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Former top bankers Michael Jordaan and Paul Harris are shareholders in a company that has made an offer to buy Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), the company that owns iBurst and Broadlink, TechCentral has established. Technology company Multisource, in which Jordaan and the Harris family

Smartphones as we know them today really started emerging about 10 years ago. My first experience with one was with the groundbreaking HTC Wallaby in 2002. The Microsoft Windows Mobile-powered Wallaby was primitive next to today’s smartphones — the interface was difficult to navigate without a stylus and there was no app store – but it offered an

HTC has had a turbulent time in South Africa in recent years. It’s invested heavily in the country, only to pull out again. Now, it’s assured customers, it’s again dedicated to the local market. The first product it’s bringing to consumers is the newly launched HTC One M8, the successor to last year’s much-lauded One M7. But HTC’s latest

Samsung warned this week that its earnings in its most recent financial quarter were likely to have tumbled by as much as 26,5% – the third straight quarter of decline – in part because of a glut of unsold smartphones and growing competition from Chinese manufacturers. These must be troubling times for the

HTC has dropped Ingram Micro as its local distributor in South Africa. The Taiwanese company has decided yet again to have a direct presence in the country, working with a fulfilment partner, Brightstar. “It is not the first time that HTC has come back into the country and there have been a

Korea’s Samsung Electronics this week began selling its latest flagship handset, the highly anticipated Galaxy S5. Early reviews are already in and, although largely positive, some reviewers are asking if the insane pace of innovation in the smartphone industry in

Mobile World Congress (MWC) was dominated by prominent new smartphones from heavyweights Samsung, Nokia and Sony, with most revealing new and flagship handsets, but some, like Nokia, choosing instead to focus on more affordable devices aimed at emerging markets. Although Taiwan’s HTC did not

HTC has taken a leaf out of Samsung’s book by offering a “mini” version of its flagship handset. Samsung had the Galaxy S3 Mini, and now the S4 Mini, and now its Taiwanese rival has followed suit with the HTC One Mini, a pared-down version of the HTC One

HTC’s newly appointed distributor, Ingram Micro Mobility, has admitted that the smartphone brand has to go “back to basics” in South Africa after HTC failed to live up to promises to expand its presence here in 2013. Last month, TechCentral revealed that HTC