Feature phones
Dec 11, 2018

Feature phones will impede plans to connect millions: Ndabeni-Abrahams

The availability of feature phones with no Internet access will slow down government's connected citizen ambitions.

Oct 15, 2018

Slowing mobile subscriber growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Affordability issues and a young population decelerate mobile subscriber growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a GSMA report.


Africa's smartphone market sees 6.4% decline QOQ

Despite indicting a strong performance in the region's biggest markets, Africa's smartphone market for 4Q2017 saw an 18% year-on-year decline.

Mar 28, 2017

Feature phones still favoured in mobile Africa

While smartphone sales in Africa are showing signs of slowing, cheaper basic feature phone sales are growing.

Feb 27, 2017

Samsung leads feature phone market

Feature phones today still account for one in five of all mobile phones bought worldwide, and Samsung remains the leading vendor in this category.

Jul 13, 2015

MEA feature phone market dwindles

The rise of the low-cost smartphone in the region curbs the feature phone market by 20% year-on-year, says IDC.

Jun 4, 2015

Microsoft continues feature phone legacy

The new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 dual-SIM are targeted at first-time mobile users and smartphone owners.

Apr 28, 2015

Smartphones usurp feature phones

Shipment numbers reveal the rise of smartphones continues unabated, while feature phones slowly phase out.

Mar 18, 2015

Feature phones still on innovation lists

Despite the possibility the "old school" cellphones may not live to see 2022, companies are still investing in innovation around them.

Nov 18, 2014

Opera Mobile Store replaces Nokia Store

The Opera Mobile Store will be the default app store for Nokia feature phones.

May 20, 2013

Mobile phone boom in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region leads worldwide sales of mobile phones, says Gartner.

Feb 12, 2013

Mxit's smartphone challenge

Africa's largest social network shifts its focus in an effort to grow and retain its user base, in the face of steep competition.

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