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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.