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Alcatel now enters the budget Android market with its Alcatel OT-918

June 20, 2012 84 comments

Safaricom has unveiled the Alcatel OT-918 into what is fast becoming a competitve entry level smartphones market.

The OT-918 will be selling at Kshs 8,499/- and will come bundled with free Kshs 1000 airtime and 1.5GB free data.

The Alcatel OT-918 has the following specs:


  • Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • 650 MHz  processor
  • 3.15MP camera ( 2048×1536 pixels)
  • 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • 3.2″ TFT capacitive touchscreen display
  • 320 x 480 pixels (~180 ppi pixel density)
  • 150 MB internal storage, 512 MB ROM and a 256MB RAM
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, Edge class 12, GPRS class 12
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi plus a Wi-FiHotspot
  • HTML Browser

The OT-918 will strengthen Safaricom’s strategy of increasing its data usage focus by using smartphones that are both affordable and easily available.

Other new phones in the entry level smartphones catagory include the new Huawei Ideos Y100 and the Samsung Galaxy Pocket.

Its an Android revolution!!



Samsung Galaxy SIII now in Safaricom shops

June 16, 2012 Leave a comment

The highly awaited Samsung Galaxy SIII is finally in store at Safaricom shops.

The Galaxy SIII brings the latest technology in the mobile world under one very sleek design.

The Galaxy SIII at a glance:

  • General:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Form factor:Touchscreen bar phone
  • Dimensions:136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133 g
  • Display:4.8″ 16M-color HD (720 x 1280 pixels) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 2
  • Chipset:Exynos 4212 Quad
  • CPU:Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.4 GHz processor
  • GPU:Mali-400MP
  • RAM:1GB
  • OS:Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Memory: 16/32/64GB storage, microSD card slot
  • Camera:8 megapixel auto-focus camera with backlit sensor, face detection, touch focus and image stabilization; Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps, LED flash, 2MP front facing camera, video-calls
  • Connectivity:Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, TV-out, USB-on-the-go, NFC Battery: 2100 mAh
  • Misc: TouchWiz 4.0 UI, Extremely rich video/audio codec support, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor, RGB sensor, Smart stay eye-tracking, S Voice natural language commands and dictation

Pre-orders of the SIII had reached a record 10 million after just few weeks of its release last month.

The phone will be retailing at only Kshs 59,999/-. Go grab yours!


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