Smartphones in kenya - the way of communication in 2013
A smartphone can be a computer, a cell phone, a portable gaming device, TV set, a book... The term "smart phone" itself was first used by Ericsson (before it merged with Sony) for the GS 88 "Penelope". Since then, we use the computerised phones for not only a PDA and a phone, as was the use of the first ones, but for so much more.
There are three main OS for these phones. Microsoft's Windows entered the general market with its integration into Nokia's Lumia series, replacing the Symbian OS used before that. Android is an OS which has been around for almost as long as the second generation intelligent cell phones themselves. iOS is Apple's very own operating system, which is iPhone-specific.
Although it started big, the smartphone is already a part of society and in 2013, it is even a necessity.
Choosing the right smart phone in kenya
When buying a new phone, it's essential that you consider not only the price of the product, but also its functions. Businessmen prefer phones that are stable and have a sleek design. They need to have all the intuitive planning functions as well as an easy to manipulate conversation software. Skype availability is preferred as well as a good camera for business conversations. This video function is also preferred by the younger audiences. Many teachers, translators and writers love to have an easy-to-use reader version and for this the phone needs a PDF reader. If you're a traveler, a GPS and/or interactive map are a must-have.
But... why a smartphone? Where can I find a smartphone for sale?
If you're still wondering about this, then you maybe don't need one. You don't need to have a game, video conversation and a world map just a thin touchscreen away. You need a good phone with basic functions. Smartphones, though, are better even in this field as their antennae and reception are much stronger and more stable. It is estimated that the market share for smartphones in Kenya will outgrow the one for features phones in the next 3 to 4 years. The wide availabilty, the huge choice and new features provided will be some of the main reasons for the increase in its market share. The latest phones are available in Kenya in many online shopping outlets at good prices and M-Pesa payment is one of the payment method available. Cheap smartphones in Kenya are on Jumia !