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MTN starts rolling out 'smart' feature phone from KaiOS

Friday 8 March 2019 | 10:04 CET | News
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MTN has started to roll out its new Smart S 3G phone across all of its African markets, including South Africa. The device was announced in November 2018 as a partnership between MTN, Unisoc, KaiOS and China Mobile. The phone runs the KaiOS operating system, which is a lightweight Linux-based OS for 'smart' feature phones. Sales have started also in Rwanda and Nigeria. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN
Countries: Africa
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