w00t!

Dear Colleagues,

in case I happen to be out of office during the next few weeks – here’s why:

SANY0651

Seriously, after 1hour of playing with this awesome gadget, figuring out all important shortcuts & testing various applications like surfing & phoning via WLAN (VoIP…sweet!) or the internal GPS, I realized that this new phone really is a kick-ass gadgetimoja. In fact, it is the best Nokia I’ve ever used.
Especially since I am migrating from a Nokia 6230i which runs on the S40/2nd edition operating system, whereas the Nokia N95 comes with a cool S60/3rd edition OS.

For my non-techie readers:

  • S40/2nd = driving to Mombasa in a Toyota Corolla
  • S60/3rd = being driven to Mombasa in a luxurious Mercedes Viano mini bus, with nice music, a great video system, a playstation on board as well as a broadband internet connection all the way from downtown Nbo to Likoni ferry.
  • (this phone with an external wireless keyboard, available as an optional extension = flying to Mombasa)

N.B.:
1. The Ministry of Finance has not been informed on this purchase.
2. Financing for this device has been secured through external fundings, with lots of donors support and a fair interest rate.
3. WTx is an iPhone? :-)

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  1. Heh and i thought i was ‘in the cool zone’ with my motorola Z6. Puny 2mega pixel camera compared to your new baby. Envy!! :)

  2. wow. stuff of dreams – it retails for about $750 in Nairobi.
    Did a phone upgrade this week, within the nokia family but stuck at a modest $100 6070

  3. Wow! The way i have avoided going to the Nokia site to gawk at the phone you come and shove it in my face…hhehehe…soon i shall be busy drooling and panting all over it at phone xpress waving my credit card…leta ii…ndio..io weka ile iko na seal…hehehehee!! **closing window before the fantasy is made real…must resist temptation!**

  4. LOL!
    You know with my old Nokia I really learned to take a deep breath and realized that everything else beyond basic phoning needs is pure luxury. Including the mp3 player on the 6230i which always stalled due to the (unsupported) 2 GB MMCard while playing music (2 GB = lots of mp3 files = a huge index, indexing took about 15-20 minutes whenever the phone restarted).
    750 US$ is a lot of money, the same phone retails for 800 US$ in Germany, so Kenya is in fact cheaper! Well, u see, I could never afford to pay such a sum, nor would I ever feel the need to cough up such an amount for a phone, LAKINI, this time around I inquired and did it the smart way, many others also go: ordering two postpaid contracts with a monthly fee of around 15,- EUR (for both) + getting the N95 for free (free! :-). ==> 24 month contract, overall fixed costs 371,- EUR /24 = ~ 15,- EUR/month…I think that’s ok, especially since the phone sells for 600,- EUR, so they are giving you 600-371 = 229 EUR just because you signed two contracts that *may* generate a revenue for them once you’re using them + and the expensive tariff plan. Which I am of course not going to do – I call them “Schubladenverträge”, idle contracts that were just signed to skim off the subsidization.
    Haiyaa, makes me think I should recategorize this post to “Kikuism”. :-)