Browsing: Motorola

Apple’s popular iPad has ruled the roost in SA since it launched the first iteration of the device in January, followed a few months later by the iPad 2. However, Apple’s early domination of the market

Motorola’s MB525 Android smartphone, better known as the Defy, or Motodefy, is another example of how the US handset and tablet manufacturer is rising Phoenix-like from the ashes. Just 18 months ago

So, the iPad has finally gone on sale in SA, a year after the game-changing tablet computer was first unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. But consumers hankering for one would be well advised to exercise a little patience

A lot of fuss has been made over Motorola’s Droid smartphone, about how it saved the US handset manufacturer’s bacon. Now that the Droid has been released to markets outside the US, including SA — under the Milestone moniker — it’s hard to see what all the excitement was about. Fact is, the Milestone is a fairly bland Android handset in an intensely competitive field.

Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone, the world’s second-largest cellphone group by subscriber numbers, used a stage at Mobile World Congress to warn of Google’s growing dominance in Web search and advertising and suggested regulators should intervene to prevent the company from becoming a monopoly

Welcome to our new “Best of the Web” daily feature, in which we summarise the big tech stories from around the world. Videogames are big business. If you were in any doubt of that, consider that the Christmas season’s big blockbuster, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, has just exceeded US$1bn in sales. It’s estimated that the game has sold more than 15m units since launch on 10 November 2009