It’s that time of the year when you review what has been, how it was done and if you are going to do it again you would probably say what Bart Simpson would say ‘I don’t know! I don’t know why I did it, I don’t know why I enjoyed it, and I don’t know why I’ll do it again!

Well you went and bought that gadget after being promised that it’s what you want and that it does more than you think.

Sometime ago a dude sent me a comment saying that people from east africa and Kenya in particular are only interested in talking on their mobile phones. Why would you sell mobile applications to them who would buy? Well as it turns out many have bought the idea and like a watering hole people in the tech industry are flocking into Kenya to get a piece of the action.

We seem to be inventing and reinventing mobile applications and as the fibre optical cable slowly sips into our psyche, soon more applications that are web based will start emerging from the street of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kampala, Dar,….. and other towns in the region.

So yes you will do it again because that gadget made a big difference since it had that special application. I have been asked to give my top must buy gadgets for this festive season. Well I will give you more and tell you what you should have and share with your loved ones or even better show off next year before its becomes so last season.

MY FIRST AND TOP is that you should have SIM card that mobile money transfer option enabled. MPESA, ZAP and OBOPAY have made life so easy. You can buy, pay or even carry money as you travel. And what is even better most pubs now accept payment by this mode.

Second is any gadget that has any form of solar kit for recharging its battery. There are several in the shop so get of the couch and burn off those calories as you shop around.

Third is a wonderful gadget. The HTC Hero mobile phone. It is the best phone in the world according to ME. Other people have the option of disagreeing with me outside this blog my blog hahaha….. anyway the HTC Hero mobile phone is the best designed and complete android device in the world now and it beats the Iphone 3G hands down….. did I hear a word out there ….. So you think Iphone 3G is better well that’s you opion but HTC Hero rules.

The fourth thingy in the market, Yes fourth since the Iphone 3G took third and I have no problemo with that is the Nokia N900.  Now we seem to have a problem here where the manufacturer says it’s not a mobile phone but it’s more a mobile computer. Well its better than their current flag ship N97 and its faster and … its just a good mobile device and I would buy it to floss around. Well ist actually the MEAMO 5 operating system that stole my heart.  You can say that about gadgets ‘the Iphone stole my heart’ mmmm

Fifth are three phones that have the outstanding design, connectivity and you will not get disappointed with any of the three. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 which has an improved processor giving it fantastic speed; the new LG BL40 Chocolate is quite sweet. It has the sweetest design in the market has a full wide-screen 21:9 a first in the world. And finally it’s the Nokia 5530 Xpress, it has touch screen and it’s the unsung hero for the Finnish mobile maker for year 2009.

Finally this is the best mobile phone network in Kenya. It has MPESA, it boasts of the cheapest calling rate called AMUA, being on the net is soooo cheap and sweet like orange juice and my god its has the strongest network making it’s a wonderful world.

Seasons greetings to you all


I was to wait and see what our good mobile phone companies would do to make our lives all jolly during this time of give give give and spend.

Well nothing really surprising from any. I like quiet and not the yad yad yad that is synonymous with us Kenyans. We like talking and getting money for free especially during this time. So when someone tells me that you can win lots of money for just talking, no brother or sister of mine would resist such an offer.  However no one seems to like my suggestion so heres is what the networks are offering you, nothing exciting  all  drub  and  yawn.

The big Cahuna for now a Mr. Safaricom is slashing its prices on the gadgets like a Nokia N97 going for 45k fancy that anyone?

zain what can you say about them ?????   well am still waiting for a reply on my request for rewards points. Its now two weeks and nothing to cheer about.

Orange ——————————- yap. The 0ne bob thing is over. get used to that.

so maybe I should AMUA and live with calling people for 6 bob across networks for now. It works for me and even their charges for surfing is quite cool and cheap. May be Essar should become  EASY.  mmmm YU powered by Easy mmmmm