Huawei Teams With Microsoft to Launch WP8 ‘4Afrika’ Phone in (Yes, You’ve Guessed It) Africa


Huawei 4Afrika WP8 phone

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) launched its new 4Afrika Initiative today, and Chinese phone-maker Huawei is the first to join in and make a low/mid-spec Windows Phone 8 (WP8) device for the African continent. The phone, dubbed the Huawei 4Afrika, will initially be available in Angola, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa later this month.

It marks another interesting move by a major Chinese company in Africa, which covers everything from controversially shoddy feature phones to massive infrastructure projects and sourcing natural resources.