Mi-Fone’s Mi 3000 is Africa’s first feature phone with a 60 day battery

Mi-FONE Mi-3000

Mi-Fone under the stewardship of CEO Alpesh Patel has been taking over the entry level feature phone and smartphone market in Africa. It’s one of the most important market segments in mobile, since this is where majority are able to spend.Technology changes fast, and customers are being presented with better phone options every day. Mi-Fone has Android smartphones in under Kshs. 10,000 price point, some of them being dual-sim. You realize many of users wishing to get upgraded to the phone of today’s world will find these as very viable options.

Now as for the user who feels like the battery is the most important element of the phone, Mi-Fone again has a deal-breaker. You know, for the guy who goes deep into the bush and wont get a source of power in a long time. The device is the Mi3000, a compact candybar phone with quite good features.

Mi3000 phone specifications:

  • 2.8″ colour touchscreen
  • DUal-SIM Dual Standby
  • Standard Keypad
  • EDGE connectivity (2.75G)
  • 256Mb RAM
  • 1000contacts support
  • 1GB Flash Memory
  • 2mP camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Memory card support
  • Mi-Apps Store
  • Opera Mini as default browser

Mi-Fone has already differentiated itself from other low-cost handset manufacturers with its focus on music, local talent and its new “Mi-Apps Java” store. This will be instrumental in linking the acquisition of local music in capturing revenue streams, which are often lost to piracy.The company, Mi-Fone is currently shipping to 12 African countres including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, DRC and Mauritius. Mi-Fone has already shipped 1.3 million units, which is quite impressive.