Jul 17th, 2013
WIDENING its portfolio of smartphones available in the country, Samsung Electronics West Africa, has introduced the world’s largest smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Mega, to the Nigerian market. According to Samsung, the Galaxy Mega combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, m...
Dec 28th, 2012
Verone Mankou with the Elikia When 26-year-old Congolese entrepreneur Verone Mankou followed up the introduction of the first African-designed tablet with the announcement of the first African-designed smartphone, some within the local tech community looked on skeptically. This was Africa after all, ...
Jun 11th, 2012
By Nick Clayton The story of the rapid growth in cellphone use throughout Africa is becoming well known across the world. The assumption, however, is that for the foreseeable future the development will be focused almost entirely on relatively low-powered “dumb phones” and “feature phones”. But, ther...
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...