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BlackBerry’s selling, but who’s buying?

BlackBerry’s selling, but who’s buying?

In the wake of another set of poor quarterly results tied to weak consumer demand for its new smartphones, BlackBerry on Monday announced that it was exploring “strategic options”, including the possibility of selling the business. But who would want to buy

Nokia zooms in with the Lumia 1020

Nokia zooms in with the Lumia 1020

Calling it the “next chapter in smartphone photography”, Nokia on Thursday night launched the Lumia 1020 phone, complete with a 41-megapixel camera. “We’ve made the back the new front,” CEO Stephen Elop told the packed Zoom Reinvented launch event in New York, where the 1020’s impressive camera features

SA iPhone users ‘most satisfied’

SA iPhone users ‘most satisfied’

Apple users are the most satisfied and BlackBerry users the least satisfied, a new research survey conducted by the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (Sacsi) claims to show. However, most South Africans are satisfied with their mobile handsets – an overall satisfaction

The Nokia Lumia 720 reviewed

The Nokia Lumia 720 reviewed

The Nokia Lumia 720 looks a lot like a smaller version of the more expensive 920. That’s not a slight, but very much a compliment. Although we loved the 920’s hardware and features, we bemoaned its size and considerable weight. The 720 has slightly less impressive specs, but it’s still equipped to hold its

Cellphones with serious bling

Cellphones with serious bling

It seems there is a market for ­people willing to pay between R50 000 and R159 000 for a phone from luxury brand Vertu. This is a trend that is expected to grow. A case in point is the R69 000 offered on Bidorbuy, no less, for Vertu’s relatively cheap Ascent Red phone. Vertu employee Antonio Ambrosio

The Nokia Lumia 520 reviewed

The Nokia Lumia 520 reviewed

The Lumia 520 isn’t Nokia’s first budget Windows Phone device. There was the 620, with similar specifications. But the 520 is the most budget-friendly budget Lumia. So, just how much smartphone does R1 899 buy you? If the phone in question is the Lumia 520, the answer is rather a lot. The fifth device in the

This is the future of music

This is the future of music

Just as the music industry was getting used to the idea of another shift in formats – from compact discs as the distribution mechanism to digital downloads over the Internet – another huge change in the way people listen to music looks set to shake the business to its foundations. A decade after Steve Jobs

Google goes all in on music

Google goes all in on music

Among the plethora of announcements at Google’s annual I/O developer event was one that should have music fans excited. The company is launching Google Play Music All Access, a streaming music service, beating rival Apple, which is said to be planning a similar product, to market. However, the

But does it have Instagram?

But does it have Instagram?

“It’s all about the ecosystem.” That’s a catchphrase much bandied about these days. For mobile device manufacturers, having a range of quality software is as important as the hardware. Perhaps even more important. Two companies, Finland’s Nokia and Canada’s

Windows 8 is not Microsoft’s New Coke moment

Windows 8 is not Microsoft’s New Coke moment

A piece on US technology website ZDNet earlier this month, written by columnist Steven Vaughan-Nichols, suggested that Windows 8 represents Microsoft’s “New Coke moment”. Others quickly jumped on the idea. The Financial Times led with a story on the subject, saying the fact that Microsoft

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