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

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


Nomanini integrates with M-Pesa in Mozambique for merchants cash-in

Nomanini, a South Africa-based enterprise payments platform provider, has announced the integration with M-Pesa in Mozambique to allow merchants to use mobile money agents as a means of topping up their virtual vending accounts on Nomanini terminals. This integration with M-Pesa means merchants, who receive cash payments for virtual products such as prepaid electricity or


Pre-register to buy the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

At the recently held Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced the launch of the newest additions to the Galaxy family of products, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Nigerians who are interested in being the first to own the devices once they become available for purchase starting mid-March 2016

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TECNO launches DROIPAD 7C PRO for Pad + Phone lovers

Last week, TechLoy reported that TECNO, a leading manufacturer of high-end smartphones and feature phones for emerging markets, was set to launch a device after getting the hint from a source familiar with the matter. March 1, 2016, the device – TECNO DROIPAD 7C PRO – was launched at a media briefing held at the


Obi Worldphone launches smartphone for young African professionals

Obi Worldphone, a US-based global smartphone company, has announced the launch of the MV1, a smartphone targeted at young professionals in Africa and other fast-growing markets spread across Asia, Latin America, and Europe. The MV1 embodies the company’s deep-rooted philosophy that sophisticated design is just as vital to a modern phone as its internal components.


Jolla partners mi-Fone to launch Sailfish OS-powered devices in Africa

Jolla Ltd., the Finnish mobile company and developer of open mobile operating system Sailfish OS, has announced a partnership with mi-Fone, the first African mobile devices brand, to bring Sailfish OS-powered devices to the African continent. The Sailfish OS is a mobile operating system offering a true independent choice to the existing US-based operating systems.


M-KOPA Solar launches Solar-powered digital TV

M-KOPA Solar, a Tanzania-headquartered pay-as-you-go solar energy provider for off-grid customers, has launched solar-powered digital TV, targeting millions of its customers who don’t own one. The TVs are available to both M-KOPA’s existing and new customers. For existing customers, it will be available as a “M-KOPA + TV” upgrade pack and to new customers as