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Huawei shipped a third of global smartphones

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, was ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013, according to leading market research firms International Data Corporation (IDC), Strategy Analytics and Canalys. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone...

iPhones change the business landscape

Seven years ago Steve Jobs stood up at Macworld, San Francisco, and announced the first iPhone in San Francisco and in doing so launched a revolution that is still having a monumental impact on the business and social world...

HP re-enters the smartphone business

Consumer electronics and components manufacturer HP has officially revealed that the company will be re-entering the smartphone business, after Senior Director of Consumer PCs and Tablets for Asia-Pacific, Yam Su Yin hinted at thislate last year. Ron Coughlin, Senior VP...

Smartphones consumed seven times more data in 2013

Smartphones launched in 2013 consumed more than seven times the data of one launched in 2009 and 40 percent more data than 2012 models, according to Actix’s latest research on global mobile users. Apple handsets dominate data use with almost...

Why smartphones can bridge digital divide

Ericsson has released its first regional consumer insight report focusing on trends and analysis of the mobile ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report highlights how mobile phones create and promote connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa from the consumer perspective, covering topics...

Sony Xperia Z1 best-selling smartphone in November

Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, released its Top 10 list of smartphones for November 2013 - based on the number of pieces custom-made mobile- and smartphone cases ordered from Krusell during November 2013. The list of...

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 84% use...

BlackBerry crashes to 49% revenue loss

Mobile phone maker BlackBerry on Friday released their financial results for the second quarter for the three months ended August 31, 2013, and highlighted a massive loss in revenue. The company posted a 49% loss from $3.1 billion in the...

Fortumo launches mobile payment service in Nigeria

There is an increase in interest in mobile money services in Nigeria with Fortumo the latest venture to launch a mobile payment service in the West African country. Connectivity and mobile money payment services are now available to some 114 million mobile phone...

Amber update released for Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones

The new Nokia Lumia Amber software update is being released and will deliver a range of new features and apps, like Nokia Glance Screen with the standby clock and an even better imaging experience for Nokia Lumia owners. Lumia Amber builds on the...
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Youth Month Centre Tour 2024: Harambee

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