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July 23, 2018

MOBILE USERS : AFRICA VS ASIA

Asia and Africa are seen as the two fastest growing mobile markets, but it has been highlighted that neither of them have historically been big app users. Most of the traffic seen on mobile devices in both regions is still spent on web pages, unlike for example in the US where more than 80 percent of mobile traffic is accounted for by apps. This may be quite surprising to some as Asia is home to the two largest mobile markets worldwide in China and India.

Phone ownership is continuing to increase though in Africa, in particular in some countries such as Nigeria and South Africa, which is now on a par with the USA, however mobile penetration rates across Central Africa remains [...]

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June 8, 2018

HUAWEI P20 IS A HIT WITH SA CONSUMERS

] Chinese cellphone giant Huawei said on Monday that its new P20 devices had shattered sales records in South Africa, with sales of this range increasing by 60 percent in six weeks after release compared to their predecessor, the Huawei P10 series.

Likun Zhao, vice president of Huawei consumer business group Southern Africa, said the Huawei P series has established itself as the benchmark of exquisite design and best-in-class photography. 

“With the P20 series Huawei has brought to market devices that revolutionise the use of innovative technology and premium design, making them some of the most desirable smartphones on the planet,” Zhao said.

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March 15, 2018

South Africans would rather be fired than have their phones stolen: survey

A report showed that more than half of all South Africans with smartphones were using their devices as their preferred method of transacting.

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Good old-fashioned leather wallets are increasingly being replaced by plastic‚ metal and glass as more and more South Africans prefer using their mobile device as a digital wallet.

On Monday online payment platform PayPal released a report showing that more than half of all South Africans with smartphones were using their devices as their preferred method of transacting.

Of the people surveyed‚ 46% said that being able to shop on their mobile phone has made them buy more‚ while 52% said that in the past month [...]

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February 15, 2018

Samsung’s mobile division continues to struggle

Samsung earned $14.13 billion in operating profit in the fourth quarter of last year but this stellar performance can’t really be attributed to the company’s mobile division. Samsung’s mobile business has been under pressure for quite a while now due to several factors such as increasing competition from Chinese rivals in key markets.

The company released its earnings results for Q4 2017 today and they reveal that the struggles of its mobile business are far from over.

It may get worse before it gets better.

Samsung’s mobile division posted 25.47 trillion won or $23.8 billion in consolidated revenue for the quarter with an operating profit of 2.42 trillion won or [...]

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