Nokia X is coming to Kenya this Thursday


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Nokia has just unveiled its X phone in India today and as expected, they continue with the rollout to other emerging markets this week with Nairobi, Kenya being the next stop over for the company’s first Android device.

The Nokia X will be launched for the Kenyan market this Thursday.

The Nokia X packs a highly customized version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and average specs for a device of its standing besides rocking a dual-SIM and shipping with basic apps like:

  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook
  • Access to Nokia’s Fastlane
  • Curated Nokia app store with Nokia and Microsoft’s own apps
  • Services like Skype HERE Maps and Nokia Mix Radio taking center stage.

The device has elicited mixed reactions between traditional Nokia fans and Android fans but its not them that really matter but the budget consumer whom Nokia had in mind when making the device. Let’s see how Nokia’s strategy woks out.

The Nokia X went on sale today in India so it is likely that it will also go on sale in Kenya on the same day that it launches. Like in India, buyers of the phone in Kenya should expect the 10 GB free OneDrive storage though I am not sure if free Skype credit for a month will also be part of the package as is the case in India.

If the Indian pricing is anything to go by then we can expect the Nokia X to be priced somewhere in the region of Ksh 13,000. We have two more days to find out.

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  1. […] The Nokia X does not need any introduction. The rumors of its development took the Tech Forum by storm. Most could not believe that Nokia was serious on its path to board the Android cruise ship. The Nokia X is finally here! It is now just a matter of hours before the official Nokia X launch in Kenya. […]

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