Smart Kitochi, Vodacom Tanzania new smart feature phone, was launched at this year’s AfricaCom. The phone runs on KaiOS and offers access to popular apps such as WhatsApp, Google Assistant, Facebook, YouTube and the partners encourage local content development to enrich the app offering, along with access to the KaiStore.
“With the competitive price and special data bundle offer, we anticipate market adoption will gain further momentum as the acceptance of the product features increases. This launch forms part of our bigger strategy to contribute towards positive economic development through bridging the digital divide,” said Sylvester Moyo, executive head of terminals of Vodacom International Business.
MediaTek believes the device will strengthen the already fast-growing smart feature phone proposition in East Africa. “Following this launch we will continue to support Vodacom users across its footprint to unlock the potential of connecting to (the) internet and communicating with each other using very affordable devices.”
The USD20 phone is now available in Tanzania and will be available in other African countries in the coming weeks.