Mobile

Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones

Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones

Mobile, Technology
Apple unloaded a laundry basket of announcements with changes for its iPad and the iPhone. The America's Tech giant just released its new tablet called “the new iPad 9.7”. Sure this is the cheapest a new 9.7inch iPad has ever cost but don’t pop the champagne yet, a lot of corners have been cut to achieve at such a low price. The screen has remained the same at 9.7 inches with a 1536*2048 resolution as other high end Apple tablets, but the True Tone Display functionality is no longer present. This feature ensured that colors are still accurate regardless of how dull or bright the screen was. Also, the anti-reflective coating that helped with outdoor legibility is also gone. The new iPad may be part of the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant’s gambit to resurrect tablet sales. At about 2
Premium mobile phone brand, Tecno, set to shake up African market

Premium mobile phone brand, Tecno, set to shake up African market

Mobile
TECNO Mobile has launched the much anticipated Camon CX  across 41 markets in Africa, Middle East and Latin America, including in Kenya and Nigeria. Introduced in 2015, the Camon series has sold over 5 million handsets globally giving the firm over 25 per cent of market share in Sub-Saharan African countries since 2014. Sales in the African market reached 25 million devices in 2015, including 9 million smart phones. Globally, it sold 60 million devices last year while the sale of smart phones manufactured by the company increased by 40 per cent. Nigeria, Tanzania, Egypt, Kenya and Cameroon are among the firm top markets in Africa. The smartphone uses a smart image sensor composed of 16 mega pixel sensors in the front camera, coupled with unique ‘4 in 1’ technology. Each pixel sensor de
Sony Unveils its Newest Flagship Smartphones

Sony Unveils its Newest Flagship Smartphones

Mobile, Technology
Sony has just unveiled four new smartphones at MWC. Each one of these phones are targeted to a different target market. Apart from the Sony Xperia XZ Premium that we already reported on, the company launched the Sony Xperia XZs, Sony Xperia XA1, and finally the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The XZs comes with a 5.2 inch full HD display of the Triluminous variety. The phone is wrapped in a glass back and front while a metallic frame runs in between to form a water and dust resistant body. Being only one of the few smartphones which sport a whopping 4K display, the XZ Premium once again raises the bar in visual prowess. The Xperia XA1 Ultra phone comes with a whopping 6 inch screen with full HD resolution and almost no bezels at all, its quite breath-taking. A Mediatek Helio P20 runs the show...
Lenovo launches new Moto Z smartphone in Kenyan market

Lenovo launches new Moto Z smartphone in Kenyan market

Mobile, Technology
Motorolla has been going through a transition from being bought by Google and later being sold to Lenovo. Lenovo, through its Motorola Mobility subsidiary, has launched the Moto Z smartphone along with the new innovation Moto Mods in Kenya. The Moto Mods allows users a wide range of functionalities on their Moto Z smartphone. Moto Z is an aluminium phone that has stainless steel frame outline cramped into one of the thinnest bodies on a phone so far, 5.19mm to be precise. Despite the super slim dimensions, Moto Z comes with cutting edge features which includes a 5.5 inch Quad HD AMOLED screen which shares the same resolution and display technology as the Samsung Galaxy S7. Powering the beautiful screen is the Snapdragon 820 coupled with 4GB RAM and a choice of between 32GB and 64GB i...
Mobile is driving digital payments in Africa

Mobile is driving digital payments in Africa

Internet, Mobile, Technology
The evolution of African markets has improved significantly over the years. With mobile becoming increasingly central to people’s lives, experts have said that the future of payment lies in digital, which will be championed by mobile devices. Different types of  digital payments are beginning to converge on the mobile phones, whether it is Internet payment, which result in the delivery of services or app payment at the super market or solutions such as Uber, all these services from different technology companies are converging on the consumers mobile phones. Additionally, this Increasing convergence and integration between e-commerce and mobile technology have radically changed the shape of the payments marketplace. For instance Mpesa and and mobile banking have rapily gained popularity