Nokia and Safaricom Team Up to Bring Lumia 920 and 820 in Kenya

Lumia 920 will be available for a special introductory offer of $630/ €470

By on February 11th, 2013 12:52 GMT

Nokia and Safaricom have just announced the immediate availability of Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones in Kenya.

The former is exclusive to major carrier Safaricom and the first 500 customers that will purchase the Lumia 920 will also receive a free Nokia wireless charging plate.

Furthermore, the carrier has a special deal for customers that wish to purchase the Lumia 920, as the smartphone will be offered at a special price of KES 54,999 ($630/ €470), which will also include a 1.5GB data bundle and KES 500 ($6/€4) airtime by Safaricom.

“As the customer becomes more sophisticated, we are increasingly finding ourselves facing the challenge of meeting a growing demand for better and more advanced smart devices. It is through such partnerships that we are able to satisfy our customers' needs while at the same time entrenching our market leadership position. Through the sale of these devices, we are also able to allow our customers to enjoy our robust high speed data network,” says Peter Arina, general manager – Consumer Business Unit, Safaricom Limited.

According to the carrier, the Lumia 920 comes bundled with Nokia City Lens application, with users augmented reality to offer information about restaurants, shops, hotels and more.

In addition, the smartphone features other Nokia apps and services, including Nokia Drive+ and Nokia Maps, which offer a complete mapping experience. More details on Nokia Lumia 920’s specs sheet are available here.

“The smartphone market in Kenya is growing rapidly, with consumers demanding richer features and services. Strong partnerships are called for to bring the latest in smartphone technology, compelling data offers and relevant services together in a compelling package. We are pleased that we have been able to achieve this with Safaricom, enabling our valued consumers across Kenya to switch to Lumia,” concluded says Bruce Howe, general manager, Nokia East Africa.

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