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Cell C launches branded mobile phone

Cell C unveiled its first branded handset last week, which is manufactured for the network provider by Huawei. The Cell C F250 features an MP3 player, Java applications and games, 2MP camera and video recorder, 15MB on-board memory and an integrated web browser with pre-loaded shortcuts to Facebook...

QR code updates consumers on wines

A quick response (QR) code is a modern barcode technology that is rapidly growing in popularity and has now been added to wine label by Avondale, an eco-friendly wine estate near Paarl. Consumers can download an application for their smartphones or camera phones that allows them to 'read' the QR...

Xmas deals from Altech Autopage Cellular

Available from 24 to 28 November, new Altech Autopage Cellular subscribers can snap up the BlackBerryR CurveT 8520 Smartphone on a 24-month Vodacom Everyday Off-Peak 120 contract for R99 per month including BlackBerryR Internet Service (BIS). The R99 BlackBerry deal is the first of five killer deals...

LG warns: Beware hoax SMS, e-mails
LG warns: Beware hoax SMS, e-mails

Hoax emails and SMS are again circulating in the name of LG Electronics and the company advises all consumers to disregard this official looking communications falsely claiming that the recipient of the SMS or e-mail has won a sum of money from LGESA. The company cautions all recipients against...

RIM's bold snowberry
RIM's bold snowberry

click to enlargeMTN customers can obtain the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone in white on selected packages. Released by Research In Motion (RIM) it offers a combination of form and function and features support for 3G networks, built-in GPS, WiFi, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp display. It has a...

New conference phone for VOIP
New conference phone for VOIP

click to enlargePolycom has launched its SoundStation IP 5000 conference phone offers robust SIP-based VoIP interoperability. It features HD Voice and is designed specifically for the needs of private offices and small meeting rooms, as its voice quality reportedly surpasses that of traditional...

BlackBerry sees red
BlackBerry sees red

click to enlargeThe BlackBerry Curve 8520 in red, built for smartphone lovers with a sense of style, is available now from Vodacom and Research in Motion for a limited period for both prepaid and contract customers. It has many features to enable users to use social media from almost anywhere,...

Sahara Computers' Christmas competition

The Sahara Computers Christmas Carnival Competition is open for entries and closes on 31 January 2010. It is being run through retail stores such as OK Furniture, House and Home, Electric Express, Morkels, Joshua Doore, Russells, Price and Pride and Best Electric. Purchasing selected PC or laptops...

J2 Software opens in Cape Town

Because of its growing customer base in the Western Cape and continued growth, despite the economic downturn, J2 Software has now opened offices in Cape Town. According to J2 Software's regional manager, Grant van der Westhuizen: “The Western Cape has always had strong roots in financial services,...

Vocal GPS guide now in African languages
Vocal GPS guide now in African languages

Navigation solutions provider, TomTom, has introduced additional voices in traditional African languages for spoken driving instructions on its devices. These are: Zulu, Sotho and Fanagalo. To date, only spoken instructions in English and Afrikaans were available, representing roughly 20% of the...

Nokia reports drop in net profit

HELSINKI: Nokia, the world's leading mobile phone maker, on Thursday, 16 April 2009, reported a 90% drop in its first quarter net profit to €122-million amid falling sales and lower prices for its handsets. Chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said Nokia's sales from January to March were dented as...

Powering up your phone despite the power out
Powering up your phone despite the power out

click to enlargeCombatting the inconvenience of power-cuts as an almost wireless battery-operated adapter, the Emergency Mobile Phone Charger allows users to recharge mobile phone batteries without the need for electricity. The charger can be used for any make and model of mobile phone as it comes...

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