Posts Tagged ‘Smartphone’

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?


Setting up Blackberry Internet Service on a Safaricom Line

November 20, 2011 4 comments

The following steps will help you verify if your Blackberry device can be used with Safaricom’s BIS.

Note: This test is best done with a Safaricom line that is already active (subscribes to the service)

First, Insert the SIM card into the Blackberry Device and Power On

Scroll to the Options icon

Under the Options menu, scroll down to Device and click on it

Then scroll down to Advanced System Settings and click on it to open

Scroll down and select TCP IP


Check the box against ‘APN Settings Enabled’

Enter the APN as  (leave username and password blank)

Go back one step and save the changes made

Scroll up to the Host Routing Table and select it

On the first option in bold, select options and choose Register Now

On the first option in bold, select options and choose Register Now

A registration message will be sent to your device

Your Blackberry device is now ready to access the service.


Use the ‘Browser’ icon shown below, and not the Safaricom Wap one as that will charge you out of the subscription

If the Host Routing Table is blank, chances are that your device will not access the service

To activate the Blackberry service with Safaricom, send a blank sms to 210 (you must have a balance of more than one thousand bob)

Follow @Blackberrykenya to get device tips

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