models was unsurprisingly revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week. Nokia announced cheaper versions of its Windows Phone-powered Lumia devices, while Sony unveiled a waterproof Android tablet to go with the similarly resistant phone it announced in January. HP announced a 7” Android tablet and China’s Huawei claimed to have launched the world’s most powerful smartphone. At time of writing we’re only halfway through the conference but pretty sure it’s not going to get much better than this. Consumer electronics clearly needs a next big thing.
BlackBerry ’s new Z10 smartphone that should be widely available from SA’s leading operators by the time you read this. In the absence of BIS, operators have had to get creative and Cell C emerged with the most progressive pricing, offering unlimited free BBM messaging on all packages with data for as cheap as R49 per GB. Music also appeared in the South African BlackBerry World store with singles going for around R9 and albums for about R100. The device itself has a cash price of about R7 000.
Telkom has announced it will launch its new 40Mbps