ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONES

No more cheap gadgets as Orange shuts down SA store

2016-12-01 10:24

French telecommunications company Orange Group has pulled the plug on its South African phone sales operation, just before the festive season has started in full swing.

Could 100 new Pokémon keep users playing?

2016-11-10 16:35

Pokémon Go creators have hinted at new and hidden features within the smash-hit app which has since seen an over decrease in users - in possible attempts to keep interest in the game.

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.

Lawsuit seeks to block NY ban on 'ballot selfies'

2016-10-28 07:25

A federal lawsuit is challenging a New York state law that makes it a misdemeanour to show a marked election ballot to others.

US Elections: Posting a ballot selfie?

2016-10-24 08:52

If you're a US voter thinking of snapping a picture of your ballot and posting it online, you'd best check the law first.

WATCH: Could Xiaomi release the first bendable phone?

2016-10-19 13:23

A leaked video of a bendable Xiaomi smartphone has been circulating the internet – with speculation that it could be the first one to be released.

Air passengers with Note 7 phones face fines in US

2016-10-17 07:27

Airline passengers who try to carry Samsung Electronics Note 7 smartphones on flights will have them confiscated and may face fines.

Samsung to recall 1.9 million Note 7s in the US

2016-10-13 10:53

Samsung Electronics and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission agreed to terms for an expanded recall of original and replacement Note 7 smartphones.

Samsung scrambles for answers after halting Note 7 phone sales

2016-10-11 07:49

Samsung has halted sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and asked consumers to stop using the ones they’ve already purchased amid a crisis over exploding batteries.

Behind the Pixel: Google’s first real threat to the iPhone

2016-10-05 07:23

Google is embarking on a wholesale revamp of its mobile phone strategy, debuting a pair of slick and powerful handsets that for the first time will go head-to-head with Apple.

 

Made in SA mobile set to launch

2016-11-13 06:00

A young entrepreneur from rural Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga is breaking new ground after inventing and designing his own range of smartphones and tablets, called T-Touch mobile.

Samsung: 85% of US Note 7 phones replaced

2016-11-07 11:06

Samsung Electronics said about 85% of its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US have been replaced.

Huawei eyes doubling its SA smartphone market share

2016-11-02 13:11

Huawei’s current market share in South Africa is between 10% and 13% but it wants to reach the 20% mark, according to a local company spokesperson.

Doing more work from a smartphone? You're not alone in SA

2016-10-25 11:44

South African office workers spend nearly an hour a day working on their mobile devices despite having access to more powerful computers, says a survey.

Here's why any smartphone battery can explode

2016-10-21 13:38

Samsung’s Note 7 phablet has become synonymous with exploding batteries, but other smartphone brands risk facing the same problem amid a race for faster charging times.

Motorola phones making a comeback in SA this week

2016-10-17 11:22

Chinese computing giant Lenovo is readying to launch its ‘Moto’ smartphones in South Africa on Thursday, a move that heralds the return of Motorola in South Africa.

Samsung forecasts R76bn profit hit from Note 7 crisis

2016-10-14 07:30

Samsung Electronics said it expects a total impact of $5.3bn through March 2017 after ending production of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

‘New flaw’ behind exploding Samsung Note 7

2016-10-12 08:38

The latest incidents of Samsung smartphones overheating, which prompted it to abandon its Galaxy Note 7 model, may be the result of a different flaw.

SA iPhone users most satisfied with device - survey

2016-10-10 11:57

The iPhone has been rated as the best smartphone for customer experience in South Africa, according to a new survey.

Apple still a star 5 years after Steve Jobs' death

2016-10-04 12:48

Five years after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the Silicon Valley tech giant is bigger and stronger, despite lingering doubts over its future without the visionary leader.

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