TECNO Sales Manager, Patrick Karogila, displays one of the Tecno Smartphone, during the official launch of Tecno P3 in Dar es Salaam. Witnessing is the Public Relations Manager TECNO Africa, Mounir Boukali.

As part of plans to reposition itself in Tanzania’s Smartphone market, Chinese phone maker, Tecno, is in a plan to partner with Vodacom, one of the leading mobile phone operators in the country.

“Our partnership with Vodacom will leverage our desire to flood the Tanzania and African mobile phone markets with Tecno smartphones,” the Public Relations Manager Tecno Africa, Mounir Boukali, said during the launch of Tecno P3 smartphone into the Tanzania market.

The Tecno P3 which comes with 3G internet access is an entry-level smartphone that runs on Android 2.3Gingerbread operating system, and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225A processor to offer users 3G smartphone experience, good battery life, and easy access to the Internet and multiple social networks.

It comes in White, Black and Yellow colors. This smartphone come with a 3MP primary camera, LED flash and a secondary VGA camera for video call. The Tecno P3 has internal memory of 521MB, and has microSD card slot support up to 32GB of data.

“We realised that Internet savvy Tanzanians are in dire need of a fast, innovative and seamless Internet experience. These experiences are what Tecno P3 smartphone brings, and that also informs why we want to partner with Vodacom,” Mr.  Boukali said.

He further said that, the telecommunications industry has seen an increased demand for data and smartphones in recent times, and it is important for network providers and phone manufacturers to continue to collaborate and initiate products and services to satisfy these needs.

Mr. Boukali disclosed that the Tecno P3 is an all touch screen smart phone that is WiFi enabled. It has shortcuts to Facebook, WhatsApp, Google Play Store, Gmail, Yahoo and Opera Mini. Above all, it is a Dual-SIM standby model with 3G/2G connectivity which makes users’ internet experience more interesting.