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Gadgets & Apps

Astro Mobile Africa launches a new line of devices

Astro Mobile Africa launched a couple of mobile phones yesterday in a brand relaunch event. This line of mobile phones includes one feature phone under the name A32 GOAT and 3 smartphones that is an entry level version called the Mercury, mid range version names Mercury Nova and a phablet dubbed the Genesis Phab. Here […]

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Gadgets & Apps

Nokia paving the way for their upcoming smartphones.

A few weeks ago Nokia confirmed bringing back their brand name to the mobile device space which came as a long awaited return (for me that is) hinting they might be launching an Android powered Nokia handset early next year. Preparations are underway for this initiative with the return of an official Nokia Facebook page […]

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Broadband

TECNO Mobile partners up with Manchester City FC [Update]

Yesterday TECNO mobile signed a partnership with one of the premium football clubs Manchester City to be their Tablet and Handset partner. The partnership is said to be a ‘multi-year agreement’ and one that will definitely be a big one for the Chinese based Afrocentric mobile phone maker in terms of getting their brand out. Here […]

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Broadband

WhatsApp and Messenger video calling mobile data consumption.

Video calling is becoming trendy especially with its debut on WhatsApp just about a month ago but Facebook’s Messenger has had that feature for quite a while now. Anyway the story here is which of the two is the most efficient means of digital face to face communication that is best connectivity and quality for […]

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Broadband

[Breaking News] TECNO mobile partners up with Manchester City FC!

Tecno mobile is signing an agreement to be the official partner of Manchester City FC one of the biggest European Football Club on what might be one of the biggest deals the Chinese based, Afro centric mobile phone manufacturer has made thus far. 10:30 Announcement Facebook/Instagram: TECNO is proud to announce that we have become […]

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Telecommunications

[Breaking News] Government’s Telecel takeover completed!

We have just received news that Vimplecom and Global Telecom, who owned a 60% stake in Telecel, have finally concluded the long protracted deal with Government which will see them take over their stake in the mobile network operator. The communique signed off by Telecel CEO Angeline Vere to colleagues today states that management will […]

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Virtual Reality

Samsung Gear VR review. Get ready to be immersed.

Okay so i’m in a commuter omnibus after a long day at work and i’m waiting for people to fill it up. I get my Virtual Reality headset out and put on a rollercoaster video and immerse myself in my own world for about 2 minutes. Taking them off saw me being asked by my […]

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Media

When you go to the gym, you can’t just pay for the treadmill- DSTV on why they can’t let you choose your own channels!

Recently, South African online publication, MyBroadband, interviewed MultiChoice General Manager, Nyiko Shiburi who sat down with them to explain why DSTV cannot let subscribers simply choose their own channels and pay for them. Some of the extracts from the interview include the GM saying: “Technology is built to place channels into a relatively small number of […]

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Mobile Money & eCommerce

Now that they have you hooked on OneFusion, NetOne wants you to use its OneWallet mobile money platform, but what for?

Over the past few months, NetOne has enjoyed a somewhat comeback largely due to its OneFusion product which, arguably, offers the best mobile data deal in Zimbabwe right now. Many subscribers have “ditched” their previous mobile operator to enjoy the economic data package OneFusion offers and now NetOne looks to capitalize on this shift by […]

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Legislation

Minister of ICT accuses mobile operators of externalising forex, makes strong case for unified gateway as solution!

According to a report published by the Chronicle today, the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, has accused mobile operators of “fleecing” the country of foreign currency through understated international calls. Addressing Parliament on the issue, the Minister stated that Government did not have the necessary equipment to monitor incoming and outgoing calls creating a technical grey area […]

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Broadband

Does more megapixels mean better quality images?

So you are like me. Love to take photos and therefore own or want to own a phone with a very decent camera. Question is, what is a good camera? That’s not an easy question because now you have to ask what makes a good camera and no, bigger sensor or more Megapixels does not […]

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