Monday, January 18, 2021

Announcements

This category is for all company, startup, national etc. announcements published mainly as shared by the different parties.

Vivo Y12s is the company's latest budget phone now in Kenya
After unveiling the Vivo Y20 recently, the global smartphone brand, vivo, has introduced a new budget smartphone, the vivo Y12s as an addition to the successful Y-series in Kenya.
Nokia 3.4 Specifications and Price in Kenya
Months after launch of the Nokia 3.4, HMD Global has today announced the availability of Nokia 3.4 in Kenya. The company says that continuing on a successful journey in combining reliability, premium design and the best of Android in a durable package that pushes boundaries of value, the Nokia 3.4 comes packed with a powerful processor bringing you a strong performance upgrade at a more accessible price point.
Pre-orders open for the Huawei Watch Fit
Huawei Kenya is today kicking off a one week preorder period for the new Huawei WATCH FIT that they say will soon be available across all retail stores in the country. The WATCH FIT will retail for KES. 11,999, and every pre-ordering customer will get a free umbrella as a gift.
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Blaze by Safaricom to Host Digital Youth Career Fair
Huawei Y9a Unboxing and First Impressions
The latest Safaricom Open Day promo is currently running until December 15th. As usual, there's a ton of devices one can buy from different companies. If you've been looking for a Huawei device, the company has announced discounted prices for a relatively wide range of devices from phones to wearables.
OPPO A92 Review
As the Christmas season beings, OPPO Kenya has announced discounts on select devices that are available at OPPO stores, and online through Jumia. This will be a good time for everyone who's been looking to buy some of OPPO's new devices because of the reduced prices.
Huawei is launching the Watch FIT in Kenya soon
The Huawei Watch FIT will soon be available in the Kenyan market after Huawei Mobile Kenya has announced plans to officially launch it locally. Currently, the company has brought to the Kenyan Market the following smartwatches:
realme C12 Kenya
Kenyan smartphone lovers have an opportunity to own one of realme’s latest gadget through online platforms such as Kilimall and other trusted offline platforms. The phone was launched in Kenya alongside realme 7i early last week in a double launch for the festive season.
Prof. Timothy Waema joins Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited board
Prof. Timothy Waema holds a PhD degree in Strategic Management of Information Systems from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Bath (UK).
Bolt Taxis now available through new Web App
The company calls this a cost-effective alternative for its customers which it says is a great option for riders who have mobile phones with limited capabilities in terms of high-performance user experience, internal phone storage, or weaker internet connection.
Safaricom M-Pesa Foundation Expectant Mothers
At least 6,000 mothers from across the country are expected to benefit from a KES.25.2million maternal, newborn and child health project funded by the M-PESA Foundation.
M-Pesa customers to get 5% off on Jumia throughout November
Safaricom and Jumia have said that customers will automatically have the 5% discount applied to their total shopping value once they choose Safaricom's M-PESA as a payment option on both Jumia and Jumia Food
realme Buds Q roll out in Kenyan Market
Dubbed the realme buds Q, realme says these are being brought in as part of the company's commitment to becoming a trend-setter for the young generation. The set price for the buds is KES. 3,999.
Women-Led Businesses to benefit from KES. 5M set aside in Strathmore's Women-in-Tech Incubator
The Women in Technology Incubator program is Africa’s leading women in tech incubator, that supports local tech businesses and calls for more diversity in the Information technology landscape by providing opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial skills and leadership excellence.
TECNO Spark 5 PRO now available for Pre-order in Kenya
The SPARK 5 pro comes with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM. This is a huge jump from the 2GB RAM, 32GB storage on the normal Spark 5 which we reviewed - video down below.
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