Tecno Launches Q1 Phones in Nigeria And N1million Developer Contest
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|
|SIM||Dual Mini SIM card|
|Dimensions||115 x 67 x 11.3 mm|
|Keyboard||Complete Qwerty keyboard|
|Type||HVGA LCD with 256,000 colors.|
|Size||320×240 pixels, 2.5 inches|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread|
|CPU||1 GHz Single-core|
|GPRS||Up to 85.6 kbps|
|EDGE||Up to 236.8 kbps|
|HSPDA||Up to 3.2 mbps|
|HSUPA||Up to 5.1 mbps|
|Primary||5 MP, VGA camera with LED flash|
|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|
|Sensors||G-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|– FM Radio
– Sound recorder
– Audio/video player/editor
– Document viewer
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
For Tecno App Contest For Developer
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.
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.