February 5, 2013

Huawei launches Windows phone in Africa

_65694853_huawei4afrika_blue.jpeg Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has unveiled a bespoke Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in Africa. The BBC reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe customised device is being launched today in partnership with Microsoft as part of its new 4Afrika Initiative.

This includes plans to develop cheap wireless broadband in the Rift Valley in Kenya and help local people in South Africa and Egypt develop Windows apps.

Prices for the new device have not yet been announced.

"Our aim is to be the most affordable Windows phone in Africa," Gustavo Fuchs, director of Microsoft Windows Phone division in the Middle East & Africa, told the BBC.

It will initially be rolled out in seven countries: Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Morocco and South Africa.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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