Chinese mobile manufacturer Huawei and Microsoft have announced a new Windows Phone 8 based smartphone for the African continent, called Huawei 4Afrika. The customized handset inspired by the continent will only be available only in Africa. The phone is basically a modified version of the Huawei Ascend W1, which was showcased at the CES 2013, that happened last month.
The smartphone will come connected to a customized app store that includes apps designed by Africa's very own developers. The device will be available in seven different African countries including Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Morocco and South Africa.
Lets have a look at Huawei 4Africa specifications:
Huawei 4Afrika smartphone will come packed with a 4-inch IPS LCD display with 480×800 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, Adreno 305 GPU, a 5 megapixel main camera, 4GB onboard storage, microSD slot expandable up to 32GB, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi b/g, micro USB 2.0 and a 1950mAh battery.
Microsoft teamed up with Huawei to launch the "4Afrika" an Initiative to help accelerate adoption of smart devices for those in Africa. The aim of the initiative is to put more devices in the hands of educators, students, small businesses, and entrepreneurs and in turn help Africa's economic development and improve its overall, global stand. The Huawei 4Afrika was announced as a part of the 4Afrika Initiative.