Nokia announces Nokia N9, an all-screen smartphone

Nokia N9

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 […]

Monitoring Nigerian General Elections (2011) using ReVoDa Mobile Apps

A screenshot of ReVoda BlackBerry app.

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 […]

What Makes Nokia N8 Thick?

Nokia N8

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?, […]

How much are you willing to pay for DStv Mobile?

DStv Mobile offers TV broadcast to select mobile phones in some African cities

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 […]

Nokia launches Ovi Life Tools in Africa's largest mobile market

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. […]

Africa's Leading Mobile-Focused Event Announces Additional Sponsors and Partners

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 […]

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: a cat with 7 lives

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a smartphone and portable entertainment device by Nokia. It was introduced on October 2, 2008 and released on November 27, 2008. Code-named “Tube”, it is the first touchscreen-equipped S60 device by Nokia. The version being s60v5. It’s part of the XpressMusic series of phones, which emphasizes music and multimedia playback. The touchscreen features tactile feedback (though it does not use Nokia’s Haptikos technology.)

A review of DStv Mobile and Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition

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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 […]

iPhone users flock to Opera Mini

Opera Mobile

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 […]