Vodacom Smart Kicka selling like hotcakes

Vodacom has sold 250,000 units of its low-cost smartphone, the Vodacom Smart Kicka, in the first six weeks since its launch.

The operator launched the R549 Smart Kicka, which runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, during August 2014 in response to MTN’s Steppa which was launched for R499 in January.

Last week MTN revealed the Steppa 2 which it expects to launch in the last week of November.

MTN said in March that all of the stock that it ordered had been taken up already, although it did not reveal numbers.

“This device, which is the first ever Vodacom-branded device, was designed specifically to make it possible for more South Africans than ever before to access the Internet,” Vodacom said at the Kicka’s launch.

The group also launched a Vodacom Smart Tab 3G 7’’ Android tablet at a prepaid price of R999 in October.

MTN meanwhile, expects to launch an affordable Android tablet of its own, the MTN Steppa Tablet, for R999 during the last week of November.

Specifications Vodacom Kicka
Maker Alcatel
Dimensions 112 x 62 x 12mm
Weight 100g
Operating system Android 4.4.2
Display 3.5″ HVGA (320×480)
Rear camera 2MP (enhanced to 3.1MP)
Front camera No
Storage, internal 4GB
Storage, expandable microSD
Processor 1.0GHz dual-core MT6572
Graphics Mali-400 MP
Battery 1,400mAh
Cellular data HSPA+
SIM type Mini

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