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Huawei and Microsoft announce Huawei 4Afrika

05 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Huawei and Microsoft announce Huawei 4Afrika - read the full textHuawei and Microsoft have announced a new Windows Phone for the African continent, called Huawei 4Afrika. This phone is essentially a slightly modified version of the Huawei Ascend W1 that we saw back at CES. On the hardware side the Huawei 4Afrika retains the 4.0-inch, 800 x 480 resolution...


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is microsoft nuts to think in africa we can afford super smart devices,in my home country of Nigeria we buy some of the most expensive devices on the continent. so microsoft should rethink b4 hitting us with some chinese cheap imitation.

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  • 2013-02-06 09:26
  • ftVg

I fail to understand why people are bad mouthing huawei's attempt to provide smart phones. It's really unneccessary- if u want better specs go ahead and buy a lumia, htc or an ativ. As for me, and those with little expendible income, can't wait for this to go on sale in Nyeri-Kenya! It'll most likely be as successful as the first ideos.

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  • 2013-02-06 08:49
  • rvsY

I welcome news like this - at least ''deepest, darkest Africa'' isn't being forgotten about.

However, isn't the fact that it has only ''4GB internal memory with microSD card slot'' a problem ?

As is the case with HTC's 8S, you probably also can't move 'apps2sd'.

I'd be interested in comments from anyone who has a WP8 phone with only 4GB internal memory.

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  • 2013-02-06 08:26
  • rvQp

Seems we'll have to go with one as Nokia has delayed it's launch of Windows 8 phones in Afrika. I hear they launched yesterday in Nairobi. How much is it going for in Kenya ?

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  • 2013-02-06 06:50
  • Ia$a

what has Africa got to do with Africa I won't buy it. I will go for a normal wp phone.

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  • 2013-02-06 06:22
  • fmSi

> In reply to smart @ 2013-02-05 15:43 from ftLv - click to readThis is not the resource hungry android we talking here.

512 will run fine on this device!

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  • 2013-02-06 05:12
  • PGXj

> In reply to Tagplays @ 2013-02-05 11:01 from 9BF} - click to readits funny asking people to do their homework while u didn't do urs at all.if htc has beats, nokia has dolby headphone and oh, plus wireless charging, pureview cam,nokia maps(the full one),and lots of others.
not to mention the elephant in the room;awesome support(which htc lacks in both wp and android, samsung also has crappy support for wp) and exclusive apps.

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  • 2013-02-05 20:07
  • fqY8

Does an 'African Phone' mean a damned down phone with below average Spec? I live in East Africa and I can comfortably afford any of the Lumia WP8!

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  • 2013-02-05 17:28
  • Ns3h

512MB RAM? Afrika deserves better dudes! aint buyin it

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  • 2013-02-05 15:43
  • ftLv


Africa only deserves "cheap" custom made phones?!?

Right, not all africans are able to afford the expensive Ativ S's, 8X's and Lumias phones; but Micro$oft could very well launch two different Windows Phones for Africa, one with "midspecs" for the budget market, and another one with premium specs for the african execs.

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  • 2013-02-05 14:44
  • fn4i

algeria is part of africa too

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  • 2013-02-05 13:41
  • Nt}d

> In reply to chis minja @ 2013-02-05 11:51 from f0J7 - click to readWindows Phone 8 has USSD.

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  • 2013-02-05 13:35
  • 3x4N

> In reply to markc @ 2013-02-05 11:31 from 0Tcy - click to readif it lacks USSD feature like other WP handsets then its useless for africa .

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  • 2013-02-05 11:51
  • f0J7

> In reply to Flipmburu @ 2013-02-05 06:39 from fu4Z - click to readthe problem with WP is lack of support to USSD which is a very important key for accessing services like mobile banking and M-pesa

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  • 2013-02-05 11:47
  • f0J7

Good Phone For Windows OS...

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  • 2013-02-05 11:40
  • uCrH

> In reply to popye @ 2013-02-05 10:33 from t7X2 - click to readcompletely agree!

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  • 2013-02-05 11:40
  • S0I9

this is a good move from microsoft and huawei to invest in africa. and to encourage more technology and more communication. thank you.

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  • 2013-02-05 11:31
  • 0Tcy

> In reply to popye @ 2013-02-05 10:33 from t7X2 - click to readMy friend you need to do your homework. The only unique extra Nokia windows provide is Nokia dive. samsung and HTC Windows also offer unique Windowss features which Nokia dont have. I.e HTC windows has Beats by dre option.. Its all the same experience regardless of phone manufacturer ;)

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  • 2013-02-05 11:01
  • 9BF}

Nokia Lumia only provides the most complete Windows Phone experience. There's no point in getting a WP phone that is not a Nokia.

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  • 2013-02-05 10:33
  • t7X2

Why now China phone also want be famous ady =.=

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  • 2013-02-05 08:36
  • IVUq

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