LG’s Android Optimus coming to Kenya in June 2010.
I’ve been waiting for this to happen for some time! Finally, an Google Android handset is expected to be launched in Kenya in June 2010. This is the LG Optimus handset which is also known as the LG GT540. As far as I know, this is the first Android handset to be (officially) launched in Kenya so its a ground breaking moment.
The announcement was made this past week by a representative of LG in East Africa however, no announcement was made if the LG Optimus will “go to market” in conjunction with one of the mobile networks as has been the case with the Apple iPhone which is being sold on contract with Orange in Kenya.
It will be interesting to see how the LG Optimus fares in Kenya’s smartphone market. Its bound to spice things up considering that Andorid handsets are all the rage (globally) these days. What is yet to be seen is how much the LG Optimus will retail for? (possibly/probably cheaper than an Apple iPhone on the Orange mobile network).
For the time being, its safe to say that Nokia and Blackberry smartphones currently lead the market in Kenya. More information on the LP Optimus can be found on the official web site for the same here>. In addition, here is a nice video for the LG Optimus: