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Nokia puts on its boxing gloves

Nokia puts on its boxing gloves

Nokia, soon to be part of Microsoft, is continuing its efforts to regain lost relevance — and market share — in the mobile phone market with a new high-end smartphone and its first foray into tablet computing. The tablet, a 10,1-inch Lumia 2520 with full high-definition

Nokia takes SA school maths to phones

Nokia takes SA school maths to phones

Nokia has launched a mobile mathematics platform aimed at helping South African high school pupils to better master the subject of mathematics. The initiative, with the department of science & technology, is aimed at grades 10 to 12, and works on all mobile phones, tablets, laptops

BlackBerry blind to its last best hope: us

BlackBerry blind to its last best hope: us

Watching BlackBerry over the past few years has been like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The company, whose name was once synonymous with smartphones, has stumbled from one disaster to another. This week, things got a lot worse. BlackBerry

Lumia 925: the best Windows Phone yet

Lumia 925: the best Windows Phone yet

Last November, when we reviewed Nokia’s then-flagship Windows Phone device, the Lumia 920, we described it as a flawed masterpiece: a great piece of hardware let down by a few key design mistakes. Our main issue with the 920 was its heft. It was too thick and, at 185g

Can anyone save BlackBerry?

Can anyone save BlackBerry?

There are few arenas more brutal and merciless than the cellphone market. In just five years, BlackBerry has gone from the world’s leading smartphone brand to a company teetering on the edge of collapse. The fact that BlackBerry is struggling is common knowledge

The mighty Apple has fallen to earth

The mighty Apple has fallen to earth

We can all let out our breath. Apple’s annual hypefest – sometimes called the iPhone launch – is over. As expected, and in accordance with Shapshak’s First Law of Smartphone Upgrades – minted for the previous iPhone launch – the device is thinner with a faster processor and better camera

Nokia Lumia 625 reviewed

Nokia Lumia 625 reviewed

The top end of the smartphone market is well served with Lumia devices and the bottom end has the sub-R2 000 Lumia 520. But the midrange hasn’t had an update since 2012’s 620. Enter the Lumia 625, which, despite its similar name, is a wholly different device

Tipping point in the smartphone war

Tipping point in the smartphone war

The smartphone market could be reaching another tipping point. Several developments in recent weeks point to potentially big shifts in the fortunes of the major players. Let’s start with Apple, which on Tuesday took the wraps off not one but two new iPhones, a top-end model, the 5s, and, perhaps more significantly, a

The 10 best phones Nokia ever made

The 10 best phones Nokia ever made

Soon the Nokia name will vanish from high-end devices. Nokia has sold the Lumia and Asha trademarks to Microsoft as part of their €5,4bn deal, announced on Tuesday, but Nokia’s name will vanish from smartphones. Curiously, Microsoft will continue

Microsoft in €5,4bn Nokia deal

Microsoft in €5,4bn Nokia deal

Microsoft is officially launching itself into the smartphone hardware business. The US software company has made a E5,4bn cash offer to buy Nokia’s device and services business, to license the company’s patents and to use Nokia’s mapping services

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