The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Samsung Galaxy Note II Finds Its Space in Kenya

Samsung Galaxy Note II finally hit the Kenyan and did not disappoint. If only the battery could last longer than a day, it would be the perfect smartphone for any businessman, student or just about anyone, anywhere for all occasions.

Its Flip Board assembles all social sites in one page and of course the best navigation experience by just flipping pages, be it Facebook, twitter, news photography and the list keeps getting longer.

Over three million Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone units were sold during in its first month after the launch, according to a report by Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Electronics East Africa Business Leader, Robert Ngeru, said sales in Kenya, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda had hit more than 20,000 phones just a couple of weeks after the local launch.

"Against global sales, we are excited that the East and Central Africa region is making a significant contribution to the overall Galaxy Note II sales which further confirm the growing demand for smartphones in the region," Ngeru said.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note II, with the Jelly Bean Operating System, enables unique experiences in personalised and expressive content creation, the best on-the-go creativity gadget so far.

The S-pen, works well with the S-note, a feature all executives would not mind being seen scribbling their notes on. Journalists would be delighted with this.

No paper notebooks. For creative artists, theirs is the paper artist feature which only those who have used it can give a proper account of their experiences.

Backed up by growing thirst for mobile data services on the local 3G mobile networks, the Galaxy note II provides the near ultimate experience compared to any other in the market.

While some say smartphones are outselling personal computers at the ratio of 4:1 in key African markets such as Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, the Galaxy Note II seems to combine the experience of the smartphone and computer in a compact piece.

This proves why analysts say Investments in new generation mobile phone technologies are expected to reach the US$1.5 billion (Sh127.5 billion) mark by 2015.

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