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WhatsApp hits 500 million users

Washington - WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.That is up from an estimated 450 million as ...Read more

WhatsApp hits 500 million users

23 April 2014 | 202 Views
Washington - WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.That is up from an estimated 450 million as ...

by AFP

Zimbabwe mobile penetration at 104.4%

18 March 2014 | 5292 Views
Zimbabwe's improved tele-density has opened up opportunities for mobile money services.This should provide impetus for growth in the country's usage of electronic payment systems. Last week In...

by Tawanda Musarurwa

WhatsApp to add voice service

24 February 2014 | 6717 Views
Barcelona - WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says the popular messaging application for smartphones acquired last week by Facebook will soon be offering a voice service.Koum says "we are going to in...

by AP

Zimbabwe mobile money agents form association

11 February 2014 | 4469 Views
Agents handling mobile money transactions for Econet, Telecel Zimbabwe and NetOne in Zimbabwe have formed an association to advance their interests and lobby for inclusion in policy making....

by Staff reporter

Econet trials educational content and tablet scheme

04 February 2014 | 3631 Views
Zimbabwean operator Econet Wireless has launched a four-month pilot for a scheme called EcoSchool, which aims to provide resources, lecture notes and educational content at discounted prices....

by Staff reporter

Econet acquires Altron's 8.6% in Liquid Telecom

17 January 2014 | 4699 Views
Econet Wireless Global has acquired the 8.6% in its subsidiary Liquid Telecom held by JSE listed technology company Altron. In a statement to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), A...

by Own correspondent

Zimbabwe mobile penetration now stands at 103.5%

11 January 2014 | 5372 Views
Zimbabwe's national mobile penetration rate for the year ended December 2013 now stands at 103.5%, up from 98% for the same period in 2012, fin24 reported.The Postal and Telecommunications Reg...

by Staff reporter

How to cut your own micro-SIM card

18 December 2013 | 7468 Views
SIM cards were long forgotten until a few years ago when Apple introduced the micro-SIM in its iPhone 4. Hardly measuring the size of a fingernail, the micro-SIM was created to accommodate th...

by Sharon Vaknin

Zimbabwe to have mobile number portability next year

08 December 2013 | 8700 Views
POTRAZ, Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator has sent notices to the mobile networks warning them that it wants to introduce Mobile Number Portability next year.Mobile number portability (MNP) enabl...

by Staff reporter

Smartphone app to give early earthquake warning

30 November 2013 | 4699 Views
Rio de Janeiro - A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.Resea...

by Staff Reporter

Charge your phone - with your shoe!

30 November 2013 | 4957 Views
The phone-charging shoe that harvests energy through an ultra tiny chip designed by 24-year-old Kenyan graduate Anthony Mutua is now available market after patenting it. Mutua developed a very tiny ch...

by Staff reporter

Ex-Nokia employees release new smartphone

28 November 2013 | 6375 Views
A team of ex-Nokia employees has released the first handset running on a new smartphone platform.The Jolla phone - pronounced Yol-la - is powered by open-source operating system Sailfish, but ...

by Staff Reporter

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Round

30 October 2013 | 6879 Views
Samsung did it again - With an addition to the big screen family the company unveiled a new curved technology , the Galaxy Round. Instead of bending from top to bottom like LG's concept the G...

by Tech Reporter

'A third of Samsung's smartwatches returned' - Leaked document

29 October 2013 | 4263 Views
The smartwatch has seen a return rate of 30% in Best Buy locations in the U.S. according to leaked information.Almost of a third of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatches are being returned, a lea...

by Staff Reporter

Blue Screen Of Death on iPhone 5s - Reports

11 October 2013 | 4824 Views
There has been reports by iPhone 5s user of an unexpected Blue Screen Of Death (BSoD).According to 'The Verge...

by Tech Reporter

BlackBerry co-founders considering bid for struggling smartphone maker

11 October 2013 | 3932 Views
BlackBerry Ltd co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering a bid to buy the struggling smartphone maker, according to a securities filing on Thursday, raising the prospect of an alte...

by Tech Reporter

Hackers Learned How to Trick the Fingerprint Censor on the New iPhone -Video

04 October 2013 | 3419 Views
Some hackers in Germany, known as the Chaos Computer Club, claimed to have figured out how to trick the new iPhone 5's fingerprint scannerThe group have now uploaded a video proving that the...

by Tech Reporter

Security company says iPhone bug can thwart device wiper

04 October 2013 | 2684 Views
Boston - A German security company has uncovered a bug in the new iPhone's software that it said enables hackers to overcome a safeguard allowing users to remotely wipe stolen or lost phones.B...

by Staff Reporter

Samsung set to unveil smartphones with curved displays

25 September 2013 | 3806 Views
Seoul - Samsung said on Wednesday it would unveil a smartphone with a curved display in October - a technological innovation aimed at maintaining its lead in a lucrative but increasingly saturated mar...

by Tech Reporter

Sony Xperia Z1 - 'Best smartphone for capturing images'

13 September 2013 | 3802 Views
IFA 2013 Berlin - Sony unveiled its new Xperia Z1 together with its first lens-style camera last week.The Xperia Z1 which comes with 20.7 megapixel camera will be in store this month and it i...

by Tawanda Nomatoma

New iPhone price spooks investors, Apple shares drop

12 September 2013 | 2412 Views
 Apple Inc's new iPhones got panned by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors decried one model for being too costly for emerging markets such as China, and dismissed the other model as lacking en...

by Reuters

Apple unveils new iPhone 5s and 5c

11 September 2013 | 2702 Views
Apple has unveiled two new iPhones: the 5S, which has a significantly faster processor and an extremely cool feature in the fingerprint sensor, and the budget 5C version.These are the phones...

by Staff Reporter

Samsung unveils a smartwatch

04 September 2013 | 3047 Views
Berlin - Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch at least weeks ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts bel...

by AP

Zimbabwe most expensive in voice tariffs

27 August 2013 | 3207 Views
ZIMBABWE'S small mobile operators are charging the most expensive voice call tariffs in the southern African region, a study by Research ICT Africa Network shows.In the study, the smaller oper...

by Staff reporter

Google launches Ndebele keyboard App

23 August 2013 | 3255 Views
Google has taken a leap across language barriers by launching its Google Keyboard, an app which has as one of its key languages, a composite Nguni blend of Ndebele and Zulu.The keyboard app ...

by Staff reporter

New iPhone to be revealed soon - report

12 August 2013 | 2951 Views
New York - Apple is to unveil its next iPhone on 10 September, according to The Wall Street Journal blog AllThings D.The blog cited unnamed sources for its report. An Apple representative decl...

by Sapa-DPA

Apple wins long-running patent dispute with Samsung

10 August 2013 | 2562 Views
New York - Apple won a partial victory in its long-running patent dispute with Samsung on Friday when a US administrative panel found Samsung in violation of two Apple patents and blocked imports of s...

by Staff Reporter

LG unveils new device to challenge Apple, Samsung

08 August 2013 | 2427 Views
San Francisco, California - LG Electronics on Wednesday unveiled a new device to challenge Apple, Samsung and other rivals in the booming smartphone market.The G2 was introduced as the first i...

by Tech Reporter

Econet breaks EcoCash to Telecel mobile numbers

05 August 2013 | 3678 Views
The smooth convenience of using mobile money for transfers and payments is exceptional. The idea of being able to send money to anyone that has a mobile phone and them being able to pick it up immedi...

by L.S.M Kabweza

Nokia unveils world's first Windows Phone phablet, Lumia 625

23 July 2013 | 4407 Views
Finnish phonemaker, Nokia Tuesday unveiled the Lumia 625 -- the world's first Windows Phone phablet.Despite being the biggest Nokia to date, the 625 will sit rather low in the deck in term...

by Staff Reporter

Nokia hints on unveiling its first phablet device

23 July 2013 | 3796 Views
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by Tech Reporter

India ends 162-year-old telegram service

15 July 2013 | 2792 Views
Thousands of Indians have crammed into telegram offices to send souvenir messages, in a last-minute rush before the service was shut down after 162 years.Sunday night at 10pm was the last poin...

by Tech Reporter

Samsung second quarter misses forecast

05 July 2013 | 3092 Views
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd missed already modest expectations for its quarterly earnings guidance on Friday, deepening worries that its smartphone business may have peaked, as growth in sales of its b...

by Tech Reporter

10 million units of Galaxy S4 sold in less than a month

23 May 2013 | 3459 Views
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, said Thursday that it has sold more than 10 million units of Galaxy S4, the latest flagship smartphone model, in less than a month since its...

by Staff Reporter

Nokia introduces Nokia Lumia 925

14 May 2013 | 4062 Views
London - Nokia today introduced the Nokia Lumia 925, a new interpretation of its award-winning flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest Pu...

by Tech Reporter

Gtel takes the fight to Samsung, to launch A717 Explorer

05 May 2013 | 6575 Views
Gtel, the leading and most preferred mobile phone brand in Zimbabwe, has done it again.The 2013 edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair came to an end yesterday, and it seems Gtel wa...

by Staff reporter

How to save your mobile phone if you get it wet

11 April 2013 | 4712 Views
We have all had it happen, from the toilet drop disaster to phone in the bathtub moment. It can be an upsetting experience, but if you wet your phone, all is not lost.Act quickly and you can o...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook introduces new product 'Home'

04 April 2013 | 2989 Views
California - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is not building a phone or an operating system. Rather, Facebook is introducing a mobile experience called "Home" that makes the social netw...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook phone to be launches tomorrow

03 April 2013 | 3660 Views
The giant online social network Facebook is set to launch the new "Facebook phone" tomorrow April 4.The press event will be held at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California - revea...

by Tech Reporter

BlackBerry CEO blasts iPhone

24 March 2013 | 4686 Views
TORONTO - Apple‘s iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd.Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much...

by Tech Reporter

Zimbabwe mobile tele-density stands at 97%

08 March 2013 | 3959 Views
ZIMBABWE now has a mobile penetration of 97 percent with more than 12 million cellphone lines registered as last December.According to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of...

by Business reporter

Econet continues to innovate

07 March 2013 | 5403 Views
As it continues on its path to diversify income streams, it was recently reported that Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe's largest telecommunications company, is to extend its footprint into South Africa, wi...

by Business reporter

Parents should limit kids' use of mobile, cordless phones - health warning

04 March 2013 | 3741 Views
PARENTS should limit kids' use of mobile and cordless phones, Australia's radiation watchdog recommends in new health advice.The Federal Government's Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclea...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe's mobile penetration rate reaches 97%

27 February 2013 | 4469 Views
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), has released the December 2012 (4th quarter) mobile phone and fixed telephone subscribers statistics. According to sta...

by L.S.M Kabweza

Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona

25 February 2013 | 3551 Views
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) will start on today (Monday Feb 25) in the Spanish city of Barcelona and will last till Thursday, showcasing key developments in applications and technology.Lea...

by Tech Reporter

Apple team working on 'iWatch' - Report

15 February 2013 | 5099 Views
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple already has a 100-people team working on a "Dick Tracy"-style wristwatch that has smartphone functions, according to U.S. media reports Tuesday.The team's size, including...

by Staff Reporter

Worldwide mobile phone sales dropped in 2012

13 February 2013 | 3675 Views
Sales of mobile phones around the world fell last year for the first time since 2009 as consumers shunned cheaper feature phones, research company Gartner said on Wednesday."Tough economic con...

by Staff Reporter

RIM set for Blackberry 10 launch tomorrow

29 January 2013 | 3562 Views
New York - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion begins its comeback bid on Wednesday with a new platform launch in a make-or-break move for a firm that is rapidly sinking in the smartphone market it o...

by Sapa-AFP

Pop star casually shares photos of his brand new 'iPhone 5' online

03 September 2012 | 2898 Views
A Taiwanese pop star casually shared photographs of his brand new 'iPhone 5' with his 13.5 million followers this week on Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging equivalent of Twitter....

by Tech Reporter

iPhone maker, Apple, wants four more Samsung products banned

01 September 2012 | 3059 Views
San Jose - Fresh off its court victory over Samsung, iPhone maker Apple is asking a federal court to add four more of its rival's products to the list of patent-infringing products.Apple filed...

by AP
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