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InnJoo set to launch two new smartphones with larger batteries

InnJoo set to launch two new smartphones with larger batteries

After two launch events held over past few months in Nigeria, Dubai-based mobile phone manufacturing company, InnJoo is set to launch two new devices at the University of Lagos in a bid to target the younger generation. During the launch event, which is centered around providing solutions to improve the power issues in the country,

In this Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, photo, Filipino Catholics prepare to take photos, using their mobile phones and tablets, of Pope Francis aboard his Popemobile in Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis is here on a five-day apostolic visit in this predominantly Catholic nation in Asia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

How Millennials Are Growing Africa’s Mobile Economy

Taiwo Otiti, Country General Manager for IBM West Africa writes on how organizations can unlock new ways to solve business challenges, enhance productivity and better define the needs and strategic interests of the corporation in the future of the marketplace by tapping into the digital wisdom of millennials.


Samsung dominates South Africa’s smartphone and tablet market – report

According to a new research by International Data Corporation (IDC), South Korean phone manufacturer, Samsung has consolidated its position at the top of the South African market in the second quarter of 2015. The report revealed that Samsung’s smartphone market share increased from 40.9% in 2014 to 45.2% in 2015, well ahead of second placed


Google Launches The First Android One Phone in Africa, Infinix Hot 2 in Six African Countries

Google today announced the launch of Android One, its affordable smartphone program for Africa, with an official launch in Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Morocco today in partnership with device manufacturer, Infinix Mobility. The phone, called Infinix HOT 2, will be available in Nigeria starting today at select retail outlets and via online


This report shows what’s driving mobile payments and banking around the world

MEF today released its annual Global Mobile Money report which reveals nine significant mobile money trends and explores how they are stimulating growth across the expanded mobile ecosystem. The report, based on a study of 15,000 mobile media users across 15 countries, shows that mobile banking continues to engage consumers – especially in mobile first

BlackBerry to roll out BB 10.3.2 and Blend 1.2 to all BB10 devices in the coming weeks

BlackBerry has just announced that over the coming weeks, it’ll be shipping the BlackBerry 10.3.2 firmware update and BlackBerry Blend to all BB10 based devices. According to BlackBerry, the update promises to provide more security and privacy in a bid to keep your productivity in the long run. BB 10.3.2 will arrive with a lot


Opera releases report on the most popular Android phones in Africa

According to a recent report by Opera, Samsung, Tecno and Huawei phones are the most widely used Android devices by Opera browser users in Africa. The web and mobile browser recently released the new Opera Mini for Android, which is now one of the top-featured apps in the Google Play store in several countries and


eTranzact Is Totally Rethinking Mobile Payments In Nigeria With Its New PocketMoni Service

eTranzact, a leading provider of mobile banking and payments services in Africa is attempting to rethink mobile payments in Nigeria with a new PocketMoni service that claims to better understand the needs of the marketplace. The company says it “has done a retake of what mobile money can be with a recreated game changing mobile