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Koreans steal the smartphone show

Nokia and BlackBerry handsets continue to dominate the SA market but worldwide the picture is very different. A new report from Gartner shows Samsung Electronics is pulling further and further ahead of Nokia and Apple in terms of unit sales. Moreover, Google’s Android operating system

S Africans love Nokia, BlackBerry

Although Nokia and BlackBerry are slipping in developed markets, both brands continue to be wildly successful in SA. This is according to a market research report released this week by World Wide Worx. The research shows Nokia remains the most popular cellphone brand among SA’s urban residents

Gadgets & Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: sophomore slump

Samsung’s awkwardly named Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the Korean manufacturer’s follow-up to the hugely successful Galaxy Tab 10.1, the device that presented the first real competition to Apple’s market-leading iPad. However, its follow-up not only fails to match Apple’s latest offering but only incrementally improves upon

Duncan McLeod
Apple: tech’s new bully-boy?

It’s hard to think that just 15 years ago, Apple was staring bankruptcy in the face. What followed, under the leadership of Steve Jobs, has become one of the most celebrated turnaround stories in modern business. At more than US$550bn, Apple today is the biggest listed company on the planet by market value

New BlackBerry MD: criticism is one-sided

Criticism in the US media about the state of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is “one-sided” and “one-dimensional” as the company continues to do well in many emerging markets, including SA, Indonesia and Mexico. That’s the view of Alexandra Zagury, newly appointed Research in

Samsung gets new deputy MD

Samsung Electronics SA has appointed Matthew Thackrah to the newly created position of deputy MD, just weeks after the sudden resignation of MD Deon Liebenberg, who left the Korean consumer electronics giant to take the reins at Telkom Business Mobile. Thackrah, who has

Gadgets & Reviews
Samsung’s new Series 9 Ultrabook reviewed

The 2012 update to Samsung’s flagship Ultrabook series, the 900X, is an ultraportable computer of absolute beauty. The ultrathin machine — the Korean firm claims it’s the world’s thinnest in its category — exudes the sort of style normally reserved for products from its chief rival, Apple

Telkom snaps up Samsung’s Liebenberg

Deon Liebenberg, until last week the MD of Samsung Electronics in SA, has been appointed as the head of Telkom Business Mobile with immediate effect.
Liebenberg headed up Samsung in SA for the past year. Liebenberg will report to Telkom Business MD Brian Armstrong. Liebenberg joined

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Samsung’s top-end ES8000 TV reviewed

Is it a TV or is it an Internet-connected computer? Actually, Samsung’s new high-end ES8000 range, the follow-up to last year’s highly impressive D8000, is both. And the result is a “smart TV” that, for a price, brings many smartphone-like features into a

Accounting? There’s an app for that

Accounting software company Softline Pastel has released an Android application for its My Business Online cloud-based accounting service. It’s available through the Samsung App Store. The application is designed for mobile phones, with a tablet version expected to follow in coming weeks

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