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Vodacom and RIM introduce Blackberry Bold 9900 in South Africa

Vodacom and RIM today launched the Blackberry Bold 9900 which is recommended to be sold at a retail price of R7,694 on prepaid while a contract will cost the customer R449 per month on a 24 month BlackBerry Talk 100 contract. The 768MB RAM, 8GB internal storage device also packs a 1.2GHz processor and a 5 megapixel camera.

The Bold features a 2.8-inch VGA (640×480) capacitive touch display on which the user can watch the HD video that they may have recorded with 720p, topped of with Blackberry OS 7 – all powered by the 1230mAh battery.


US Store accepting Nokia N9 pre-orders, Mexico to receive N9

Nokia has no plans to welcome the Nokia n9 into US but an online store is accepting pre-orders at $925. The Nokia N9 appeared on the Romanian website meaning that Romania is to receive the MeeGo handset soon, although no price o release date has been revealed by any information.

Nokia has announced that Mexico is to officially receive the Nokia N9 but again, no price or release date has been revealed, a black and pink device shall available at the moment.


Sony’s first Android tablet to arrive in US on September 16th

The Sony Tablet S will arrive in the US on September 16 for $499, this will be Sony’s first tablet that will feature Android Gingerbread 3.1. More specifications include a 9.4 inch display, a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16 and 32GB tablet choices together with  front and rear-facing cameras.

You can pre-order it from Sony or Amazon, the choices have a %100 difference.  Canada shall receive the Tablet eother  on September 14 or 15, UK is to receive it on September 16.


Vodacom to get Blackberry Playbook on 29th August

Blackberry South Africa today announced that Vodacom stores nationwide will be selling the Blackberry Playbook in storage options of 16, 32 or 64GB on the 29th August but after calling Vodaworld, we were told that the tablet will only be available from the 1st of September.


Prices haven’t been revealed, CaCell already has the Playbook 16GB with Wifi at R4500. The Playbook isn’t officially available in South Africa but there is already much competition that Vodacom will have to endure. Comments at the Blackberry South Africa Facebook Page show that the smart tablet will only be available for the MTN Corporate customers.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V announced, brings Gingerbread 2.3.4 update

Sony Ericsson today announced that their new device, the Neo V will be available from the fourth quarter of the year which will feature the new Google Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. The new update have features such as Google Talk with video chat, updated Facebook client, USB peripheral support, Swipe text input as well as screenshot capability.

The Neo V will have similar specs to the Xperia Neo. A 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, five-megapixel camera with auto-focus, face detection, LED flash and 3D sweep panorama, 720p video recording capability, a VGA front-facer, 3.7-inch FWVGA display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, up to 320MB of memory, 2GB microSD card included as well as a 1500 mAh battery are all packed in the Neo V smartphone.


Nokia announces more single and dual SIM devices, 100 and 101

Nokia already has devices in the market that are single and dual SIM which some of them, are cheap. Nokia today has announced more devices, the dual SIM Nokia 101 handset may cost around $35 with features such as a 1.8″ display, a microSD slot, a MP3 player, the regular 3.5mm audio jack and a powerful 103-phon loudspeaker.

All that which is powered by the 800mAh battery. The cheaper alternative, the Nokia 100 is a single SIM device which has all the basic consumer essentials. With a FM radio, the battery can last abit longer due to its less features. The Nokia 101 is expected this quarter of the year while the 101 shall make an appearance towards the end of the year.


Verizon branded Blackberry Torch 9850 spotted

Verizon, the Big Red is advertising the Bold 9930 as the companies most well reputed device, but a recent poster spotted in one of the stores shows that the Torch 9850 will also be coming soon. phoneARENA says that the users that are still using the Storm, will be surprised with the new Torch.

There hasn’t been any news regarding the device, all that there is available at this moment – is the poster. Crackberry mentions that many Verizon customers are expecting the Torch 9850 soon.


August to bring Galaxy Tab 10.1 to South Africa

At a ritzy event in Johannesburg, South Africa last night which was attended by many famous people, including the Blue Bulls, South African idols were present. The world’s thinnest tablet measured at 8.6mm will be available from 1 August 2011, the prices haven’t been confirmed but Pricecheck already has the tablet listed at R4700.

The tablet has a 10.1-inch touch screen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution which is great to watch movies and other videos, with weight as light as 595g. With high speeds such as HSDPA at 21 Mbps. The soon-to-be-launched tablet will also feature Android Honeycomb.



Nokia blabs C5 5MP quietly, prices remain unknown

Normally Nokia would announce a device but this time, the Nokia quietly put the Nokia C5 5MP specs to couple of its websites. With this device, there are only 2 changes, the memory from 128 MB RAM to 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM.

Another change is that the Nokia C5 had a 3.15 megapixel, the Nokia C5 5MP has a 1.85 megapixel added. Since there was no major announcement for this device like everyother time, there is no release date or price revealed as till yet.


Q3 2011 to bring HTC EVO 3D to South Africa

For much time, the long anticipated HTC EVO 3D is finally coming to South Africa this year. The HTC EVO 3D packs a “glasses-free” 3D display as well as 2 cameras at the rear of the device to capture 3D images and videos.

With a qHD display, underneath it lies a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm, 1GB RAM and 1GB internal storage which is all powered by a 1730mAh battery. The local price is yet to be confirmed.

HTC EVo 3D Press Release