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Samsung MV800: narcissists’ delight

Samsung’s latest compact camera, the MV800, is squarely aimed at people who love taking self-portraits. Its biggest selling point is its “MultiView” 3-inch touch display that rotates 180 degrees so it can be viewed while simultaneously looking into the lens. But even without the

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How much SA’s telcos spend on advertising

SA’s four largest telecommunications companies together spent nearly R1bn on advertising in the first eight months of 2011, with Vodacom leading the pack with spend in the period of R348,8m. The findings, which are contained in the annual AdFocus magazine

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Xperia Arc: more show than substance

The Xperia Arc looks likely to be one of the last devices to carry the Sony Ericsson name after Sony said in October that it has bought Ericsson’s share of the joint venture. Sony no doubt wants to ensure future handsets integrate more easily with its other devices, and hopefully the

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TechCentral’s best-read stories of 2011

It’s almost the end of another busy year in SA’s technology industry. We know what our favourite stories were in 2011, but which articles did you, TechCentral’s readers, pore over the most? These are the pieces, in ascending order from 10 to one, that generated the most reads during the year

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Motorola Razr review: top-heavy powerhouse

Remember the Razr? It was Motorola’s incredibly popular series of super-thin flip phones that sold more than 130m units, making it the most popular “clamshell”-style phones in the history on the mobile device industry. Well, the Razr is back, at least in name if not in design

Duncan McLeod
This changes everything

The level of competition between smartphone manufacturers and the companies that make the software that powers these devices is awe-inspiring to watch. It is fuelling innovation not seen in the technology industry since the early days of the personal

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Samsung Galaxy Note: awkward and awesome

There’s simply no getting away from it: the Samsung Galaxy Note is huge! With 5,3 inches of screen real estate, it’s also quite the attention grabber. That attention elicits one of two responses. The first of these is awe and envy. The other is laughter and derision

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Samsung Galaxy Note in SA: pricing and details

Is it a tablet? Is it a phone? Actually, it’s a bit of both. Samsung Electronics has launched what it’s calling the first and largest 5,3-inch high-definition “Super Amoled” smartphone in SA. This is a beast of a phone. And it has a beastly price tag: expect to have to

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The 55-inch D8000: Samsung’s TV stunner

With its razor-thin silver bezel, crisp LED-illuminated screen and best-in-class 3D playback, Samsung’s 55-inch D8000 (UE55D8000) is a treat for the eyes, if not for the wallet. This top-end, Internet-connected “Smart TV” from the Korean electronics giant

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Episode 51 – ‘Uncapped fever’

This was undoubtedly the week for uncapped broadband news, with MTN, Telkom and iBurst all announcing new products. Your TalkCentral hosts, Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson, unpack all the announcements and what they mean. Also in this week’s podcast, we

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