Issue 57: Mobile apps
$100 IDEOS Android Phone Launches in Kenya
Google and Huawei have launched a very competitively priced Android smartphone in Kenya, called the IDEOS. It is being sold for 8,000 Ksh (~$100). The IDEOS is a touch-screen phone that comes with bluetooth connectivity, GPS, a 3.2-megapixel camera, up to 16GB of storage and can be transformed into a 3G Wi-Fi hotspot connecting up to eight devices. Data enabled phones of any type cost a minimum of $40-50 in Kenya, a touchscreen smartphone coming in at $100 is going to be a big deal for a lot of people.