The Grass always looks Greener on the Other Side – a look at Android

The grass always looks green on the other side – until you cross to the other side, that is. I have treated myself to experience devices on a number of mobile platforms, including Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm, Maemo and Android. My background from the word go was Symbian. All over the world, there is a … Read more

MTN introduces Micro SIM cards for Apple iPad and iPhone 4 Users in Nigeria

Just last week, Mobility Nigeria‚Äôs top executive, Mr. Yomi Adegboye published an article on the state of the Nigerian mobile ecosystem about new trends in the Nigerian mobile space. In that article, he dropped the hint that the Apple iPhone would soon be available from one of the major GSM network carriers in Nigeria. Well, … Read more

Smartphone Show October 2010 recap – and Promo Winners!

The October 2010 edition of the Smartphone Show has come and gone. This afternoon at the Guest House, University of Lagos, seven (7) of us gathered, talked, shared and demonstrated. The discussions were rich and it was clear that everyone there was passionate about mobile devices and services. Four smartphone platforms were represented – Windows … Read more

Glo Infinito (25k per sec) now active in Lagos

Back in September, GloMobile announced Glo Infinito, a package that offers subscribers call tarrifs of 25 kobo per second. Back then, the service was limited to specific regions of Nigeria – and Lagos was not included. However, after kay123, a regular here mentioned that he was billed at the Glo Infinito tariffs while in Lagos, … Read more

Nigerian Developers get support from Nokia

I am just back from a meeting at Nokia West Africa (Nigeria) Limited where I met with Praveen Shetty (Head of Solutions: Nigeria) and Teemu Kiijarvi (Forum Nokia Developer Relations Manager, MEA). We had very fruitful discussions about Nokia’s new drive for supporting Nigerian developers. For example, the manufacturing giant has plans for developer workshops … Read more

Nokia puts Nigeria on the Map; Nokia N8 available by Pre-order

Whenever I read news of mobile phone manufacturers releasing new devices, it is a little frustrating because none of those devices are available by pre-order from Nigeria. But I am so glad that all this is about to change. According to today’s edition of The Guardian Newspaper, Nokia is set to release the much anticipated … Read more

The Apple AppStore now has more than 300,000 apps

Though it can be argued, I still believe that the Apple AppStore is the undisputed leader among mobile phone third party applications stores. Reports from several sources now show that the Apple app store has exceeded the 300,000 mark. This feat was accomplished in less than 2 months after it passed 250,000 applications count. Gsmarena … Read more

The Droid that I have been waiting for?

I have been wishing for a QWERTY-fied candybar Android smartphone since forever. This one just announced by Motorola looks like the smartphone that I have been fondling in my dreams. This is the Motorola Droid Pro. Specs? Yummy (no pun intended). Take a look: 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels) Android … Read more