DStv Mobile, the mobile television division of pay-TV platform MultiChoice, has unveiled its new Walka 7, its latest handheld portable TV device with a seven-inch screen. by Thinus Ferreira
It will go on sale from October at a cost of R900 and will be available from MultiChoice centres and certain retailers. The Walka 7 comes with a mini USB cable for charging the battery, a USB charger, a stand and of course a much bigger screen than the DStv Walka.
Coverage for the device is within the nine major cities of South Africa. DStv Premium subscribers who buy a Walka 7 (similar to the DStv Walka) receive TV for free on the device with their existing DStv account.
Once again the unveiling of the Walka 7 as the commercial Christmas retail period starts is placing DStv Mobile in the perfect position with this new handheld TV device to cash in on consumers who like functional gadgets with a good value proposition.
"The massive growth in new technologies seen both locally and across Africa has shown consumers' readiness and appetite for innovative intuitive devices like the Walka 7," said Mark Rayner, the CEO of DStv Mobile in a press statement.
DStv Mobile is punting the device as having "a larger screen and improved battery life".
The Walka 7, which follows the Walka, Drifta, Drifta USB and the recently unveiled iDrifta, also comes with an antenna that can be extended vertically to improve reception.