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  • Marc Herson 2go

    Smartphone misconception in Africa disproved by 2go

    December 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Disproving commonly held misconceptions about mobile technology in Africa, mobile social network 2go has achieved over 2 million monthly active users on its Android app in just over a year. Head of Product at 2go Peter Lockhart says the milestone reached by...

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    5 fun photo apps for your Nokia Asha 503

    May 27, 2014 • ListsComments Off

    The Nokia Asha 503 offers an array of exciting features, including a 5-megapixel camera to boot. Nokia’s latest addition also includes a higher resolution sensor and an LED flash, making it possible to shoot better photographs, even in low light conditions....

  • A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. (image: supplied)

    New app turns travel book into audio

    April 16, 2014 • StartupsComments Off

    A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. The free Android and iOS Platinum Road app contains over an hour’s storytelling narrated by Radio...

  • Samsung's Galaxy S5 (image: Samsung)

    Top 10 features of Samsung Galaxy S5

    April 14, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off

    Samsung recently made their Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Korean company’s latest flagship model, available to the world. The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in 125 countries, making this the largest-rollout the Korean company has ever attempted. It will launch in...

  • BlackBerry’s Executive Chair and CEO, John Chen

    BlackBerry willing to give up making smartphones

    April 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Troubled handset manufacturer BlackBerry has conceded that it is open to ditching its device business. BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained that while he had no particular plans to discontinue making smartphones, it could be an option. “I don’t have a plan...

  • LG’s G Flex smartphone (image: file)

    Hands-on: LG’s flexible, curved smartphone

    March 24, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

    During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February, visitors to the annual Congress got to examine some of the latest mobile handsets on offer – including LG. LG’s latest flagship model is the G Flex- and what sets this model apart from the...

  • Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone (image: The Verge)

    Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 smartphone

    February 25, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    Korean device manufacturer Samsung on Monday night unveiled their new flagship mobile device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – the Galaxy S5. The company showed off the highly-anticipated device, which measures 5.1 inches. Although it’s only a...

  • Nokia signed a patent deal with HTC (image: Nokia)

    Nokia, HTC sign patent deal

    February 10, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Taking a leaf from recent negotiations between Samsung and Google to share patents for the next ten years, Finnish phone maker Nokia and Taiwanese manufacturer HTC have entered into a similar agreement. “Nokia and HTC have settled all pending patent...

  • Samsung's Galaxy S4 (image: Digital Trends)

    Samsung Galaxy S5 confirmed for MWC

    February 5, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    While rumours have started to swirl over whether or not Samsung will reveal their much-anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month, the organizing committee has confirmed that they will indeed. Samsung recently sent out...

  • The MTN Steppa smartphone features a large 3.5 inch touch screen display (image: MTN)

    MTN launches R499 Steppa smartphone

    January 30, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    As part of its efforts to revolutionize the telecommunications industry and bridge the digital divide, MTN SA has launched its own affordable, simple and high performance Android smartphone for students, businesses and customers looking to take full advantage...

  • Smartphones have crossed the billion unit mark for a single year (image: Samsung)

    Smartphone shipments exceed one billion units in 2013

    January 28, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    The worldwide smartphone market reached yet another milestone, having shipped one billion units in a single year for the first time. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of...

  • Nokia signed a patent deal with HTC (image: Nokia)

    Kenya sees more Nokia Asha models

    January 22, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    With the mobile market booming in Africa, Nokia has launched three new Asha models in Kenya. Users will now be able to get their hands on the latest Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503 models – all of which feature 3G connectivity and Gorilla Glass screens....

  • Samsung today introduced the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app (image: Samsung)

    Samsung launches Smartphone GamePad

    December 20, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Samsung Electronics today introduced the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to enhance the gaming experience on Samsung’s popular line of Galaxy devices. Launched in response to the rapidly expanding global mobile gaming market, Smartphone GamePad...

  • The social BlackBerry 9720 smartphone in blue is now available to customers in South Africa. (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry 9720 now available in blue

    October 31, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    The social BlackBerry 9720 smartphone in blue is now available to customers in South Africa. Designed for a premium look in a striking shade of blue and packed with all of your favourite social apps, the BlackBerry 9720 smartphone is a stylish upgrade for...

  • Should Africa even bother to produce a smartphone locally? (image: Shutterstock)

    Does Africa need to produce its own smartphones?

    October 18, 2013 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off

    Smartphone manufacturing is one of the most competitive consumer segments.  In the last decade, innovation has upped levels of functionality and complexity in mobile devices and, with that, comes a hefty price. A number of smartphone manufacturers produce...

  • An example of the smartphone that will be made in South Africa (image: TechCentral)

    South Africa to develop African smartphone

    October 2, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    Seemahale Telecoms and CZ Electronics have entered into a partnership to manufacture smartphones and tablets in South Africa. “This project is a first in Africa as far as I am aware. It’s not right that out of a billion or more phones in Africa, none are...