Nigeria: This week Tuesday, TECNO announced it has partnered with leading Telecommunications Services Provider, Airtel Nigeria and Qualcomm, to introduce its latest range of Dual SIM 3G Android smartphone known as N3 in Lagos. The device, which is specially designed to excite and engage Nigerian youth will be retailing at an estimated price of N13, 500 in the market.
The trendy Dual SIM 3G Android Smartphone is bundled with an Airtel SIM and Consumers who purchase the device will enjoy six months complimentary data from the leading telecoms operator. As part of the partnership, consumers will also have an opportunity to get an Airtel branded N3 and an Arsenal branded limited edition N3. Customers will start enjoying these benefits from Sunday, December 9th, 2012.
Chief Sales Officer, Mr. Inusa Bello said the partnership with Tecno will provide more opportunities for telecoms consumers to enjoy the best, widest and fastest 3.75G network in Nigeria, adding that Airtel is committed to enriching the lives of Nigerians
Kenya: This week, Thursday, Tecno in partnership with Qualcomm on Thursday Morning announced the launch of the Tecno N3 Android smartphone in Kenya.
The launch was held at the Sarova Panafric and attended by Dr. Bitange Ndemo - Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication, Billy Owino, Qualcomm's Director of Business Development, East Africa and various Tecno executives including Company Vice President Arif Chowdhury.
The Tecno N3 is currently retailing at Ksh. 8,000 in most outlets in Nairobi.
The N3: The N3 supports two SIM cards with 3G connectivity on one of the SIM cards and only 2G EDGE connectivity on the other. The phone runs on Android 2.3.5 and has a 3.5 inch capacitative touch screen (for comparison, the Huawei IDEOS has a 2.8 inch display). The phone comes with a 3.0 megapixel camera, and a 1,400 milliampere hour battery which delivers 3.5 hours of talk time according to Tecno.
The phone comes in a choice of various colours for the back cover including white, black, yellow, blue, green and pink. The phone's processor is quite fast sporting a 1 Gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 (Model MSM7627A) processor.
Tecno offers an 8GB memory card with purchase of every phone, with the device supporting up to 32GB memory cards.
RAM on the phone is 512 Megabytes while Tecno indicates internal storage of 512 MB, though on initial devices we could only get 175 MB available for applications.