NITEC Board of Advisors has been announced

NITEC Board of Advisors

The Nigeria International Technology Exhibition and Conference (NITEC) is set to further deepen the conversations around technology presenting massive value to the fledging tech ecosystem.

To this end, the organisers of NITEC have brought together experienced and enterprising Nigerians who are passionate about technology to serve on the advisory board.

Meet Members of the Advisory Board:

  1. Elizabeth Olofin,  Principal Consultant, KITBENJ Limited
  2. Ken Nwogbo, Founder, NigeriaCommunicationsWeek.com
  3. Ehi Braimah, MD/CEO, Neo Media & Marketing
  4. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji,  Founder / CEO, Rise Networks
  5. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels TV & Founder, techsmart.ng
  6. Yomi Adegboye, Founder, MobilityArena.com

NITEC Board of Advisors

Members of the NITEC board of advisors have expressed their readiness to work together in order to strategically position NITEC as the number one technology event in Nigeria as well as ensure that Nigerians and Africans in general benefit from some of the innovations and inventions that will be shared at the event.

NITEC 2016 holds on the 23rd and 24th of June 2016 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. Full details can be found on www.nitec.com.ng.

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Leaked image: BlackBerry Rome running Android OS

BlackBerry Rome

We also have a first image of the BlackBerry Rome, another Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone scheduled for launch in 2016. This time, BlackBerry Rome is a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard combination. It is only a rendering, but hey, we love our leaks!

BlackBerry Rome

There is no information about specifications or pricing yet, so we are still pretty much in the dark here. However, QWERTY lovers will drool over this. Between BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg, which is your preferred taste?

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First images: BlackBerry Hamburg running Android OS

BlackBerry Hamburg rendering

BlackBerry has said that they have two Android powered smartphones marked out for 2016. We have first images of what they might look like. Here is what the BlackBerry Hamburg looks like – apparently a full touchscreen device.

blackberry-Hamburg-3d

You can see some dimensions specified in the rendering above. Below is a shot of the actual product.

BlackBerry Hamburg

Expected price of BlackBerry Hamburg? $400. At the current exchange rate, that’s…..sigh.

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The Sharp-Shooters: Nokia’s Cameraphone champs across 11 years

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Nokia ruled the camera space in mobile for years, and it wasn’t just from the debut of PureView branded phones.From as far back as 2002, Nokia has been a leader in delivering some of the most capable smartphone cameras ever. We call these Cameraphone champs ruled across a space of 11 years. Have a walk with us down memory lane.

Cameraphone champs

7650 (2002)
nokia 7650
The Nokia 7650 was a slider phone and the first Nokia smartphone running Symbian OS. If memory serves us right, it was also the first phone with a camera in Europe. The Nokia 7650 was a game-changer in many ways. Every other phone just looked lame at the time. You know, if you didn’t have the 7650, you didn’t have a camera on your phone. It was a hit in the market.

N95 (2007)
nokia-n95
The Nokia N90 was the best cameraphone in its day. Packing a healthy 5 megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics and flash, it beat the competition nicely. Plus, it even outsold the iPhone back then.

N82 (2007)
Nokia N82
The N82 changed the cameraphone game with its advanced camera and xenon flash (a rarity till date among cameraphones). When it hit the market, it upset the N95 to take over as the best camera phone of the day.

N86 8MP (2009)
Nokia N86 8MP
The N86 was Nokia’s first camera phone to have an 8 megapixel sensor and dual LED flash. It also had an autofocus assist light. Add a Carl Zeiss optics and a mechanical shutter, and we had a cameraphone champ in our hands.

N8 (2010)
Nokia-N8
The beautifully crafted aluminum-shelled Nokia N8 – with its 12 megapixel camera and xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics – was a hit when it hit the streets in 2010. It also had the largest camera sensor ever in a cameraphone. It had the most pre-orders ever of a Nokia phone and had sold almost 4 million units as at end of 2010. It was also Nokia’s first Symbian^3 OS device.

808 Pureview (2012)
nokia 808 Pureview
Still acclaimed by many as the best cameraphone ever produced by Nokia, the 41-megapixel 808 was the first phone to feature Nokia’s PureView technology.

It wasn’t about the huge megapixel count. It was about what the camera did with it – employing a process called oversampling to produce higher definition and light sensitivity, and enabling lossless zoom. The 808’s sensor was even larger than that of the N8, and also was the largest ever in a cameraphone in its time.

Sadly, it was also Nokia’s last Symbian-powered smartphone.

Lumia 1020 (2013)
Nokia Lumia 1020
The Lumia 1020 was the Windows Phone twin of the Nokia 808 PureView. Like its predecessor, it has a 41 megapixel camera and Xenon flash, but also packed optical image stabilization (OIS). The Lumia 1020 had a much more powerful processor and was faster on the draw than the 808 PureView. Some Symbian fans will contest it, but the experts say that the 1020 pipped the 808 and became the most powerful cameraphone when it arrived.

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Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) Specifications & Price

Alcatel idol 3

Have a look at Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5), the budget smartphone that promises great audio from a sleek body.

Alcatel Idol 3

Technology

  • GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 20(800)
  • SIM Type: Single Micro-SIM or Dual Micro-SIM/dual stand-by
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0.2 Lollipop

Design

  • Dimensions: 152.7 x 75.1 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 141 g
  • Display: 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 PPI, IPS LCD
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity
  • Build: Matte Plastic
  • Colours: Blue

Hardware

  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 405
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB

Camera

  • Rear: 13 megapixel, autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • Video recording: 1080p@30fps
  • Front-facing: 8 megapixel

Multimedia

  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Audio: JBL
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0; USB Host

Miscellaneous

  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2910 mAh mAh
  • Launch Date: March 2015
  • Availability: June 2015
  • Launch Price:
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Flash Sale! Infinix Hot 3 and Xiaomi Mi 4

Flash Sale

We are running a flash sale, giving out two devices at bargain prices.

All phones are sold as is.

Call 09036096099 to pay and pick your device in Lagos.

Anyone anywhere in Nigeria can take up this offer. But all delivery expenses will be borne by the buyer.

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Dubai public transport goes #driverless

dubai autonomous

Self-driving cars are the rave. But the city of Dubai is already thinking of smart, driverless public transportation. It has launched an autonomous transportation project with a goal to have a quarter of all transportation in the city be driverless by 2030.

dubai autonomous

The strategy is projected to:

  1. reduce transportation costs by 44 per cent
  2. reduce road accidents
  3. increase productivity by 13 per cent
  4. save people up to 396 millions of hours wasted during travel on roads yearly
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Apple may report worst quarter since 2007 due to falling iPhone sales

Apple skylight

CNN Money reports that Apple may report its worst quarter since 2007 due to sinking iPhone sales. Excerpts from the report:

The last time Apple’s sales fell year over year was the first quarter of 2003. At that time, the PowerMac was still the company’s bestseller. Apple had sold a grand total of 611,000 iPods to that point. And Apple hadn’t yet launched the iTunes Music Store.

But as rare an event as an Apple sales decline is, Wall Street analysts are expecting an even rarer occurrence last quarter — a double-digit sales loss. Apple hasn’t suffered that kind of ignominious fate since the fall of 2001. At that point, Windows 98 was the dominant computer operating system, and no one knew what an iPod was, because it hadn’t been introduced yet.

Times have certainly changed. Now, more than two-thirds of Apple’s revenue is made up of iPhone sales. So where the iPhone goes, so goes Apple — and last quarter is expected to have been a miserable one for Apple’s signature gadget.

Barring a miracle, iPhone sales will fall for the first time since the smartphone debuted in 2007.

Demand for the latest iPhone isn’t quite as strong as many had hoped. Cook said about 60% of iPhone customers haven’t yet upgraded to the iPhone 6 or 6S (or the 6 Plus or 6S Plus).

Go read the full article: Apple is about to report its worst quarter in over a decade due to sinking iPhone sales

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Imose Ankara S3 Specifications & Price

Imose Ankara S3 Dual SIM

Imose Ankara S3

Technology

  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G: No
  • SIM Type: Dual Mini SIM
  • OS: Android OS

Design

  • Dimensions:
  • Weight:
  • Display: 4.0-inch, capacitive touchscreen
  • Build: Plastic + free leather case
  • Colours: Black

Hardware

  • Processor Type:
  • Processor Name:
  • Graphics Processor:
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 4 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • cloud Storage: Google Drive

Camera

  • Rear: 3 MP with LED flash
  • Video recording: Yes
  • Front-facing: 1.3 MP

Multimedia

  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB

Miscellaneous

  • Battery: 1800 mAh + FREE 3000mAh powerbank
  • Announcement:
  • Availability:
  • Launch Price: N10,500

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Paystack gets WooCommerce plugin

paystack logo

Paystack is an e-payment processor that helps Nigerian businesses accept one-off and recurring payments easily via Mastercard, Visa and Verve cards from anyone, anywhere in the world. With a lot of e-commerce websites running on WordPress, it was only a matter of time before Paystack got a WordPress plugin.

paystack logo

Well known Nigerian WordPress developer, Tunbosun Ayinla has developed a WooCommerce plugin for Paystack so that WordPress-driven stores using WooCommerce can now integrate with the service easily.

Download Paystack WooCommerce Payment Gateway.

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