HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia 3.4 in Kenya. The device sports a 4000mAh battery that charges via USB-C port as well as 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage onboard. The Nokia 3.4 has a 6.39” HD+ punch-hole display with a 1560 x 720-pixel resolution, the back is fitted...
vivo has officially introduced its new budget smartphone - the vivo Y12s - to the Kenyan market. The vivo Y12s packs a slew of new features including a 5000mAh battery supporting 10W fast charging and 5W reverse charging, a 6.51-Inch Large Display and a Side-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner. It comes standard with...
Nokia and Airtel Kenya have joined forces in a three-year deal to modernize Nairobi with high speed 4G and 5G-ready hardware. Deployment, which began in June, will cover hundreds of sites and include upgrading existing 2G, 3G and 4G radio access network (RAN) coverage in urban, semi-urban, highways, tourist spots...
Safaricom could reduce M-Pesa transaction fees, according to Business Daily who also suggested that the telco is considering this move in an effort to "retain the higher business volumes that followed the imposition of free M-Pesa for deals of up to Sh1,000". Safaricom CEO, Peter Ndegwa confirmed this, saying “We...
O-CITY is driving contactless payments across bus services in Nairobi, Kenya. The pilot initiatve, designed to reduce the use of cash in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, was launched in partnership with transport savings and credit specialists, NikoDigi, and Kenyan payments firm, Tracom, to accelerate the deployment of cashless...
Huawei recently unveiled its newest wearable – the WATCH FIT. It is the first Huawei sports smartwatch to feature a rounded rectangular watch face design combining a dazzling 1.64-inch AMOLED display, which lends itself to displaying "more content and better interactive experience". And it is expected to launch in...
Senators in Kenya believe that Safaricom should split into two firms - Mobile Services and M-PESA. According to The Star, a split would see the mobile telephony service is regulated by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) and the M-Pesa division regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). A recent report...
vivo has officially launched its latest mid-range smartphone - the vivo Y20 - in Kenya. The device comes with advanced features for performance, a premium design, as well as an AI triple camera. “We are strengthening our Y-series family with the latest addition of Y20 packed with loads of features...
Google has revealed its top cybersecurity tips for online users as part of its “Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart” campaign, reports TechWeez. “We have intensified efforts to raise awareness about internet insecurities and empower audiences with tools and resources to help them stay safe online — particularly kids because they are...
Telkom Kenya has revamped its Pawa bundles to include SMS and mobile data at more affordable price points. “It is worth noting that SMS and WhatsApp communication are popular among the young audiences who have been actively at home following the prolonged closure of educational institutions due to the current...
HMD Global, the home of Nokia, has announced the availability of its 8.3 5G smartphones in Kenya. The Nokia 8.3 5G has been designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network deployments, with support for both standalone and non-standalone 5G combinations - which operators are rolling out around the globe. Being...
Cellulant has appointed Faith Nkatha as its new Country Manager for Kenya. In this role, she is expected to lead operations and scale Cellulant's payment ecosystem within the country. Nkatha joins Cellulant from Oracle where she led their public sector Digital Transformation efforts. Prior to this, she was the Director for...
OPPO is set to introduce the A93 mid-range smartphone in Kenya. The device is equipped with a rear-quad-camera array, selfie lens and an AMOLED screen. Here's a closer look at the A93's Key Specifications Specs Weight 164g Dual SIM Yes Screen AMOLED 6.43" 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density) OS Android 10 ColorOS 7.2 Chipset Mediatek Helio P95 (12 nm) GPU PowerVR GM9446 Memory 128...
Airtel Zambia and Ericsson have partnered to launch the ‘Product Take-Back’ programme - an initiative that aims to minimize the potential impact of eWaste on the environment. eWaste, not recycled properly, is said to be an under-acknowledged environmental hazard around the world. The Product Take-Back programme is part of Ericsson’s...
Women in Uganda use the Internet far less than men according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation which found that 27% of men in the country are online, compared with just 19% of women. Uganda had by far the largest gender gap in internet access among...
Airtel has partnered with Ericsson to modernize its 4G network in Kenya. The telco signed a deal in August 2020 to enhance the quality of voice and data - this is expected to be done by leveraging Ericsson’s Radio System and Packet Core solutions. According to TechWeez, this project is...
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