Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The IDEOS has landed!

Huawei IDEOS
posing with a model
The much anticipated Huawei IDEOS U8150 phone has been launched in Kenya.

The IDEOS was announced last September by Huawei as a low cost handset that the Chinese manufacturer had worked on in collaboration with Google. Depicted as a low end smartphone, the IDEOS is anticipated to be a game changer, all at a reasonable price.

The phone comes with Android 2.2, a 2.8 inch colour touch screen, 3G HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps, a 3.2 Mp camera, WI-FI and Bluetooth. The phone retails at Ksh 8,499/- and is bundled with Ksh 1,000/- airtime plus 600 Mb of data. This means a US$100 smartphone has finally arrived! This is exactly the right move in bringing Android to the masses in Kenya.

It's the best cheap phone currently available and it runs on Android, so the question is not really whether you will buy the IDEOS (of course you will), but which one you will buy. Which one? Yes, which one! This thing comes in different colors, so you will have to decide on the color. The phone comes in four different colors: black, blue, purple and yellow.

The Huawei IDEOS U8150 phone is available in black, blue, purple and yellow

The science of color psychology may help us in deciding which color of IDEOS to buy:

Black: Black is often used as a symbol of menace or evil, but it is also popular as an indicator of authority and power. It is used to represent treacherous characters and is often associated with witchcraft, hence ideal for Kamba people. Black is also associated with death and mourning, unhappiness, sexuality, formality, and sophistication.

Blue: Blue calls to mind feelings of calmness or serenity. It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly. Blue can also create feelings of sadness or aloofness. Blue can also lower the pulse rate and body temperature.

Purple: Purple is the symbol of royalty and wealth. Purple also represents wisdom and spirituality. Purple can sometimes appear exotic or artificial.

Yellow: Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Yellow can also create feelings of frustration and anger. Yellow can also increase the metabolism.

Yellow for my main girlfriend
How do these colors make you feel? You may have realized by now that this will not be an easy decision. So I will just buy all four of them. I will buy a yellow one for my main girlfriend, so that she remains optimistic and happy. I will buy a blue one for my clande in order to lower her body temperature, she sometimes just gets waaaaaaay too hot. I will buy a purple IDEOS for my sugar mummy because she is wealthy, wise and artificial. And a black one for myself of course, because of my sexuality and sophistication. And you? Which color will you buy?


sibbie said...

I got a blue one. thought you'd match the yellow one to Kambas … :)

Rafiki said...

@sibbie: LOL - you are right, yellow can do well for Kao gals.
Why did you chose a blue one?

bomseh said...

I'd buy a black one. That way all people can tell that I'm a real man ame a straight one at that.

Rafiki said...

@bomseh: Are you you a real man???

Shiko-Msa said...

I got a black one. Sexuality was the last thing on my mind but... oh well. Now that you mention. In any case, black was the only colour available at the shop at that time.

I've learned to never say never. If, as recently as 2 weeks ago, anyone told me I'd sport a Huawei phone I'd have thought they're nuts.

Rafiki said...

@ Shiko-Msa: Sexuality was the last thing on your mind? Really? OK, let me just believe you.

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Murugi Njehia said...

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The Spinster said...
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The Spinster said...

Lol! Funny read!

But am a blue band, kenchick, safcom and Nokia damu!

Mark said...

kwenda huko ati black is associated with witchcraft and therefore best for Kaos! jeez that was so funny i got the black one and am kao

Anonymous said...

Thatz not Purple it's Pink....:-) thatz my colour right there so what say you about pink as a colour?