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HTC has closed its South African office and appointed a distributor, Ingram Micro Mobility, to sell its smartphones in the local market. TechCentral has established that HTC, which is struggling to compete in a crowded smartphone market, has ended its direct presence and gone back to the channel

With Samsung and Apple dominant in the smartphone wars, Japan’s Sony has had to battle for the Android scraps with companies like HTC. With the Xperia Z, however, the company has done a superb job of catching up with the frontrunners and, in certain respects, even overtaking them. Unveiled

Getting to grips with mobile interfaces, and serving targeted advertising using them, is key if Facebook is to make nervous shareholders happy. Its latest effort, Facebook Home, is built on top of Google’s Android operating system, a move both fitting and cheeky given Google makes its money in the same way as Facebook

By creating its own interface for Android phones, Facebook is taking the fight to its arch enemy, Google, ironically using search giant’s own cellphone operating system, Android, to do it.
Called Facebook Home, the software is a skin over Android that displays information such as a user’s Facebook feed, along with Facebook applications and messaging

This feels like déjà vu. A year ago, Taiwan’s HTC and Korea’s Samsung Electronics were locked in a battle over which had the best Android “superphone”. Both had compelling, almost equally matched products in the form of the One X (HTC) and the Galaxy S3 (Samsung). Samsung

Samsung’s new top-end smartphone, the Android-powered Galaxy S4, has set the benchmark that other manufacturers, especially Asian rivals such as Sony, HTC and Huawei, are going to have to beat in 2013. The S4, launched at a no-expense-spared event in New York two weeks ago, packs the sort of technology into its

New York’s iconic Times Square was plastered with billboards from Korea’s Samsung Electronics this week and, come Thursday evening, the venue played host to a very public launch event for the Korean company’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Gigantic screens showed

New York’s Radio City Music Hall will be packed to the rafters on Thursday night for an event that is garnering almost as much hype as an Apple launch. Samsung Electronics will use the event to unveil the Galaxy S4, the successor the best-selling Android smartphone of 2012, the S3. But the

Neotel has launched a new product called NeoSmart that allows its fixed-wireless customers to make and receive calls using Neotel’s existing products from a dual-Sim mobile phone. This means customers can take

Each year around this time, Barcelona plays host to the Mobile World Congress, the biggest annual event for the world’s mobile communications industry. In addition to usual product announcement from many of the big-name manufacturers, the buzz this year was around mobile