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Huge potential for pre-owned phones market, says Flip Phone

SA’s pre-owned phones market is estimated to be four to five times bigger than the new cellphones market, says Flip Phone co-founder Conor Copas.

Sep 10, 2018

Smartphones advance literacy in Africa

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.


SA joins Mobile Phone Recycling Day observation

Locals are urged to recycle their old phones to protect chimpanzees being threatened by the extraction of minerals used to manufacture the devices.

Aug 22, 2017

Fujitsu to sell mobile phone operations

The Tokyo-based company will reportedly stop developing and manufacturing mobile phones, but wants to keep a minority stake in the business.

Jul 10, 2017

Mobile phones revolutionise SA's retail space

A mobile phone is the most pervasive platform for marketing and communication currently available, says Popimedia.

Jun 20, 2017

Downturn in Africa's mobile phone market

Challenging macro-economic conditions in Africa caused a drop in mobile phone shipments in Q1 2017.

Apr 25, 2017

Digital Connect, Swrve team up

The partnership aims to provide organisations with business intelligence insights through engaging with customers on mobile platforms.

Jun 4, 2015

African mobile phone access to double

Eighty percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's 800 million people will have access to mobile phones by the end of the decade, says GSMA.

Mar 4, 2015

Huawei woos US consumers

China's Huawei plans to win over US consumers, releasing new mobile phones and wearable devices backed by a marketing effort.

Nov 9, 2012

Google reaches out to 'next billion'

A new Google service, Free Zone, aims to push millions of people in the developing world to access the Internet via basic cellphones.

Nov 7, 2012

Vringo shares fall amid patent case

Shares fell as much as 10% after the mobile phone software maker was awarded less compensation than expected in a patent lawsuit.

Nov 6, 2012

Mobiles to transform Africa's mining sector

The devices can provide a useful general communications channel for a mine, says Silverkeys Consulting.

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