DStv unveils Walka 7 handheld TV

2012-09-28 19:02
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town – 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.

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.

Comments

  • jeanpaulbaldwin - 2012-09-28 20:12

    Give us something for us South Africans who are out of the country most of the time!!

  • ab.normal.961 - 2012-09-28 20:18

    Why would one need such a device within the city-limits when you can have access to a large TV screen. It's only benefit would be be when you are away on holiday in the "wild". Besides if it is anything like the older model then you will carry a generator with you to keep charging it as the battery life was about 2 hours. What a waste of technology.

  • johnny.potatoes61 - 2012-09-29 01:41

    DSTV can go hump themselves.

  • Johannes Bothma - 2012-09-29 07:19

    Now we will have idiots driving and watching Baywatch...

  • kamohelo.olifant - 2012-09-29 10:57

    I bought drifta long time ago nd I'm still waiting for new channels since the subscribtion has increased

  • gerhardus.windpomp - 2012-09-29 22:17

    Awesome paper weight. No reception on the farm in the Free State.

  • deonek - 2012-10-21 19:26

    In which city's are the service available

  • ishmaelpro.zondi.7 - 2012-10-26 06:44

    That is very good news to us as security offiers who are always away at work missing soccer.

  • ishmaelpro.zondi.7 - 2012-10-26 06:47

    That is amazing great news to people working at police,security,truck drivers who now cannot miss actions eg;soccer,rugby,wrestling,etc.Keep it up.VIVA DSTV

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