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Apple reinvesting in South Africa

The world’s biggest technology company, Apple, has quietly established a South African office and now appears set to grow its presence in the local market. It’s the first time the company has had

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BlackBerry dead? Don’t tell Africa

Far from being dead, BlackBerry could be set for something of a resurgence in Africa, with a significant percentage of consumers in five major markets indicating they may favour the brand when it comes time to buy their next phone. Nokia, on the other hand, is

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Apple grabs smartphone crown from Samsung

Samsung lost the number one spot in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, displaced at the top of the pile by Apple, according to new data from Gartner. It’s the first time Samsung has dropped out of the top spot in smartphone sales volumes

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Mustek earnings jump by a quarter

Mustek has turned in a 26,3% improvement in headline earnings in the six months ended December 2014 on the back of a 24,6% increase in revenue to R2,5bn, from R2bn previously. Basic headline earnings climbed by 28,5%. Growth came

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Huawei’s big SA growth plans revealed

China’s Huawei, which lost ground in South Africa relative to some of its smartphone rivals over the Christmas sales season – pushing it into fourth place in terms of shipments – has vowed to

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Google Nexus 6 review: the entertainer

Previously launched Nexus smartphones, like the Nexus 5, were accompanied by two characteristic features that made them very popular. They were always preinstalled with a stock version of the Android operating system and they offered high-end specifications

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Power shifts as Apple sparkles, Samsung falls

What a difference a year makes. In late 2013, Korea’s Samsung was still riding high on the success of its Galaxy S4 and Note 3 smartphones, while some analysts were questioning whether rival Apple had simply stopped innovating after the

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AG questions R500m schools IT tender

A project worth R518m to provide tablets and Internet connectivity to Gauteng schools will be investigated for potential violations of procurement processes, according to a report published on Monday. According to website Times Live, the auditor-general has flagged the project for tender irregularities

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Smartphones: what’s coming next

It should be no surprise to anyone that many smartphones may have been designed to last about 24 months — the length of a typical contract with a network service provider. After all, it is a fast-moving, high-turnover market and planned obsolescence is how it is kept moving. Being high turnover means

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China’s ZTE looks to build SA bulk

China’s ZTE intends expanding its market share in smartphones in South Africa through an aggressive marketing campaign aimed at growing consumer awareness of its brand, its newly appointed chairman, Han Xun Jian, says. The company

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