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iDroid launches in Uganda

iDroid phones on sale at the launch

iDroid USA, the makers of the iDroid phones, have launched their products in Uganda.

During the launch of the event at Sheraton hotel Kampala last week, Joe Qureshi, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of iDroid USA, unveiled two new phones, the iDroid Royal V7 and iDroid Tango A5, describing them as devices that will change the way mobile phones are used. He said the phones ran on the latest Android operating system KitKat 4.4 OS.

“iDroid phone combines basic everyday tasks - tasks associated with e-mail, browsing the web, playing games, watching movies, reading the e-books and sharing pictures. So people can do more in fewer steps,” said Qureshi.

The company already employs more than 60 Ugandans after less than two months in the market.

Sam Engola, the minister of state for Housing, presided over the event, together with Pakistan consular in Uganda, Bonny Katatumba.

“Qureshi, a Pakistan citizen has been in Uganda for just 45 days but has already invested in the country. We would like more of such people in Uganda,” said Katatumba.

iDroid US has partnered with local mobile carriers such as MTN Uganda, Airtel and Africell, to sell their products. Other private and online outlets such as Jumia sell the phones. The iDroid Royal V7 cost Shs 949,000, while the Tango A5 goes for Shs 649,000.

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