Its been a hectic two weeks so haven’t had much time to blog. Since Nairobi’s legendary traffic awaits me as does the rain this Friday evening, I thought I would do a quick post some news that came my way today. It seems that the android tsunami is definitely gaining momentum in Kenya since Safaricom and Sony Ericsson have launched two android models in the market this week.
The handsets are both from the Xperia line and are the X10 mini and the X10 mini pro. The X10 mini is retailing for Kes. 24,999.00 and the X10 mini pro is retailing for Kes. 27,999.00. The handsets will be sold exclusively via Safaricom’s shops.
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.
The X10 mini and X10 mini pro have the following specifications:
- Screen: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) and 6,777,216 color TFT
- Memory: MicroSDâ„¢ support (up to 16 GB) and Phone memory of 128MB (actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration)
- Networks: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSPA 900/2100, UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100
- Sizes: 83.0 x 50.0 x 16.0 mm, 3.3 x 2.0 x 0.6 inches
- Weight: 88.0 gr/ 3.1 oz