Sometime ago I did come across an LG Viewty phone. Initially I did not know where to place the phone. Is it a gaming device like the Sony Ericsson Xperia or is it multimedia phone like the Nokia N series. Well most people are placing it simply as a 5-megapixel phone.

Undoubtedly this is one of the best phones to come out of the LG electronics stable. The phone has the new fad of a touch screen interface.

What the LG Viewty can brag about more than its superb 5 megapixel camera with auto focus xenon flash it can….. Upload your video straight into YouTube.

The Viewty has a proprietary Web browser which my friends reckon it is one of the best they have seen in the mobile world. Since they are iPhone aficionados the claim it’s similar to the iPhone’s browser final.

The Viewty allows you to view in full size web pages and you can always zoom in on particular sections of a page that you fancy a magnified view.

The Viewty is 3G (HSDPA (3.5G)) and so with the laws of internet and the web, you should be able to download pages at 1.8Mbps which as you know is fast broadband fast.

So for you who like the wonderful artistry of full portraits on the net expect to spend a lot for that privilege.

For now the Viewty can hold the same ground as a Nokia N95 which comes with GPS and Wi-Fi , or the Samsung G600 which is very slim or the Sony Ericsson K850i  all having 5 megapixel cameras.

LG says that the talk time battery life at 355 minutes using GSM only and 233 minutes using 3G only, and standby time at 434 hours using GSM and 454 hours using 3G. Rather good I would say

The LG KU990 Viewty is an impressive phone, well stylish camera phone, actually many digital cameras look bad. I would place iPhone 3G as the best touch screen interface phone closely followed by the LG Viewty and for that me like it. Nokia says September it will be launching its touch screen phone lets see if they will play to LG Viewty.

So when should you expect it. Officially its being launched on the 30th July, 2008 but I have seen it on the beautiful shops of Nairobi.

Damage over 30k.








Every Saturday after a night out on Friday I would troupe down to my local cyber café and get online with the World Wide Web. I would on average spend about an hour on the net at a cost of 2 bob a minute translating to about $2 to $3 give or take.

Unfortunately then the speeds were atrociously slow, so slow that many cybers would give warning notes on the wall instructing clients not to open many pages at the same time or visiting those very interesting pages that have great photography.

Well three years on I had acquired a WAP enabled phone and while access to the web was on the palm of my hand the experience was not rich.

Depending on the mobile device that you have the experience is remarkable deferent. With Motorola Q you may wonder why you need a lap top. Navigation is brilliant and it quite fast. Samsung 3G phones are very good (South Korea is the best place on earth to experience high speed internet therefore devices must be up to speed).

With Nokia, their multimedia and enterprise devices are exceptional. Although even with a good device service provision is always the draw back.

A year ago depending on the mobile operator the speed and cost was in short just bad.

Celtel with edge would give you about 460 kbps while Safaricom would be at about 260 kbps.

Getting started would require one to send a short message text to saying ALL to 232 celtel and DATA to 4777 safaricom.

As for companies that provided high speed internet the costs were jaw dropping. Telkom Kenya ADSL as of six months ago stood at kshs 26,000 ($412) a month compared with Zen internet of UK that offers the same for Kshs 3,200 ($49) a month.


Now the catch phrase is that Kenya is now a hot spot. Safaricom has rolled out its broadband service on their 3G. As the market leader Safaricom has disappointed with its congestion and the speeds oh god …. If you say you are offering 3G and now broadband can you then get your act together broadband means click click click not click and wait for the coffee to boil.

Celtel you were running a good thing both in pricing and speed stop having knee jerk reactions just improve on the service.


As the adverts of both networks denotes you can now surf on your balcony, easy chair, and for those of you who like the can tell the mrs that she has to replace the magazines with a modem.

Men your bathroom experience is about to change.


Unfortunately for the local cyber café the sun may be setting very soon.  However the cost of both services may still be out of reach for the common Joe but still the jury is out.

Let’s surf