Nigeria, SA and Ivory Coast are the African countries with the highest mobile and online reading populations in 2018, says a report by Opera Mini.
Locals are urged to recycle their old phones to protect chimpanzees being threatened by the extraction of minerals used to manufacture the devices.
The Tokyo-based company will reportedly stop developing and manufacturing mobile phones, but wants to keep a minority stake in the business.
A mobile phone is the most pervasive platform for marketing and communication currently available, says Popimedia.
Challenging macro-economic conditions in Africa caused a drop in mobile phone shipments in Q1 2017.
The partnership aims to provide organisations with business intelligence insights through engaging with customers on mobile platforms.
Eighty percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's 800 million people will have access to mobile phones by the end of the decade, says GSMA.
China's Huawei plans to win over US consumers, releasing new mobile phones and wearable devices backed by a marketing effort.
A new Google service, Free Zone, aims to push millions of people in the developing world to access the Internet via basic cellphones.
Shares fell as much as 10% after the mobile phone software maker was awarded less compensation than expected in a patent lawsuit.
The devices can provide a useful general communications channel for a mine, says Silverkeys Consulting.
Plans to develop a global smartphone brand could see Huawei challenge the likes of Apple and Samsung.