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SA’s top urban phone brands

Samsung is the dominant cellphone brand in the minds of urban consumers, according to new research by BMI-TechKnowledge. When asked what handset they would choose in the future, nearly a third of 1 500 survey respondents interviewed in metropolitan areas selected Samsung

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Samsung rules smartphone, tablet roost

amsung rules the South African smartphone and tablet market, new research has found. According to research firm the International Data Corp (IDC), the Korean brand has consolidated its position at the top of the local market in the second quarter of 2015

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Feature-phone sales fast dying in Africa

Only 27% of cellphones sold in Africa and the Middle East in 2019 will be feature phones. The vast majority will be smartphones, according to new research from International Data Corp

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Tablet sales fall for the first time

Sales of tablet computers recorded their first ever regional year-on-year decline in the first quarter of 2015, according to new research from International Data Corp (IDC). Shipments of tablets to Africa and the Middle East declined by 5,8% to 3,8m

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Huawei to hire 500 in SA

Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei has promised to hire 500 staff in its South African operation in the next five years, a growth of 50% from its current 1 000 staff, as it ramps up operations in the local market. The company’s newly

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Africa smartphone sales up 83%

Smartphone shipments to Africa and the Middle East grew by an “unprecedented” 83% in 2014, according to new research from International Data Corp. The data is included in the IDC’s Q4 2014

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Nokia scoops up Alcatel in €15,6bn deal

Finland’s Nokia has agreed to purchase France’s Alcatel-Lucent for US$16,6bn. The deal will allow them to compete more effectively with market leader Ericsson and fast-growing Chinese rivals Huawei and ZTE. The boards of both companies have approved

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Apple, HTC put down roots in SA

As Samsung begins the first weekend of sales in South Africa of its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the curved-screen Galaxy S6 edge, rivals Apple and HTC are upping their game in the

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Cell C to invest R8bn in 4G network

Cell C’s Middle Eastern shareholders have clearly not tired of investing in the business. The operator has announced it plans to spend R8bn over the next three years building a 4G/LTE mobile broadband network in “targeted areas” across South Africa. The company

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