Dec 17th, 2013
By Toyin Owoseje, www.ibtimes.co.uk Google has added Nigeria’s three main languages to its Google Translate facility. Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba have been made available on the free automatic language translation service, which uses state-of-the-art technology to translate written text from one lan...
Nov 14th, 2012
Monica Mark, The Guardian In Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, Africa’s three biggest economies, BlackBerrys outsold smartphone competitors this quarter “What’s your BB pin?” The question is the ultimate social status badge for many young, urban Nigerians. Standing in front of ...
May 3rd, 2012
Smartphones are clearly the future of phones, and of mobile computing. Last year, an estimated 19% of all phones sold, or 472million, were smartphones. That is expected to double to 982million by 2015. Currently, most cellphones being sold are so-called feature phones, many of which can’t acces...
Jan 6th, 2011
As the doors officially open on the 44th Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, much of the buzz surrounds tablets and televisions. Given the incredible success of Apple’s iPad, it’s no surprise many of the big tech companies announced their own tablets just prior to the show, including products fro...
Oct 19th, 2010
Windows Phone 7: This Name Does Not Sing to Me Windows Phone 7: a name that provokes people everywhere to say “Meh.” It’s the successor to Windows Mobile 6.5 (an uninspiring name if there ever was one), and surely MS intends the shift from “mobile” to “phone”...
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Oct 17th, 2010
When Microsoft introduced its Windows Phone 7 operating system Monday, it couldn’t make its traditional sales pitch to consumers: We’re Microsoft, this product has “Windows” in its name, get on board now! Instead, it had to ask something different: Trust us to build this platf...