Telcos entice with smartphone payment terms

Customers can purchase a smartphone by paying a 10% deposit of the device’s selling price and then pay it off in monthly instalments.

3 hours ago

WhatsApp tightens chat security in privacy update

WhatsApp adds a new privacy feature that will provide users with more control to enable their messages to disappear for all new chats by default.

10 Nov

Xiaomi plans to dislodge Huawei, Samsung in SA

The firm believes its first flagship device in SA will be a game-changer, as it makes in-roads in a market traditionally dominated by Samsung, Huawei and Apple.


Dell blacklists looted computers, investigates vandalism

The technology firm blacklists all of its products stolen during the recent wave of violence and works with authorities to bring the looters to book.

Aug 12, 2021

Samsung ‘unfolds’ two new Galaxy Z smartphones

The South Korean electronics giant introduces the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, the next line-up of smartphones in its foldable device portfolio.

Jul 16, 2021

Xiaomi outpaces Apple in Q2 smartphone shipments

The Chinese phone manufacturer’s shipments increased more than 300% in Latin America, 150% in Africa and 50% in Western Europe.

Jul 8, 2021

Xiaomi fires warning shots in SA’s smartphone market

The Chinese firm, looking to snatch market share from Huawei and Samsung, is also targeting the postpaid market after signing a distribution agreement with Vodacom.

Jun 3, 2021

Samsung rolls out door-to-door repair service in SA

The South Korean electronics giant introduces a door-to-door repair service for its South African consumers.

Apr 28, 2021

Samsung sued over defective Galaxy S20 smartphones

Consumers file a lawsuit against Samsung, accusing it of concealing a defect that causes the rear camera glass on smartphones to shatter unexpectedly.

Apr 13, 2021

Huawei commits R7m in bursaries to top ICT students

In awarding these bursaries, the Chinese tech company aims to address some of the challenges it has faced when it comes to recruiting in SA. 

Apr 12, 2021

Samsung’s multimillion-rand bursary initiative benefits GP youth

As part of its bursary investment, Samsung has this year awarded bursaries totalling R2.7 million to 30 talented young students in Gauteng.

Apr 5, 2021

LG pulls plug on mobile business unit

The company says the decision to exit the sector will enable it to focus resources in growth areas such as AI, electric vehicle components and connected devices.

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