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Microsoft And Huawei Unveil A New Smartphone For Africa

Yesterday, Microsoft and Huawei unveiled the Huawei 4Afrika which is essentially a customized version of the Huawei Ascend W1 that is made specifically for the African market.

By launching the Huawei 4Afrika, we will be bringing leading technology within reach for more people in Africa, thereby giving them access to a world of new opportunities.” Said Peter Hu, the managing director of Huawei Device for Eastern & Southern Africa. Microsoft on their part said that they are hoping this will be the most affordable Windows phone in the continent.

The phone will initially be available in Kenya, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola, Morocco and South Africa before being rolled out in other countries.

The Huawei 4Afrika will feature a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, a 4-inch touch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 and a 5 Megapixel camera. A 512 MB of RAM will come standard with the phone with 4GB of internal memory that can be expanded using the MicroSD card slot.

The Huawei 4Afrika will come with custom apps that are designed by local African developers and will be available in blue, red, black and white colors.

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