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  • Rwanda Partnering With Nokia And SRG To Deploy Smart City Technology

    Smart City technology deployed in Rwanda's capital, Kigali By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:46 am

    The Rwandan government will be working with Finnish mobile giants Nokia and local company SRG in the deployment of smart city technology solutions throughout the country. Nokia’s advanced capabilities in this arena will be used to deliver a secure and effective smart city solution for the East African nation, which will include a mission-critical access network, IP and cloud core networks, and Nokia’s ‘impact platform’, which will enable numerous applications related to the internet of things (IoT).

  • Nokia Bets On Sub-Sahara Feature Phone Business With Microsoft Buyback

    Nokia Bets On Sub-Sahara Feature Phone By Dana Sanchez, 12:09 pm

    Although smartphones continue to displace feature phones around the world as the most popular mobile device, feature phones are still very popular in sub-Saharan Africa. “They are an affordable option in regions where even the cheapest Android smartphones are out of reach for many consumers,” an analyst said. Worldwide sales of feature phones are expected to grow to 550 million units in 2016, and drop to 240 million units by 2020.

  • What The Whatsapp Bombshell Means For Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 1:49 pm

    Smartphones are more common in the U.S. than in developing countries. Most Blackberry and Nokia users in Africa will be forced to buy more expensive devices. WhatsApp could lose millions of subscribers who can’t afford smartphones. “But losing a couple million bottom-of-the-pyramid users is probably not a big deal for a platform with over 1 billion active users and counting,” said a tech commentator. WhatsApp says the times they are a-changing. BlackBerry and Nokia commanded 70% of mobile devices globally when WhatsApp launched in 2007. Now they have less than 1 percent.

  • BlackBerry Still No. 1 In South Africa, Nigeria

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:37 pm

    What is BlackBerry’s appeal for the developing world? It appeals to a less-fickle customer than in developed markets . Africans tend to upgrade phones less often than consumers in developed countries, according to Phys.org. BlackBerry is considered a status symbol. And it’s well suited to less capable mobile networks. Users in Africa like the fact that they can exchange messages free on BlackBerry Messenger. The most recent record-selling BlackBerry in South Africa is three years old. Talk of a possible takeover has renewed interest in BlackBerry.

  • Nokia Creates Math App To Lift Low Scores

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:30 pm

    There are different arguments about poor examination results in Mathematics. Some people say pupils and students fail because of unqualified teachers. Others say the subject itself is very difficult, with complications in principles and calculations. However, we can’t deny the fact that Mathematics is a catalyst in every science combination.

  • Forecast: African Mobile Ad Market To Reach $18B In 2014

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:56 pm

    Since many African consumers don’t have home computers, the most valuable digital advertising will come through their cell phones, experts say. Advertisers know people’s locations, which will help them with consumer research and with targeting content accordingly.

  • Top African Tech Deals Of 2013

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:26 am

    Canadian tech company WeWi decided to reach out to African governments with the launch of the world’s first solar-powered laptop. The acknowledgement of the continent’s need for tech equipment as playing a vital role in education while taking into consideration its infrastructural challenges makes it a remarkable move, HumanIPO reports.

  • Nokia Adds Nigeria And Ghana To Its Developers Rewards Program

    By Ann Brown, 1:00 pm

    Global phone manufacturer, Nokia, has announced that it is extending its rewards program for developers, DVLUP, to Nigeria and Ghana.

  • Why Apple Smartphones Are Lagging Behind In Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 11:37 am

    Samsung products make up 52 percent of Africa’s mobile devices. The South Korean manufacturer is one of the few with an active Africa-focused strategy that includes products built for African conditions and call centers where staff speak a number of African languages.

  • Africa’s Digital Growth Changes Public Relations Outlook

    By Dana Sanchez, 11:17 am

    The digital revolution has a “darker” side for businesses, TheNational reports. Facebook and Twitter have become outlets for customer complaints, highlighting problems that were previously the domain of customer relations departments. CEOs are worried. Public relations agencies are the ones dealing with the crises.

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