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G-Tide Launches Regional Office In Harare

G-Tide G96G-Tide, the makers of the locally popular G-Tide mobile phone launched their regional office in Harare on Wednesday at a ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza. The mobile phone appeared on the market about a year ago and has arguably taken up a significant slice of the mobile phone market in Zimbabwe.

G-Tide has other offices in in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Senegal and the DRC. Strangely, Zimbabwe is not mentioned on the G-Tide website. We’re not implying anything here, just surprised they forgot to mention.  According to G-Tide Zimbabwe’s media officer, Munyaradzi Gwatidzo, the office has been strategically located in Zimbabwe to serve as the bulk procurement, warranty provider and repairs center for G-Tide products in Africa. An email to the G-Tide headquarters in China to get more information on this and the mobile phone’s general penetration and acceptance in other regions went unanswered.

Famous for their affordability and wide array of features, G-Tide mobile phones boast the latest smartphone features like 3G, GPRS, Wi-fi, browser, media player, camera, radio, and on some models like the G-Tide G96 pictured here, even TV and believe it or not, you can use it as a universal remote control for your other gadgets.

While tech savvy users have shunned them citing the Chinese origins and preferring instead the 10-times-more-expensive Nokias, Blackberries and iPhones, ordinary users have embraced this smart affordable phone. Still the “Chinese phone” tag’s damage cannot be denied and according to Gwatidzo, lack of an official G-Tide office in Zimbabwe left many users unable to access repair and warranty services, and this added to the negative perception. But this, Gwatidzo says will all belong to where it is, in the past.

Gwatidzo also added that G-Tide is entering the netbook and desktop hardware business; “Come January 2010, we’re introducing a number of new G-Tide product lines on the market and consumers should expect the same affordability we’re known for”. It’ll be interesting to see how low they can price them and I’ll probably consider getting a netbook if it goes low enough.

Update: We have since verified that G-Tide Zimbabwe is a genuine G-Tide distributor in Zimbabwe.

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18 thoughts on “G-Tide Launches Regional Office In Harare

  1. I have been trying to find contact details for G-Tide Zimbabwe without success. Please be so kind and supply me with the relevant contact details to their offices.

  2. High am looking for your location in Harare so if you can do that overmy mail will be very glad coz am a NUST Computer Science student, thanks

  3. i broke my g-tide phone(touch sreen) lcd but unlike nokia or other phones i cant get any replacement-help!

  4. Do you have G-TDE M8 covers my hand is broken please help by telling me the cost as this is a good phone

  5. have you tried visiting the G-Tide offices. Block 3 Tendeseka Business Park along Samora Machel in Harare


  7. g-tide is the best to all the peeps out ther cm and see for yourselves!!with the unstoppable compact real android fone the A701 the possibilities are limitless,endless and timeless!kutaurirwa hunyimwa mbare dzekumisana usadye manonoko.i already hv the latest g-tide fone go get yours today!!from only $220 the g-tide android fone is not to miss!!with countless applicatoins ul nvr get bored for any reason,smile,laugh and dance all year long!!cheers

  8. may you plese send me details of were you are located and your phone numbers ,i would like to repair my G-TIDE W520 LCD, i really need this phone its a nice phone please help

  9. i bought a gtide note pad kids played around password i am failing to format the phone the phone numberCE0979

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