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MTN seeks to claw back users

MTN South Africa, which has lost market share in prepaid telecommunications to rivals in the past year, is attempting to claw back those losses. It is offering prepaid users with dormant Sims with airtime to induce them to use the network again. Chief marketing

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SA political parties flunk online

If the 2014 general elections were decided based on the effectiveness of South African political parties’ online presence, the Democratic Alliance would win, although it would only score a D+. This is the conclusion of a study conducting by Strategy Worx, which has launched an online audit

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The curious case of the Lumia 525

The Lumia 520, which retails for less than R2 000, has proved to be Nokia’s fastest-selling Windows Phone-based device in markets around the world, including South Africa. Yet the company has decided against introducing its successor, the Lumia 525, in South Africa, raising questions as

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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

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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

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South Africans still love BlackBerry

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the past year. Yet, almost half (44%) of SA smartphone users have a BlackBerry, new research from Strategy Worx Consulting has found. BlackBerrys make up 3,3m of the 7,5m smartphones in use in SA