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TECNO launches Camon C8’s successor – a 13-megapixel front/back camera smartphone

TECNO, a leading mobile phone manufacturer, has announced the launch of the successor of Camon C8, its higly sought-after camera smartphone, into the Nigerian smartphone market. The successor, Camon C9, closes the gap between premium camera phones and budget DSLR cameras, and spots unputdownable features. Some of the features include groundbreaking dual 13.0MP front/back autofocus


GeoPoll Launches First Pan-African Out-of-Home Measurement Product

GeoPoll, the world’s largest mobile survey platform, has announced the launch of “Pan-African OOH”, the first data product to regularly measure consumption of Out of Home mediums across Africa. The product, jointly launched with Kantar Media and Cuende, uses a consistent methodology to bring robust Out of Home measurement data to 15 countries. Through a


Lenovo launches world’s first consumer Tango-enabled smartphone

Lenovo, a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology, has announced the launch of the world’s first consumer smartphone powered by Tango, a new technology from Google that enables augmented reality (AR) gaming and utilities. The PHAB2 Pro, as the device is called, transforms how we interact with our surroundings by enabling mobile


Cardio-Pad inventor, Arthur Zang wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Cameroonian inventor, Arthur Zang has won the 2016 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, organized by The Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom, for his heart-monitoring device, the Cardio-Pad. The Cardio-Pad is a small tablet device that allows any medical professional to perform heart diagnostics at any location. These diagnostics, sent to a cardiologist via a

Pix From Left; Mr Onuh Emeka, Retail Manager, Tecno BU Nigeria, Limited, Mr Peter Shi, Business Development Manager, BU Nigeria, Mr GbengaOguntade, Business Unit Head Tecno Tablet, Transsion Holdings, and Mr Jack Huang, Business Development Manager, Tecno Nigeria, Transsion Holdings, During the Launch of Phone and Pad 711, By Tecno, Transsion Holdings Limited, Held on Thursday 26-5-2016, At Head Office, ATG House, Isaac John GRA, Ikeja, Lagos PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi

TECNO Launches Yet Another Phablet Into The Nigerian Market

TECNO, a leading manufacturer of high-end smartphones and feature phones for emerging markets, has launched yet another phablet as it seeks to consolidate its push to become a major player in the tablet segment of the Nigerian market. Known as the PhonePad 7 II, the elegantly designed device fuses the computing ability of high-end tablets


BBOXX has sold 70,000 systems and installed over 2MW of solar panels since launch

BBOXX, a venture backed company developing solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in Africa, has announced it has sold 70,000 systems and installed over 2MW of solar panels since it launched. This achievement is major milestone for the startup as it journeys to electrify 4 million households by 2020 through its wholly


Nomanini records 1,500% growth in transactions, scales mPoS platform

Nomanini, a South Africa-based payments platform provider, has announced it achieved 1,500 percent growth in transactions over 20 months. The company, which also announced the successful scaling of its mobile point-of-sale (PoS) platform for informal markets, hit one million transactions in August 2014, and since then has seen growth of 1,500 percent. It recently saw

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Nokia-branded phones & tablets running Android OS to become available worldwide soon

Baring any unforeseen circumstances, the Nokia brand (that ruled the world of mobile phones at a time) will be returning to the consumer market soon but this time with phones & tablets running Android OS. The new set of devices, which will be created by Helsinki-headquartered HMD Global, a new private venture, might become available


HID Global Partners Media Concepts To Launch Mobile ID Program in Nigeria

HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has announced a partnership with Lagos-based Media Concepts to launch mobile IDs on Nigerian citizens’ smartphones using the new HID goID™ platform. Powered by the HID’s award-winning Seos technology, the mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Biometric Central Motor Registry (BCMR) vehicle registration


AOC’s new all-in-one PC comes pre-installed with Jide’s Remix OS

AOC, a global leader of HD display technology, has launched a new 24″ all-in-one PC that comes pre-installed with the Remix OS, a revolutionary desktop OS based on Android created by Beijing-based startup, Jide Technology. The new PC (AIO) comes with a 24-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB or 64GB of storage.


Ingenico Group deploys cashless revenue collection solution in Kenya

Ingenico Group, a global leader in seamless payment, has announced the deployment of a cashless revenue collection solution in the County of Nyeri in Kenya. Through the solution, county fees such as parking, land rates, business permits, and market stall fees, were collected electronically. Aside reinforcing the emerging cashless-based culture, the solution’s benefits include stronger


SA’s LifeQ partners ADI to develop better non-invasive body monitoring devices

LifeQ, a South Africa-based health informatics company, has announced a partnership with Analog Devices Inc, a US-based multinational semiconductor company, to develop better non-invasive body monitoring devices. The non-invasive body monitoring devices will provide highly accurate physiological data that is currently only available through the use of expensive, invasive and hard-to-access equipment The partnership will


Apple launches faster, more beautiful MacBook

Cupertino-based Apple has announced the launch of an updated MacBook, making the thinnest and lightest Mac better than ever. The updated Mac comes with the latest Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and an additional hour of battery life. Featuring an all-metal unibody enclosure, the MacBook is now available in four aluminum finishes


Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge gets Pink Gold variant

When the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were launched during the Mobile World Congress in January, they came in four colour variants – Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, White Pearl and Silver Titanium. Samsung Electronics has announced another colour variant, Pink Gold, bringing the total available colours for the devices to five. Why Pink Gold?


TECNO launches Boom J8 – the No. 1 music smartphone

TECNO, a leading manufacturer of high-end smartphones and feature phones for emerging markets, has launched the Boom J8, giving music lovers in the country something to cheer about. The Boom J8, which is an upgrade of the 2015-launched BOOM J7 and J5, comes with top-of-the-line features. It has a plastic and metal trimming design, and


Jide Technology’s Remix Mini goes on sale in Nigeria next week for as low as 18k

You might be wondering what the Remix Mini is. No, it’s not a ‘mini remix’ by legendary singer, Tubaba. The Remix Mini is a device that has been described as the world’s first true Android PC. And for good reasons! It allows you to work and play with the entire Android app ecosystem while taking


Apple launches iPhone SE – a small but mighty iPhone

Cupertino-based Apple has launched iPhone SE, a small but mighty iPhone which comes with a wonderful array of features. Launched yesterday, the iPhone SE has been called the most powerful phone, and for good reasons. It has a four-inch display in a beloved compact aluminium design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a colour-matched


Apple launches 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Cupertino-based multinational tech company, Apple has launched a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, an all-new device which spots breakthrough features and advanced display technologies. Launched yesterday, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is just under one pound and features a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider colour gamut, lower reflectivity, Night Shift mode and introduces new True