Nokia launches The Lumia 920, 820 and 620 in East Africa

This past Thursday night was an exciting event for all Windows Phone fans, aka WinPhans, in East Africa. Nokia officially launched the 2nd Generation Lumia Devices, powered by Windows Phone 8, at the Crown Plaza hotel in Nairobi. It was an exciting and colorful event that matched the bright and bubbly personality of the Lumia line.

The devices available now in East Africa are the Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and arguably the star of the show, the Lumia 620.

The Nokia Team, lead Nokia East Africa GM Bruce Howe, explained the virtues of the entire Lumia. From the technological advances of the flagship Lumia 920 (which was recently recognized by Engadget as the Best Smart Phone of 2012), to the versatility of the Lumia 820, to the Lumia 620, which is being recognized as “Precisely what an entry level  smartphone should be”.

Safaricom Kenya was also present to announce their support for Windows Phone and Lumia. As the growth of smartphones is one of Safaricom’s fastest growing segments, it will drive increased revenue for the Local Telecommunications giant by increased data usage.

The highlight of the evening was the incredible deals announced by Safaricom for the Lumia Line.

Lumia 620 – KES 22,999 (USD 263) + 1.5 GB Data and KES 500 Airtime credit (USD 5.7). The incredible part is the deal for loyal Safaricom customers who have accumulated 10,000 of loyalty points. They will be able to get the Lumia 620 for KES 15,000 (USD 171)

Lumia 820 – KES 44,999 (USD 514) + Wireless Charging Shell + 1.5GB and KES 500 Airtime credit

Lumia 920 –KES 54,999 (USD 628) + 1.5GB and KES 500 Airtime credit. in addition to this, the first 500 customers will receive the wireless charging plate for free

Also present at the launch was the full spectrum of Nokia Lumia accessories including the JBL PowerUp Speaker, to the Purity Pro Headphones by Monster, and Nokia Wireless charging pillow by Fatboy. Look out for a specific post on describing the Nokia accessories, prices and availability very soon.


A proud moment for WinPhansEA was was the acknowledgement given to WinPhansEA founders, @NairobiWP and @Mwirigi, for their contribution in building the East African Windows Phone community.


The WinPhansEA team would like to send a big thank you to the Nokia East Africa team for involving us with the Nokia launch and we look forward to making sure that all Windows Phone users in E.Africa have the best possible user experience.


Reblogged from The WinPhansEA blog.

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Latiff Cherono

Windows Phone Fans East Africa (#WinPhanEA) Community Leader, Ardent Windows Phone Enthusiast (Since Oct 2010), Lean Transformation Consultant (Lean MFG, Six Sigma). I have been a Windows Phone Enthusiast since launch. After moving back to Kenya from the United States in the Summer of 2011, I noticed a lack of local understanding about the Windows Phone platform, hence launching the @NairobiWP twitter account in October 2011. This slowly grew the Windows Phone platform in E.Africa to the point where we launched our Facebook Page at the end of 2012, and blog in February 2013. Windows Phone 8 just officially launched on February 22nd, and we already seeing an exciting reaction in the E. Africa region. Twitter: @NairobiWP Facebook:

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