Ghanaian Chronicle

Vodafone Innovates With Windows8 Compatible Devices

Date published: November 23, 2012

By Dora Akyaa Asare


In its commitment to bring cutting edge technology to their customers, Vodafone Ghana has worked with Microsoft to allow the seamless integration of its mobile broadband devices in the newly launched windows 8 operating system.
The windows 8 operating system is all-new touch interface reinvented from the principles of the windows 7 speed and reliability. It introduces significant changes to the windows 7 operating system platform ,primarily focused towards providing a seamless integration between mobile devices, tablets, laptops whilst taking advantage of new or emerging technologies such as cloud computing.
In order to allow their customers to switch to its new operating system with ease, Vodafone engaged with Microsoft at the development  stage of windows 8 to allow
their mobile broadband devices, currently compatible on windows 7 to also be used on windows without the need to download new software or drivers.
The Head of Terminals at Vodafone Ghana stated: “The installation software for our dongles and Mifi devices is now embedded in the windows 8 operating system so that when our customers plug in theirs devices it automatically detects it and launches the Vodafone broadband application.


“We have also developed a new web interface in windows 8that allows our customers to monitor their data usage, top up and generally give them better control of the browsing experience.”
He revealed the company’s plan to bring the first windows 8 Smartphone to Ghana. “The HTC 8x will be available on the Vodafone network in selected Vodafone retail shop this week. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our customers get first access to the best and innovative devices.

The windows 8HTC 8x gives a unique user experience because it is designed with
people in mind and  allows the user to personalise their device, giving them better control.

“This technology coupled with the fastest network in Ghana, means that our customers get a mobile experience that is out of this world. We were the first to bring the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Blackberry Torch and now the HTC8x and our customers can always look to us to bring them the latest devices with cutting edge technology,” he noted.

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