Safaricom and Fonexpress, a reputable mobile phone retailer, have joined forces to bring Samsung Android phones to the Kenyan market. This partnership aims to offer Samsung tablet devices at affordable prices through a joint sales promotion. Customers can find Samsung Galaxy Tab devices running on the Android operating system at Fonexpress outlets located in Westgate Mall, Sarit Centre, and Yaya Centre.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has gained global recognition, with sales exceeding the 2-million mark. Its sister device, the Galaxy S handset, has surpassed initial forecasts, reaching over 10 million sales. This remarkable achievement establishes it as the first Android-powered smartphone to achieve such remarkable sales figures. The growing popularity of Android-powered smartphones has prompted retailers and mobile providers to stock these devices and offer them at competitive prices.

Safaricom provides Samsung Android-powered smartphones bundled with data packages at unbeatable rates. Besides the revenue generated from handset sales, it is expected that mobile users will continue to subscribe to other complementary services, such as data plans, from Safaricom. This makes the offer mutually valuable for both the service provider and the subscribers.

Customers who purchase Samsung Android phones in Kenya will receive free network data bundles for data services from Safaricom, along with free Samsung Galaxy S accessories with every purchase. These devices can be acquired from Fonexpress outlets or Safaricom retail stores, offering affordable prices for both the devices and accompanying data plans.

During the launch of the joint sales promotion, Mr. Robert Ngeru, Samsung Electronics Regional Business Leader, emphasized that the offer aligns with the company's commitment to growing the local communications technology sector by providing high-quality devices. He further expressed Samsung's dedication to delivering top-notch internet-ready devices to both local and regional customers, aiming to enhance market penetration.

Key features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab include:

  • Powered by the Google Android operating system.
  • Equipped with a 3-megapixel camera for capturing videos and photos.
  • Compact and lightweight design.
  • Large 7-inch screen for immersive viewing.
  • Flash player support for seamless video playback.
  • Capability for both voice and video calls.
  • Full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1.