Bang-for-buck Xiaomi Mi5: High-end features within reach

2016-06-20 15:15

This year we have seen the introduction of many cheaper devices punching above their weight to compete in the high-end bracket.

Huawei P9 smartphone: All new from China

2016-06-08 15:27

Chinese mobile giant Huawei announced the availability of their flagship device, the P9, to the South African market at an event held in Johannesburg last week.

Why your phone may never get Android's latest features

2016-05-20 07:37

Google announced several new Android features, but many phones won't get them for a while, if ever.

Three more signs of the smartphone market downturn

2016-05-11 12:01

For investors contemplating prospects for the smartphone market after a shaky earnings report from Apple, Asian suppliers prove it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Samsung holds lead in flat global smartphone market

2016-04-28 08:17

Samsung has kept the top spot in a global smartphone market which showed signs of flattening in the first quarter of 2016, a survey shows.

5 new features coming to WhatsApp on Android

2016-03-30 12:39

Instant messaging application WhatsApp has been busy with updating its service this year and it is continuing that trend with more upgrades.

Local Samsung S7 pricing a ‘rip-off’ - Fin24 users

2016-03-14 12:00

Fin24 users have scrutinised some of the contract prices on offer for those wanting to own a Samsung S7.

WhatsApp to kill support for BlackBerry, Nokia

2016-02-29 10:54

Instant messaging application WhatsApp plans to discontinue support for its service on older smartphone systems such as BlackBerry and Nokia.

Smartphone maker Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone range on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Smartphone maker Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone range on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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World's cheapest smartphone launched in India

2016-02-17 12:16

A little-known Indian company has launched a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets.


Apple's next big challenge: Making Siri smarter

2016-06-13 09:11

Apple's once-vaunted Siri digital assistant can seem a bit stale today, as competitors jockey to build intelligent "chat bots" and voice-controlled home systems

Samsung eyes bendable-screen phones for 2017

2016-06-07 15:14

Samsung Electronics is considering introducing two new smartphone models that will feature bendable screens, including a version that folds in half like a cosmetic compact.

It's official: Nokia phones are making a comeback

2016-05-18 15:10

Iconic mobile phone brand Nokia is being revived after software giant Microsoft killed it off.

Samsung angles for spot at heart of connected life

2016-04-29 15:40

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has wooed app makers as it pursues a vision of being at the heart of life in a hyper-connected world.

PMB hotspot for top-end Huawei smartphone sales

2016-04-12 09:42

Pietermaritzburg is recognised as one of the top areas nationally for high-end Huawei device sales.

Customer tussles with MTN over fraudulent contracts

2016-03-16 11:26

A customer has battled with the network after it refused to cancel his cellphone contract, claiming he must first pay for two mystery accounts that had been opened in his name.

10 hot smartphone games for Android

2016-03-10 12:45

Gaming has come a long way since the days of the Nintendo Game Boy and consoles such as the first version of the Sony PlayStation.

WhatsApp not the enemy of telecoms - Zuckerberg

2016-02-23 07:50

The relationship between telecommunications carriers and messaging apps such as Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger is 'symbiotic', says the Facebook CEO.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 marks fresh battle with Apple

2016-02-22 07:20

Samsung has showed off virtual reality hardware alongside its latest Galaxy S7 smartphones, in its latest attempt to wrest ascendancy back from Apple.

Digital advertising opportunities in Africa

2016-02-15 11:00

In contrast to the rest of the world, African consumers do not view digital advertising negatively. We look at the "unique" opportunity for digital marketers in Africa.

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