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Tecno Launches Q1 Phones in Nigeria And N1million Developer Contest

Abiodun on April 6, 2013 - 12:33 pm in Gadgets & Mobile, News & Media

Techno is a mobile device hugely popular in Nigeria particularly the low end of the market. In 2012, the brand had made some impressive live in the local operator network and currently the brand has 12.4% market share. With this, Techo is launching the Techno Q1 devices into the market.

We are very excited about this so we’ve partnered with Airtel, MTN, Etisalat and we will do lots of below the line marketing for it says Deputy General Manager Tecno Telecoms, Chidi Okonkwo

According to him, as at the end of year 2012, Tecno Nigeria sold about 12 million units of their phones in Nigeria, noting this as a great leap from 335,000 units sold in 2008 when Tecno first ventured into the African market.”

Felix Wang, Techno Technical Director says the company is ready to bring in over 1million units of the Q1 devices to Nigeria.

Speaking about the developers’ challenge, Chidi Okonkwo said its open to developers in Nigeria to create local apps for the techno market and the app will be tested and voted for by real users in Africa. The Entry closes in July and the final prize announcement will be in December 2013. Also for developers that have apps on the Techno store gets a 70% 30% sharing payable quarterly.

Techno  Q1 Full Specification

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G No
SIM Dual Mini SIM card
Status Unannounced

 

Body

Dimensions 115 x 67 x 11.3 mm
Keyboard Complete Qwerty keyboard

 

Display

Type HVGA LCD with 256,000 colors.
Size 320×240 pixels, 2.5 inches

 

Audio

Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

 

Memory And OS

Card slot MicroSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB
OS Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
CPU 1 GHz Single-core
RAM 512 MB

 

Connectivity

GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
HSPDA Up to 3.2 mbps
HSUPA Up to 5.1 mbps
LTE No
WIFI Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB microUSB v2.0

 

Camera

Primary 5 MP, VGA camera with LED flash
Video Yes
Secondary 0.3 MP

 

Battery

Capacity Li-Ion 1750 mAH battery
Stand-by Up to 250 h/ Up to 230 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h (2G)/ Up to 13 h (3G)
Music play Up to 55 h

 

Other Features

Sensors G-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java No
Colors White, Black
- FM Radio
– Sound recorder
– Audio/video player/editor
– Notepad
– Document viewer
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input

 

For Tecno App Contest For Developer

Android:
1. Platinum: 1,000,000 Naira + 1 Tecno Android phone
2. Gold: 500,000 Naira + 1 Tecno Android phone
3. Silver: 250,000 Naira + 1 Tecno Android phone
4. Bronze (multiple entries): Tecno Android phones. The winning entry’s number will be 30% of all valid entries.

J2ME:
1. Platinum: 400,000 Naira + 1 Tecno Android phone
2. Gold: 200,000 Naira + 1 Tecno Android phone
3. Silver: 100,000 Naira + 1 Tecno Android phone
4. Bronze (multiple entries): Tecno feature phones. The winning entry’s number will be 30% of all valid entries.

Get Details here on their site.

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