VENTURES AFRICA – Credited with the introduction of the first 3G network in Egypt, U.A.E telecommunication giant, Etisalat, has taken another bold step to introduce its own Android-powered smartphone into the Egyptian Market.
Launching the mobile device is the first step in Etisalat Egypt’s plan to provide several smartphones that will bear the company name to meet the needs of the Egyptian society in terms of the smart look and applications.
“This is the first step toward providing smartphones to all members of the society,” Wael Abu Al Ila, Head of Marketing at Etisalat Egypt said.
The android phone is enabled with a 3.5″ touch screen and a highly sensitive 2 Mega Pixel camera. It has a radio and a front and back camera with flash and zoom that gives users a unique experience.
The Qualcomm’s S1 Snapdragon processor Android-powered smartphone also comes with many pre-loaded advanced application such as PDF and Microsoft Office, Wi-Fi and GPS services, social communication programs like Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube as well as road maps through Wasalny app.
The Qualcomm advanced Snapdragon S1 processor will enable the Smartphone to combines high speed and energy efficiency to give users faster downloads and longer battery life.
The Senior Vice President and President of Middle East, Africa and Central Asia operations at Qualcomm, Jihad Srage, commended the effort of the telecommunication company. He said, “We are excited that Etisalat has chosen our Snapdragon S1 processor to power their first smartphone release. Etisalat’s new smartphone is a powerful device for today’s value driven consumer. Qualcomm is very proud to have its Snapdragon S1 processor be part of this innovative product offering.”
As an incentive, the telecommunication company has issued a special tariff for the users of this mobile to meet their needs for data and voice services.