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The Mi Obama Phone is Only $30 (In Kenya)

By: Going Like Sixty - Published: Jan 16, 2009   Updated: Aug 15 2011 • References: mi-fone.mobi and crunchgear
Quick, book a flight to Kenya, the ancestral home of President-elect Obama, to grab a thousand of these $30 phones. Forget that they don't work in the U.S., people will go nuts for these.

Mi is a handset vendor in Kenya and designed the phone with Obama colors and his campaign logo. The Mi Obama phones are available at Fone Xpress, Phonelink and other retail outlets in Kenya. Over 1,000 phones have been sold in Nairobi already.

Implications - This presidential phone will mark Kenya as a distinctive moment in their history. The Mi-Obama Phone is relatively inexpensive and designed with the Obama campaign colors. The phone is available from several providers with 1,000 already in circulation.