Remember the hit drama series of the 90s, Bophelo Ke Semphego, which aired on SABC? The storyline revolved around a man who lived with his mother. The main character, Nkwisheng, was in love with three beautiful women who all contested for his attention and his heart. You’re probably wondering how a drama series fits into a techno article.
For the past three weeks I have been spending my time with two sleek, stylish and affordable mobile phones I recently got from Mi-fone for a review. Mi-fone is the first African mobile device brand in the market.
The beauty of Mi-fone devices is that they have features just like other phones currently on the market, and yet do not have the expensive price tag attached to them. The two Mi-fone devices contesting for my attention were the Mi-Q5 and the Mi-A100. Both beauties differ in functionality, but have common features, including the powerful music link.
The Mi-Q 5 is a handset sporting a QWERTY keypad, FM radio, and the ability to send and receive MMS and SMS. The device also features GPRS, WAP, an MP3 player, 1 GB memory card and accommodates two SIM cards. The phone comes with bluetooth, a digital camera, and has capability to run Java apps and social networking apps (MSN and Facebook). The Mi-Q5 can easily access Mxit and e-mails too.
The other beauty was the lightweight Mi-A100. The touchscreen device runs on an Android 2.2 operating system, has a camera, can easily browse the internet and is also good on social networking. This beauty can receive and send MMS and SMS, has a navigator, FM radio, an MP3 player, 1GB memory card, dual SIM, wi-fi, bluetooth and can record sound.
My verdict… both the Mi-Q5 and Mi-A100 deserve my attention!
Ash “de flesh” Mokwena