France Telecom announced today that it’s now focusing on Africa aiming small deals with high-growth, targeting acquisitions in English speaking countries on the continent. Reuters reported that the company’s new strategy to target emerging markets comes after its failed bid to buy Nordic group TeliaSonera. France Telecom’s Chief executive, Didier Lombard...
Nokia launched its new Forum Nokia PRO Accelerator developer support program, providing an expanded set of technical, marketing, business development and channel distribution services. The new program targets developers of innovative and industry-changing mobile software and services selected for funding by top-tier venture capital firms, including Nokia's global growth stage...
iPhone and iPod Touch users have downloaded more than 100 million applications from the App Store since it was launched two months ago. According to Mobile Today, a UK based company, although the figure is impressive the download rate is slowing down from the 60 million downloaded during the first...
Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced they are working together to integrate rich Live Search capabilities into the BlackBerry Browser and BlackBerry Maps. BlackBerry smartphone users will be able to use Microsoft Live Search as their search engine of choice within the BlackBerry Browser as well as access...
The changing international markets have forced Egypt’s Telecom Regulatory Authority Board to defer the auction of the second fixed licence for year. The offer submissions were set to close later this month. MENA reported that Dr. Amr Badawi, the Executive President of the NTRA, explained that this decision was...
Following a media launch on Tuesday 12 August 2008, South Africa' s new mobile phone comedy hub, offering high-quality video and audio content from a variety of local comedians, officially launches to the general public today. "Traditionally, Acappella deals with the live event arena, and we realised early on that...
In a bid to beef up its borderless roaming offer in East Africa, Uganda Telecom is now offering Prepaid Roaming Top Up, a service that allows prepaid subscribers to top up their phones in the neighboring countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. Since borderless roaming launched last year, Uganda Telecom...
Sony PlayStation Middle East has launched its new PLAYSTATION with an extended memory of 80 GB. This new product will become the mainstay of the company's hardware line-up. The new model not only offers an extended storage memory but also continues what the previous 40GB offered in terms...
Nigeria will soon have a fifth mobile telephone network, this comes after Tuesday’s announcement by Etisalat that it’s ready to roll out. Etisalat, the main telecoms operator in the United Arab Emirates, last year won a $400m licence to operate in Nigeria. The company chairman Hakeem Bello-Osagie in a statement released...
Businesses from large to small can now take advantage of new features in Kodak’s award winning network scanner that make it even easier to send and share information across their networks or across the world. Replacing the KODAK Scan Station 100, the new Scan Station 100 Plus is a...
Research In Motion (RIM) today unveiled the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone, the first BlackBerry phone to come in the popular flip form factor. The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip provides flip phone fans with all the power of a BlackBerry smartphone in a fun and familiar design. One...
Leading mobile phone Company in Africa and the Middle East, Zain, is finalising several acquisition deals in Africa, its chief executive for the continent said last week. "We are currently actively looking at several acquisitions in the African market block. Some are very close to coming to fruition, said Zain...
Vodafone Group has today announced a number of changes to its organisational structure and new senior management appointments. With effect from 1st October Michel Combes will join Vodafone as CEO, Europe Region. In this role he will be responsible for all markets currently part of the Europe Region, together with...
Plans for the Symbian Foundation and the evolution of Symbian OS™ as the leading, open platform for mobile innovation continue to receive strong support from companies throughout the mobile ecosystem. Today, Acrodea, Brycen, HI Corporation, Ixonos, KTF, Opera Software, Sharp, TapRoot Systems and UIQ Technology are adding their endorsement for...
Africa’s leading independent media portal fully dedicated to ICT affairs, ITNewsAfrica.com and Blackberry are giving away the BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphone, the smallest and lightest BlackBerry® smartphone ever to come with a full QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone is packed with incredible features, including a camera, media player, built-in GPS, expandable...
Mobile phone service providers have launched specialised offers  for Muslim faithful in the holy month of Ramadhan. Zain Kenya has announced it will be launching a special service which will allow  faithful to receive inspirational quotes from the Koran throughout September, while mobile phone manufacturer Nokia will extend its line...
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