Think Ill wait for the nokia version of lumia... This one doesn't even have gorilla glass yet its supposedly built for Africa.
I really don't get why people are insulting windows and huawei's attempt 2 save africa from going broke trying to look rich.it has been told that the phone is not to be produced with low quality components.. And people still don't understand that every body likes the idea of using a quality smart phone but not all can afford.. I am a Nigerian and nigeria is still a developing 3rd world country and ideas like this should be welcomed. If u are rich.. Shut up and get an iphone or a lumia .. Not everybody can afford it in a country with less than $150 as minimum wage! Want 2 ask questions??? Folllow @bigruki on twitter
I welcome this move by huawei & microsoft in trying to push new innovation into Africa just as intel has started.:-)
Another group of marketers that have no clue about the African market are trying their book ideas again!!
This is a welcome development, am getting one as soon as its released.
Good job Microsoft, Huawei and my fellow African developers for putting this together.
Like WTF,huawei for africa....we be using highend fones here n u creating a fone with mid range specs for africa,tell me whats so special about that....like who uses huawei here in nigeria.
Why won't Africa have the same spec. and quality as the rest of the world is having?!
What is the meaning of "Huawei 4Africa"?!
oh pliz Microsoft and Huawei I think ur too archaic to think of afrika as a special case that we cannot handle other fons. why dont u keep ur fons to ur selfs we r not intrested.or maybe a better idea, make them and buy them urselfs thank u.
What?, 06 Feb 2013Is it SIM-locked? Asking from Kenya.It should depend on the legislation in your country (Kenya).
In South Africa, for example, it's against the law for the networks to lock any phone to their network - been that way for quite a number of years now, but I can't find the exact date it came into effect.
Afrika is not a dumpin site for low budget/specs phones! U guys @ microsoft/ HUAWEI can do better than that...personaly, I ain't interested in anything HUAWEI has to offer!
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2013you can get for around 10200ksh(118US$) exclusively at safaricom shops. Is it SIM-locked? Asking from Kenya.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
what has Africa got to do with Africa I won't buy it. I will go for a normal wp phone.