Nokia is undoubtedly the leading Phone manufacturer when it comes to the local Windows Phone 8 market with their Lumia branded smartphones. On Monday last week, we told you about the availability of the Lumia 820 smartphone in the local market. In an attempt to conquer the local market even further, Nokia has entered into an agreement with Kenya’s leading wireless carrier, Safaricom, that will see Safaricom sell the Lumia 820 and 920 in its shops countrywide.
The Lumia 820 packs a 1.5 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and a 480 x 800px screen resolution.
The Lumia 820 will retail at Kshs 45 000 in all Safaricom shops and every purchase warrants Kshs. 500 airtime and 1.5 GB data bundle.
On the other hand, the Lumia 920 will retail at Kshs. 55 000 and buyers will get 1.5 GB of data and Kshs 500 airtime with every purchase. The Lumia 920 is powered by a 1.5 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB worth of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Unlike the Lumia 820, the Lumia 920 has a much higher screen resolution of 768 x 1280px.
Bruce Howe, Nokia general manager for East said that with the rapid growth of the smartphone market in Kenya, customers tend to look for devices that have rich features, such as the Lumia franchise. He also added that the first 500 customers will get a free wireless charging plate.