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Huawei bounces back with the new Ideos Y100

June 16, 2012 6 comments

Huawei has unveiled a new Ideos, the Y100. The Ideos Y100 will be retailing at Kshs 8,449/-, and is understood to be Huawei’s answer to other new entry level smartphones.

Orange had unveiled the Huawei Gaga, you check it out here 

The Ideos u8150 replacement boasts of the following features:

  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
  • A 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A CPU
  • 2.8 inch TFT Capacitive touchscreen, 320 x 240 display, 10.9mm slim
  • 3.2 MP camera (with video record/replay)
  • 3G data speeds, with 7.2 Mbps
  • Wi-fi enabled + hotspot
  • 512MB ROM internal storage, with 256MB RAM
  • Micro USB, 3.5mm earphone jack
  • 1050mAh battery
  • Power saving mode with All back-up and fast boot

The Ideos Y100 will have special Safaricom UI customization, and is upgradeable to Android ICS.

Other special Safaricom requirements include a power saving mode, and a 2GB external memory. The Ideos Y100 has a fast boot, and takes only about 5 seconds to power on.

So finally a budget Android smartphone, with version 2.3.  What is your take?


Xperia Arc S now availbale at Safaricom

June 8, 2012 4 comments

Say Sophomore! Say Xperia Arc S! The second Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is now available at Safaricom shops and will be retailing at just Kshs 39,999/-.

The Xperia Arc S comes shipped with Android OS, version 2.3.6, that will be upgradeable to v4.0. The Arc S will also contain Qualcomm’s now famous powerful Snapdragon chipset, with a 1.4 GHz Adreno 205 CPU.











Unfortunately the Arc S continues a dismay Sony Ericsson internal memory storage, with a 1GB capacity and only 320 MB available to the user. It also has a 512 MB RAM.

The Arc S comes equipped with a HDMI port and its cable, mutlitouch capacitive touchscreen and Sony’s mobile BRAVIA engine. Its has improved internet speeds, with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA.

The phone’s screen dimensions and its weight are similar to the Arc.

Slim and sleek!




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