Samsung, Safaricom , FoneXpress partner on Android offer CIO East Africa Writer
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone devices provider, in conjunction with Safaricom Limited and telecommunication devices retailer FoneXpress have announced a joint sales promotion to provide Samsung Android tablet devices at the most affordable cost.In the ongoing joint programme, Samsung Galaxy Tab devices powered by the Android Operating System will be available for sale at FoneXpress outlets at the Westgate Mall, Sarit Centre and Yaya Centre commencing this weekend right through to 13th March.Globally, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has already hit the 2million sales mark while the Galaxy S Handset has already broken its earlier forecasted sales records and is now the first android operating system powered mobile handset to surpass the 10million sales mark.In Kenya, customers purchasing the devices will receive free network data bundles and free Samsung Galaxy S accessories for every purchase of the Samsung Galaxy Tab device while stocks last.Speaking when he confirmed the joint promotion, Samsung Electronics Regional Business Leader, Mr. Robert Ngeru said, the new sales offer had been unveiled and rolled out as part of the firm’s commitment to grow the local Information Technology communication sector through the provision of quality devices.“At Samsung, we’ve made a firm strategic commitment to provide quality internet ready devices for the local and regional market as part of our contribution to internet penetration goals which have a tremendous impact on economic growth,” Ngeru said.And added: “in conjunction with Safaricom and FoneXPress, the next four weekends will feature this joint promotion at specific Malls with free data bundles and free gifts for every purchase of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.”The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a small, portable and lightweight Google android operating system device featuring a large 7" screen. The GALAXY Tab allows you to take videos and photos using the 3 Megapixel camera, surf the net, play Flash videos and games and make voice calls and video calls to family and friends all from the one amazing device.Unlike most tablet devices, the Samsung GALAXY Tab features a calling function allowing you to make and receive voice and video calls through the speakerphone or your Bluetooth headset. The 7" screen is also perfect for video conference calls that let you meet with your entire team with the press of a button.Supporting Adobe Flash Player 10.1, GALAXY Tab brings swift and seamless viewing of web. From flash movies to full flash websites, you’ll see it all. Surf the web at your leisure and enjoy the internet as it’s meant to be experienced-especially from the GALAXY Tab’s huge 7" display.