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Posts Tagged ‘Mobile phones’

  • mi-FAB 4.5

    Mi-Fone launches cost conscious smartphone in Africa

    December 5, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Mi-Fone launches cost conscious smartphone in Africa

    Mi-Fone, an African Mobile Devices Brand, has launched its latest cost conscious mobile device into South Africa. The device has been dubbed the “mi-FAB 4.5.” The device comes in at R2199; however, the device has also been made available in...

  • Mobile Money

    Uganda: URA slams shut mobile device smuggling route

    November 26, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: URA slams shut mobile device smuggling route

    The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has not only discovered a route used by individuals who smuggle mobile devices into Uganda, but it has also impounded a number of mobile devices to the value of UGX 34 Million. According to The Monitor, the smugglers were...

  • Mobile on the rise

    Ghana: Mobile phone users on the rise

    October 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Mobile phone users on the rise

    The National Communications Authority (NCA) has revealed that the mobile voice subscriber base has increased from 29.37 million at the end of July to 29.53 million as at the end of August 2014. According to reports, MTN had an increase of 110,042 from July to...

  • Cellphones

    Mobile is revolutionising business in Africa

    September 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile is revolutionising business in Africa

    Twinpine Network held its #KuunganaKE event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi recently. The event highlighted the opportunities for businesses through the mobile web. Elo Umeh, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Twinpine Network, in his opening...

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    10 things you shouldn’t be doing with your device

    July 8, 2014 • ListsComments Off on 10 things you shouldn’t be doing with your device

    We have all experienced it… One day your device works perfectly and the next you encounter issue upon issue. Maybe your smartphone’s touchscreen won’t respond to your delicate touch… or your PlayStation 4 won’t recognise the disk of a game that you...

  • Samsung's Galaxy S5 (image: Samsung)

    67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones

    April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones

    New data from mobile operator Safaricom reveals that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones. In addition, the report shows that in excess of 100 000 new smartphones are shipped to customers each month. “Safaricom will continue championing...

  • Kevin Hurwitz, Chief Executive Officer of Wonga.com South Africa (image: Wonga)

    Right to cheap data needs addressing

    March 18, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Right to cheap data needs addressing

    Latest statistics from World Wide Worx reveal that 90% of the 6.4 million South Africans who access the internet in South Africa rely solely on an internet connection on their mobile phones. As such, the theme of this year’s World Consumer Rights Day –...

  • Cellphones

    Mobile phones on the rise in Africa

    October 16, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile phones on the rise in Africa

    Seven in ten Africans own their own mobile phones, with access essentially universal in Algeria and Senegal, according to Afrobarometer findings from across 34 countries. The report, based on face-to-face interviews with more than 51,000 people, reveals that...

  • Nokia unveils the Asha 210

    April 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Nokia unveils the Asha 210

    Nokia has unveiled the latest device in its Asha family, designed to offer consumers more social experiences at an affordable price. The Nokia Asha 210, available in Single- or Easy Swap Dual-SIM variants, features a distinctly Nokia design and smart imaging...

  • Review: Cygnett WorkMate and TubeMap protectors

    April 3, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off on Review: Cygnett WorkMate and TubeMap protectors

    With consumers investing a lot of money into new mobile devices, the least they can do is use a fraction of that investment to protect their precious device from bumps, drops and every day wear-and-tear. Mobile case and accessories maker Cygnett as a wide...

  • Nokia launches Lumia 620

    December 5, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Nokia launches Lumia 620

    Nokia has introduced the Nokia Lumia 620, the third and most affordable in its range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Alongside the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and mid-range Nokia Lumia 820, the Nokia Lumia 620 offers a more fun, youthful appeal, and compact...

  • Over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in Ghana

    October 4, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in Ghana

    The number of mobile phone users in Ghana reached 24.4 million through the end of August, the country’s National Communications Authority (NCA) reported on Wednesday.  It said that as a result, overall penetration in the country is nearing the 100 percent...

  • Ethiopia – opposition parties and censorship concerns

    October 1, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ethiopia – opposition parties and censorship concerns

    With the rise in the number of mobile subscriptions in Ethiopia, so has the number of unsolicited text messages. Reports here indicate that opposition parties are using mobile phone services to send SMS to customers in an effort to push their agenda, and...

  • BlackBerry services go down again – now restored

    September 21, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry services go down again – now restored

    In what seems to be a major co-incidence, BlackBerry users across Europe, Middle East and Africa are experiencing issues with their BlackBerry service – on the same day that Apple’s highly-anticipated iPhone 5 launches. While the extend of the problem...

  • Farmers to be supplied with mobile phones in Nigeria

    September 21, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Farmers to be supplied with mobile phones in Nigeria

    Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed the final stages of their plan to distribute 10 million phones to farmers across the country. Minister Akinwumi Adesina highlighted the planned distribution during a workshop under...

  • 45% of Rwandans have access to mobile phones

    August 29, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 45% of Rwandans have access to mobile phones

    A media report published in The New Times states that approximately 45% of Rwandans have access to a mobile phone. The article refers to the 2012 edition of the World Bank’s Information and Communication for Development Report and the statement that there...