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Tencent to Produce Drones with Shenzhen-based Partner

6 Jan

Tencent Holdings is venturing into drone technologies as it announced Tuesday it has signed a deal with a Shenzhen-based hardware maker to jointly develop unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). (more…)

New GSMA Report Reveals Global Economic Benefits of an L-band Mobile Allocation

2 Nov

The GSMA has published a new report outlining the global socio-economic benefits that could be realised with the identification of L-band spectrum (1350-1400MHz/1427-1518MHz) for mobile services during the international treaty negotiations at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15). (more…)

Western Union Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Africa

30 Jul

Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, today celebrated its 20th anniversary in Africa. With over 34,000 locations and connections to millions of bank accounts and mobile wallets in more than 50 countries and territories, across Africa, the Western Union network serves millions of senders and receivers with a choice of 120 currencies. (more…)

Android One launched in Turkey

13 May

The smart phone market is maturing. Every cell phone maker try to find new buyers and keep earning revenue. The internet giant Google is working on it too. According to the announcement from Android One blog, Google partners with Turkish mobile carrier, prividing entry-level smart phone with better specs than expected. (more…)

Xiaomi to tap Brazil smartphone market

9 May

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi will enter the Brazil market over the next three months as it steps up global expansion efforts, the company’s vice president Hugo Barra said Thursday. (more…)

Microsoft works with Shenzhen manufacturers to enter African smartphone market

26 Feb

Microsoft aims to tap the burgeoning African smartphone market with its “Africa Initiatives” project. It will team up with Shenzhen-based manufacturers to launch handsets priced between $US 75 and $US 100 in Africa. “This can be considered a global launch,” said Fernando de Sousa, the project general manager. “Africa is a major consumer market where smartphone penetration is occurring faster than anywhere else in the world.” (more…)

Smartphone Shipments to India decline for the first time, Samsung continues to hold top spot

26 Feb

News source: Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

While India surpassed every other Asian nation to become the fastest growing smartphone market in the region, the latest IDC report however shows that smartphone shipments to the subcontinent showed a surprise decline in Q4 2014, which is the first-time ever in India’s smartphone market history. (more…)

The Smartphone Infinix Hot for the First Time in Côte d’Ivoire Available Exclusively on Jumia

16 Feb

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, February 13, 2015/ — The smartphone Infinix Hot marks its arrival in Côte d’Ivoire exclusively on JUMIA (https://www.jumia.ci), the first online shopping destination in Côte d’Ivoire. The new smartphone with incredible specifications will be available on JUMIA from February 13 at an un-precedented price for this level of performance. (more…)