Android deal puts Africa on cusp of first-ever smartphone plant

2016-12-05 10:23

A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and other devices based on Google Inc.’s Android system.

No credit history? No problem: Lenders start peering at phone data

2016-11-25 13:48

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on calling patterns and locations.

Residue on smartphone may betray your secrets

2016-11-16 13:11

By analysing molecules people leave behind on their phones, researchers can tell if a person is likely female, uses high-end cosmetics, dyes her hair, drinks coffee, prefers beer over wine etc.

REVIEWED: LG goes big on its V20 phablet

2016-11-13 17:29

Bigger is better when it comes to smartphones in 2016 as numerous manufacturers are releasing phablet devices. One of these latest devices is LG’s new V20.

Cheaper, entry-level Samsung smartphone explodes

2016-11-07 16:52

A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire

Here are the features that Samsung's S8 could sport

2016-11-07 14:17

While Samsung is currently marketing its Galaxy S7 devices, rumours around the company’s next flagship S8 continue to spread.

BlackBerry pins revival hopes on latest SA phone launch

2016-11-02 14:47

The last BlackBerry manufactured by the Canadian company itself - is now available in South Africa - however, this isn't the end of BlackBerry as we know it.

BlackBerry's swansong coming to SA

2016-10-28 16:38

BlackBerry’s last smartphone, the DTEK50, is coming to South Africa after the company announced recently that it would stop making smartphones.

BlackBerry unveils last smartphone before calling it quits

2016-10-25 16:34

BlackBerry Ltd. showed off the last phone it will market itself before completely outsourcing design, production and distribution to partners: A 5.5-inch touchscreen device that rivals the size of the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL, but at a lower price.

South Africa’s third largest mobile network, Cell C, offers the country’s best iPhone 7 contracts, says a local research company.

South Africa’s third largest mobile network, Cell C, offers the country’s best iPhone 7 contracts, says a local research company.

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Nokia’s revival relies on dumb phones and love

2016-12-02 09:13

Nokia smartphones will make a comeback next year, and the current owners of the Finnish brand are betting that the connection it built with billions of consumers during a decade of dominance hasn’t been broken.

Top 5 smartphones for under R300 a month

2016-11-18 14:58

Electronics manufacturers have made a push for entry-level devices to enter the market at a cheaper cost while packing them with premium features.

WhatsApp is now allowing everyone to make video calls

2016-11-15 09:58

A few lucky users had a taste of WhatsApp’s video calling feature - but on Tuesday it was announced that all users would now be able to make use of the feature.

REVIEWED: BlackBerry's most secure Android phone yet

2016-11-09 16:20

BlackBerry recently announced its own-produced swansong to the South African market which is touted as the “most secure Android device in the world”.

Money-draining smartphone virus hits 318 000 devices

2016-11-07 15:30

A recent version of one of the first malware viruses for mobile has been found to have infected at least 318 000 Android users since July.

Why Africa is ‘crucial’ to Huawei’s smartphone ambitions

2016-11-06 11:06

Africa is a crucial region for Chinese phone maker Huawei's future growth strategy, says a top executive at the company.

Huawei readies to lift lid on Mate 9 phablet

2016-10-31 12:27

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is expected to unveil its latest flagship phablet, the Mate 9, at an event in Munich, Germany.

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has once again pushed the boundaries in smartphone design, with the launch of its borderless Mi Mix device.

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has once again pushed the boundaries in smartphone design, with the launch of its borderless Mi Mix device.

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Motorola takes another shot at smartphone redemption

2016-10-20 13:12

Motorola, the name that kicked off the mobile revolution, arrives back in South Africa this week – with more than just a smartphone, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

How SA smartphones are becoming cheaper and better

2016-10-12 14:01

The launch of Hisense’s new Infinity devices to the South African market highlights how smartphones are becoming cheaper and more feature rich in the country.

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