Etisalat Nigeria launches Gaga smartphone

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The Mobility crew was invited to the launch of the gaga package from Etisalat Nigeria. The launch event held at Four Points by Sheraton on Victoria Island, Lagos, and I was there to represent the team.

The Gaga package includes the Huawei U8180 Android smartphone along with several freebies and benefits. It is being pushed to provide subscribers with an affordable smartphone to take advantage of Etisalat’s recently launched HSPA+ network.

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Features of this offer:

  • Lady Gaga smartphone
  • 20k/sec to all networks
  • no access fee
  • 50MB free data monthly for 4 months
  • ONLY N18,999!

Huawei U8180 Ideos X1 GagaThe gaga smartphone specs in brief:

  • Android 2.2
  • 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • FM radio
  • 528 MHz processor, Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset
  • 150MB internal memory; 256MB RAM
  • Wifi & Wifi hotspot feature
  • microSD slot with 2GB card included
  • GPS satellite navigation
  • 1200mAh battery

After-sales support for the gaga smartphone is available at all Huawei outlets in the country.

Etisalat gave out Gaga smartphones to individuals in attendance at the launch event.

To activate your gaga offer, send “gaga” as an SMS to 8180 or go to any experience centre or dealer outlet.

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24 comments

  1. nice low cost android smartphone, but the 5omb is too small but will be manageable for non internet browsing freaks….then the screen is another thing 2.8″ small for easy typing

  2. I’m typing this in from a Nokia500 which is 3.2″ wide in screen. You need to be familiar with touch to use it well, or you just take some time ti learn

    A 2.8″ screen on the other hand is soooo small. I can only imagine the discomfort of typing from a device that small.

  3. i think d gaga has an orientation sensor,it may help with d typing space.is d gaga’s froyo open to the android market?
    good rep for mobility.thanks

  4. heard it does not enables watchin video online .but am thinking of buying this mobile cause am using the weak nokia phone c5-03

  5. pls how soon can dis phone get round the country/ d earlyr the beta. need to own one of them .etisalat this is a real hand raiser

  6. This phone is certainly not for techy people. So before you start nagging about 2.8” and 50mb, remember that some people mobile experience is limited to the nokia ‘torchlight beauty’. So this would be great. Its definitely not for me though.

  7. its a good development, let dem enter provided they are not coming with “Techno” type of phone. Let dem enter with both entry-level smart fone and the high-end ones, whoever is going for it knos wht he/she is going for, I tnk the awareness is growing now:people go for what they think will meet their needs for the kind of money they have instead of I must belong, just as the awareness is growing now in terms of service providers in 9ja(some said, whether good or bad, expensive or not, it must be Empty-N)

  8. This phone’s prce vs feature taxonomy is something to go GAGA about!

    Can Nokia produce a similarly spec’d phone for N19K? Probably, but ‘just’!

    This is truly pushing the ‘price envelope’!

    But Android? Nah!

  9. eyebeekay..na so you hate android reach? C’mon its less than 20k comes with 8Gb, wifi and wifi hotspot, 200mb over 4months and 20k/s No access charge…its not dat bad na even if its android or not

  10. Dear Arc Leye,

    I’m having the Gaga phone with me now for trial. It is currently available in all Etisalat’s outlet. Please note; It is locked to Etisalat network.

    I should have a full review up here at Mobility soon. Just got my head wraped round the fun beginning yesterday. 😉

  11. i currently use the much talked abt gaga and it was quite awesome until today, wen it started giving me headache…..the touchpads now gives trouble as some of the touchpads dont work anymore. u touch 2 but 7 appears. as a mata of fact, numeric pads 7, 8 and 9 dont work anymore. its quite annoyin!

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