Vodacom customers will be the first to experience the Huawei Ascend P1
JOHANNESBURG, 22 June 2012 - Vodacom customers will be the first to get their hands on Huawei's latest flagship dual-core Ascend P1 smartphone. The handset will be available at Vodacom World and other Vodacom participating outlets from 07 July 2012.
"It's always exciting for us when our customers get to be the first to enjoy the latest smartphone technology. With the Huawei Ascend P1, our customers can expect an innovative smartphone which provides a home theatre experience in the palm of their hands" says Zunaid Dinath, Vodacom's Managing Executive of Sales.
The smartphone is available on a 24 month Business Call contract at R279.00 per month. The contract package includes 250MB of data per month for 24 months. The recommended selling price on prepaid is R 5 499.00 - the final prepaid pricing is determined by retail outlets.
The Huawei Ascend P1 features a dual-core chip 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor. It measures 7.69mm thin and 64.8 mm long and provides a very comfortable grip. It has a 4.3-inch super AMOLED 960 x 540 touch screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera and Dolby Mobile 3.0 + 5.1 surround sound technology.
"The Ascend P1 smartphone will definitely offer our customers value for money. Its unique elegant design and exceptional performance places it as one of the best smartphones available in its price range," Dinath concluded.
For further information customers can visit http://www.vodacom.co.za/ or they can contact customer care on 111 from a Vodacom phone or 082 111 from any other phone, or e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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