Saturday, January 17, 2009

Now there’s a Barack Obama-branded cellphone (in Kenya)

A Barack Obama Branded Mobile Phone

Handset vendor, Mi has launched a Barack Obama branded mobile phone for sale in Kenya - the home country of the President Elect's father. The handset is co branded with the Obama colours and logo and is being sold for roughly $30.

The company says that the Mi-Obama handsets are available exclusively at Fone Xpress@ Nakumatt, Tuskys and Phonelink retail stores throughout Kenya, the product in its first week of availability has already sold over 1000 units in Nairobi alone.

"The coming of the new President of the USA is an auspicious moment for all Kenyans and the people of Africa. It is our pleasure to be able to launch the Mi-Obama phone as a memento that will always stay within the user's hearts and minds" says Alpesh Patel, Director of Mi-Fone.

The company said that it thought the opportunity was just too good to miss.

The President-Elect himself is famously addicted to his BlackBerry phone. 

Cellular News