These top techies all think that BlackBerry Passport is the best

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Matthew Miller is perhaps the world’s top mobile tech reviewer. He has owned over 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and … Read more

Mixed Emotions: First Impressions Of the Motorola Moto G

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Two separate emotions are exactly what the Moto G evokes in me right now. One of excitement and surprise, and the other of gloom. In all fairness, this phone isn’t entirely to blame for my gloomy feelings. You’ve got to understand, that the Moto G was bought as a replacement for the very capable workhorse … Read more

First Impression and Unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition is Samsung’s second offering of the full tablet Galaxy Note. It shares the same name with its elder brother, but with an extension that bears resemblance to the naming convention of the auto industry. I kind of like the ring to the extension (ignore the fact that it is … Read more

No new Symbian and MeeGo apps from January 2014

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With the recent announcement of a Microsoft takeover of Nokia, it should not come as a surprise that Nokia will be discontinuing support for new Symbian and MeeGo apps from January 1, 2014. Symbian used to be the world’s number one smartphone OS by far. MeeGo was the original planned replacement for Symbian. Though MeeGo … Read more

Half of connected smartphones in Nigeria are BlackBerry

RIM Press Conference, Lagos

At a press conference by RIM yesterday, Robert Bose, Regional Manager Director for the Middle East and Africa, spoke about how RIM is doing in Africa and Nigeria in particular. He stated that according to Informa, 2 million out of the 4 million smartphones connected in Nigeria are Blackberry smartphones. He spoke of how BlackBerry … Read more

PlirisBlaze Means Business [Updated]

Right from the word Go, PlirisBlaze is a Nigerian mobile brand that makes out like it means business. A Nigerian smartphone brand? Does that surprise you? This is not the first time a Nigerian company is venturing into the making of smartphones. Anyone remember the Anabel smartphones? They were a range of Windows Mobile smartphones … Read more

How Are South Africans Using Their Mobile Phones?

It is no longer news that the mobile phone is a multi-functional device. Mobile phone users all over the world are doing much more with their phones than just making phone calls. To them, the mobile device has become an indispensable part of their everyday lives. The question however is, ‘How are South Africans using … Read more

Blast From The Past: the Nokia E71 Still Rocking

The Nokia E71 is a phone that was released at a time when there existed in Nokia a dichotomy between enterprise and multimedia smartphones. The Nokia E71 belonged in the category of the E-series devices with the E tag standing for enterprise. Thankfully, today that dichotomy no longer exists. In my opinion, the distinction between … Read more