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Windows Phone 8 landgrab starts with a $150 Huawei 4Afrika - rebranded Ascend W1

0. phoneArena 05 Feb 2013, 02:44 posted on

Microsoft will try to coral the African continent before Nokia and Android have taken a complete reign over there with none other but Huawei as a partner, and a rebranded W1, called 4Afrika...

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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 03:06 2

1. GeekMovement (unregistered)

I guess that's a good deal over there, but no way over here. Nokia is the King of windows phone. It's Nokia or no windows 8 phone for me.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 11:21

4. cripton805 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

The fact that its $150 instead of hundreds of dollars more makes this a clear winner for people on a budget...

Apples to Apples

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 13:36

5. GeekMovement (unregistered)

It's only priced $150 in certain countries in Africa and I did mention that it is a good deal for those over there.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 15:59

6. cripton805 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Its a good deal anywhere... is my point.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 03:07 4

2. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

Huawei's stepping it up, nice phone design.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:03

3. christumaini (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

if it will not support USSD feature like other WP handsets... then it will be useless for Africa.
As the USSD technology is the one that is used to support services such as M-PESA AND other MOBILE BANKING services that are now spread out almost on the entire continent.

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