I’ve seen Konka TVs… but Konka Phones?
On his latest trip to Shanghai two weeks ago, Technohub bought a dual-SIM touch-screen phone – the Konka E260.
Hub has 3 phones – one for Smart, one for SunCellular, and another for his PLDT Landline Plus. It really gets quite confusing inside his gadget bag when one of the 3 starts ringing! (Don’t ask what happens when all three start ringing altogether!) So that was his primary concern when he wentlooking for a mobile phone. He wanted a dual-SIM phone.
But the most wonderful feature, at least for him and older Chinese folks who would not dare learn how to text (read: FIL), is the Chinese-character input method. This phone has a cool touch screen and one could actually write Chinese characters (both traditional and simplified) for texting! This feature was heaven-sent for hub, since constant communication with his business contacts back in the tai diok (yeah, big land) is very important.
(Because of the Chinese text-input method, even FIL wants one! hehe)
The phone has internet connectivity (there’s even a “blog” icon on the home screen!) a 1.3 MP camera, an MP 3 player, a memory card slot, a super-clear touch screen and a two batteries (a spare is included) that can last up to 5 days! My fave feature? The Magic Sushi game (similar to Jewel Quest, only you play with sushi, nakakagutom!)…:P
Hub bought this wonderful mobile phone for the equivalent of about Php7,000+ only. If it’s durable (as in it won’t conk-out within a year, because parts and service will have to be in China I guess), then I’d say it’s an excellent buy.
BTW, this Manila Standard article came out in a quick Google search for Konka phones. It says that Konka phones were launched in the Philippines last month. So does that mean service parts will become available locally? I hope so. ‘Cause I want one too. *hint hint, Technohub!*
I’m not sure if the phone has bluetooth connectivity. If it does, I’m planning to give Technohub a belated anniversary gift – one of those Bluetooth stereo headsets. With his super-busy sked (read in Pinoy: umiikot na pwet), he needs a headset that he can wear and forget he’s wearing it. He’s got enough fumbling to do.
This is NOT a paid post for Konka.