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[VIDEO] Launch Of The Nyanga Community Information Centre By POTRAZ

Today the minister of ICT Honorable Mandiwanzira is officially opening the Nyanga Community Information Centre.   Launch Of The Nyanga Community Information Centre By POTRAZ https://t.co/YC2tq9Xvth — Techzim (@Techzim) July 6, 2018 Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code […]


Introducing Zimpost And First Mutual Life’s Newest Baby: Hello PostLife

Zimpost has partnered with First Mutual Life to bring PostLife. Know More about it here Zimpost in partnership with First Mutual Life Brings you the Post Life-Funeral Cash Plan Zimbabwe Posts – Pvt Ltd … https://t.co/tGUlMxF98P — Techzim (@Techzim) July 3, 2018 Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): […]


Oppo Find X From The Other Side Of The Fence

So yesterday my arch nemesis (and workmate) Farai Mudzingwa went full throttle on how The Oppo Find X was a clear miss with the pop up camera design and axed features. A lot of valid arguments were outlined by this lad but I feel every story has 2 sides. Here is mine. Notch Be Gone […]


[Video] Oculus Go The Most Affordable Standalone VR Headset Right Now

A couple of years ago Facebook announced and released the Oculus Rift which was their own solution to a standalone Virtual Reality headset. However at an asking price of $400 it made a lot of sense for someone to buy a VR headset shell and slide their smartphone inside it instead. Well Oculus went back […]


It’s Amazing What Smartphones Are Capable Of Nowadays

Year after year a multitude of high end smartphones armed to the teeth, or in this case to the bezel, are getting released almost every other week. With every release there is constant reference to this latest one being better than the previous one and/or its competition. And true to that regard these smartphones HAVE […]


[Livestream]Celebrating World Telecommunication Day In Murewa Live

Today is the World Telecommunications Day and POTRAZ with the Ministry Of ICT And Cyber Security have us in Murehwa. Watch it Live Here Celebrating World Telecommunication Day In Murewa Live https://t.co/42ScrF6SxW — Techzim (@Techzim) May 17, 2018 Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: […]


The Zimswitch Digital Payments Conference Live

We are bringing the Zimswitch Digital Payments Conference to you live under the theme Sustaining Digital Payments in Zimbabwe and creating a gateway into SADC The Zimswitch Digital Payments Conference Live https://t.co/hx4cS4XjLI — Techzim (@Techzim) May 4, 2018 The Zimswitch Digital Payments Conference Live https://t.co/uzP4boz3dN — Techzim (@Techzim) May 4, 2018 The Zimswitch Digital Payments […]


[VIDEO] ProComm Brings You The DellEMC Customer Vendor Dialog Live

ProComm is hosting a Customer/Vendor dialogue looking at how your business can leverage on existing data to present it in more useful and profitable formats. First Session DellEMC Customer Vendor event https://t.co/aZ8poEtPJQ — Techzim (@Techzim) April 17, 2018 Second Session DellEMC Customer Vendor event Second Session @dellemc https://t.co/V2sNPWmHRW — Techzim (@Techzim) April 17, 2018 Quick […]


What Exactly Is In The Steward Bank Square 2.0 App?

On the 12th of April Steward Bank released their new mobile banking app to the public under the name Square 2.0. Now we say new because the first iteration of this app was to a number of people basically everything you got using their USSD *210#. Square 2.0 however aims to fix all that with […]


Kwesé Play Unboxing Reveals Quite A Compact Decoder

Kwesé Play launched a little while back and its purpose was to aggregate as many of the popular online streaming sites onto one device. Here we are talking your YouTube, your Netflix, Your Red Bull TV and more. Currently Kwesé play is only available in South Africa at a buying price of around R999 and […]


Check Out Steward Bank’s Square 2.0 Release Live

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[VIDEO] That Huawei P20 Finally Worth Your Kidney?

Last week in Paris, Huawei launched its next generation P-Series smartphones, the P20 and the P20 Pro. They also launched a more premium offering in the form of the Mate RS Porsche Design based on the P20 Pro but with a couple of design upgrades. The cheapest offering of these devices starts at a cool […]


[VIDEO] Casually Fooling Around With A Robot At Steward Bank

So we got invited by Steward Bank to meet their software development team and check out one or two things they were working on. As a commercial break we got some entertainment from their Robot Alpha 1. Might eventually be a compact and mobile home for Batsi (their recently announced software bot) Quick NetOne, Econet, […]


Tecno Phantom 8 Review. Big Slab Of Metal And Glass, Big Gives And Takes

From the Phantom 6 Plus we skip the 7 and dive into the Phantom 8. It’s the latest and greatest from Tecno and the focus does seem like it was on a head turning design. It’s one big phablet and is ready to duel with the best right now. Is it really? Let’s find out. […]


[Video] MBCA Bank Officially Re-branded To Nedbank Zimbabwe

MBCA Bank officially rebrands to Nedbank. Here is the video Nedbank Zimbabwe is part of the Nedbank Group headquartered in South Africa, itself part of the Old Mutual Group. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your […]


The ICT Policy And Innovation Drive Launch Live At The HICC

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Tecno Camon CX Air, A Solid Entry Level Smartphone…At A Price

A number of you avid readers of Techzim requested to get the review of the Tecno Camon CX Air. By a number it was actually 1. That’s good enough so onward with the review. This is the Tecno Camon CX Air. It is the lite version of the Tecno Camon CX. Let’s see what the […]


OneFusion’s NEW New Bundles. The First Right Steps Towards Better Mobile Internet

Advertized as Super Data, OneFusion has rethought their content bundle offering. Let’s get the quick stats out of the way: Facebook and Twitter bundles have been erased from OneFusion Real Data has been bumped up So has On Net minutes As well as SMSs But valid for 21 days (OneFusion 3, 5 and 10) My […]


Techzim Reviews: Black Panther After The Post Credits Scene #PotentialSpoilerAlert!

Again before I begin I have 2 disclaimers. First off this might be a potential spoiler so tread carefully. Secondly, this is my own encounter of the movie so just in case you feel burdened with glorious purpose to skin me alive then the comments are our Colosseum. As some of you might know yesterday […]


Black Panther Tickets Get Sold Out!

Imagine that. At $12 a pop Sterkinekor Sam Levy in Harare has managed to sell out on all its tickets for the Black Panther movie premier. Even Captain America Civil War with how how impressive it was has been trumped by the all black cast Black Panther. The movie will be premiering tomorrow the 15th […]


Could Black Panther’s Kingdom, Wakanda, Have Been Inspired By Great Zimbabwe?

The Black Panther movie no doubt has been getting some raving reviews all over. Going through the internet fueling my hype has made me come across some very interesting videos and articles. In this video the guy tries to explore the inspirations of major aspects of the movie and link them to the present African context. […]


Itel S32 Is The Impressive Budget Smartphone You Have Never Heard Of!

Bold claim indeed but even I was shocked by this Itel S32 smartphone. It is an upcoming smartphone brand with some pretty humble specs but a really impressive build. Let’s crack it open and see what we are dealing with. The following is a technical review of this device. For a simplified summary scroll down […]


GTeL X6 Plus. 4 Cameras, Tall Display, Gorgeous Looking Shade Of Blue

So from the pleasing X5 from last year we take a look at GTeL’s latest offering. The GTeL X6 Plus. From the title you may have already gotten an idea of what we are dealing with here. Oh and the blue just looks amazing in the sun. Very amazing. Let’s get on with the details […]


[Video] Steward Bank Kwenga POS Machine Live Demo

Kwenga is a service from Steward Bank providing POS machines to the masses. There are 2 POS devices, one is around $200 and the other is $35. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to […]


Samsung Announces Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus reveal Dates. Hints Some Camera Updates

Never a dull moment in the tech world is there? Samsung just threw an announcement of their Unboxing Event. The date is 25th of February 2018 and the goodies are the Galaxy S9 under the slogan ‘The Camera Reimagined’. Now interestingly we find the hint being focused at the camera were some rumors were flying […]


Flagship, mid-range, premium, high-end smartphone. What does it all mean?

Flagships devices, high-end devices mid range, premium the classes go on and on. Its a mess trying to explain which devices go were and why but I think I might be able to clear the air a little bit. Defining them with respect to their processing power for me seems like a more palatable categorizing […]


Oppo, The Actual Smartphones Have Landed In Zimbabwe Now!

Just a couple of weeks ago a new smartphone brand called Oppo popped up in our humble streets of Harare. For those of you that didn’t know, Oppo is the 2nd biggest selling smartphone manufacturer in China, only bested by Huawei. So whats on offer in our local Oppo store? Oppo A37   Retailing at […]


Zimbabwean eSports Start-up taking Zimbabwean Gamers to Soccer World Cup and it’s open to Everyone

A bit of a while ago I once wrote about the potential I saw in gaming in Zimbabwe. In that period I bumped into someone interesting. His name is Thomas Arnold and the founder of Zimbabwe Mind Sports Union (eSports Zimbabwe) Not sure how many of you know of eSports Zimbabwe but it’s a group of some pretty passionate […]


[Video] Sony’s MDR XB950B1 headphones are more than just about the bass

These are the Sony MDR-XB950B1 headphones under Sony’s line of extra bass headphones. They are big beautiful looking things with impressive levels of comfort. But the main event, the sound is what we are here for. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please […]


2018 The Year Of The Serious Value Smartphone?

At the beginning of 2017 I threw out an article on how it was going to be the year of the biggest smartphone battle. Boy oh boy did they deliver! Even threw in a couple of new kids into the arena, the Razer Phone and the Essential Phone. It was fought tooth and nail and […]