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Safaricom launches low-cost Huawei VF845 Android Phone.

This came as something of a surprise to me but Safaricom has launched its second Huawei Android handset this week. The big difference between the latest Huawei Android and the one announced a few weeks ago by Safaricom is the price. The Huawei VF845 will be retailing at only Kes. 16,499.00 which is substantively cheaper than the earlier launched U8220 handset which is supposed to retail for approximately Kes. 30,000.00 when it hits the marketplace.

The information on the Huawei VF845 Andorid was in a full page in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Nation. Some of the key features of the handset are as follows:

  • 60,000 applications (via the Android marketplace).
  • Fully touchscreen.
  • 3G Enabled.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Expandable memory.
  • WIFI enabled.
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14 Comments

  1. August 10, 2010 at 3:12 am — Reply

    Michael Joseph would like a Ksh 10,000 smart phone to reach the market
    .-= bankelele´s last blog ..Government Contracting to SMEs =-.

  2. August 14, 2010 at 8:28 am — Reply

    Huawei, Huathey?

  3. […] Sony Ericsson is the second company to bring android handsets to Kenya with Safaricom after Huawei launched two models in July 2010 as reported on this blog. […]

  4. korah
    September 12, 2010 at 11:21 am — Reply

    i think its very cool of safaricom to bring this handsets to kenya…for all of us who want an i phone but cant afford it i seriously recomend the u8220….. briliant phone…

  5. Mashtullah
    October 7, 2010 at 4:41 am — Reply

    What the hell is Huawei??!?!!!

    Safcom please bring respectable brands!

  6. Cymn
    December 5, 2010 at 7:29 am — Reply

    Finally a phone on the android platform!..

  7. tom
    December 6, 2010 at 7:14 am — Reply

    Got mine a two days ago but tried its not accepting my safcom line.It asks for pin which i did put but again ask for another passsword then shows “simlock block unlock reset key” which i have tried all the passwords even the puk number but still not working…………….very dissapointed.PLIZ HELPPPPP!!!!!!!!!

    • December 14, 2010 at 9:04 am — Reply

      Hi Tom,

      How do you like the VF845? Any luck with unlocking. Ps let me know what you think of it – I am seriosly considering buying one.

    • Colin
      May 18, 2011 at 11:02 am — Reply

      Hey Tom, were you able to unlock your phone? How did you do it?
      Help me if you did, I’ve got the same problem.
      Cheers!!

  8. Daynis
    January 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm — Reply

    ha ha ha ha, PEOPLE, safaricom is at it again, this time round its still a Huawei smart phone (U8150 IDEOS) but guess what, the price tag on it is……..wait for it…………..wait for it, DRUM ROLLS PLEASE……. 8500/= I still cant believe it, finally us students, (watu jobless) can get a machine running on android and atleast have something to flaunt about in campus grounds. I’ve literally spent the whole night checking out its reviews from practically every site….n I must say this, the phone is HOOOOT, okay, forgive me for my over-excitement but hey, a brother’s finally getting a smart phone….I know you understand, dont you?

    • karlpeters maina
      November 17, 2011 at 10:07 pm — Reply

      i agree since HUAWEI IDEOS PHONE U8150_D has all it takes for the Kenyans, with lower costs.

  9. Kipsang
    April 24, 2011 at 10:09 am — Reply

    Its wow

  10. LINDA
    November 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm — Reply

    WHY IS THERE NO EXACT PRICE TO THIS PHONE? NOW I SEE 16499, BUT WHEN I GO TO THE SAFARICOM WEBSITE YOU ARE SELLING IT AT 12999. WHAT IS THE ACTUAL PRICE OF THIS PHONE? PLEASE DO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY.I INTEND TO BUY IT.

  11. Njuguna
    December 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    Ideos is the best thing safaricom brought ..

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