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Monday, 17 October 2011

Etisalat Goes Gaga with 3G Android Smartphones

With the recent launch of its 3.75G HSPA+ network and attempt to reinforce its position as the telecoms industry leader in innovation, Etisalat Nigeria has introduce a customized Android Gaga smartphones - Huawei U8180 at a press conference held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.

The Gaga Android smartphone, an Etisalat customized 3G-enabled device operates on android 2.2 and boasts of features including a 2.8 inch full capacity touch screen, accelerometer functionality, WiFi and WIFI hotspot, fast internet download speed of up to 7.2Mbps, , Bluetooth functionality, FM radio, a 3.2MP camera and a document viewer for word, excel, PDF, and Adobe flash. It also has the capability of downloading applications, email-on-the-go, document viewing and editing on the go, large memory size for storage, Google maps and satellite navigation.

According to the company, the Gaga smartphone is fully customized to Etisalat Nigeria’s network in terms of hardware branding and software configuration. It has been bundled with a value plan consisting both voice and data services, and is available to both old and new Etisalat subscribers. The Gaga smartphone offer comes bundled with free 50MB data monthly for a period of 4 months, and is available to all Etisalat prepaid customers. The lines would automatically be activated for 3G services and calls will be charged at the rate of 20k/sec, with no access fees and from the very first second.

The launch of this stylish device which is attractively priced at N18,999 and it's designed for the value-conscious subscriber who wants to utilise 3G services but doesn’t want to spend a lot on acquiring a device”, he said.

It stated that the Gaga smartphone was manufactured by Huawei Technologies in partnership with the chipset manufacturers, Qualcomm and will give subscribers great value for their money with access to over 200,000 applications, games, books, entertainment, business, education, sports, health, travel, weather, music etc.

The heartbeat of the Gaga smartphone is set by the technology partner for Etisalat and Huawei in launching the Gaga smartphone here in Nigeria, Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, it brings together all these capabilities in a complete integrated system. This smartphone, together with the new Etisalat HSPA+ mobile network supports a full range of services including mobile video, social networking, gaming and music.

To purchase the smartphone, subscribers should visit any Etisalat experience centre or distribution partner outlet nationwide.

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