By Jenna Cook
Tanzanian cellular network company, Vodacom announced the launch of the first smart feature phone, Smart Kitochi, operating on KaiOS on Friday, 1 November 2019. This new launch serves as a milestone for both the companies and the country, as it is the first smart feature phone available in the Tanzanian market.
The Smart Kitochi comes with access to popular apps like WhatsApp, Google Assistant, Facebook, YouTube, and many more. Equipped with smartphone-like features such as Wi-Fi, GPS, the device also comes with a hybrid dual-SIM slot that can support two SIM cards with 4GB + 512MB RAM memory. It also boasts a powerful 1400mAh battery, which enables up to 6 hours of talking time. While exclusively available in Tanzania upon release today, the device is set to become available in other African countries soon.
“We’re excited to introduce the first smart feature phone in the market alongside our partner KaiOS Technologies,” says George Lugata, Vodacom’s Executive Head of Sales. “Despite wide coverage of network in the country, we still face a challenge of digital divide caused by low smartphone penetration so by introducing the Smart Kitochi, we’ll bring valuable digital services and information to this market at a price that people Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa