South Africa’s Dream Mobile has launched its latest affordable smart feature phone, the Dream Chat.
Dream Mobile, a startup based in Cape Town, has set before it the one goal of providing affordable technology to Africa to facilitate Internet access for everyone. Co-founder Reza Handley-Namavar says: “We want to drive internet access across the African continent because access to the Internet and to information should be for everyone, not just reserved for the elite.”
The Dream Chat phone comes in at just R299, with all the features users would expect from a smartphone and made it possible in a feature phone, at a fraction of the price. These features include:
* Internet HTML mobile browser (Opera mini, Chrome, Facebook etc);
* SMS and MMS;
* Dual SIM card with Dual Standby;
* 1,8 inches QVGA Screen;
* T-flash card reader/MICRO SD up to 8GB;
* Digital camera for photos and videos;
* Support for MP3, MP4, Bluetooth;
* Long-range battery; and
* Stereo FM radio.
“The Dream Chat phone has been created to be user friendly while still meeting the basic needs of our customers: making calls, browsing the Internet, playing music and taking pictures,” Handley-Namavar says.
“This phone has been a long time coming and has a lot of people to thank for its creation.
“I have worked to develop ways to drive affordable Internet access to all since 2010 when I was a varsity student waiting in line to use a computer at the University of the Western Cape. Now I can say, our amazing team of South-Africans and internationals have worked countless hours, night and day, to produce devices that are practical, highly functional, and immensely stylish, that answers this problem at prices that everyone can afford.”