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  • Acer's new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet (image: Acer)

    World tablet sales take a dive

    May 2, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

    Worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 shipments slipped to 50.4 million units in the first calendar quarter of 2014 (1Q14) according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. The total represents a...

  • 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...

  • One tablet making waves in Zambia is the ZEduPad from creator and British tech entrepreneur Mark Bennett. (image: ZEduPad)

    Zambian tablet to make learning fun

    March 25, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Out are the days of old, musty text books in schools, and in are technology devices such as tablets to help educators and learners better grasp the school curriculum. One such tablet making waves in Zambia is the ZEduPad from British tech entrepreneur and...

  • Encipher Group CEO Saheed Adepoju (image: file)

    Nigeria’s Inye tablet exits consumer market

    January 16, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, West AfricaComments Off

    Nigeria’s Encipher Group has made the decision to exit the consumer market with their Android-based Inye tablet, this according to CEO Saheed Adepoju. After two years of being made commercially available predominantly in the Nigerian market, Adepoju says...

  • Acer's new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet (image: Acer)

    Acer unveils new Iconia A1-830 tablet

    January 6, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Electronics maker Acer has unveiled the new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet with a stylish design, vibrant IPS display, responsive performance and rich sound. The Iconia A1-830 debuts at this year’s 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It...

  • Arik Air launches mobile App

    Nigeria’s Arik Air launches mobile, tablet app

    January 2, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off

    Leading Nigerian airline Arik Air has launched a mobile and tablet booking app. The new app once installed will allow passengers book and pay for tickets. A statement released by the airline’s spokesperson, Ola Adebanji, said the app would present...

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    New Egyptian tablet to be launched by end of year

    September 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    A new tablet, in cooperation with the Egyptian government, the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and the technology giant Intel will bring forward Pluto, the first ever tablet to be assembled entirely in Egypt with an Intel processor. The hope is...

  • Samsung yesterday unveiled their latest tablet in the form of the GALAXY Note 10.1, 2014 Edition (image: Engadget)

    Samsung reveals new GALAXY Note 10.1

    September 5, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Electronics giant Samsung yesterday unveiled its latest tablet, the GALAXY Note 10.1, 2014 Edition, at the Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany. The device makes use of a WQXGA Super clear LCD (2560×1600) resolution in a 10-inch display, 1.9 GHZ...

  • Acer will unveil at IFA 2013 the new Acer Iconia A3, a 10.1-inch tablet (image: Acer)

    Acer unveils Iconia A3 tablet

    September 2, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Acer will unveil at IFA 2013 the new Acer Iconia A3, a 10.1-inch tablet that was designed to offer a touch more entertainment, multimedia, gaming and web experiences. Movie and music lovers will find in the Iconia A3 their perfectly balanced couch mate with...

  • Acer yesterday unveiled the Acer Iconia A1 (image: Acer)

    Acer launches Iconia A1 tablet in South Africa

    July 25, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Acer yesterday unveiled the Acer Iconia A1, the company’s first full-featured 20.1 cm (7.9”) tablet targeted at modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives requiring an all-day mobile companion. “Tablets are becoming...

  • Craig Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung SA (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Tablet market growing at rapid rate in South Africa

    July 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    As demand for communication mobility continues to grow, tablets are stepping up to the plate as one of the devices of choice suggests Samsung Electronics South Africa. In the 12-month period from June 2012 to May 2013, the volume of Tablets entering the SA...

  • Review: Xperia Z tablet

    July 17, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

    As far as tablets go, the market is fairly crowded at this point with manufacturers trying to out-do each other around every bend, curve and angle. Specific features aside, all tablets are pretty much the same – a flat piece of electronic bread, buttered...

  • BlackBerry seals the Playbook’s fate

    June 30, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Mobile device manufacturer BlackBerry announced during their quarter earnings call on Friday that they won’t be shipping a BlackBerry 10 update for their less-than-stellar Playbook tablet. The company’s first tablet was released in 2011, and hasn’t...

  • Africa sees increase in tablet market growth

    June 10, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    The tablet market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region grew by 184% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013, to reach a total of 2.25 million units, according to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global...

  • In Pictures: Sony’s Xperia Z tablet launch

    May 31, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    While Sony launched the Xperia Z tablet in Cape Town on Monday, journalists in Johannesburg had the opportunity to review the latest tablet from Sony on Thursday. With a 10.1” Reality Display, the unit is powered by 2GB of RAM, a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro...

  • Sony launches Xperia Z tablet in South Africa

    May 29, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments (1)

    Sony Mobile launched the Xperia Z tablet to the South African market yesterday, demonstrating a fresh approach to tablets and connection with the Xperia X smartphone, which launched last month. “The unit is designed to entertain. Built into it is a...