Africa’s First Blackberry-like Smart Phone “Anabel Mobile”


Since the Blackberry device came into Nigeria in 2006, there has been a huge hype about the future of mobile devices in Nigeria. While we await the arrival of the Apple iPhone into Nigeria, here comes another smartphone designed and manufactured for Africa - Anabel Mobile.

Anabel Mobile is Africa’s first smart phone with value added services and functunalities such as the ‘push and pull email’ which has been the hallmark of the Blackberry device.  The handsets are manufactured and distributed by Nigerian-based start-up Anabel Mobile.

In a statement released to THISDAY, the company stated that “Anabel Mobile is a global brand created by Nigerians and which has chosen first to start with Nigeria giving Nigerians the respect and focus that many international brands have failed to do”.

Anabel Mobile devices are equally designed to meet the needs of high end students who are running sophisticated graduate or senior programmes and need advanced mobile devices for data analysis, communicating and reporting, and for sharing large files whether data, voice, music or video.

What Makes It Unique?

The Anabel Smart Phone is said to be extremely stylish and very user friendly and runs on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1, which makes it compatible with any PC anywhere in the world.

The Anabel Professional Series, which comes in ranges from PS 100s up to PS 200s, allows you to synchronise your Anabel Smart Phone with your PC, all your data, emails, presentations etc and since it is running on windows you can also prepare your power point, excel or word presentations while on the move in your car or while waiting for a flight at the airport.

The smart phone has been accredited and approved by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The NCC also granted Anabel Mobile a licence to operate within the Nigerian territory for sales of its full range of products. NCC is said to be excited that the Anabel devices will be the first hand held devices to carry the NCC accreditation and approval stamped on its devices.