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Smartphone Show October 2010 recap – and Promo Winners!

Posted by Moverick on October 23, 2010  /   18 comments

The October 2010 edition of the Smartphone Show has come and gone. This afternoon at the Guest House, University of Lagos, seven (7) of us gathered, talked, shared and demonstrated. The discussions were rich and it was clear that everyone there was passionate about mobile devices and services. Four smartphone platforms were represented – Windows […]

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Glo Infinito (25k per sec) now active in Lagos

Posted by Moverick on October 23, 2010  /   23 comments

Back in September, GloMobile announced Glo Infinito, a package that offers subscribers call tarrifs of 25 kobo per second. Back then, the service was limited to specific regions of Nigeria – and Lagos was not included. However, after kay123, a regular here mentioned that he was billed at the Glo Infinito tariffs while in Lagos, […]

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State of the Nigerian Mobile Eco-system

Posted by Moverick on October 22, 2010  /   16 comments

The mobile ecosystem in Nigeria sure is changing – and almost too fast to keep up with. Nokia has been in the news of late and they appear to be a key pivot in this change. For the first time, a manufacturer is taking pre-orders for a mobile device (the Nokia N8). For the first […]

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Nigerian Developers get support from Nokia

Posted by Moverick on October 21, 2010  /   22 comments

I am just back from a meeting at Nokia West Africa (Nigeria) Limited where I met with Praveen Shetty (Head of Solutions: Nigeria) and Teemu Kiijarvi (Forum Nokia Developer Relations Manager, MEA). We had very fruitful discussions about Nokia’s new drive for supporting Nigerian developers. For example, the manufacturing giant has plans for developer workshops […]

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Nokia puts Nigeria on the Map; Nokia N8 available by Pre-order

Posted by Afewgoodmen on October 21, 2010  /   11 comments

Whenever I read news of mobile phone manufacturers releasing new devices, it is a little frustrating because none of those devices are available by pre-order from Nigeria. But I am so glad that all this is about to change. According to today’s edition of The Guardian Newspaper, Nokia is set to release the much anticipated […]

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The Apple AppStore now has more than 300,000 apps

Posted by Afewgoodmen on October 19, 2010  /   6 comments

Though it can be argued, I still believe that the Apple AppStore is the undisputed leader among mobile phone third party applications stores. Reports from several sources now show that the Apple app store has exceeded the 300,000 mark. This feat was accomplished in less than 2 months after it passed 250,000 applications count. Gsmarena […]

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Battery Life on the X10 Mini pro

Posted by Moverick on October 14, 2010  /   9 comments

Battery life has become a nagging headache for the majority of today’s touchscreen smartphones. Those displays with the fancy user interfaces that require high-clock CPUs simply guzzle humongous amounts of power. In many cases, the batteries do not last through a day of heavy use. I have had the X10 Mini Pro for a couple […]

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WindowsPhone 7 off to a flying start with a deluge of devices

Posted by Moverick on October 11, 2010  /   15 comments

Microsoft’s new Windowsphone 7 OS got off with a flying start today with the announcement of a deluge of devices, many of which will be in the market in weeks. HTC HTC took the spotlight with five (5) devices announced. They include: HTC 7 Surround: 3.8″ display. Features a Dolby Mobile system with SRS WOW […]

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The Droid that I have been waiting for?

Posted by Moverick on October 07, 2010  /   15 comments

I have been wishing for a QWERTY-fied candybar Android smartphone since forever. This one just announced by Motorola looks like the smartphone that I have been fondling in my dreams. This is the Motorola Droid Pro. Specs? Yummy (no pun intended). Take a look: 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels) Android […]

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MobilityNigeria State of the Mobile Web Report – September 2010

Posted by Mobility PR on October 04, 2010  /   9 comments

Overview Total visits (desktop + mobile): Over 35,000 visits 28% mobile of MobilityNigeria’s traffic in September 2010 was from mobile devices Over 10,000 mobile visits 389 devices on 334 networks from 112 countries accessed Mobility Nigeria in September 2010 38.4% of devices are wi-fi enabled 24.3% are QWERTY phones 15.5% are touchscreen phones 26.5% are […]

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