The battle for market leadership in Nigeria’s mobile handset market is becoming increasingly competitive as phone manufacturers jostle to capture more market share especially in the smart phone segment.
Huawei Device, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, in strategic partnership with Visafone Communication is making a bold statement with the introduction of Ascend C8655 CDMA smart phone. The smart phone, which fulfils the promise of a sleek phone with creative components, a smooth user-interface, fast functions and simple interactions, was launched in Lagos at the weekend.
Conscious of the competition in the industry, the phone manufacturers promised to make the device a toast of mobile users in no distant time through innovations and add-ons, saying the product is famous for its affordability and effectiveness as it melds uniquely with desired carrier to give phone users a flawless encounter considering the simplicity of the operations and the dynamism in the experience.
The device is however backed by the DTS Professional Voice Effect technology, an ultra-slim and stylish design, and a 3.5” inch IPS display screen. But more importantly, the smartphone booths in 5 seconds flat, giving users that ready-to-go device.
The Chinese phone maker said when fully depleted, the device can be revived with a full charge in 90 minutes. Furthermore, the device has an easy setup for Social Network Systems (SNS) and group contacts, powers fluidly on the HUAWEI Emotion UI (User Interface), and engages the High-speed EVDO network in an arrangement of fast and well-coordinated functions. At the launch of the device in Lagos, weekend, David Pan, president, Huawei Technologies Nigeria, said the entry of the Huawei Ascend C8655 CDMA smart phone into the Nigerian Market will present consumers with an excellent device and an unforgettable experience.
According to him, the company, which holds a significant share of the wireless market and is advantageously positioned in the all-IP convergence era (Mobile, Fixed and Software Solutions), aimed to enrich life through communication, by focusing on challenges and needs faced by customers. It is also poised to provide excellent ICT solutions and services to create maximum value for its customers.
Chairman of Visafone, Jim Ovia, who co-hosted the launch, noted that the company is in Nigeria to support the local economy and empower the populace as there will be business chains that will generate employment for the teeming populace. He described Nigeria’s market as very significant, saying “the company is here to impact positively on the lives of the populace by providing them affordable and reliable products”.
Speaking in the same vein, Srinivasa Venkatappa, chief operating officer (COO), Visafone Communications said as a matter of strategy the telecoms company has continued to focus on data services. “Huawei has been supporting us grow the capacity of our network by providing us with high quality of equipments. After a while, we thought it wise to bring in their range of smartphones to meet the needs of Nigerians.
Though, many Nigerians have access to smartphones but they may not have experienced the speed and efficiency of our data service.” The device is priced at about N27, 000 with 1GB of data from Visafone. Still on the features of the device, the Ascend doesn’t disappoint at all when used for entertainment purposes.
It houses a Dual Microphone Noise Reduction technology, protecting your ears while amplifying your musical affair. The Ascend has the option for Loud and Stereo Speaker, an IPS screen display, plus support for XHTML and WLAN for a robust online encounter.
More so, the smooth Contact link allows users to import and share contacts details, extending to Batch contacts import through BT, allowing for stronger integration of SNS with contacts. It also delivers a one-click back-up and recovery process which is graceful enough to back-up ‘everything’, like Contacts, SMS, etc.
It is smart enough to help users choose data recovery from anytime, and can be initiated at any point so that the recovery is pin-point and accurately targeted.