CDMA telephone or Smartphone
By Emma Okonji
Huawei, in conjunction with Visafone, has introduced a new mobile phone handset, called the Huawei Ascend C8655 CDMA smart phone, into the Nigerian market.
The CDMA device, which is built on Android solution, is a sleek mobile phone with creative components, smooth user-interface, fast functions and simple interactions.
At the product launch in Lagos weekend, President Huawei Technologies Nigeria, Mr. David Pan said the entry of the Huawei Ascend C8655 CDMA smartphone into the Nigerian market would present consumers with excellent device and an unforgettable experience.
According to him, the company, which holds a significant share of the wireless market and is advantageously positioned in the Internet Protocol (ALL-IP) convergence era (Mobile, Fixed and Software Solutions), aimed to enrich life through communications, by addressing common challenges faced by customers.
It is also poised to provide excellent ICT solutions and services to create maximum value for its customers.
Chairman of Visafone, Mr. Jim Ovia, who co-hosted the launch, noted that the company came to Nigeria to support the local economy and empower the populace as there would be business chains that would generate employment for the teeming populace.
He described Nigeria’s market as very significant, saying “the company is here to impact positively on the lives of the populace by providing them affordable and reliable products”.
Describing the features of the phone, Deputy General Manager of Visafone, Mr. Clifford Onyeike said “the Ascend C8655 was designed by Huawei to be a phone with a heart. With the tag-line: designed to follow your steps, it almost has a soul, as it melds uniquely with your desired carrier to give you a flawless encounter that definitely astounds any user, considering the simplicity of the operations and the dynamism in the experience.”
With an operating system that is powered by the ever-increasing popularity of the Android family, it sports an Android 2.3Gingerbread, which integrates with a 3D graphics accelerator with 800MHz CPU, offering a smooth 3D gaming experience, he said.
The ‘Hard-Screen’ provides visibility for up to 178° viewing angle when tilted, thereby expounding on the real-time response, which is especially designed for moving images. The device boots in 5 seconds flat, giving users a ready-to-go device that even when it is depleted, it can be fully charged in 90 minutes. It has an easy setup for Social Network Systems (SNS) and group contacts, powers fluidly.
The smooth contact link allows users to import and share contacts details, extending to batch contacts import, allowing for stronger integration of SNS with contacts, Onyeike said.