Hong Kong, China <18 April 2022> – KaiOS Technologies today released the GHIA GQWERTY, a new QWERTY smart feature phone for Mexico, in collaboration with the Mexican electronics manufacturer GHIA and OXXO, the largest chain of convenience stores in Mexico. GQWERTY follows the earlier cooperation among the three partners on GK3G and KoX1, which come with 3G and access to over 1,200 essential apps. This time, GQWERTY takes the classic QWERTY keyboard and merges it into the unique KaiOS experience, making typing and browsing even more user-friendly for any new internet adopters.
Since the first device KoX1 launched in Mexico in early 2019 and the second device GK3G in the following year, KaiOS has accelerated its growth and enabled hundreds of thousands of unconnected Mexicans to upgrade to digital services. With tractions gained in Mexico, KaiOS continued its expansion with GHIA to release the third device in its mobile lineup. Available starting today, the new GQWERTY will be made easily accessible and available in more than 25,000 distributors, e-commerce, marketplace as well as key retail points across Mexico.
Designed to make digital mobile experience a breeze for basic phone users, GQWERTY powered by KaiOS features a QWERTY keyboard that makes control on a smart device easy. QWERTY also comes with a 4GB memory that is expandable to 32 GB with a micro SD card, 2MP rear camera, and a dual 3G SIM slot compatible with any mobile operators. Like any other KaiOS devices, it comes with access to KaiStore that hosts over 1,200 apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Maps, YouTube, and many other local apps.
About KaiOS Technologies
KaiOS Technologies powers an ecosystem of affordable digital products and services, and exists to empower people around the world through technology. Its flagship product, KaiOS, is the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones with more than 165 million devices shipped in over 150 countries.
Their mission is to open up new possibilities for individuals, organisations and societies, by bringing mobile connectivity to the billions of people without internet in emerging markets, as well as providing those in established markets with an alternative to smartphones. KaiOS is based on HTML5 and other open web technologies. Devices running on the platform require limited memory, while still offering a rich user experience through access to apps like the Google Assistant, WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook and Google Maps.
For more information about KaiOS, please visit www.kaiostech.com and www.twitter.com/KaiOSTech
GHIA is a Mexican computer, electronics, and accessories brand with 12 years of history in the market. Recognized for its excellent cost/benefit ratio and quality service, GHIA is one of the best-selling IT distribution channels. The company partners with strategic allies such as KaiOS Technologies to design and power the best technology in each of the products, with a mission to improve the people’s lives and close the digital divide in México. https://www.ghia.com.mx/productos-ghia/celulares/