Posts Tagged ‘nokia’
Nokia announces Nokia N9, an all-screen smartphone
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you're in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home. The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities. The ...  [Read more]

Monitoring Nigerian General Elections (2011) using ReVoDa Mobile Apps
Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Conducting credible elections is the first step towards having an accountable government. EiE has set-up a website and some mobile apps, to assist with collecting voting data in the up-coming elections. The website and apps are called ReVoDa. From their website: ReVoDa allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units across Nigeria, having registered to map their mobile number, name and polling unit ...  [Read more]

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Finland's Nokia Oyj entered the African network market too late and has to compete with the very aggressive marketing by the Chinese, Ahmed Farroukh, chief executive of Ghana telephone operator Areeba told Friday's edition of Finnish daily ...  [Read more]

What Makes Nokia N8 Thick?
Saturday, January 8th, 2011

The Nokia N8, launched in October 2010, is a feature-packed multimedia smartphone from the stables of Nokia. From Wikipedia: The Nokia N8 is a Symbian^3 smartphone from the Nokia Nseries. Featuring Carl Zeiss optics and xenon flash, the N8 is the first Nokia camera phone to utilize a 12 megapixel camera sensor size of 1/1.83?, making it the largest image sensor in a camera phone at the time of its launch. The N8 display features a 3.5-inch (89 ...  [Read more]

How much are you willing to pay for DStv Mobile?
Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I have received a lot of angry complaints in the comments area of A review of DStv Mobile and Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition from Nigeria, after DStv Mobile removed SuperSports 3 Nigeria (SS3N) from the bouquet of TV channels. SuperSport 3 is a 24 hour soccer channel. SuperSport 3 has the exclusive rights of telecasting the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup and other major soccer tournaments in most African countries. I have ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Lagos, Nigeria - Nokia today announced that Ovi Life Tools, its leading emerging market information service, is now available in Nigeria - one of Africa's fastest growing economies and the continent's largest mobile market. The African launch follows hot on the heels of highly successful launches over the last year in Indonesia, India and China. Today, Ovi Life Tools has over 6.3 million users globally, and the introduction of this service in ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Nokia & BlackBerry join Opera Software, InMobi, the World Wide Web Foundation, MobileMonday, the W3C Mobile Web Initiative and Venture Capital for Africa for crucial event. (LONDON) – September 07, 2010 – all amber, the leading company specialising in organising interactive, discussion-based events specifically aimed at high level strategists, today announced additional partners and sponsors for the 2nd annual Mobile Web in Africa ...  [Read more]

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: a cat with 7 lives
Monday, August 16th, 2010

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was announced back in October 2008 with the earliest phones hitting the market the following month. The multimedia device was cutting at that time and was widely considered as Nokia's answer to the iPhone. Indeed, it was one of Nokia's earliest touchscreen mobile phones and one of its most successful. As of November 2009, 8 million units had been sold. Nokia has systematically kept the phone close to the hearts and ...  [Read more]

A review of DStv Mobile and Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition
Sunday, June 20th, 2010

DStv Mobile is not exactly a new service. It was initially launched in 2007 but with FIFA World Cup around the corner, Multichoice (operators of DStv) found a need to re-launch the DStv Mobile service. The re-launch is a born out of a collaboration between DStv, MTN (Africa's leading telecom operator) and Nokia (world leading mobile phone manufacturer). The technology behind DStv Mobile is simple enough. The Mobile TV service is not streamed ...  [Read more]

iPhone users flock to Opera Mini
Friday, May 28th, 2010

Oslo, Norway — May 28, 2010 — More than 2.6 million people used Opera Mini on their iPhones, in the two weeks following April's mid-month launch. This surge in new Opera Mini users reshaped both the top 10 countries and the top handsets for mobile Web usage, according to Opera's State of the Mobile Web Report, issued today. The United States jumped two spots in the top 10 country ranking, displacing South Africa and Nigeria. Globally, the ...  [Read more]