Rechargeable Solar Handset Hopes to Rich More in Burundi

December 9, 2009

Mobile phone operator Econet launched a new phone this week in Burundi with aims of reaching more subscribers in the small country of 8 million.   The new phone, a rechargeable solar handset, could prove beneficial to an area prone to frequent power outages.

Business Day reported that Econet’s general manager, Darlington Mandivenga said, “If you look at the target market or the level of demand that is there, without doing any further marketing it is about 800,000 people who will benefit from this innovation.”

It is marked to sell at $39.

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