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Pixel, and the tragic downfall of HTC

In electronics manufacturing, there’s no better sign you’ve made the big league than winning a deal to supply an international brand. Conversely, nothing says loser more than an international brand

Huawei sticks it to Xiaomi in China

Xiaomi, the once-hot Chinese smartphone maker, saw shipments tumble 38% in China in the second quarter as Huawei took over the top spot in the world’s largest market, according to research from

World’s fastest-growing smartphone brand

Huawei is the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, according to new research from Gartner, with sales up by more than a half in the three months ended December 2015. With an increase in sales of 53% in the fourth quarter of last year, Huawei

Africa now ‘crucial’ to smartphone makers

Global smartphone shipments are losing steam, but lower-priced devices and the African market are likely to be engines of growth, says an international research organisation. International Data Corp last week forecast that global smartphone growth

Xiaomi hits SA shores

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is aiming to target a tech-savvy market in South Africa, says a distributor. The manufacturer, which has seen success in mainland China for its devices, is bringing the Redmi 2 and Mi 4 to South Africa through a distribution

TalkCentral: Ep 132 – ‘Show me’

In the latest episode of South Africa’s best technology podcast, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Telkom’s new and aggressively priced 1Mbit/s wholesale ADSL service. Also this week, they discuss Alan Knott-Craig’s new venture, HeroTel, and

Xiaomi to make Africa debut

Fast-growing Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is coming to Africa. The company, which is now one of the largest smartphone makers worldwide, has appointed Mobile in Africa to represent it 50 African countries. Mobile in Africa is headed by RJ van Spaandonk

Apple grabs smartphone crown from Samsung

Samsung lost the number one spot in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, displaced at the top of the pile by Apple, according to new data from Gartner. It’s the first time Samsung has dropped out of the top spot in smartphone sales volumes

Duncan McLeod
Power shifts as Apple sparkles, Samsung falls

What a difference a year makes. In late 2013, Korea’s Samsung was still riding high on the success of its Galaxy S4 and Note 3 smartphones, while some analysts were questioning whether rival Apple had simply stopped innovating after the