Browsing: Steven Ambrose

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BlackBerry’s future in the balance

BlackBerry will probably be forced to refocus on the services that set it apart rather than continuing to struggle to compete in the ruthless and hyper-competitive smartphone market, South African analysts say. On Monday, the Canadian company announced that it had

Editor's pick
The irony of Samsung’s dominance

Let’s make a mobile OS that will rival Apple’s iOS, and let’s give it away for free. Clever thinking by Google, at the time. As of early 2013, Google’s Android operating system has come to dominate smartphones worldwide, with Samsung taking the lion’s share of this dominance. The irony is

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Mystery surrounds BIS plans

The flat-rate BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), which has helped make BlackBerry devices so popular in South Africa, may soon be a thing of the past, with talk that operators plan to opt for bundled data of the sort offered with other smartphones. This may apply to older devices

In-depth
BlackBerry’s last roll of the dice

Next Wednesday, a week from now, Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) will launch its new BlackBerry smartphones and its completely redesigned operating system, BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in one of the biggest product unveilings in the technology industry in years. For RIM, everything is riding on

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Sony has its groove back

Since it bought out Ericsson’s stake in its mobile phone joint venture, Sony has been confined largely to playing catch-up in the smartphone market. Its devices have been good, but they’ve lacked the sort of cutting-edge innovation and aggressive marketing that have made Samsung Electronics the

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​iTunes: where are the movies?

With fewer than 1m broadband digital subscriber lines in service in South Africa, and longstanding exclusive rights to content held by local media companies, there is little demand for – and huge complexity involved in – bringing video content to the

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Lenovo to tackle big guns in SA mobile

Computer maker Lenovo has its sights set on Africa, and it’s not just the PC market in which it wants to compete more aggressively. The company is set to release a dual-Sim, low-cost smartphone in SA before the end of the year, a move that could annoy operators while delighting consumers

Opinion
Cabinet right to can KT deal

The past few years have been significant for Telkom. The market has shifted significantly and, after a slew of CEOs, it appears Nombulelo Moholi and her management team are getting things back on track. The advances of a company as big and successful

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Battle of the Android superphones

The battle lines have been drawn in the fight for the hearts, minds and wallets of Android users. In the blue corner it’s Korean giant Samsung Electronics, with its Galaxy S3. And in the green corner is plucky Taiwanese featherweight HTC with the One X. Both contenders

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 97

Steven Ambrose of World Wide Worx Strategy makes his first appearance on the ZA Tech Show this week, joining Brett Haggard, Duncan McLeod and Simon Dingle to discuss the launch of the Apple iPad (and a few other things)