Beeptool Communications and Integrated Services Limited, an indigenous firm, has developed and unveiled a smartphone called Oyi-1 targeted at low income earners.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Oyi-1 smartphone in Abuja, the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of the firm, John Enoh said the project was part of Beeptool’s commitment to provide communication and digital access to everyone, everywhere and every time.
He explained that the affordable smartphone concept was one where manufacturing and ancillary costs were covered by investors and stakeholders and handed to users who live on less than $2 a day.
He said the phone will be preloaded with advertising services platform capable of generating revenue for investors and stakeholders to cover the cost of the smartphone and further revenue for investors and stakeholders.
Enoh said that the implementation of the first level in the affordable smartphone project was broken into three stages.
According to him, stage one had to do with technical development which includes design, testing and prototype manufacture of a basic affordable smartphone, adding that the second stage was to raise public awareness and funds to manufacture the first batch of 3,000 units.