Posts Tagged ‘mobile’
Airtel Ghana upgrades network for faster broadband
Friday, January 20th, 2012

Airtel, Ghana's second national operator announced an upgrade of its cellular network to a newer/faster mobile broadband technology called 3.75G earlier this week. 3.75G, otherwise known as HSPA+, is the latest iteration of the 3G mobile broadband technology. The launch makes Airtel the pioneer of 3.75G in Ghana, and the fastest mobile broadband service in Ghana presently. Airtel is promising a maximum theoretical download speed of 21Mbps. Its ...  [Read more]

Glo Mobile soft launches in Ghana
Thursday, January 19th, 2012

After several false starts, Glo Mobile Ghana appears to have taken its most remarkable step yet, towards a commercial launch. The cellular network obtained its operating licence since 2008 but had failed to launch its service to the public, citing logistical difficulties. Its last false start was 17th November 2011. A much-publicized commercial launch slated for that date was postponed at the last minute. Today 19th January 2012 was another ...  [Read more]

App spotlight: DStv Guide for Android
Saturday, January 14th, 2012

DStv Guide is an Android app by Multichoice Africa (PTY) Ltd, operators of Africa's leading direct-to-home digital satellite platform, DStv. The app offers the program guide of some of the television channels on DStv. Its features include: 7 day schedule information Extended programme information Localized information for all countries where DStv is available Set reminders for any movie, show or sporting event The nifty app is only 575KB and ...  [Read more]

Toshiba shines with world’s thinnest tablet at CES 2012
Friday, January 13th, 2012

The 2012 edition of Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas USA did not disappoint. Being the biggest platform for tech companies to show-off their latest innovations, a lot of new tablets (mostly running the Android OS) were among the announced. I have followed the news reports and one tablet that stood-out of the crowd was Toshiba's Excite x10. It is exciting. From PC World: This 10.1-inch tablet distinguishes itself as the only model that ...  [Read more]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) launched in Ghana on 7th July 2011, enabling mobile subscribers to move from one mobile network to another, whilst still retaining their full mobile number. It has generated some buzz in the Ghana's mobile communications sector with all the mobile providers offering mouth-watering incentives to woo subscribers from other networks whilst keeping their existing subscribers. As of this morning (18th July 2011), over ...  [Read more]

BB OS 6 on your BlackBerry 9700 (follow-up)
Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Research in Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry smartphones, released the current version of their operating system (OS 6) along with the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. They later released official versions of OS 6 for some of their earlier smartphones: BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700, BlackBerry® Pearl™ 9105 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9300. I blogged about running OS6 on BlackBerry 9700 and promised a follow-up. I've been too busy to publish a ...  [Read more]

Ghanaian mobile operators woo customers to port to their network, via the web
Monday, July 11th, 2011

Following the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Ghana on 7th July 2011, the mobile networks all launched campaigns geared towards enticing mobile subscribers to port to their network. Newspaper ads, radio jingles and TV ads have taken the lead but since the internet is slowing going mainstream in Ghana, the leading mobile networks have taken their marketing the internet, as well. I am highlighting the web campaigns ...  [Read more]

MTN Ghana introduces data packages to prepaid customers
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

MTN Ghana recently introduced data packages for its prepaid mobile broadband subscribers. Hitherto, Ghana's biggest telecommunications company had been offering mobile broadband to its prepaid subscribers without data packages. Subscribers enjoyed a data tariff based on the amount of airtime they loaded to their special data SIMs. Also, MTN subscribers with a normal SIM could enjoy very low tariff rates without needing to subscribe to any data ...  [Read more]

Google Plus, a new social networking website
Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Google Plus is Google's latest and best attempt at a social networking website. It obviously draws a lot of lessons from Google's previous attempts like Google Buzz, Google Wave, Orkut etc. I got an invitation to join Google Plus from a good friend, and I am loving it so far. It comes with a lot of features that scream "Facebook-lookalike" while other features are new innovations from the search engine giant. I like the minimalist interface ...  [Read more]

Effective Blogging: HOW to make your blog mobile-friendly
Sunday, June 26th, 2011

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts focused on how to blog more effectively. In an earlier post in the Effective Blogging series, I made a case for why every blogger should have a mobile-friendly version of their blog. In this post, I would be highlighting how to make your blog mobile-friendly. The key to displaying your blog nicely on the screen of mobile web devices is the mobile theme. A mobile theme is basically a collection ...  [Read more]