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Thursday, 19 December 2013

SOLO Phone Launches in Nigeria

SOLO is a revolutionary new device manufacturing and end-to-end digital content company committed to offering emerging market consumers (starting in Nigeria) both affordable, elegant smartphones and the best local and international content. As well as offering users all the great features they have come to expect from an Android smartphone, each SOLO device offers users FREE unlimited access to over 20 million local and international songs straight out of the box, via the built-in SOLO Music platform.

The first two models to be launched by the company, the SOLO S350 and S450, are Google (GMS) certified dual-SIM Android smartphones. Continue...


SOLO S350



The SOLO S350 is an Android Jelly Bean 4.1 smartphone with a 3.5” screen, dual SIM capabilities, 4GB of Internal memory and an 8GB SD card, which is expandable up to 32GB. The device comes bundled with SOLO Music, our proprietary music platform which offers FREE, unlimited streaming and downloading of over 20 million songs for the life of the device. The easy-to-use interface includes a SOLO Music widget on the home page that enables easy access to SOLO Music right out of the box.



The device is GMS certified and offers full access to the Google Play store, including Blackberry Messenger (BBM).


In addition, the SOLO S350 comes bundled with very generous free data services from our Nigerian mobile operator partners, completing the strong consumer experience. This elegantly designed device with superior features and a first-of-its-kind free music offering is expected to retail for less than N20,000.



SOLO S450



The SOLO S450 is an Android Jelly Bean 4.2 smartphone with a 4.5” screen, dual SIM capabilities and 16GB of internal memory, coupled with an SD card which is expandable up to 32GB. The SOLO S450 also comes bundled with SOLO Music, our proprietary music platform which offers FREE, unlimited streaming and downloading of over 20 million songs for the life of the device.



This elegant smartphone will also be launched with another market first - SOLO View, this digital video-on-demand rental service allows users to stream,download and store both Nigerian and international movies, TV shows and other general entertainment for up to two weeks on their mobile devices. SOLO View’s content will be delivered through dedicated, super-fast SOLO Hotspot Kiosks allowing full-length movies to be downloaded in less than 3 minutes. The easy-to-use interface will include both SOLO Music and SOLO View widgets on the home page that enables easy access to SOLO Music and SOLO View, right out of the box.



The SOLO S450 is a GMS certified device that offers full access to the Google Play store including Blackberry Messenger (BBM) services and will be bundled with one year of free data services from our Nigerian mobile operator partners. This premium device with exceptional design and features, combined with unlimited music service and one-year free data is expected to retail for less than N30,000.



“This is an exciting day for all of us in the SOLO Family,” says Tayo Ogundipe, Founder and Global CEO of SOLO.  “It is especially thrilling that we are launching our global brand right here in Nigeria; it’s great to be home!” He continues, “Our mission is to combine our roots in emerging markets with our global industry experience in the mobile telecommunications space to deliver the most compelling and most complete experience on affordable smartphones across Africa and other emerging markets. This vision is our passion because this is our home.”



SOLO Music: FREE Music for Life



Why is SOLO Music Different?



       The Largest Catalogue of Music Available on Mobile in Nigeria – FREE access to over 20 million songs by Nigerian, African and international artists

       Unlimited FREE Access - Stream and Download unlimited amounts of music for the life of your SOLO smartphone

       Always “Up-to-Date” Music Library, Charts and Recommendations – The cloud-based SOLO music library is constantly updated with the latest local and international music

       SOLO Devices perfectly complement SOLO Music - Optimized sound output, quality headset with speakers and button control.



SOLO View: Nigeria's FIRST Digital Movie Rental Service



A Revolutionary New Digital Rental Service:



       The Largest Movie/TV Show Content Library in Nigeria - 1000+ hours of the latest local and international movies, TV shows and other general entertainment

       Super-Fast Download Speed - Download full length movies in 2-3 minutes using our SOLO kiosks, conveniently located in local malls and other high-traffic areas

       No Wahala – Your downloaded movies/TV shows stay on your device for 2 weeks and then automatically expire

       You are in Control - Watch your downloaded movie/TV shows  on your SOLO device, whist stuck in traffic, or connect your SOLO device to your TV/tablet at home and watch it on the big screen! 



Head, Devices & Terminals at Etisalat Nigeria, Olayiwola Onafowokan said, “Etisalat is happy to partner with SOLO in fulfilling our objective of providing Nigeria with the best internet experience in the country. We believe it is important for network providers and phone manufacturers to continue to collaborate and initiate products and services to satisfy the increased demand for data and smartphones by subscribers.




Availability

The SOLO S350 will be available from Friday, November 22, from operators’ stores, online at http://www.jumia.com.ng and at authorized distributors and retailers.



The SOLO S450 will be available from Friday, December 20, from operators’ stores, online at http://www.jumia.com.ng and at authorized distributors and retailers.



*Optimized SOLO hardware, premium headsets, case and power adapter are included for both models.



About SOLO

To learn more about SOLO, please visit www.gosolo.ng


www.twitter.com/SOLO_PHONE

72 comments:

Fuck your opinion said...

Sexy phone. But I love my Iphone. Its cool tho.

jeneviv Emma said...

Fones compititon everiwere,Different kind of fone is cumin out everiday,.....ok oooooooooooo,pls dnt allow us 2 go stealin.

juliet said...

Nigerian mobile phone market is really booming, I wish I can say that for other sectors as well

Olaleye Adisa said...

Oh boy, waiting person no go hear for dis Lagos. Solo phone! Is okay, we don hear ooO. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Tiana said...

Na iyanya get am?

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Duh! still rocking ma 3310

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

for whoever wishes to go SOLO


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Anonymous said...

Another beautifully silly idea from Lagos State Government.

The Drivers and Conductors currently in lagos that have no dresscode restriction already smell worse than the Lagos carnal, is it now when you restrict their dressing that they would start washing their uniforms?! This is utter nonsense. Lagosians dont give a rats Bottom what the drivers are wearing, what they want is for these drivers to be properly regulated by the government (NOT NURTW).

- Like the yellow cabs of New York, all Bus drivers should be mandated to display their drivers licence and vehicle registration/permit (in-form a a large sticker) visibly in the bus. This sticker must carry the drivers face on it. Same for conductors.
- All conductors should be registered with an agency and be given and numbered vest and Large font government/agency issued I.D card which they must be mandated to wear visibly at all times. This agency should be responsible for regulating the activities of conductors including the nonsense attitude of hanging on a moving bus with the door wide open, e.t.c.
- A Telephone number (Preferably a shortcode number like 555) for reports and complaints against drivers should be also given to the public and be displayed in the vehicle at all times. This line should be used for reporting badly behaved drivers and also report cases were a bus is being used for criminal activities.


A slow phasing out of certain buses should also comence. This is 2013, Molue has no place in the future we are all aspiring towards. Danfo sef should now be extinct. slowly phase ou these buses and replace them with only one or two brands of buses for uniformity sake. Overloading of vehicles should also stop. e.t.c


There is so much work to be done in sanitizing the transprot system of Lagos (and Nigeria) and uniforms is not one of them. More than three quarters of the bus drivers are not even properly trained to drive, dont know traffic rules and signs, have zero manners, e.t.c.

P.S Fashola!! How about making these bus drivers all get premium comprehensive insurance. I know its expensive, but they can under the aegis of NURTW come together and buy a group/fleet insurance. But it must be comprehensive. So that these bus Drivers will know that they have a lot to lose if they keep driving recklessly. The terms of the insurance must also cover compensation for deaths and injuries resulting from the bad driving of the driver and or his conductor. Thats what I and many Nigerian will love to see. God knows NURTW already makes so much money off of these drivers as it is and they dont account for it to anyone.









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ifitush said...

Wow!!!.....diz is really nice....also cheap. As well...make Dem no spoil market 4 tecno mbok!!!




IFIOK so on POINT

Shobowale Adetunji said...

new product but d same features. which one we go buy self. well welcome to the arena of phone competition.

ONYX GODWIN said...

My 13k tecno pings, instagram !does everything i want !!so am OK 4 nw...wen i bcum a "big boy"...I'll port 2d 1ook phnes....but who names a phne SOLO ??AWKWARD!!

ONYX GODWIN said...

My 13k tecno pings, instagram !does everything i want !!so am OK 4 nw...wen i bcum a "big boy"...I'll port 2d 1ook phnes....but who names a phne SOLO ??AWKWARD!!

Williams Jedidiah said...

Nice buh I ain't goin SOLO...I'm still goin the iPhone way

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! Amazing! Wanna get mine asap! Read Awkward Gist HERE CLick NOW!!!

Fammie said...

Nice...

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Ela Nneka Mbaomah said...

The stuff is sooo nice

♥ ȊƦȋƺȟ ƘƦȋϻ ♥ said...

I wnt dis lyk luvin d fone already

hilary obiorah said...

So Techno don get rival? This is looks more unique!

Chinonye Sarah said...

Just wen I was thinking of a new phone!! #big grin#

anita olanma said...

Noted.

Mzz Becky Wright said...

Ok

Daniel Idiong said...

well gud wrkz I think I will go 4 1 but not until d bring out a better version of dier product (android 4.4 or 4.5). itz all about choice

Virgo Hillz said...

Hmm! No wahala datz d part I lyk most

Anonymous said...

Na dat giveaway na him give u dis big advert contract o linda! U have said no more sad story, no e mail..bla bla bla bla..na u know ooo for my God shall supply all my needs according to his glory through Christ Jesus

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

Okay.... Its not too expensive!

victor vicsly vicsly said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay gara get one
#WorldfamousVictor

Anonymous said...

I want this fone like now

Beauty said...

Nice

hannah oyindamola said...

Making sense buh wait till nextyr I dey enjoy my bb 4 now•

Maris. said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

Which fone do you have...SOLO...when others are rocking iphone...Biko solo gbakwa orku..(make solo burn)

blessing said...

The phone is fine sha !hi tecne there's a rival in town

Anonymous said...

SOLO kor GROUP ní...even the company staff don't rock SOLO

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of KOKO MOBILE...you can't beat the BIG BRANDS in certain market. Nigerians are brand crazy. Somethings are best left for OTHER.

BONKY GEE said...

G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ for them

Anonymous said...

Solo? Wtf...sounds like a fizzy drink.

Anonymous said...

Pls am happy with my iphone..THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

jennifer said...

Looks very beautiful......but I'll kyp rocking d one I have

Anonymous said...

Even ms Ikeji won't be seen with SOLO...common!

jennifer said...

Looks very beautiful......but I'll kyp rocking d one I have

Ugonna Onyike said...

This is huge I swear. A Nigerian phone, wonderful. My contribution, make it really sleek, bigger screen, no buttons, sharp front n back camera, app compatibility, flexibilty of use n really unique(try not to make it look like a lumia or an s4 or an iphone...)

Jumyk said...

My darling Linda is very ‎​​Ĝ∞∂ ȊΩ advertising, see Ђȍw she set every word(s). Me likey d̶̲̥̅̊ phone bcos of Linda, ‎​ℓ̊'ll try † get d̶̲̥̅̊ white colour phone.

chidinma jack said...

Una come late.u guys suppose launch it b4 december

Anonymous said...

wen de are taking of fone s some people de mention bb , BB na fone or scrap

Anonymous said...

Wow a lot of competitions in d mobile world,ok o we'v heard

Solo said...

Awesome phone. Cool.

Oyefunke Jolaoso said...

This will flood the Naija market cos of its music app and video app. We want to ping, browse and listen to our favourite tracks as well so yes I think people will eventually accept it.

Anonymous said...

LOOkz kInDa SmArT anYwaY...CoMpeTiTion oN pOinT..naSo E suPPosE dEy jaRe....DaJaX

mike Oshios said...

Interesting .... I will get mine January..

Anonymous said...

Make huge amount of money dis xmas http://t.co/lLK7kyAEIj



Anonymous said...

nice 1

Alloy Chikezie said...

Them don turn 9ja to dumping ground


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MZ LEE said...

I love my samsung galaxy s4 buh I kinda lyk dis fone tho!! *thinking*

umunas said...

De wil neva let us use our money 4 better tins.after many people went mad 4 bb ..where did it end nw?abegi.nokia is stil da best.

Anonymous said...

Olodo linda. How is it end to end if it runs android?

Dj Raphael said...

We are talking about Solo.
...dearie.

Dj Raphael said...

No,he is not d owner but just ambassador & was signed for $220,000 and other freebies..

Dj Raphael said...

No, he is just an ambassador & was signed for $220,000

dolix said...

na fone we go eat???...no b only solo na solomon....luv tecno android jare...

adaobi okonkwo said...

nice phone but tecno has stolen my heart.www.adaminaj.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Liar!!!

Anonymous said...

if I hear u say Nokia is de best I will sue u to cort for 25yrs Nokia na fone? even tecno of 5k now is better than Nokia phone

nzube izuu said...

Good. Hope its battery friendly?High time i said bye bye 2 dis stupid bb.

Anonymous said...

Before they sell one, Tecno would have finished a container load of A+ and the other variants, music or video notwithstanding

Anonymous said...

yea, I am soooooo getting this. And its so damn affordable too.

Jacob D Cleopas said...

Wow! This is great, the offer if true is irrestible. Da joy in all this is that one day, we can be able to buy a smart fone for as low as 5k. Or below 10k. Am thinking solo guys. Dey forget to tell us abt da camera mp.

spicy mummy said...

Me likey, the phone looks nice pls Bb 10 for sale. Any one interested?

okorie uchenna said...

Nice one

MiGhTy N said...

China don dey try sha but lindoski you 4 put d price na

MiGhTy N said...

China don dey try sha....but Lindoski You 4 put d price na

jerry mozes said...

No..na him be the Embassador ..Iyanya get money?smhss!

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