DSTV Walka 7″ is A Must Have Device, And We Are Giving One Away

Posted In Entertainment - By robertalai On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 With 22 Comments

Pay TV provider, Multichoice, through its mobile division, DSTV mobile, recently unveiled its 7″ version of the Walka device in some African markets. The 7″ display on the new Walka is double what was on the previous version of the Walka.

I have been using the Walka 7″ for a month and I must say that I am impressed that I only want more channels on the device and a wider coverage area.

First things first, the device is a bit heavier than the previous version or the  Samsung Galaxy 7 Plus. The device is not a replacement to the 3.5″ Walka. It is a desktop version while the smaller sister is a pocket device. Good!!

The Walka 7″ is available in areas where the DVB-H signals are live. Now that is Nairobi and Mombasa. This device might be so handy for Kenyans as the elections are almost here.

Getting to activate Walka 7′ is pretty straight forward. If you already have a DSTV account, you will just link the Walka to the account at no extra cost. As a stand-alone device, there are three packages; GOTV Mobile, DSTV Mobile and Mobile+(plus). The GOTV Mobile is available to GOtv subscribers.

The channels available on GOtv mobile are ;

KBC, NTV, Citizen, Sony MAX, Africa Magic Swahili, Africa Magic Family, Disney Junior, Nat Geo Wild, CNN, Channel O, SuperSport Select, SuperSport Blitz

For the DSTV mobile bouquet, you will get the following channels;

KBC, NTV, Citizen, Sony MAX, Africa Magic Swahili, Africa Magic Family, Disney Junior, Nat Geo Wild, CNN, Channel O, SuperSport Select, SuperSport Blitz, Supersport 9,

Dstv Mobile Plus bouquet has;

KBC, NTV, Citizen, Sony MAX, Africa Magic Swahili, Africa Magic Family, Disney Junior, Nat Geo Wild, CNN, Channel O, SuperSport Select, SuperSport Blitz, Supersport 9, Supersport 3 and Africa Magic.

The device still has the same resolution as the Walka 3.5″. The volume is also not so good but is enough for desktop viewing. I just wished that DSTV could do more about the resolution as the images looks stretched.

The device cost Ksh 10,250. The subscriptions are as follows;

  • Free Tier (GOtv Mobile) – No subscription fee.
  • DStv Mobile – Monthly: Ksh 400
  • DStv Mobile + – No payment DStv Mobile + will be offered at no extra subscription cost to DStv Premium subscribers.

The next version of the Walka 7″ or 3.5″ should have an HD screen and DSTV should expand coverage.

Do you want a brand new DSTV Walka? Please comment below telling us why you really need the device. One person will walk away with a brand new DSTV Walka 7″.

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About - Robert is an African Tech Blogger, Critic, Net Evangelist, Speaker, Mentor for Young Boys and Girls, Editor @TechMtaa and likes to Provide Sanitary Towels To Poor Women through the DishAPad Initiative

  • http://twitter.com/DonAnton Jaramba T Odhiambo

    I need this device. I am tired of going to the local and being forced to drink one soda for 90 mins just to catch my team playing. And since I don’t have a TV yet I will not have to miss news

  • Amos Odero

    I have been suffering from Startimes’ lack of signal for several days now, with an unresponsive customer service full of empty promises. I would give anything for a change to access cable TV that actually works, and with the 7 inch DSTV Walka, finally mobile TV that I can watch anytime anywhere would be a reality!

  • erykko

    I need the device for now. 1st, my T.V broke last week 2nd. I am broke 3rd. I am destined to miss alot of premier league/UEFA matches if I don’t get one. 4th For the love of God, give it to me.

  • http://twitter.com/Quenton53 David Bonuke

    First of all that is a very good review, makes me want it even more. I really need that device because am a huge fan of local football and Supersport 9 can handle that. I would also like to be up to date with the local news that the Walka channels provide. Please make me a happy man. Regards.

  • General Zod

    Recently moved out and i don’t have a TV yet, would so much want to watch the presidential debate on this sleek device come next month.

  • econke

    My old man is a big Man u supporter but he has never had the privileged to catch a game live. For the past 2 decades, he has never watched any other TV channel apart from KBC. Uko ocha, KBC ni baba na mama. No other signal upcountry. I really need to give this device to him as his birthday present on 3rd November. Please Alai, Help me see old man own the braging rights of watching his first premier league game this season courtesy of tech mtaa.Thank You

  • http://www.facebook.com/imbayi Kunule Imbayi

    I need to catch on news and sport events as they happen pap.

  • http://twitter.com/laurassy Laura Mutai

    I would really like to use it on my bed :)) why not!

  • http://twitter.com/peperuka peperuka

    Thanks TechMtaa !!

    I really need one… so that I can watch football without having my two kids crying out loud because they can’t watch cartoons !!

    Crossing fingers !

  • Debrah Faustine

    I need this walker as I hardly ever get time for TV anymore. It’d be perfect. Im still in my mother’s house and all of us have competition over watching DSTV. It would be perfect I just go into my room and get to watch news and fashion channel. (my favorite channels). :)

  • http://twitter.com/mwagoh Paul Mwago

    With the device I will not miss a thing as I will get to watch it as it happens! At least help me get into the DSTV ecosystem with this device.Looks incredible at least at 7″.

  • Wilbright Amugune

    I have my DSTV receiver in the house but most of the time am out at work even weekends especially when i need to catch EPL matches,Champions league matches,local channels,cnn and NAt geo wild which are my best channels and when i miss them am always sick. I really need this brand new DSTV walka please.

  • Frederick Onege

    I need one to enable me catch live matches & news when am on the road

  • http://www.facebook.com/victor.mwangi.5 Victor Mwangi

    I’m a campus student and some times it gets hard to watch games n keep abreast with studies so if i had this device I’d be able to keep up with both at the comfort of my room without compromising my security when i go out at night to watch games at night clubs.

  • Kevin M.

    I Need this to save my marriage….every time I head out to catch the game…the wife causes a ruckus…Save a man and his marriage give me the Walka 7″!

  • http://twitter.com/OfficiallyBill Bill Oduor

    I work late and most of the time I leave the office while a game is going on. By the time I get home, 90% of the time, the game is over. I thus have to rely on tweets and updates which lack the action!I need a walka asap, I need to get my walka on… Save a brother with a walka!

  • steve wanaswa

    Giveaway: With the walka I get to have all my channels on the go wherever I am.so I can keep up to date with current news and events. plus watch my favourite documentaries.

  • chepkemoi millicent

    I really need this device, i will be catching the latest in channel O. Have been using Go TV but its not good for me. it will be my pleasure to have one. This is the most advance device one could have, my hubby will longer leave me alone in the house to go watch the matches in clubs

  • Antony Olaka

    Tafadhali nipe kidude hiki nikajivinjari kwa raha zangu hapa pwani. Hamna haja ya kujieleza bali wajua ni kifaa kizuri kinacholeta raha

  • http://www.facebook.com/kakalex Kakai Rajoelina Alex

    Alex Kakai([email protected]) the dstv walka is amust coz ak student hence going out to watch games at night is risky & expensive like am from watching man u chelsea which could have watch from comfort of my bedroom

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  • http://twitter.com/omunyas Moses Omusamia

    Can i get my walka screen fixed, they don’t do walka repairs at the multichoice office