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Mobile payments growing ‘slower than expected’

Worldwide mobile payment users will surpass 141,1m in 2011, a 38,2% increase from 2010, according to Gartner. Worldwide mobile payment volumes are forecast to total US$86,1bn, up 75,9%. But in spite of these strong growth projections, Gartner

One in five phones sold now a smartphone

Smartphone sales soared 72,1% from 2009 to 2010 and accounted for 19% of total mobile communications device sales, new research from Gartner shows. That means nearly one in five phones now sold is a smartphone

E-reader sales boom, despite the iPad

Worldwide sales of network-connected e-readers are forecast to reach 6,6m units in 2010, up 79,8% from 2009 sales of 3,6m units, says research firm Gartner. That growth will continue into next

Android to challenge Symbian for supremacy

Android, Google’s mobile operating system, is set to contest the top spot in market share from Symbian within the next four years, says international technology research firm Gartner. Android was launched in late 2007 and has climbed steadily towards being the most popular operating system since.

IT on the fast track to recovery

By next year, the IT industry will have recovered fully from the global recession and will have regained the US$3,4 trillion value it had in its previous peak year, 2008, says Gartner global research head Peter Sondergaard. He was speaking during a keynote address at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, which kicked off on Monday.

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Symbian isn’t dead (yet)

For some reason there seems to be a “Symbian is dead” meme floating around at the moment. Discussions with some of the infected victims suggest that it’s related to a misunderstanding of Nokia’s Symbian roadmap and the respective roles of Symbian and Maemo in Nokia’s strategy. Firstly, Nokia isn’t dumping Symbian. Despite all its weaknesses Symbian had over 40% smartphone market share in the first quarter of 2010. It’s the dominant platform with more than twice

ZA Tech Show: Episode 74

In this episode our geeks are spread out across SA. Simon Dingle, Jon Tullett and Will Hahn are in Cape Town for Gartner Symposium 2009, Brett Haggard is in Durban for Microsoft TechEd and Duncan McLeod is in Johannesburg

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