40 percent. Read More
Airtel, Liquid Telecom in pan-African fibre dealAirtel will use Liquid Telecom's terrestrial fibre network to connect its mobile base stations and enterprises. Read More
Smile, Samsung strike VOLTE deal in NigeriaSmile Communications Nigeria Limited has partnered with Samsung Electronics West Africa to launch the first LTE compliant smartphone in Nigeria. Read More
MTN group selects Ericsson Order to Cash SuiteMTN has signed a multi-year agreement with Ericsson to implement, support and manage Ericsson's Order to Cash suite. This solution enables MTN to standardize the customer experience of its products and services in all the markets it is operational. Read More
Hajj pilgrims commend MTN’s free incoming calls in SaudiPilgrims embarking on the 2015 Hajj have commended MTN Nigeria for offering free incoming calls while roaming in Saudi Arabia. This is in addition to special discounted rates for calls and data services. Read More
Gottfried Odamtten-Sowah appointed Tigo Business DirectorTo further strengthen its cutting-edge solutions to business customers and empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to grow, Tigo Ghana has appointed Gottfried Odamtten-Sowah as the Director of Tigo Business. Read More
FEATURED STORYConnectivity critical for Nigeria's ICT sector, says SES chief
Connectivity is vital for any country to fully optimise the huge potential of cyberspace, SES Sales Manager for West Africa Joy Nma Emenike tells Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHHigh tech homes: Just press play
High tech, digital homes where everything is automated and connected aren’t the stuff of science fiction any longer, says BNC Technology.